AMA House of Delegates adopts policy to recognize obesity as a disease

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) for its decision on June 18 to adopt policy that recognizes obesity as a chronic disease state.
The AMA House of Delegates (HOD) voted on a resolution to adopt a new policy recognizing obesity as a “disease requiring a range of medical interventions […]

By |June 20th, 2013|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|0 Comments

ABOM Webpage Redesigned

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) webpage has been redesigned.

The redesign should make it easier for prospective candidates to find the information that they are looking for regarding the certification process.

Please visit www.abom.org.

By |May 6th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

ABOM Lapel Pin Ceremony

The American Board of Obesity Medicine officiated a Lapel Pin Ceremony at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians 2013 Spring Obesity Conference in San Diego. 30 of the 191 candidates that passed the 2012 Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians were in attendance.

By |May 1st, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

2013 Master of the ABOM Recipients Announced

The American Board of Obesity Medicine is honored to recognize the 2013 recipients of the Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine award.

Dr. George L. Blackburn and Dr. George A. Bray.

Recipients of the Master of the ABOM award are physicians that have made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine […]

By |March 21st, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

The Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) is the newest American Board of Obesity Medicine Partner Organization.

The 8th Annual CMHC is the premier multidisciplinary congress providing the best cardiometabolic science and clinical education. Join world-renowned expert faculty, prestigious medical associations and 1500 of your colleagues in our mission to combat the global health crisis emanating from cardiovascular […]

By |March 5th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

The American Board of Obesity Medicine Board of Directors has approved the Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine recognition award.

Criteria: A physician that has made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine and obesity treatment.

Nomination: Any member of the American Board of Obesity Medicine Board of Directors can make […]

By |March 4th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

Fall Conferences Meet Examination Eligibility Requirements

Please visit http://abom.org/application/ to download the full 2013 Policies & Procedures.

Eligibility requirements include the completion of a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours of continuing medical education (CME) recognized by the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits on the topic of obesity are required for certification. At least thirty (30) […]

By |February 14th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

Press Release Template Created for Members of ASBP

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) has provided its members with a press release template to those physicians who have successfully passed the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification examination. The press release template was published in the January 15, 2013 ASBP e-newsletter. Please contact heidi@asbp.org with any questions.

By |January 16th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

ASBP Webpage Updated

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) has updated its member physician directory search. If you are an ASBP member and are also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) your status should now be updated.

By |January 9th, 2013|ABOM News|0 Comments

Resources for Exam Preparation

Please visit http://abom.org/exam-resources/ to view the newly released Resources for Exam Preparation.

The Resources for Exam Preparation includes suggested preparation materials such as specific textbooks, journals, and study guides.

By |December 24th, 2012|ABOM News|0 Comments