CEU 2018- Improving Obesity Care: A Practical Guide to Engaging and Treating Patients

Miami, FL US

Thursday, September 6, 2018 | Intercontinental Hotel Miami, Grand Ballroom | Program:12:20 – 1:35 pm

This course is a live CME-certified Ancillary Symposium presented at Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU 2018) East Coast meeting (September 6-8) held in Miami, 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

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Competency Area: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
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))
Level 4 (Learning: Competence (Shows How))
Level 5 (Performance (Does))
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.25 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Intercontinental Hotel, Grand Ballroom
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131
United States
Program Chair

Marc-Andre Cornier, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO



Christopher D. Still, DO
Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management
Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania


Daniel Holland Bessesen, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Aurora, CO


The 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:
Marc-Andre Cornier, MD, Christopher D. Still, DO


The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:
Daniel H. Bessesen, MD: Data Safety Monitoring Committee, Enteromedics Inc.

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships: Beret Ann Casey, MD

The following SPC Committee members reported 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.
Amy Rothberg, MD: Spouse, employee of Merck; Data Safety Monitoring Board, Lexicon; Consultant, Johnson & Johnson

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:
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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The Endocrine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Endocrine Society has achieved Accreditation with Commendation.
The Endocrine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 1.25 ABIM MOC Points. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For questions about content or obtaining CME credit, please contact the Endocrine Society at education.endocrine.org/contact



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Available Credit

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