Clinical Conversations Exchange: A PCP-Obesity Specialist Collaboration Discussing the Most Undertreated Chronic Disease: Evidence-based Obesity Management

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

Please note this Clinical Conversations program is 3:00PM Eastern, 2:00PM Central, 1:00PM Mountain and 12:00PM Pacific.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This virtually live activity is an interactive exchange program with educational tools designed to help primary care providers use evidence-based strategies to manage obesity. The programming has been designed to help PCPs analyze the metabolic and hormonal pathways involved in the pathophysiology of obesity; select diagnostic strategies and interventions for obesity using guidelines and clinical data; distinguish between anti-obesity medications based on their safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action; and develop individualized treatment plans for patients with obesity using a shared decision-making approach. The instructional design is intended to facilitate a continuous networking exchange between obesity specialists and primary care providers that will enhance primary care physicians’ ability to manage patients with obesity, share knowledge, and create a higher level of confidence and ownership in treatment plans.

PRESENTING FACULTY
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Obesity Medicine Physician-Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
Professor and Diabetologist
Director for Clinical Research
Director of Diabetes Service
Touro University California
Vallejo, CA

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is intended for U.S. primary care physicians who manage patients with overweight/obesity.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Analyze the metabolic and hormonal pathways involved in the pathophysiology of obesity
  • Select diagnostic strategies and interventions for obesity using guidelines and clinical data
  • Distinguish between anti-obesity medications based on their safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for patients with obesity using a shared decision-making approach

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.

COMMISION ON DIETETIC REGISTRATION

This program has received prior approval with the Commission on Dietetic Registration for dietitians and RDs.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected]

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