Overview

Obesity is now recognized as a chronic illness that requires ongoing treatment, much like diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. This is now encompassed by Obesity Medicine, the fastest-growing new specialty. In this keynote talk, Dr. Louis Aronne discusses multidisciplinary approaches to combating obesity, including prescription of diet, exercise, and behavioral modification. He will further review pharmacologic therapies, devices, and surgeries that can be considered as adjuncts to lifestyle interventions in appropriate patients. 

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the impact of obesity on health
• Implement the components of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity management, based on new guidelines
• Describe patient selection and safety criteria for anti-obesity medications and devices 



Faculty Disclosures

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP

Advisory board for Eisai Inc., GI Dynamics Inc., Jamieson Labs, Jovia, Novo Nordisk Inc., Pfizer Inc., and Vivus. Contracted research for Aspire Bariatrics and Eisai Inc. Ownership interest in Gelesis, Jamieson Labs, Myos Corporation, and Zafgen Inc. 

Disclosures

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP
Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Lilly. Advisory Board for AstraZeneca; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Pfizer, Inc. Services Provided for Promotional Purposes (not for CME/CE Services) for AstraZeneca and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


CME Information

CME

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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CME

AANP

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pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.


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This program has been approved for 0.93 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.00 hour of pharmacology.

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