STOP Obesity Alliance Debuts New Tools for Healthcare Providers

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance recently released a website and a series of educational videos for healthcare providers as part of its continued effort to improve communication with patients affected by obesity. The information is based on STOP’s Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients, a unique tool […]

By |August 10th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Tic-Toc: Application Deadline is August 24


With the final application deadline of August 24 rapidly approaching, please keep the following information in mind as you complete your application to sit for the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam:

The sooner you complete, submit and pay to take the 2015 certification exam, the better. Applicants who complete this process are granted […]

By |August 6th, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

ABOM Board Member Kahan Discusses Weight Bias

 American Board of Obesity Medicine board members are passionate about the field of obesity medicine. It is why they devote countless hours leading the organization, writing exam items, and lending their voices as thought leaders throughout the medical community. Periodically, we ask board members to share their views on an important topic within the field […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

ObesityWeek Registration Now Open: Earn 30+ CME

Registration is now open for ObesityWeek, offering countless ways to build an educational schedule to secure more than 30 CME credits.

Expand your expertise to better meet the needs of your patients with:

100+ sessions providing accredited in-depth education

265+ exhibit booths featuring the latest products and services for your practice

Practitioners from 70+ countries bringing diverse international perspectives

1,500+ […]

By |July 28th, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

AAFP Offers Obesity CME at 2015 Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Family Physicians, an American Board of Obesity Medicine Partner Organization, will offer several courses related to obesity at its upcoming annual meeting in Denver. During the AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX), to be held Sept. 29-Oct. 3 at the Colorado Convention Center, attendees can attend the following courses related to obesity:

Motivational […]

By |July 26th, 2015|ABOM News, CME, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Newsletter Volume 7

Letter From the Board Chairman

Since the American Board of Obesity Medicine was founded in 2011, we have progressively invested in our future. The most significant milestone was our transition to the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the premier testing organization that manages the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). In partnership with the NBME, we […]

By |July 20th, 2015|ABOM News, Newsletter|0 Comments

Early Bird Deadline One Week Away


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to save $250. Complete your application to take the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam by the early bird deadline of Monday, July 13 and pay only $1,500.CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION PORTAL. 

Please keep in mind the following tips for taking advantage of the early bird registration:

1. […]

By |July 6th, 2015|ABOM News|0 Comments

2015 Your Weight Matters National Convention: Learn with Your Patients

With a variety of tools, resources and information available about weight and health, and the possibility of stumbling upon the wrong information at every corner, many people seek out a place where they can learn about the evidence-based information they’re really looking for all at once. The 4th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention can […]

By |June 29th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

New ACOG Leader Focuses on Obesity

On May 6, Mark Stephen DeFrancesco, MD, became the 66th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), based in Washington, DC. During his opening remarks, Dr. DeFrancesco urged ob-gyns to provide more comprehensive care with specific focus on obesity and smoking. The American Board of Obesity Medicine asked Dr. DeFrancesco to expound […]

By |June 8th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|0 Comments

Field of Medicine Spotlight: Endocrinology

ABOM diplomates come from many different fields of medicine. We often get questions about how our diplomates arrive at the decision to certify and how they incorporate obesity medicine into their practices. In this occasional series, we will introduce you to ABOM diplomates who can shed light on these questions. Please take a moment to […]

By |June 1st, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments