Weight First Interprofessional Training

The Endocrine Society engaged four health care practitioners- an internist, a family practice physician, an osteopathic practitioner, and a nurse practitioner- to collaborate with faculty on the Guidelines on Pharmacologic Management of Obesity to develop a curriculum for primary care practitioners in obesity medical management best practices. The goal was to encourage primary care practitioners to treat weight first, rather than treating co-morbidities without directly addressing weight as a factor in overall health. The primary care leaders will present the curriculum to colleagues at their respective state chapter meetings over the course of 2016.

Target Audience

The target audience for this educational content is endocrinologists, primary care physicians, fellows, residents and allied healthcare providers who treat patients with obesity and weight management issues.

Learning Objectives

The objective of the Weight First initiative 2016 pilot is to demonstrate that an obesity curriculum co-developed by endocrinologists and primary care practitioners overcomes barriers to the effective management of patients with obesity. The curriculum wil lcover three key elementso f obesity medical management:

  1. Motivational interviewing
  2. Therapeutic options for treating obesity
  3. Reimbursement

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: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Topic Area: 
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Health Disparities
Nutrition
Obesity
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: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 5.75 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
03/30/2016
Course expires: 
04/30/2017
Rating: 
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Boston, MA 02210
United States

Caroline Apovian, MD - Program Chair
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University
Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Donna Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita at Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Christopher Still, DO
Director of the Geisinger Obesity Institute
Medical Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Danville, Pennsylvania
 

Available Credit

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/30/2016
Course expires: 
04/30/2017