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1 CME CREDIT

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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Many physicians consciously (or unconsciously) avoid talking to patients about weight loss, although 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, the public is constantly bombarded with “solutions” that don’t work from friends, social media, and beyond. How can we compete with that volume of misinformation in a fifteen-minute office visit? There are two tools that can empower providers to address obesity in an effective and efficient manner: motivational interviewing and dietary recalls. This talk will teach the basic introductory skills needed to immediately incorporate these interventions into your practice. Additionally, this talk will address the popular gluten-free diet, and how it may or may not help patients beyond those diagnosed with celiac disease. The more physicians prioritize dietary interventions, the more our patients will, too.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Lifestyle intervention is the primary step of obesity management. Multidisciplinary approach was shown to be effective on short and long-term. Several obesity medications are available and are effective for weight management with reasonable risk. Combining medications with lifestyle is more effective then either alone. Bariatric surgery is valuable for patients with severe obesity, but long-term consequences should be carefully evaluated against their benefit.


In this activity, Dr. Domino will discuss easy and effective strategies for encouraging weight loss in patients. He will discuss what constitutes healthy eating and dispel some food and diet myths.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.


1.23 CME CREDITS

What's New in Obesity Treatment

Up to 1.23 CME CREDITS

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.


0.85 CME CREDIT

Pediatric Obesity Updates 2016

Up to 0.85 CME CREDIT

Dr. Apovian will give an overview of obesity in children, including a discussion of the latest statistics and effects on long term health. She will discuss effective strategies to promote healthy behavior to combat childhood obesity and talk about how the clinician can encourage lifestyle modifications in their patients.


Pediatric Obesity: A Practitioner’s Guide to a Community Problem

Obesity in childhood is associated with multiple comorbidities and one out of every 3 children is classified as obese or overweight by their 5th birthday. This program will review the epidemiology and etiology of obesity in childhood. Participants will be able to discuss behaviors within the family that can reduce the risk of obesity as well as discuss community based strategies for childhood obesity. 


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This program aims to provider the primary care physician community- and patient-based strategies to prevent and manage pediatric obesity.


Healthy Habits

Dr. Domino addresses several questions relevant to primary care providers regarding treating infections in children, obesity, diet and exercise. He also reviews new information on dietary supplements and lists suggestions for lifestyle for managing obesity.


Morbidity and Complications of Childhood Obesity

This program aims to discuss the endocrine morbidity issues associated with obese children. This program will also discuss methods for screening for these metabolic complications and develop treatment plans for these complications.