Obesity

Obesity Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / 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 4 (OBE4) 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.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
OBE4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
OBE4A, OBE4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Issues in Management of Obesity

Compare the various endoluminal treatment options used in the management of obesity; Elaborate on the indications and most common adverse events for each of the currently available endoluminal techniques for obesity; Discuss the role of the gut microbiome in obesity; Explain how mode of birth, breastfeeding status, and antimicrobial exposures early in life affect the gut microbiome; Implement strategies to improve diversity in the gut microbiome.

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.

Updates on Diabetes and Obesity

Counsel patients about the risk for adverse cardiac events associated with the use of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; Select appropriate pharmacologic treatment for diabetic patients who have a history of cardiovascular disease; List the advantages and disadvantages of thiazolidinediones; Explain the mechanism of action of agents commonly prescribed to treat obesity; Choose appropriate antihypertensive medication for a patient with obesity.

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.

The Obese Patient

Explain pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause resistance to weight loss in individuals with obesity; Identify medical comorbidities associated with obesity; Perform preoperative evaluations of patients with obesity; Implement measures to improve the perioperative care of patients with obesity; Apply surgical techniques that enhance the operative management of patients with obesity.

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.

The Treatment of Obesity in People with Diabetes: Two Perspectives

Discuss the heterogeneity of response to calorie-restricted diets and diabetes medications; Summarize the benefits of bariatric surgery for long-term reduction of body weight and hemoglobin A1c; Review limitations of studies investigating bariatric surgery that arguably contribute to inaccurate assessment of its effectiveness; Develop structured lifestyle interventions to reduce body weight and improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes/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

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Issues in Management of Obesity

Compare the various endoluminal treatment options used in the management of obesity; Elaborate on the indications and most common adverse events for each of the currently available endoluminal techniques for obesity; Discuss the role of the gut microbiome in obesity; Explain how mode of birth, breastfeeding status, and antimicrobial exposures early in life affect the gut microbiome; Implement strategies to improve diversity in the gut microbiome.

Updates on Diabetes and Obesity

Counsel patients about the risk for adverse cardiac events associated with the use of medications to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus; Select appropriate pharmacologic treatment for diabetic patients who have a history of cardiovascular disease; List the advantages and disadvantages of thiazolidinediones; Explain the mechanism of action of agents commonly prescribed to treat obesity; Choose appropriate antihypertensive medication for a patient with obesity.

The Obese Patient

Explain pathophysiologic mechanisms that cause resistance to weight loss in individuals with obesity; Identify medical comorbidities associated with obesity; Perform preoperative evaluations of patients with obesity; Implement measures to improve the perioperative care of patients with obesity; Apply surgical techniques that enhance the operative management of patients with obesity.

The Treatment of Obesity in People with Diabetes: Two Perspectives

Discuss the heterogeneity of response to calorie-restricted diets and diabetes medications; Summarize the benefits of bariatric surgery for long-term reduction of body weight and hemoglobin A1c; Review limitations of studies investigating bariatric surgery that arguably contribute to inaccurate assessment of its effectiveness; Develop structured lifestyle interventions to reduce body weight and improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

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.

Diabetes/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.