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.

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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.

Jan. 20 | Minneapolis

SPEAKERS
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, and Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA

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

REGISTRATION
Registration includes CME credits, course syllabus, lunch, and coffee/tea during breaks.

Clinician: $199
Clinician-in-training: $50 (Proof of status required)

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VENUE
Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown
12 S. 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Course: Plymouth Ballroom A
Exhibit Hall: Plymouth Pre-function

Click here or call (855) 242-3285 and refer to “Obesity Medicine Association” by Dec. 29 to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown at the special rate of $149 per night (plus tax).*

Jan. 27 | Washington, DC

SPEAKERS
Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, and William McCarthy, MD, FOMA

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

REGISTRATION
Registration includes CME credits, course syllabus, lunch, and coffee/tea during breaks.

Clinician: $199
Clinician-in-training: $50 (Proof of status required)

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VENUE
The Westin Washington, DC City Center
1400 M St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20005

Course: National Ballroom AB
Exhibit Hall: National Ballroom AB Foyer

Click here or call (888) 627-9035 and refer to “Obesity Medicine Conference” by Jan. 5 to reserve a room at the The Westin Washington, DC City Center at the special rate of $139 per night (plus tax).*

Feb. 3 | Denver

SPEAKERS
Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA, and Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA

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

REGISTRATION
Registration includes CME credits, course syllabus, lunch, and coffee/tea during breaks.

Clinician: $199
Clinician-in-training: $50 (Proof of status required)

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VENUE
The Curtis – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1405 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

Course: Marco Polo Ballroom
Exhibit Hall: Marco Polo Foyer

Click here or call (303) 571-0300 and refer to “OMA” by Jan. 12 to reserve a room at the The Curtis Hotel at the special rate of $139 per night (plus tax).*

Feb. 24 | Chicago

SPEAKERS
Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FAARM, FOMA, and Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA

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

REGISTRATION
Registration includes CME credits, course syllabus, lunch, and coffee/tea during breaks.

Clinician: $199
Clinician-in-training: $50 (Proof of status required)

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VENUE
Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Course: Salon EFG
Exhibit Hall: Salon EFG Foyer

Click here or call (877) 865-5321 and refer to “OMA” by Feb. 2 to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile at the special rate of $159 per night (plus tax).*

June 2 | Charlotte

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

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

REGISTRATION
Registration includes CME credits, course syllabus, lunch, and coffee/tea during breaks.

Clinician: $199
Clinician-in-training: $50 (Proof of status required)

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VENUE
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

Accreditation

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.

OMA (an AOA Category 1 CME Sponsor) has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment programs for 6 credits of AOA Category 1-A. Approval is currently pending.

Application for 6 Prescribed CME credits has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


*Hotel rates are subject to change based on availability.