New Clinical Practice Guidelines and Strategies in Obesity Management

San Francisco, CA US
September 5, 2014

Target Audience

This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, and healthcare professionals who treat patients with obesity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Stratify risks and discuss the clinical recommendations and benefits of sustained weight loss in overweight and obese patients
  • Describe the role of hormonal and neural mechanisms in the regulation of appetite, food intake, and body weight
  • Discuss current strategies for reducing weight gain and promoting weight loss
  • Discuss the efficacy and safety of new and emerging treatment options in obesity management
  • Apply updated practice guidelines in a clinical setting

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Physician-in-practice
Fellow
Resident
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Educator/Teacher
Pharmacist
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
Other
Competency Area: 
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
Topic Area: 
Lipid Disorders and Fatty Liver Diseases
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Nutrition
Obesity
Surgery
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: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
08/20/2014
Course expires: 
09/30/2016
Event starts: 
09/05/2014 - 6:00am
Event ends: 
09/05/2014 - 7:00am
Rating: 
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Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

Marc Cornier, MD – Program Moderator
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado

Daniel Bessesen, MD
Chief of Endocrinology
Denver Health Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Disclosure Policy

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 relevant financial relationships:

Daniel H. Bessesen, MD: DSMB Member, Enteromedics

The following faculty reported no relevant financial relationships: Marc Cornier, MD

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported no relevant financial relationships: Connie B Newman, MD

The following SPC Committee members reported relevant financial relationships:

Sarah Berga, MD: Advisory Board Member, Agile Therapeutics, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Shionogi, Inc.; Consultant, AHC Media, LLC, Shionogi, Inc.

Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, FRCP: Consultant and Speaker, AstraZeneca, Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk

Irl B Hirsch, MD: Consultant, Abbott Laboratories, Becton Dickinson, Roche Diagnostics; Grant Support, Halozyme, Sanofi

E. Michael Lewiecki, MD: Consultant, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck, Radius Health, AgNovos Healthcare, Theranova; Research Grant Support, Amgen, Eli Lilly, Merck;

Anton Luger, MD: Advisory Board Member, Investigator and Speaker, Novo Nordisk; Advisory Board Member and Speaker, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Ipsen, Merck, Merck, Sharp & Dome, Novartis, Pfizer, Reckitt Benkiser, Takeda; Investigator, Roche

Guillermo E Umpierrez, MD, CDE: Advisory Board and Consultant, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Sanofi; Research Grant Support, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk, Regeneron

Andrea L Utz, MD, PhD: Investigator, Corcept, Ipsen

The following SPC members reported no relevant financial relationships: Jeffrey Boord, MD, MPH; Larry Fox, MD; Michael S Irwig, MD

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

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 CME Certificate of Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/20/2014
Course expires: 
09/30/2016