Chair/Presenter: William Troy Donahoo, MD FTOS
Harold Bays, MD FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA
Maria L. Collazo-Clavell, MD
John Jakicic, PhD
Michael D. Jensen, MD
Patrick O’Neil, MD
Adam Tsai, MD
Bruce Wolfe, MD
Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH
Dr. Robert Kushner, ABOM Representative
Upon completion of this course the learners will be able to:
• Describe the factors that predispose to weight gain including genetic factors, relevant neuropeptides, alterations in energy expenditure and environmental factors.
• Describe the appropriate steps in the evaluation of both adult and pediatric obese patients.
• List the options that are available to treat obese patients including dietary strategies, physical activity interventions, medications and surgical options. Attendees should be able to describe an approach to determining which treatment is most appropriate for specific patient types.
• Describe appropriate behavioral approaches to the treatment of obese patients.
The Obesity Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Obesity Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity received no commercial support
The Obesity Society must insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All individuals participating as a faculty/author in a sponsored CME activity are expected to disclose to the activity audience all relevant financial interest or other relationships.