Patient-Centered Approaches to Long-Term Success in Weight Loss: “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things”

New Orleans, LA US

Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom CD 
Registration/Dinner: 7:00 – 7:15 pm | Program: 7:15 – 9:15 pm

This course is a live CME-certified Ancillary Symposium presented at ENDO 2019, held in New Orleans, LA. 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:

  • Recognize obesity as a disease and assess patients for obesity and its comorbidities
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines in the selection and use of pharmacotherapy to treat patients with obesity
  • Assess patient-centered strategies to overcome challenges in long-term successful weight loss maintenance with lifestyle interventions.

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: 
  • 2.00 ABIM MOC
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.00 CME Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Ballroom CD
2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

Program Chair

W. Troy Donahoo, MD, FTOS
Associate Professor
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Department of Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


Lisa M. Neff, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Endocrinology
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Ken Fujioka, MD
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Scripps Clinic
San Diego, CA

Daniel H. Bessesen, MD
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Morolake Amole, MD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL


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: 
W. Troy Donahoo, MD, FTOS; Lisa Neff, MD

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationship(s) during the content development process for this activity:
Daniel .H. Bessesen: Data Safety Board Member: Enteromedics
Ken Fujioka, MD: Advisory Board Member: Novo Nordisk, Gelesis, Ambra, KVK Tech, Amgen Inc, Sunovion; Research Investigator: Eisai; Speaker: Novo Nordisk.

The following SPC member who planned and reviewed content for this activity reported relevant financial relationships: 
Amy Rothberg, MD: Spouse, consultant of Merck

The following SPC members reported relevant financial relationships:
Andrew Ahmann, MD: Research Support, Dexcom, Medtronic; Consultant, Dexcom, Eli Lilly & Company, Horizon CME, MannKind, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi; Speaker, Horizon CME; Principle Investigator, National Institute of Health, T1D Exchange, Trial Net
Giuseppe Barbesino, MD: Advisory Boards, Horizon Pharmaceuticals, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals; Spouse, employee of Genzyme
Joan Han, MD: Research Support, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals; Principle Investigator, Insys Therapeutics, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals
Steven T. Harris, MD: Ad hoc consultant on Advisory Boards, Eli Lilly & Company, Radius Health; Speaker, Amgen, Eli Lilly & Company, Radius Health
Jonathan Purnell, MD: Advisor, Novo Nordisk
Neda Rasouli, MD:Research Support, Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Elira Therapeutics; Consultant, Intarcia
Susmeeta Sharma, MD: Speaker, Corcept

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; Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, MD, Neena Natt, MD; Deborah Sellmeyer, 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 designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 2.0 ABIM MOC Points. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Available Credit

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