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 […]
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 […]
American Board of Obesity Medicine Executive Director Dana Brittan was recently certified as a Credentialing Specialist by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). According to the ICE, the certificate program was created to:
identify the tasks required of a certification professional and the skills and knowledge needed to practice
provide a clear career pathway for individuals who […]
In an effort to provide candidates and American Board of Obesity Medicine Diplomates access to a variety of resources dedicated to education on the topic of obesity medicine, the ABOM collaborates with numerous organizations across the United States and Canada. ABOM is pleased to add the American Academy of Family Physicians to this growing group.
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) introduces an all-new lineup of speakers and topics for Obesity Medicine 2015, the Society’s annual spring conference. The conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency Denver on April 8-12.
The full conference schedule, including topics and speakers, is available online in the preliminary program. Some highlights of the conference include:
In an effort to provide candidates and American Board of Obesity Medicine Diplomates access to a variety of resources dedicated to education on the topic of obesity medicine, the ABOM collaborates with numerous organizations across the United States and Canada. ABOM is pleased to include the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on this list.
Lisa DeRosimo, M.D., M.S. has served many roles with the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Currently, she sits on ABOM’s item writing committee. A private practitioner in south Florida, she focuses her medical practice entirely on obesity medicine. Because of this expertise, she was recently asked to contribute a chapter on Medical Obesity Management for a newly published […]
Obesity medicine specialists and doctors seeking American Board of Obesity Medicine certification now have a new exam review course and Continuing Medical Education option. For the first time, Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) is offering an exam review course for obesity medicine certification along with its longstanding Obesity course.
The full, five-day course, to […]
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? […]
From documenting the creation of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) to introducing two Diplomates and their very different paths to certification, there is a new resource available to obesity medicine specialists and those considering the specialty. In the just published issue of Your Weight Matters Magazine, the official magazine of the Obesity Action […]