The medical community designated obesity as a disease in 2012 based on its etiology and impact on patients' lives. Obesity results from a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and it leads to numerous complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, gallbladder disease, and psychological disorders. The rise in obesity prevalence has paralleled a growing epidemic of diabetes. Obesity also contributes to the high rates of hypertension and dyslipidemia in the U.S.
The A Comprehensive Look at the Disease of Obesity course has 12 modules with each module taking an in-depth look at a different aspect of obesity. If you want to understand why the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, how to screen and diagnose patients for complications of obesity and how to broach the discussion with your patient on obesity treatment options, this course provides you with the details you need.
- Obesity as a Chronic Disease
- Obesity Pathophysiology
- Anthropometric Evaluation
- Clinical Evaluation
- Obesity Epidemiology
- Metabolic Complications
- Cardiovascular Complications
- Organ-Specific, Hormonal and Biomechanical Complications
- Lifestyle Interventions
- When to Initiate Pharmacotherapy
- Weight-Loss Medications
- Bariatric Surgery
The estimated length of each module is between 45 minutes and 90 minutes.
ACCREDITATION AND CREDITS
The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website. Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
Can award American Board of Obesity Medicine GROUP TWO Credits: 21.75