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Published: July 16, 2020

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Virtual Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is now virtual! This is a 2-day interactive virtual course offering introductory education about the evidence-based approaches for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating obesity in a clinical setting. The content is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians-in-training, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with the disease of obesity.

On the first day, attend virtual lectures to learn about the basic concepts that define obesity as a disease, the pathophysiology of obesity, and how to evaluate patients for obesity and related diseases using ethical, non-stigmatizing communication. Then review strategies for treating obesity using four treatment pillars: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and pharmacotherapy. On the second day, work in virtual breakout groups on patient cases to develop comprehensive treatment plans using interventions in all four treatment pillars. Gain tools to begin developing effective treatment plans for patients affected by obesity in your practice.

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2020 Virtual Course Dates

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August 7-8, 2020

September 25-26, 2020

November 13-14, 2020

Why Attend?

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize obesity as a disease with diverse etiologies.
  • Explain the basic physiologic processes involved in the disease of obesity.
  • Distinguish the various methods currently utilized to screen and diagnose overweight and obesity.
  • Perform a history and physical exam, and order testing specifically directed to evaluate and assess the disease of obesity and its potential underlying causes.
  • Recognize the manifestations of obesity-related diseases in a clinical setting.
  • Communicate with patients about their weight and any related conditions comfortably and compassionately in a non-threatening environment.
  • Recognize the importance of using a long-term approach to obesity treatment.
  • Develop nutritional treatment interventions tailored to the unique needs of patients affected by obesity.
  • Prescribe an individualized physical activity plan for patients affected by obesity.
  • Develop behavioral modification strategies unique to each patient’s needs.
  • Use anti-obesity medications appropriately as part of an overall treatment plan.
  • Implement a comprehensive individualized obesity treatment plan utilizing the pillars of obesity treatment (nutrition, physical activity, behavioral interventions, and pharmacotherapy) through interactive case studies.

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians and nutritionists
  • Medical students, residents, and fellows

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