The Disease of Obesity: Pathophysiology and Management
Credit(s): 1.00 (60 min)
Release Date: Aug 04, 2021
Expiration Date: Aug 04, 2022
CME / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Physician Assistants – AAPA Category 1 CME
Nurse Practitioners – contact hour(s) of continuing education
Obesity is a growing public health crisis in the United States, with the current prevalence of obesity among US adults of 42.4%. In 2013 the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease. The Obesity Society and the Obesity Medicine Association have also issued statements defining obesity as a disease. Unfortunately, most clinicians have received little or no education about obesity. Obesity management strategies begin with lifestyle changes and counseling, if needed the addition of pharmacotherapy, and if these measures are ineffective, referral to an obesity medicine specialist and possibly referral to a metabolic and bariatric surgeon. However, many patients are not offered these recommended management strategies.
The educational program “The Disease of Obesity: Pathophysiology and Management” will provide clinicians with a greater understanding of obesity as a disease, including its etiology and physiologic effects, and management strategies, including the efficacy and safety of anti-obesity medications and how and when to incorporate them into individualized management plans.
Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.
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