Practical Issues in Obesity Management:
An Interrelated, Sequenced Educational Series

Program Description

This educational activity consists of 3 articles designed to improve participants' ability to effectively diagnose and treat overweight and obesity, incorporating individualized treatment strategies and tools for patient engagement, shared decision-making, and motivational interviewing.

Intended Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare providers (HCPs) who manage patients with obesity, particularly physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and dieticians in the primary-care setting.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational 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
  • Utilize pharmacologic therapy in appropriate patients with overweight and obesity
  • Implement shared decision-making and motivational interviewing strategies when treating patients with obesity


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

Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Family Nurse Practitioner
NP from Home, LLC
Munds Park, AZ

Ken Fujioka, MD
Director, Nutrition and Metabolic
  Research Center and Center for
  Weight Management
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, CA

Jointly provided by

These activities are supported by an
independent educational grant from
Novo Nordisk.