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Chronic Obesity: Pathways to Sustainable Long-term Control

Chronic Obesity: Pathways to Sustainable Long-term Control



Time to Complete

1.50 hours


December 21, 2018


December 20, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Program Description

The adiposity-based disease of obesity should be treated with the same urgency as any other chronic disease. At a live symposium held in Nashville, Tennessee, 3 experts in the management of obesity reviewed the neurobiological and psychological pathways associated with appetite and weight gain and explained how the interaction of lifestyle management and pharmacotherapy can be leveraged to attain sustainable long-term control of overweight and obesity.

Intended Audience

Clinicians with an interest in the management of obesity, including specialist physicians (eg, bariatric specialists and endocrinologists), and primary care physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants (PAs), nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), and dietitians

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the complex and heterogeneous mechanisms that contribute to the chronicity of obesity
  • Identify how pharmacotherapies can address perturbations of the neural and hormonal pathways that regulate appetite and energy balance
  • Develop evidence-based, individualized treatment approaches, including the incorporation of pharmacotherapy with behavioral therapy, to achieve clinically meaningful and sustainable weight loss
  • Implement patient-centric strategies to overcome barriers to weight loss, using a shared decision-making approach that destigmatizes obesity and promotes weight loss as a path to improved health

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL

Dr. Kushner receives consulting fees from Novo Nordisk.

W. Timothy Garvey, MD
Professor, Dept. of Nutrition Sciences
Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Staff Physician and GRECC Investigator
Birmingham VA Medical Center
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Garvey receives consulting fees from Alexion, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Merck & Co, Inc., and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Holly R. Wyatt, MD
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

Dr. Wyatt does contracted research for DuPont, GI Dynamic, and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

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

The independent content reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




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 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Additional Credit Information

Physician Assistant Continuing Education
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.50 Category 1 Credit for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.


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

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