Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course 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.

This 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.

2019 Course Dates - Coming Soon!

We are in the process of planning our 2019 Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Courses. Check back soon for the schedule of dates and cities.

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

Obesity TreatmentEach 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, 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.