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Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

Pre-Conference Course | up to 12.5 CME/CE

*Runs concurrently with the Culinary Medicine Workshop and Review Course for the ABOM Exam.
The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course has an attendance cap of 150 participants.

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12.5 CME/CE
12.5 Medical Knowledge MOC Points (ABIM)
Last day to claim credit for Pre-Conference courses: May 25, 2024

Wednesday, April 24 | 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM MDT
Thursday, April 25 | 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM MDT

This is a 1.5-day interactive 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 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 therapy, physical activity, behavioral modification, and medical interventions. On the second day, work in 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. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.5 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.

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