Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Virtual Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is now virtual! This is a 1.5-day interactive virtual 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 healthcare providers who treat patients with the disease of obesity.

On the first day, attend virtual lectures to learn about the basic concepts that define obesity as a disease, the pathophysiology of obesity, and how to evaluate patients for obesity and related diseases using ethical, non-stigmatizing communication. Then review strategies for treating obesity using four treatment pillars: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and pharmacotherapy. On the second day, work in virtual breakout groups on patient cases to develop comprehensive treatment plans using interventions in all four treatment pillars. Gain tools to begin developing effective treatment plans for patients affected by obesity in your practice.

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Interested in Registering a Group?

We have group purchasing available! Get 10% OFF 5 people, 20% OFF 6-10 people, and 25% OFF 11+ people. Call 303-770-2526 or email info@obesitymedicine.org to register and get a group rate.

2021 Course Dates

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  • November 12-13, 2021

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    ACCREDITATION

    This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

    REGISTRATION

    OMA Members: $190

    Non-members: $225

    Clinician-in-training: $50

    COURSE ACCESS

    This course is offered online. Approximately one week before the course begins, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online course and materials.

    SPEAKERS

    Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA
    Medical Director UT Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance. Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, UT McGovern Medical School

    Karlijn Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA
    Owner, Gaining Health

    Nicholas Pennings, FOMA,DO
    Chair of Family Medicine, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine

    William McCarthy, FOMA,MD
    Obesity Medicine Specialist and Medical Director, Northern Virginia Area Bariatric Consultants

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, November 12 – 1:30 – 7:00 PM EDT 

    Saturday, Novemeber 13 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

2022 Course Dates

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  • February 18-19, 2022

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    ACCREDITATION

    This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

    REGISTRATION

    OMA Members: $190

    Non-members: $225

    Clinician-in-training: $50

    COURSE ACCESS

    This course is offered online. Approximately one week before the course begins, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online course and materials.

    SPEAKERS

    TBD

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, February 18 – 1:30 – 7:00 PM EDT 

    Saturday, February 19 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

  • July 29-30, 2022

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    ACCREDITATION

    This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

    REGISTRATION

    OMA Members: $190

    Non-members: $225

    Clinician-in-training: $50

    COURSE ACCESS

    This course is offered online. Approximately one week before the course begins, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online course and materials.

    SPEAKERS

    TBD

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, July 29 – 1:30 – 7:00 PM EDT 

    Saturday, July 30 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

  • November 18-19, 2022

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    ACCREDITATION

    This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

    REGISTRATION

    OMA Members: $190

    Non-members: $225

    Clinician-in-training: $50

    COURSE ACCESS

    This course is offered online. Approximately one week before the course begins, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online course and materials.

    SPEAKERS

    TBD

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, November 18 – 1:30 – 7:00 PM EDT 

    Saturday, November 19 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT


Why Attend?

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize obesity as a disease with diverse etiologies.
  • Explain the basic physiologic processes involved in the disease of obesity.
  • Distinguish the various methods currently utilized to screen and diagnose overweight and obesity.
  • Perform a history and physical exam, and order testing specifically directed to evaluate and assess the disease of obesity and its potential underlying causes.
  • Recognize the manifestations of obesity-related diseases in a clinical setting.
  • Communicate with patients about their weight and any related conditions comfortably and compassionately in a non-threatening environment.
  • Recognize the importance of using a long-term approach to obesity treatment.
  • Develop nutritional treatment interventions tailored to the unique needs of patients affected by obesity.
  • Prescribe an individualized physical activity plan for patients affected by obesity.
  • Develop behavioral modification strategies unique to each patient’s needs.
  • Use anti-obesity medications appropriately as part of an overall treatment plan.
  • Implement a comprehensive individualized obesity treatment plan utilizing the pillars of obesity treatment (nutrition, physical activity, behavioral interventions, and pharmacotherapy) through interactive case studies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians and nutritionists
  • Medical students, residents, and fellows

2021 Virtual Course Schedule

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  • Friday Schedule

    1:25–1:30 PM EDT – Welcome

    1:30–2:30 PM EDT – Understanding the Chronic Disease of Obesity (1.0 CME/CE)

    2:30–3:15 PM EDT – Nutrition (.75 CME/CE)

    3:15–3:30 PM EDT – Break

    3:30–4:00 PM EDT – Physical Activity (.5 CME/CE)

    4:00-4:45 PM EDT– Behavior (.75 CME/CE)

    4:45-5:15 PM ET– Surgery (0.5 CME/CE)

    5:15–5:30 PM EDT – Break

    5:30–6:45 PM EDT – Medication (1.25 CME/CE)

    6:45–7:00 PM EDT – Question and Answer Session (.25 CME/CE)

  • Saturday Schedule

    10:00–10:15 AM EDT – Question and Answer and Introduction to Casework (.25 CME/CE)

    10:15–11:15 AM EDT – Case Discussion 1 (1 CME/CE)

    11:15–11:30 AM EDT – Break

    11:30 AM–12:30 PM EDT – Case Discussion 2 (1 CME/CE)

    12:30–1:30 PM EDT – Introduction to Rare Genetic Diseases of Obesity – Rhythm Pharmaceuticals non-CME Lunch

    1:30–1:45 PM EDT – Break

    1:45–2:45  PM EDT – Case Discussion 3 (1 CME/CE)

    2:45–3:45  PM EDT – Case Discussion 4 (1 CME/CE)

    3:45–4:00 PM EDT – Question and Answer Session and Conclusion (.25 CME/CE)


Accreditation

  • The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Obesity Medicine Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Obesity Medicine Association designates this program for a maximum of 9.50 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in the activity.
  • The AAFP has reviewed Fundamentals of Obesity Medicine and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 02/26/2021 to 11/12/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):
  • 9.50 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Fundamentals of Obesity Medicine
  • 9.50 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Fundamentals of Obesity Medicine
  • 9.50 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Fundamentals of Obesity Medicine
  • 9.50 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – Fundamentals of Obesity Medicine
  • This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 9.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid from 2/26/2021 to 11/13/2021. AAPA reference number CME-201917.
  • This activity is approved for 9.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 2.4 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21024759. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.
  • Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 9.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Education Support

This education activity has received support through an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc. and has a sponsored lunch by Rhythm Pharmaceuticals.