Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Live Virtual Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is now virtual! This is a 1.5-day interactive live 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 live, 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.

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 to register and get a group rate.

2023 Live Virtual Fundamentals Course Dates

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  • November 17-18, 2023



    This course is worth up to 9.75 CME/CE credits.


    OMA Members: $190

    Non-members: $225

    Clinician-in-Training | Member: $50

    Clinician-in-Training | Non-Members: $75


    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.


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

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

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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

2023 Virtual Course Schedule

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  • Friday Schedule

    1:00–1:05 PM EDT - Welcome and Introduction

    1:05–1:45 PM EDT - Understanding the Chronic Disease of Obesity (0.5 CME/CE)

    1:45–2:30 PM EDT - Nutrition Therapy (.75 CME/CE)

    2:30–3:00 PM EDT - Physical Activity Basics (0.5 CME/CE)

    3:05–3:15 PM EDT - Break

    3:15-4:15 PM EDT- Behavior Modification (1.0 CME/CE)

    4:15-5:15 PM ET- Surgical Options (1.0 CME/CE)

    5:15–5:25 PM EDT - Break

    5:25–6:45 PM EDT - Elements of Pharmacotherapy (1.25 CME/CE)

    6:45–7:00 PM EDT - Question and Answer Session (0.25 CME/CE)

  • Saturday Schedule

    10:00–10:15 AM EDT - Question and Answer and Introduction to Casework (0.25 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 - Case Discussion 3 (1 CME/CE)

    1:30–2:00 PM EDT - Lunch

    2:00–3:00 PM EDT - Case Discussion 4 (1 CME/CE)

    3:00–3:15 PM EDT - Question and Answer and Conclusion (0.25 CME/CE)


  • 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 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 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.