STRIVE: Recognizing Obesity as a Metabolic Disease with Improved Treatment Options

Monday, May 6, 2024

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM Dinner/Registration
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM Meeting

Morton’s the Steakhouse
2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Room: ABC

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This live activity is designed to help US-based healthcare professionals recognize the physiological underpinnings of obesity and use evidence-based strategies for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of people with obesity. Along with didactic instruction, this activity will include case studies with Q&A to provide practice identifying patients who would benefit from obesity diagnosis and treatment, ultimately improving outcomes of patients affected by this complex, chronic disease.

PRESENTING FACULTY

Chuck Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Director, UCI Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Irvine, CA
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM
President
Diabesity, LLC
Co-Executive Director
Capital Health & Metabolic Center
Capital Diabetes & Endocrine Associates
Camp Springs and Silver Spring, MD

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Evaluate the physiological pathways that defend against weight loss and promote weight regain
  • Select diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for patients with obesity based on guidelines and clinical evidence
  • Assess the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of available and emerging anti-obesity medications
  • Implement shared decision making and motivational communications strategies in discussions with patients about obesity

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is intended for US-based primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat people with obesity.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, Med Learning Group 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.

 

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this live activity.

NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION

Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 ANCC contact hours.

COMMISSION ON DIETETIC REGISTRATION

Med Learning Group designates this activity for a maximum of 1.50 CPEU.

INTERPROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION (IPCE) CREDIT DESIGNATION 

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

 

 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 CE 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.

During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CE activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use 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 expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at [email protected]

Contact this CME provider at Med Learning Group for privacy and confidentiality policy statement information at www.medlearninggroup.com/privacy-policy/

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT 

Event Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc.).  Please contact Med Learning Group prior to the live event at [email protected]

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