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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

ABOM Diplomate Presents at ACP Annual Meeting

Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, a newly certified ABOM diplomate, presented on the topic of obesity at the Centennial Meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) held April 28-May 2 in Boston. If you missed the session or would like to review it, ACP has various recorded packages available for purchase. The obesity session is […]

By |May 18th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine, Partner Organizations|

Field of Medicine Spotlight: Pediatrics

Pediatricians represent one of the fastest growing segments of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) population. During the most recent testing cycle, 24 pediatricians took the ABOM exam, double the number from the previous year. Of the 24 who took the test, 21 passed the exam to earn diplomate status, a pass rate of 87.5 […]

By |May 4th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|

Dietz Honored with ABOM Master Award

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 […]

By |April 27th, 2015|ABOM News, Obesity Medicine|