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The National Obesity Challenge—How Does Your Practice Stack Up?

The National Obesity Challenge—How Does Your Practice Stack Up?



Time to Complete

15 minutes


February 1, 2019


January 31, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.25 / 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

It is well-established that obesity is a serious disease with significant health risks and comorbidities. Yet most of the public—and many clinicians—do not approach obesity with the determination and urgency that this adiposity-based chronic disease deserves. The following self-assessment survey is offered for CME credit and is designed to evaluate learners’ current knowledge and skills related to the management of obesity.

Intended Audience

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

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants 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, MD, MS, receives consulting fees from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity 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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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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/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

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