From November 2-7, 5,200 people gathered in Boston for the second annual ObesityWeek, which brought together the annual meetings of The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS). American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) leaders had the distinct honor of being selected to present a poster at the conference. […]
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) recently announced a series of one-day courses offered nationwide to introduce physicians to the practice of obesity medicine.
The Obesity Basic Medical Treatment course will cover the basics of medical obesity treatment and lay the groundwork for physicians interested in pursuing further education about obesity medicine.
Courses will be held in […]
Would you like to help shape the future of obesity medicine? Are you a current diplomate who is an expert in the field? Are you interested in raising the bar for all physicians working in this important specialty? If you answered ‘yes,’ then the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Item Writing Committee is looking for […]
STOP Obesity Alliance Releases New Tool to Help Prepare Health Care Providers to Discuss Weight and Health With Adult Patients
The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance has released a tool for health care providers that offers guidance and suggestions on how to initiate conversations with adult patients about weight and health. Why Weight? A Guide to Discussing Obesity & Health With Your Patients is a unique tool designed to help providers build […]
For the first time, The Obesity Society is making key content from this year’s ObesityWeek meeting available in an online program with ObesityWeek On Demand. This program is designed to address the three most common requirements for continuing education programs: CME, Comprehensive Content and Convenient Technology.
CME: This program will offer CME to participants
Comprehensive: Access to […]
Clinical Challenges in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Focus on Insulin Initiation & Intensification
Submitted by Mark Abber & Mike Sweeny.
The global epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM) has devastating consequences for individuals, society, and healthcare systems. Diabetes affects over 8% of the US population—25.8 million people—and nearly 27% of adults 65 years […]
The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) has launched its 2015 Introduction to ABOM slide presentation. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dNALSxlZY0 to learn more about ABOM eligibility requirements, Policies & Procedures, online application portal, partner organizations, CME activities on the topic of obesity and resources for examination preparation.
The 2015 ABOM Certification Examination will be administered December 5 – […]
The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) applauds the American Medical Association (AMA) on supporting patient access to evidence-based treatments for the disease of obesity. The passage of AMA’s Resolution 111 – Patient Access to Evidence-based Obesity Services allows for the AMA to support advocacy efforts to improve access to evidence-based obesity treatments for those […]
The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) announces the formation of a new Item Writing Committee. Item Writing Committee members will write new items for the ABOM item bank of examination questions. Item Writing Committee members will be provided with annual item writing training in coordination with the ABOM board directors’ training at the National […]
We encourage you to proudly distinguish yourself as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine when:
Writing articles for publication in medical journals, newsletters and publications;
Making presentations during medical conferences and conventions;
Submitting your information for listing in professional and membership directories;
Promoting your experience and your practice on your website, in advertisements and in literature […]