VIRTUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT: Expert Perspectives on Obesity Management
Live online January 22, 2014, and available on demand through July
Reviewed by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
Internal Medicine CME Credit hours...4.0.
Awarded by....Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Instruction Type...Streaming Video Lecture and discussion.
Target Audiences...Internists, Family Physicians, Endocrinologists,
Bariatric Surgeons, Cardiologists, Obstetricians/Gynecologists and other
clinicians involved in the care of patients with obesity including
physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses,
pharmacists and dieticians.
Educational material updated...January 22, 2014.
Expiration of CME credit...July 22, 2014.
Financial Support...Eisai Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals International,
Inc. U.S. Region and Orexigen, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and Covidien.
VIRTUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT contains four lectures with discussion:
Whats New in Pharmacotherapy for Obesity
Perioperative Care of the Patient Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Addressing Weight Loss During a 15-minute Office Visit
Obesity, Weight Loss and Long-term Health
After completing the OBESITY
VIRTUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT, you will be better able to:
Outline the physiologic mechanisms of food intake and satiety, and
identify the means by which anti-obesity pharmacotherapies target these
Discuss the safety and efficacy of anti-obesity pharmacotherapies,
particularly in patients with co-morbid medical conditions.
Describe the major surgical procedures currently available to treat
Apply an evidence-based approach to the short- and long-term
post-surgical management of patients undergoing weight loss surgery.
Apply findings from recent clinical trials evaluating
lifestyle-based weight loss strategies.
Discuss the role of technology-based interventions for effective
chronic weight management.
Evaluate the potential effects of weight loss on long-term health
Discuss the association between obesity and cancer, and analyze
potential biologic mechanisms that mediate the obesity-cancer link that
can be affected through successful weight loss