Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment is a one-day course offering introductory education about the evidence-based approaches for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating obesity in a clinical setting. The content is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians-in-training, and other health care professionals. Participants will gain a general understanding of why obesity is a disease and what treatment options are available.

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment course is intended to help clinicians build their foundational knowledge to determine whether they want to pursue more advanced education in obesity medicine. For those who do not want to pursue further education, this course will provide them with the tools to confidently refer their patients with obesity to a specially trained medical professional.

2018 Course Dates

Attend a Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment course in a city near you in 2018. Click on each date and city to view more information about that course.

June 2 | Charlotte

Eric Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA, and Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA

This course is worth up to 6 CME/CE credits.

This course is currently at capacity. Please call 303-770-2526 for registration inquiries.

Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown
401 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Course: Salons 3 and 4
Exhibit Hall: Uptown Foyer

Click here or call (704) 940-2517 and refer to “OBA” by May 11 to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown at the special rate of $169 per night (plus tax).*

Course Schedule

8:15-8:30 AM | Registration

8:30-9:15 AM | The Chronic Disease of Obesity
Understand obesity as a disease state and its impact on health. Learn about adiposopathy (sick fat) and how it leads to other medical complications. Recognize the most common obesity-related diseases.

9:15-10:00 AM | Assessment and Evaluation
Interact more confidently with patients in regards to their weight and obesity-related conditions. Become comfortable discussing obesity and learn how to perform a basic screening for obesity in a primary care setting.

10:00-10:30 AM | Break

10:30-11:30 AM | Nutrition
Review the various dietary and nutritional plans that are scientifically proven to help with weight loss.

11:30 AM-12:00 PM | Q&A

12:00-12:45 PM | Lunch (Provided)

12:45-1:30 PM | Physical Activity
Understand the benefits of physical activity and the components of an exercise prescription.

1:30-2:15 PM | Behavior
Understand the role of behavior and the impact of environment in obesity treatment. Become familiar with the fundamentals of available tools that promote sustainable behavior modification.

2:15-2:30 PM | Break

2:30-3:45 PM | Medication
Discover how anti-obesity medications fit into a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Review the medications that are currently available and their basic mechanisms.

3:45-4:00 PM | Q&A and Conclusion

Purchase the Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Infographics

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment infographicsEach of the lectures presented during this course have a corresponding infographic that summarizes and visualizes the critical takeaways from the presentation. The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment infographics are available for purchase as a set. They are great as reference tools in your office or as visual aids when talking to patients about different treatment options. Each set includes one copy of each infographic.

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The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. OMA designates each live Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment, from 01/20/2018-06/02/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These live activities are approved for up to 6 AOA CME each under Category 1-A. The Obesity Medicine Association is an approved provider by the American Osteopathic Association for Category 1-A CME.

*Hotel rates are subject to change based on availability.