William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2015 Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine award, presented to a physician who has made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine. Dr. Dietz is the Director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at […]
The Endocrine Society, an American Board of Obesity Medicine partner organization, offers numerous opportunities for physicians interested in obesity medicine to learn more and satisfy Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for first-time ABOM certification and recertification. These offerings include a recording of the full Obesity Management Workshop recently presented in conjunction with the Obesity Society as a live […]
The Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education introduces an expanded and updated program of speakers and workshops for the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2015. Taking place at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, the Blackburn Course (June 18-20, up to 24 CME credits) is preceded by a comprehensive Board Review Course (June 17, up to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]