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Partnering Organizations

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) aims to unify the field of obesity medicine under one certification process and to attract the support of as many meaningful partnering organizations as possible.The following societies and organizations are supporting partners with the ABOM and provide endorsement and educational activities to their respective members.

American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP)

ASBP Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat. | Sept. 10-13, 2014 | Austin, Texas | 30 CMEThe ASBP Overcoming Obesity Symposium offers two individual courses: the Obesity Medicine Certification Review Course (Sept. 10-11) and the Overcoming Obesity Course (Sept. 12-13). The entire symposium offers up to 30 hours of continuing medical education, which fulfill the live conference attendance requirement on the ABOM exam application, including for the 2014 exam. (NOTE: Simply submit your registration receipt with your ABOM application materials.)Obesity Basic Medical Treatment Course | 7 CMEThe popular one-day Obesity Basic Medical Treatment Course is annually scheduled in cities throughout the United States. The course provides an introduction to basic clinical information and tools to effectively treat patients affected by obesity and related conditions. Participants may earn up to 7 hours of continuing medical education for attending this course. The 2014 dates and locations are now available at: http://www.asbp.org/cmecertification/livecme/obmtcourse.html

Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC)

It is impossible to separate cardiovascular from metabolic disease when it comes to risk assessment, prevention, and clinical intervention. No other multidisciplinary conference address the breadth and depth of this paradigm like the 9th Annual Cardiometabolic Health Congress – October 22-25, 2014 in Boston, MA. Imparting the scientific basis and clinical tools essential to combat cardiometabolic risk, this expert forum imparts real-world clinical strategies to optimally manage multiple cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, acute coronary syndrome, thrombosis, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and related comorbidities. Please join us – along with our world-renowned expert faculty, prestigious medical associations, and 1500+ of your colleagues – in our mission to combat the global health crisis emanating from cardiovascular and metabolic disease. For more information, please visit www.cardiometabolichealth.org.

Cardiometabolic Health Congress Online Educational Activities

Earn up to 28 hours of ACCME, ANCC, or CDR credit. Click here for complimentary online CME activities featuring multimedia presentations that provide the most effective, current strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, thrombosis, chronic kidney disease, insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia and related comorbidities.

http://www.cmhc-online.com

Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO)

The Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) is Canada’s largest professional obesity association dedicated to creating a credible community for change to reduce the mental, physical and economic burden of obesity on Canadians. It’s mission is to act as a catalyst for addressing obesity in Canada and to foster knowledge translation, capacity building, and partnerships among stakeholders so that researchers, health professionals, policy makers, industry and other stakeholders may develop effective solutions to prevent and treat obesity.

Canadian Obesity Summit April 28 – May 2, 2015 Toronto, Ontario
Whether you work in health care delivery, research, industry or the policy and not-for-profit sectors, you won’t want to miss this 4-day conference designed to highlight the latest knowledge on the causes, prevention and treatments of obesity – and how it impacts what you do on a day-to-day basis. More information: http://www.con-obesitysummit.ca/

The Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Objectives: To provide an intensive review of obesity medicine for those preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification examination, as well as for those practitioners seeking a primary or refresher course in obesity medicine.

The course will help attendees to:

• Obtain a comprehensive review of major areas of Obesity Medicine
• Organize and guide their preparation for the ABOM Certification Examination
• Familiarize themselves with concepts and material covered by the certification examination

Each lecture focuses on the key obesity-related concepts and information, with a syllabus that includes slides, tables, figures, and reference links as appropriate. The faculty has adopted a case-based approach to teaching with integrated questions and answers followed by key concepts, supportive facts and take-home teaching points.

The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine will be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA from June 4-7, 2014, with the Board Review course comprising the full day of Wednesday, June 4.

ObesityWeekTM 2014, Boston, MA, November 2–7, 2014

ObesityWeekTM combines the scientific and clinical resources of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society for the preeminent annual scientific and educational conference covering the full scope of the obesity issue. Look forward to coverage of topics ranging from cutting-edge science and clinical research to intervention and public policy. The meeting combines a variety of formats, ranging from poster presentations to live debates. The content and delivery has been developed by a committee of field experts with the needs of you, the learner, in mind. The meeting will be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and will be valid for the ABOM exam in November 2014. Find out more about last year’s meeting, ObesityWeekTM 2013 here.The Obesity Society Review Course for the ABOM Exam This day and a half workshop covers fundamental topics of obesity medicine and will be held conveniently as part of ObesityWeekTM 2014 preconference sessions, in Boston, MA.Free Obesity CME The Obesity Society and Vindico Medical Education offer an Expert Video Interview Series available on TheDoctorschannel.Com. The series features leading obesity experts providing guidance for physicians on the importance of weight loss for health and identifying the best treatment plan to meet each individual’s needs. The video series is available for a total of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (0.25 credits per video) and will expire on Dec. 17, 2014. Learn MoreObesity OnlineObesity Online features content from past annual meetings, repurposed as online courses. These courses have been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. To learn more, click HERE.

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world’s top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the United States and around the world.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 45,000 members and certified professionals worldwide, ACSM is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The Congress, as the premier organization for obstetricians and gynecologists and providers of women’s health care, will provide the highest quality education worldwide, continuously improve health care for women through practice and research, lead advocacy for women’s helath care issues nationally and internationally, and provide excellent organizational support and services for our members.

  American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

The American Gastroenterological Association is the trusted voice of the GI community. Founded in 1897, the AGA has grown to include 17,000 members from around the globe who are involved in all aspects of the science, practice and advancement of gastroenterology. The AGA Institute administers the practice, research and educational programs of the organization.

American Heart Association (AHA)

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Review of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: Essential Notes and Multiple Choice Questions

Edited by Dr Subhash Kini of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, Review of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery is a collaboration of specialists in bariatric and metabolic surgery, many of whom are senior members of the ASMBS.

With over 350 questions covering key areas in bariatric surgery including: surgical techniques, benefits and complications, plastic surgery, nutrition, and obesity comorbidities; this is a must-have book for all practicing laparoscopic, bariatric, and metabolic surgeons, and is also an ideal primer for surgeons in training and preparing for certification examinations.

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) FoundationThe Mission of the ASMBS Foundation is to raise funds for conducting research and education, increasing public and scientific awareness and understanding, and improving access to quality care and treatment of obesity and morbid obesity. The ASMBS Foundation shares the vision of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) to improve the public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world.
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition. With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research and education.

STOP Obesity Alliance

The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity, overweight, and weight-related health risks, including heart disease and diabetes.

The goal of the STOP Obesity Alliance is to go beyond awareness and consumer education efforts to identify and address systemic and cultural barriers that are failing to adequately support individual successes.

  The Endocrine Society (ENDO)

Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology amongst the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines and to promote the interests of all endocrinologists at the national scientific research and health policy levels of government.

The Obesity Treatment Foundation

The Obesity Treatment Foundation  is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Our mission is to foster, fund and enable research in the field of obesity and to educate the public, professionals and government in the nature of obesity, including its etiologies, prevention, diagnosis, consequences and treatment.

Walk from Obesity (WFO)

The Walk from Obesity is the nation’s largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. In cities all across the country, those focused on addressing obesity will join forces and walk to raise money for research, education, prevention and treatment of obesity.