Start with Patient Engagement: Effective Approaches to the Treatment of Patients with Obesity

FACULTY


Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS,
Diplomate American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
Director of Diversity, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard (NORCH)
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

MedGames is a comprehensive and interactive gamification-based CME activity that presents important topics in obesity in a fun and engaging manner. It covers the pathophysiology of obesity, strategies for overcoming weight bias in healthcare, and evidence-based guidelines for obesity treatment. This program is hosted by Ken Jennings, the guest host of a popular game show, and features an expert in obesity management, Dr Fatima Stanford.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity is intended for clinicians (including family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and nutritionists) who provide primary care services for patients with obesity.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe the metabolic and hormonal pathways responsible for the development and chronicity of obesity
  • Implement non-stigmatizing communication strategies that facilitate engagement and lead to the provision of appropriate obesity treatment
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines and current clinical data to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with obesity
  • Assess the rationale for the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of patients with obesity

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.


CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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


NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment of patients with obesity.
Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.


CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP) ACCREDITATION

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians.


DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, 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 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD has received consulting fees for Calibrate, Doximity, GoodRx, and Novo Nordisk.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners, and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Angela Davis, PhD, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Whitehurst, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Brianna Hanson, MPH, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.


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.

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


METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the activity.
  3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME 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 before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

For CME questions, please contact Med Learning Group at info@medlearninggroup.com.

RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2021

EXPIRATION DATE: August 26, 2022

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Staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at info@medlearninggroup.com.

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