Obesity Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4B (OBE4B) Topics Include:  Role of Gut Microbiome in Obesity, Ideal Body Weight in Children, Weight Management, Adverse Effects of Obesity, Insulin Disorders Involved in Obesity, and more.

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Course Topics

Update on Obesity

Determine the weight status of children; Identify children at high risk for cardiovascular and other health complications; Guide patients in setting appropriate goals for
weight management; Suggest interventions most likely to result in weight loss; Perform a thorough diagnostic examination in obese children.

Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient

Use measurements of body mass index and central obesity to gauge risk for perioperative morbidity and mortality; Identify metabolic and physiologic changes that lead to increased risks for obese patients during the perioperative period; Mitigate perioperative risks for obese patients; Optimize anesthetic care for morbidly obese pregnant patients; Minimize the risks of cardiopulmonary complications in obese pregnant patients.

Surgical Management of Obesity

Discuss the adverse effects of obesity on health and longevity; Identify candidates for bariatric surgery; Reduce the freuency of complications following bariatric surgery; Characterize commonly performed bariatric surgery procedures; Counsel patients about recently developed bariatric procedures or devices.

Targeting Insulin in Obesity

Describe the negative feedback pathway for energy balance; List the lipogenic mechanisms of insulin; Distinguish between insulin resistance and insulin hypersecretion based on clinical history and laboratory analyses; Prescribe appropriate dietary or pharmacologic therapy to treat the 2 different insulin disorders involved in obesity; Explain the cellular mechanisms involved in the causes and treatments of obesity.


Manage blood sugar in a hospitalized patient with diabetes; Create an order set for insulins used for inpatient treatment; List common drugs that may promote weight gain; Select appropriate candidates for weight loss medications and bariatric surgery; Summarize the side effects of drugs approved for treatment of obesity.


Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  DiabetesPediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine, Women's Health, Men's Health and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Obesity CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Obesity plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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