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In this course you will learn about the basics of obesity medicine.  This course will teach you how to approach obesity as a disease, the behavior and treatment of obese patients.  By the end of this course, you should be able to tackle obesity according to the latest guidelines.

CME:  2.25

Powerpoint 1. How to approach the disease of obesity

• Obesity is a disease

• Weight bias 

• Making the diagnosis

• Discussing weight with patients

Objectives—after this talk you should be able to:

• Recognize that obesity is a disease

• Understand the prevalence of obesity

• Diagnose and document obesity

• Recognize implicit weight bias and strategies to overcome it

• Use person first language when discussing obesity with patients

Powerpoint 2. Obesity Medicine: Overview and food


• Spectrum of obesity treatment options 

• Four pillars of obesity medicine

• Food Pillar

Objectives—after this talk you should be able to:

• Describe the spectrum of obesity treatment options 

• Recognize the four pillars of the specialty of obesity medicine

• Counsel patients that multiple eating patterns sharing basic characteristics can be healthy options

• Individualize eating recommendations considering personal & cultural factors

Powerpoint 3. Obesity Medicine: Movement and behavior change


• Movement Pillar: NEAT and Formal exercise

• Behavior change pillar: Motivational Interviewing and goals for health

Objectives—after this talk you should be able to:

• Describe the role of movement in weight management

• Advise on effective behavior change techniques for weight loss

• Establish appropriate weight goals for improving health

• Incorporate basic principles of motivational interviewing to help patients set goals.

Powerpoint 4. Obesity Medicine: Pharmacology and procedures


• Optimizing chronic medications

• Anti-obesity medications

• Surgical and endoscopic obesity treatments

Objectives—after this talk you should be able to:

• Optimize chronic medications to enhance patients’ weight loss efforts

• Choose an optimal pharmacologic medication strategy based on an individual patient’s characteristics

• Describe procedures and surgeries for weight loss

Powerpoint 5. Obesity Medicine: Sleep, genetics, and psychology


• Medical Pillar (non-pharmacologic)

o Sleep

o Genetics

o Psychology

• Cases

Objectives—after this talk you should be able to:

• Recognize that medical factors beyond pharmacotherapy affect weight

• Address sleep, genetics, and psychology to help patients manage weight

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