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Obesity and COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: What Clinicians Need to Know


A CME/CE-certified, MOC-eligible Activity

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DATES AND TIMES
Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET (6:00 – 7:00 PM CT / 4:00 – 5:00 PM PT)

AGENDA
Understanding the Pathophysiology of COVID-19
Factors that Increase the Risks of COVID-19 for Patients with Obesity
Developing Strategies to Manage Patients with Obesity during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Q&A Session

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Multiple studies have demonstrated that patients with obesity are at increased risk for more severe COVID-19 disease. Physiological, anatomical, and psychological factors underly this increased risk and should be considered as patients with obesity are counseled about preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection and during the management of those who have COVID-19. Fortunately, guidance is being developed by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO). In particular, the EASO recommends that clinicians continue to implement obesity management  strategies despite social distancing or quarantine.

COVID-19 is a new disease and the understanding of its pathophysiology and treatment continues to evolve. In addition to information about managing patients with obesity, clinicians need to remain current to understand how recommended therapies work and optimize their use as they become available. The program, “Obesity and COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: What Clinicians Need to Know,” will provide information that clinicians require to appropriately advise patients with obesity on how to avoid infection, monitor their patients with obesity who develop COVID-19, and recognize and manage complications as they occur to minimize morbidity and mortality.

STEERING COMMITTEE
J. Morgan Freiman, MD, MSc
Infectious Diseases Physician
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA
Founder, ConscienHealth
Pittsburgh, PA





Donna H. Ryan, MD

Professor Emerita
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
New Orleans, LA




Bridget M. Slusarek, RN, BSN, MBA

Registered Nurse
Forest Lake, MN



TARGET AUDIENCE

The intended audience for this educational initiative is clinicians responsible for the daily management of patients with obesity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
The proposed initiative is designed to address ACGME and NAM competencies, including delivering patient-centered care and practicing evidence-based medicine.

This program is designed to address ACPE competencies, including foundational knowledge, essentials for practice and care, and approaches to practice and care.

At the conclusion of this education, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the most current understanding of the pathophysiology of COVID-19
  • Describe factors that increase the risks of COVID-19 for patients with obesity
  • Develop strategies for individualized management of patients with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide counsel to patients with obesity regarding concerns or fears related to COVID-19

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email contact@potomacme.org.

ABIM MOC DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCME’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

PHARMACIST ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PHARMACIST CREDIT DESIGNATION
The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit (UAN number 0418-9999-20-003-L01-P).

This is a knowledge-based activity.

NURSING CREDIT STATEMENT
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Commercial Support, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of a continuing medical education program provided by PCME are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to PCME as well as to learners. All conflicts of interest are identified and resolved by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support in advance of delivery of the activity to learners.

Disclosures will be made known to the participants prior to the start of the activity.

FDA DISCLOSURE
The contents of some CME/CE activities may contain discussions of non-approved or off-label uses of some agents mentioned. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

SYSTEM CHECK
To ensure your computer is compatible for the live event, please perform a system check by clicking on the link http://livewebcast.net/test or by typing it into your internet browser. Please perform the system check on the same computer you will use for the live event. If your computer is compatible, you will receive a confirmation message on your screen and hear audio. Otherwise, please contact the Help Desk to resolve any issues.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
WINDOWS
  • 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
MAC OS
  • 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
  • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
MOBILE
  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later
SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
DSL/cable (wired connection recommended)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS AND OBTAINING CME/CE CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/CE activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 75% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

If you will be watching the webinar in a group setting, please note all group participants will need to register individually in order to complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit.

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