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Updated Understandings of Obesity and Weight-Related Health Risks

Updated Understandings of Obesity and Weight-Related Health Risks

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

March 13, 2017

Expires

March 13, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CE for Nurses
1.00 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education and Global Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

Program Description

Despite the high prevalence of obesity and its strong contribution to the leading causes of preventable death, and the documented, beneficial effects of weight loss, obesity is generally undertreated. In this article—the first in a series of 3 interrelated CME/CE activities—the causes and consequences of obesity will be reviewed, and an overview of the options currently available for the long-term treatment of obesity will be discussed.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Dieticians.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review and apply updated information on the roles of hormonal/neural mechanisms in regulation of appetite, food intake, and weight
  • Describe the components of a multimodal obesity treatment plan that not only reduces body weight but also improves health outcomes

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME), and Global Education Group require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and Global Education resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.

Faculty

Lee Kaplan, MD
Director, Obesity, Metabolism, & Nutrition Institute
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Kaplan is a consultant for Ethicon, Fractyl, Gelesis, GI Dynamics, Janssen, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Rhythm, Pfizer, and Zafgen. He is also a shareholder in Gelesis, GI Dynamics, and Rhythm.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Global Education Group staff, Ashley Marostica, RN, MS, Andrea Funk, and Lindsay Borvansky, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Haymarket Medical Education for ANCC credit.

Credit

1.00

Type

CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

The following activity has been approved by the ACCME, whose approval is recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and, as such, RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 1.00 CPEU.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. HME and Global Education Group do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Reviewer Disclosure

CME Reviewer, Priya Wanchoo, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Novo Nordisk, Global Education Group, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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