State-of-the-Art Treatment of Obesity in Your Practice

Austin, TX US
May 5, 2017

If you attended the State-of-the-Art Treatment of Obesity in Your Practice session held Friday, May 5, 2017 at the AACE Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, please proceed to attempt this assessment for ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit. To begin, select the red 'Take Course' tab. You must be logged in to access the assessment.

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Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 2.75 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.

Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website.

Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Learning Objectives

  • State the mechanism behind the obesity of the OB mouse
  • State the role of the MC4 Receptor in controlling appetite
  • Contrast the effect of PYY and ghrelin on appetite
  • Describe the health benefits of each fundamental Mediterranean diet component.
  • Defend the importance of a physician’s role in order to nurture healthy lifestyles and alleviate diet-related illness.
  • Justify the importance of relating to your audience in terms of food, not nutrients to make healthier food choices.
  • Describe how the physiology of energy balance and body weight regulation can guide the care of patients with obesity
  • Approach the discussion and care of obesity with individual patients
  • Develop an appropriate pathway of clinical care for patients with obesity 
  • Gain a practical working knowledge of the evidence-based AACE obesity guidelines including screening, diagnosis, disease staging, treatment decisions, and the goals of therapy
  • Appreciate how disease staging in obesity can be used to augment benefit/risk and cost effectiveness of treatments: the case of prediabetes
  • Understand the rational application of the AACE obesity guidelines in clinical settings: (i) Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and (ii) Type 2 Diabetes
Additional information
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.75 MOC
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
05/05/2017 - 2:15pm
Event ends: 
05/05/2017 - 5:00pm
AACE Annual Meeting
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701
United States

W. Timothy Garvey, MD; Michael A. Bush, MD; Tim Harlan, MD; Lee Kaplan, MD

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Available Credit

  • 2.75 MOC

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