ADA- Improving Obesity Care: A Practical Guide to Engaging and Treating Patients

Orlando, FL US

Monday, June 25, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom S | Registration/Dinner: 6:45 – 7:15 pm | Program: 7:15 – 9:45 pm

This course is a live CME-certified Ancillary Symposium presented at American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting (ADA) 2018, held in Orlando, FL. This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc. These ancillary symposia are developed through the Endocrine Society’s Special Programs Committee (SPC).








Target Audience

This activity is intended for endocrinologists and endocrine fellows, primary care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:
  • Incorporate key measures and updated algorithms for risk when assessing patients for obesity and its comorbidities
  • Recognize obesity as a disease and understand associated barriers to initiating and maintaining care
  • Evaluate and apply intensive lifestyle interventions that take effectiveness, access to support, and patient preference into consideration
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines in the selection and use of pharmacotherapy to treat patients with obesity that takes risk factors into consideration
  • Devise patient-centered strategies to overcome challenges in long-term weight loss maintenance

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Competency Area: 
Medical Knowledge
Topic Area: 
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 ABIM MOC
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Regency Ballroom S
9801 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
United States

Program Chair
Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director
Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Butterworth Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center
Associate Director, UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center
GRECC Investigator & Staff Physician, Birmingham VAMC
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH
George Washington University School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Washington, DC

Donna H. Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA


he faculty, committee members, and staff who are in position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the Endocrine Society and to learners any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. Financial relationships are defined by remuneration in any amount from the commercial interest(s) in the form of grants; research support; consulting fees; salary; ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options, or ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); honoraria or other payments for participation in speakers' bureaus, advisory boards, or boards of directors; or other financial benefits. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent CME planners with relevant financial relationships from planning or delivery of content, but rather to provide learners with information that allows them to make their own judgments of whether these financial relationships may have influenced the educational activity with regard to exposition or conclusion.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed all disclosures and resolved or managed all identified conflicts of interest, as applicable.

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships during the content development process for this activity: 
Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:
W. Timothy Garvey, MD: Advisory Board Member, Janssen Research & Development Company, Takeda, Novo Nordisk, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AstraZeneca, Merck; Grant Recipient, Pfizer, Inc., Novo Nordisk, Merck
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH: Consultant, Novo Nordisk; Speaker, Novo Nordisk
Donna H. Ryan, MD: Advisory Board, Novo Nordisk, Real Appeal, Sanofi, Gila Therapeutics, Orexigen, Scientific Intake; Consultant, Janssen Research & Development Company, Merck, Orexigen; Speaker, Novo Nordisk, Orexigen, Eisai

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported relevant financial relationships: 
Amy Rothberg, MD: Spouse, employee of Merck; Data Safety Monitoring Board, Lexicon; Consultant, Johnson & Johnson

The following SPC members reported relevant financial relationships:

Andrew Ahmann, MD: Research Support, DexCom, Lexicon, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk; Consultant, Dexcom, Eli Lilly & Company, Horizon CME, Mannkind, Novo Nordisk, Trividia Health, Sanofi; Speaker, Horizon CME

Giuseppe Barbesino, MD: Spouse, employee of Genzyme

Joan Han, MD: Research Support, Rhythm Pharmaceutical

Steven T. Harris, MD: Ad hoc consultant on Advisory Boards, Eli Lilly & Company, Merck, Radius Health; Speaker, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Company, Radius Health, Shire

Jonathan Purnell, MD: Advisor, Novo Nordisk

Neda Rasouli, MD: Research Support, Novo Nordisk, Calibra, INTARCIA Therapeutics, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol Meyer Squibb, AstraZeneca /Amylin, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim

Neena Natt, MD: Member, Amgen Inc.

The Endocrine Society has reviewed these relationships to determine which are relevant to the content of this activity and resolved any identified conflicts of interest for these individuals.

The following SPC members reported no relevant financial relationships:
Beret Ann Casey, MD; Neena Natt, MD; Susmeeta Sharma, MD; Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD

Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships.

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Available Credit

  • 2.50 ABIM MOC
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 CME Certificate of Participation