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)

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Explain the physiology and pathophysiology of weight regulation; Identify effective medical treatment strategies for obesity; Recognize contraindications to use of medications for weight management; Differentiate among types of narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia; Choose effective medical treatment strategies for hypersomnolence disorders.

Clostridioides Difficile/Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity

Implement a therapeutic regimen based on updated guidelines for the treatment of initial and recurrent episodes of C difficile infections; Select adjunctive treatment for recurrent C difficile infections; Counsel patients on nutrition and exercise as part of an individualized and patient-centered approach to treating obesity; Improve the rate of diabetes remission in patients undergoing bariatric surgery (BS) through early intervention; Prevent excessive weight regain after BS.

Perioperative Pulmonary Care of the Obese Patient

Identify the pulmonary risks associated with obesity; Recommend appropriate evidence-based treatment for improving intubation and extubation in patients with obesity; Recognize respiratory changes in obesity that may affect airway management; Optimize patient strength, respiratory drive, and gas exchange in the postanesthesia care unit; Anticipate postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with obesity.


Assess patients with obesity for appropriate treatment; List pharmacologic options for treatment of obesity; Cite guidelines for optimal management of bone health in older patients; Use T-scores to diagnose osteoporosis; Employ behavioral approaches in management of bone health.

Endoscopic Bariatrics/Microbiome/Esophageal Cancer

Compare and contrast endoscopic bariatric procedures; Choose an endoscopic bariatric procedure or device based on patient treatment goals and history; Relate imbalances of the normal gut microbiota to impaired liver function and increased risk for hepatic encephalopathy; Prescribe optimal antibacterial therapy for patients with liver disease; Recognize advantages and disadvantages of approaches for surgical treatment of esophageal cancers.

Prostate Cancer/HoLEP

Describe the effects of obesity on the morbidity and mortality associated with prostate cancer; Evaluate the possible social, biological, and genetic components of the disparities in prostate cancer between Black men and White men; Compare outcomes of surgical treatment and hormone therapy for prostate cancer in Black and White men; Consider the risks and benefits of the various surgical options for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; Cite the results of multiple studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of holmium laser enucleation of the prostate.


Optimize management of obesity using endobariatric techniques; Increase efficiency of screening and diagnosis of colorectal cancer; Compare efficacy of various techniques used in polypectomy; Improve rates of adenoma detection in colonoscopy; Detect polyps using underwater detection.

Update on Bariatric Surgery, Part 2

Employ endoscopic techniques that reduce the risk for weight regain in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery; Recognize common complications of endoscopic bariatric interventions; Choose an appropriate technique for repair of leaks associated with bariatric surgery; Use noninvasive techniques to remedy slippage of gastric bands; Diagnose and treat perforated marginal ulcers in patients with a history of gastric bypass surgery

Updates in Bariatric Surgery

Identify the effects of bariatric surgery on comorbidities of obesity, particularly diabetes; Characterize the changes that occur in various enteral hormones, and their effects, following bariatric surgery; Recognize the multifactorial nature of weight loss following bariatric surgery; Diagnose the presence of stricture after sleeve gastrectomy; Perform endoscopic or surgical management of a stricture, depending on its clinical presentation.

Weight Loss in Primary Care

Evaluate basic dietary principles and regimens for weight loss; Select appropriate evidence-based medications for weight loss; Compare commonly performed metabolic procedures and their associated complications; Elaborate on the mechanism of weight-loss in metabolic surgery; Develop an evidence-based weight management strategy following bariatric surgery.


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