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Obesity: The Disease and Its Management



A CME/ABIM MOC/MIPS/AAFP-ACP Activity

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DATES AND TIMES
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT)
Hosted by: Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

This activity is also being delivered as part of the conferences listed below, for more information and to register, please find the links below:

Thursday, November 18, 2021
9:45 - 10:45 PM ET (8:45 - 9:45 PM CT / 7:45 - 8:45 PM MT )
The Utah AFP Conference
To register, click here.

AGENDA
Welcome and Introduction
Obesity: Causes and Effects
Managing Obesity
Q&A Session

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Obesity is a growing public health crisis, with the obesity prevalence among US adults of 42.4%. The American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease in 2013 and the Obesity Society and the Obesity Medicine Association have also issued statements defining obesity as a disease. However, most clinicians have received little or no education about obesity. Obesity management begins with lifestyle changes and counseling, with the addition of pharmacotherapy if needed, and if these measures are ineffective, referral to an obesity medicine specialist and possibly to a metabolic and bariatric surgeon. Unfortunately, many patients are not offered these recommended management strategies.


The educational program “Obesity: The Disease and Its Management” will provide clinicians with a greater understanding of the disease of obesity, including its etiology and physiologic effects, and management strategies, including the efficacy and safety of anti-obesity medications and how and when to incorporate them into individualized management plans.

STEERING COMMITTEE

Robert F. Kushner, MD
Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
                       Chicago, IL

Donna H. Ryan, MD
Professor Emerita
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
New Orleans, LA                                                                   
                                                                                                      

TARGET AUDIENCE
The intended audience for this educational initiative is primary care physicians, who are the primary clinicians responsible for the management of obesity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss factors which influence the development of obesity
  • Describe the physiologic effects of obesity
  • Assess the efficacy and safety of agents approved to manage obesity and those in late‐stage development
  • Develop individualized management plans for patients with obesity
PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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 CREDIT 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 claim only the 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 RECOGNITION 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. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

T
o 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.

MIPS CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

AAFP CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The AAFP has reviewed Obesity: The Disease and Its Management, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 06/01/2021 to 12/31/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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 CREDIT AND MOC POINTS
There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC 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.

Jointly provided by the Potomac Center for Medical Education and Rockpointe


Patient Education Resources provided in collaboration with:
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk


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