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 6 (OBE6) Topics Include:  Motivate Weight-Loss Efforts, Severity of Obesity in Children, Avoiding Stigma and Blame, Prepping for Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Effects on Cardiovascular Outcomes, and more.

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Course Topics

Obesity and Primary Care

Use interpersonal skills to motivate patients in their weight-loss efforts; Initiate pharmacotherapy in patients with obesity who do not respond to lifestyle interventions; Counsel patients about the benefits and adverse effects of weight-loss agents; Help patients develop sustainable dietary habits that lead to weight loss.

Developmental Screening/Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Integrate the findings of developmental screening tools with clinical observations and parental concerns; Use a parent-centered approach when discussing potential developmental issues in children; Recognize risk factors associated with overweight and obesity in children; Start pharmacologic treatment in pediatric patients with obesity; Choose the optimal time to refer adolescent patients for bariatric surgery.


Determine the presence and severity of obesity in children; Recognize the perioperative effects of obesity in children; Implement strategies to maximize perioperative safety for obese children; Identify obese patients at risk for airway-related morbidity; Apply novel methods for extending the safe apnea period in obese patients.

Adult Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Adjust medication doses to account for obesity; Perform preoperative evaluation of obese patients; Safely extubate and monitor obese patients postoperatively; Recognize the prevalence and physiologic consequences of OSA; Minimize perioperative risks for patients with diagnosed or suspected OSA.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Recognize nontraditional risk factors for cardiac disease in women; Cite the most common causes of cardiovascular disease in younger women; Choose preferred treatments for microvascular coronary artery disease and spontaneous coronary artery dissection; Identify interventions that most strongly decrease the risk for congestive heart failure in patients with obesity; Plan clinical approaches to patients with obesity and dyslipidemia.


Optimize conversations about obesity with patients and families by avoiding stigma and blame; Elaborate on the role of physical activity and dietary modifications in weight loss; Select patients with obesity most likely to benefit from pharmacotherapy and weight-loss surgery; Recognize signs and symptoms of concussion and postconcussion syndrome; Improve adherence to return-to-learn and return-to-play guidelines.

Obesity and Kidney Stones /Hydronephrosis

List the reasons for the observed increase in the prevalence of kidney stones in recent decades; Explain the pathophysiology of calcium oxalate kidney stones and uric acid kidney stones; Prevent kidney stones from forming after bariatric surgery; Manage a child with hydronephrosis; Recognize clues on physical examination that suggest congenital syndromes associated with renal anomalies.

Managing the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Assist patients in implementing appropriate eating and behavioral habits in preparation for bariatric surgery; Establish goals for preoperative nutritional consultation before bariatric surgery; Recognize changes related to eating and lifestyle that patients commonly experience after bariatric surgery; Identify deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Provide patients with effective endoscopic options for bariatric surgery.

Obesity Care /Preventing Unsafe Sleep

Apply a social-ecological model to the discussion of childhood obesity; Implement the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for childhood obesity screening; Discuss the current recommendations for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity; Counsel parents on the risk factors for sudden unexpected infant death; Overcome parental and cultural barriers to providing safe sleep environments for infants.

Clostridioides difficile Infection/ Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Discuss the characteristics and epidemiology of C difficile infection; Select an effective testing method to diagnose C difficile infection; Implement strategies to prevent C difficile infection; Review the effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease; Counsel patients about the effects of weight loss on cardiovascular outcomes.


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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