This course is part of the Resource Center: Taking the Dialogue to the Next Level: Facilitating Open Communication About Obesity curriculum.
Virtual CME Program
1.00 CME/CE Credit
Taking the Dialogue to the Next Level: Facilitating Open Communication About Obesity – Key Concepts of Motivational Interviewing for PCPs
Join us for this engaging program designed to empower you with essential skills for navigating conversations about weight management. Expert faculty will guide you through strategies on fostering a patient-centered environment that promotes meaningful dialogue and supports positive outcomes. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and help patients meet their weight-loss goals.
- Use appropriate, nonjudgmental language when discussing obesity with patients
- Apply motivational interviewing techniques in the clinical setting to improve clinicians’ and patients’ comfort in discussions about obesity while eliciting information about a patient’s weight-loss goals, motivations, and state of change
- Employ therapeutic communication strategies to develop patient-centered treatment plans for people with obesity
Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA
Chair of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Campbell University Health Center
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA
Co-Founder and Physician
Scottsdale Weight Loss Center
Obesity Medicine Association
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA: Consultant for Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, and Gelesis. Independent Contractor for Medifast.
Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA: Speaker for Currax. Advisor for Gelesis. Consultant for Nestle Nutrition and Novo Nordisk.
Moderator, non-faculty contributors, and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and Obesity Medicine Association. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.00 hours of pharmacology.
MOC Credit Information
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point 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. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Instructions for Obtaining Credit
Supporters and Partners
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly
Obesity Medicine Association
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