ABOM On The Road at 12th Annual WCIRDC in LA

The American Board of Obesity Medicine is on the road this week in Los Angeles for the 12th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease. The Congress is the premiere global meeting dedicated to diabetes, obesity, metabolism, and energy balance, linking research to clinical practice, and highlighting the theme — Exploring New […]

By |November 20th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

ABOM Presents ObesityWeek Poster

From November 2-7, 5,200 people gathered in Boston for the second annual ObesityWeek, which brought together the annual meetings of The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).  American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) leaders had the distinct honor of being selected to present a poster at the conference. […]

By |November 18th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

ABOM Partner Announces Obesity Medicine Courses Nationwide

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) recently announced a series of one-day courses offered nationwide to introduce physicians to the practice of obesity medicine.

The Obesity Basic Medical Treatment course will cover the basics of medical obesity treatment and lay the groundwork for physicians interested in pursuing further education about obesity medicine.

Courses will be held in […]

By |November 17th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

Item Writing Committee Seeks New Members

Would you like to help shape the future of obesity medicine? Are you a current diplomate who is an expert in the field? Are you interested in raising the bar for all physicians working in this important specialty? If you answered ‘yes,’ then the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Item Writing Committee is looking for […]

By |November 12th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

STOP Obesity Alliance Releases New Tool to Help Prepare Health Care Providers to Discuss Weight and Health With Adult Patients

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance has released a tool for health care providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health. Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients is a unique tool designed to help providers build […]

By |October 29th, 2014|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|Comments Off

ObesityWeek on Demand 2014

For the first time, The Obesity Society is making key content from this year’s ObesityWeek meeting available in an online program with ObesityWeek On Demand. This program is designed to address the three most common requirements for continuing education programs: CME, Comprehensive Content and Convenient Technology.

CME: This program will offer CME to participants

Comprehensive: Access to […]

By |October 29th, 2014|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|Comments Off

Guest Blog : Diabetes Series Live

Clinical Challenges in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Focus on Insulin Initiation & Intensification

Submitted by Mark Abber & Mike Sweeny.

The global epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) has devastating consequences for individuals, society, and healthcare systems. Diabetes affects over 8% of the US population—25.8 million people—and nearly 27% of adults 65 years […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|Comments Off

Introduction to ABOM

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) has launched its 2015 Introduction to ABOM slide presentation. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dNALSxlZY0 to learn more about ABOM eligibility requirements, Policies & Procedures, online application portal, partner organizations, CME activities on the topic of obesity and resources for examination preparation.

The 2015 ABOM Certification Examination will be administered December 5 – […]

By |October 8th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

AMA’s Resolution 111 – Patient Access to Evidence-based Obesity Services

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) on supporting patient access to evidence-based treatments for the disease of obesity. The passage of AMA’s Resolution 111 – Patient Access to Evidence-based Obesity Services allows for the AMA to support advocacy efforts to improve access to evidence-based obesity treatments for those […]

By |June 13th, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off

Item Writing Committee

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) announces the formation of a new Item Writing Committee. Item Writing Committee members will write new items for the ABOM item bank of examination questions. Item Writing Committee members will be provided with annual item writing training in coordination with the ABOM board directors’ training at the National […]

By |January 21st, 2014|ABOM News|Comments Off