New Obesity Course for Nurse Practitioners

ABOM often gets questions about how healthcare providers who are not doctors can learn more about obesity medicine. We are pleased to share the information below about a collaboration between ABOM partner The Obesity Society and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, which includes a course taught by ABOM Diplomate Caroline Apovian.

From The Obesity […]

By |March 26th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Partner Spotlight: Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins

The Global Obesity Prevention Center at John Hopkins is built on one powerful idea: Obesity is a systems problem. Treating a patient who is overweight or obese requires not only an understanding of the patient’s physiology and family history, but also the systems around the patient. This includes the patient’s dietary and physical activity behaviors and […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Meet the Doctor: Dr. John Cleek

American Board of Obesity Medicine diplomates come from every part of the United States and Canada and work in numerous practice specialties. Some focus their entire practice on obesity medicine, while others call on their expertise on a case-by-case basis. This means there is more than one answer to the question: Who is an obesity medicine specialist? Yet, […]

By |March 18th, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

Partner Spotlight: Trust for American’s Health

You may know that each year a report is issued that ranks each state’s obesity rate. Often, the statistics lead the nightly news on the day the report is issued. What you may not know is that the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a new American Board of Obesity Medicine partner, is one of the organizations behind […]

By |March 15th, 2015|ABOM News, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

2015 Certification Exam Review Courses Available

Several American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) partner organizations offer review courses for the obesity medicine certification exam. The content of any preparatory or review course is determined solely by the hosting organization. The item domains and rubrics for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are available without charge on the public ABOM website […]

By |March 11th, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

ASBP Unveils Updated Obesity Algorithm

The Obesity Algorithm®, presented by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), is a free resource for physicians and health care providers who treat patients affected by obesity, either in a primary care setting or in an obesity medicine clinic. While it was originally introduced in 2013, the algorithm has undergone several revisions this year […]

By |March 9th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Register Now for 4th Canadian Obesity Summit

Join the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS) for the 4th Canadian Obesity Summit  – a unique interdisciplinary conference designed to share current understanding of obesity prevention and treatment approaches. The 4th Canadian Obesity Summit is being held April 28-May 2, 2015 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

The Summit […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Meet ABOM Master, Dr. Donna Ryan

The Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine award recognizes physicians that have made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine. Please take a moment to meet Dr. Donna Ryan, ABOM Master 2014.

Donna Ryan, M.D. is Professor Emeritus at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She served as Associate Executive […]

By |February 26th, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor|0 Comments

#NEDAwarenessWeek and Obesity

In response to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015 (February 22-28), we asked Dr. Stephanie Sogg, PhD to shed some light on the connection between obesity and eating disorders. Dr. Sogg is a licensed clinical psychologist who has focused her practice exclusively on obesity for the last 12 years. She serves on the American Board of Obesity […]

By |February 25th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

ACP Launches Obesity Medicine SIG

Physicians with an interest in obesity medicine have a new, online meeting place designed to encourage conversation about the field. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently launched a new Obesity Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG).

ACP’s Special Interest Groups provide members with a forum to network with colleagues who have similar interests and career goals. Within this […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments