Overview

Clinicians’ lack of obesity management knowledge may foil optimal treatment. This activity incorporates a “Man-on-the-Street” video to increase clinician awareness of patient perspectives on obesity. Evidence-based and expert recommendations on talking with patients about obesity, therapeutic options—particularly pharmacotherapy—and means to address obstacles in long-term management will be presented. 

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the role of weight-loss pharmacotherapy in individualized obesity treatment plans 
  • Identify approaches for addressing obstacles and adjusting therapy in the long-term management of obesity

Faculty

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Hempstead, NY
Vice President
Principal Clinical Trial Investigator
Advance Internal Medicine Group
East Hills, NY 

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS

Professor of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management
Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute
Danville, PA

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE

Advisory Board for Amarin Pharma Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Lilly USA, LLC; and Novo Nordisk Inc. Consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Lilly USA, LLC; Novo Nordisk Inc. Ownership Interest in EMIS Health; Lilly USA, LLC; Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc.; and Novo Nordisk Inc. Services Provided for Promotional Purposes (not for CME/CE Services) for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Lilly USA, LLC; and Novo Nordisk Inc. Speaker's Bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Lilly USA, LLC; and Novo Nordisk Inc.

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS

Advisory Board for Ethicon EndoSurgery, Inc. and Novo Nordisk Inc. Consultant for Ethicon EndoSurgery, Inc. Contracted Research for Ethicon EndoSurgery, Inc. Speaker's Bureau for Novo Nordisk 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/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 0.46 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.17 hour of pharmacology.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

Once you have completed the activity, please click the "next" button to advance to the post-activity assessment. To complete this activity and claim credit, you must answer 2 out of the 3 questions correctly. If you are not successful after your first attempt, you will be given an opportunity to reflect upon the answer rationales and have the opportunity to review the educational content before proceeding. Once you have selected your answers, click the "submit" button to complete the evaluation questions and proceed to the claim credit screen.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


Commercial Supporter

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Education Partner

Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc.


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