1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 1.00 / CE for Nurses 1.00 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians
Jointly provided by Haymarket Medical Education and Global Medical Education
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.
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.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Dieticians.
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.
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.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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.
CE for Nurses
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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.
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.
CME Reviewer, Priya Wanchoo, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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.
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.