Obesity Management: Applying Clinical Trial Data to Clinical Care
Despite the recent recognition of obesity a disease, application of this understanding to patient care has been slow. As a result, obese patients often do not receive effective physician-driven weight-loss intervention. The overall objective of this CME program is to increase awareness and understanding of obesity as a disease requiring a concerted therapeutic focus, emphasizing the importance of risk stratification and effective therapeutic interventions, including emerging anti-obesity medications targeting appetite regulation.
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Date of original release: May 16, 2014
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Endocrinologists, primary care providers and other health care providers who treat patients with obesity.
- Recognize the importance of the CNS in appetite regulation and discuss mechanisms by which the CNS regulates appetite.
- Describe the different approaches to risk stratification of obesity.
- Discuss the impact of obesity and weight loss on cardiovascular complications and type 2 diabetes.
- Assess the potential role of weight loss pharmacotherapy in the treatment of obesity and its complications.
- Compare and contrast the clinical trial data of newly approved weight loss agents and drugs in development for efficacy and safety.
- Apply knowledge gained from this activity to improve management and outcomes for obese patients.
Alan J. Garber, MD, PhD, FACE; George Grunberger, MD, FACP, FACE; Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD, FACP, FACN, FACE, ECNU
- 1.75 AMA
- 1.75 Attendance
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