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 […]
The Master of the American Board of Obesity Medicine award recognizes physicians that have made significant contributions to the science, practice and/or advancement of obesity medicine. Please take a moment to meet Dr. Donna Ryan, ABOM Master 2014.
Donna Ryan, M.D. is Professor Emeritus at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She served as Associate Executive […]
In response to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015 (February 22-28), we asked Dr. Stephanie Sogg, PhD to shed some light on the connection between obesity and eating disorders. Dr. Sogg is a licensed clinical psychologist who has focused her practice exclusively on obesity for the last 12 years. She serves on the American Board of Obesity […]
Physicians with an interest in obesity medicine have a new, online meeting place designed to encourage conversation about the field. The American College of Physicians (ACP) recently launched a new Obesity Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG).
ACP’s Special Interest Groups provide members with a forum to network with colleagues who have similar interests and career goals. Within this […]
American Board of Obesity Medicine Executive Director Dana Brittan was recently certified as a Credentialing Specialist by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). According to the ICE, the certificate program was created to:
identify the tasks required of a certification professional and the skills and knowledge needed to practice
provide a clear career pathway for individuals who […]
In an effort to provide candidates and American Board of Obesity Medicine Diplomates access to a variety of resources dedicated to education on the topic of obesity medicine, the ABOM collaborates with numerous organizations across the United States and Canada. ABOM is pleased to add the American Academy of Family Physicians to this growing group.