National Obesity Care Week Kicks Off

More than 35 leading U.S. healthcare organizations have joined together to form National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), an annual campaign to advance a comprehensive, compassionate and personalized approach to treating obesity as a disease. NOCW kicked off yesterday and runs through November 7, with the inaugural event calling upon healthcare professionals, patients and policymakers to […]

By |November 2nd, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|

ABOM Chair Kushner Introduces Strategic Plan

FROM ABOM BOARD CHAIR DR. ROBERT KUSHNER:

Over the weekend of September 18-19, the ABOM Board of Directors met in Chicago to hold its first Strategic Planning session. This was a milestone for our organization as we enter our fifth year. Along with drafting a new mission and vision statement, we established three overarching goals:

 

Continue to […]

By |October 26th, 2015|ABOM News, Newsletter, Obesity Medicine|

Obesity Medicine in Action: Pediatrician Dyan Hes

A member of ABOM’s board of directors, Dr. Dyan Hes serves as Medical Director of Gramercy Pediatrics in New York City. She is board certified in both pediatrics and obesity medicine, and practices both in her New York office. In addition, she serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Weill Medical College of […]

By |October 21st, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|

Meet the Master: Dr. Walter Pories

Each year the American Board of Obesity Medicine is pleased to honor a physician who has made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine with the Master of the ABOM award. Next month, William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D. will receive the 2015 Master award. ObesityWeek attendees are encouraged to come show […]

By |October 19th, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|

Voices from the Board: Treating Kids and Families

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 |September 21st, 2015|ABOM News, Meet the Doctor, Obesity Medicine|

Record Number of Physicians to Sit for 2015 ABOM Exam

A record number of physicians applied to take the 2015 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their expertise in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 542 physicians applied to sit for the test that will be given December 5-12 at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada. The total […]

By |September 8th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|

Exam Application Deadline One Week Away

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:

You will need the following documents, in PDF form, in order to complete your application:

1. A copy of your medical license that […]

By |August 17th, 2015|ABOM News|

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|

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|

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|