Please click on a Partner Organization below to learn about upcoming CME activities.
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.
Founded in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional, medical society of more than 2,700 members employed in research, academia, government, clinical settings, and other entities worldwide. ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, and offers high-quality educational programs for continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC), information and resources for ongoing professional development, and networking opportunities.
As the leader for the specialty of Preventive Medicine and physicians dedicated to prevention, ACPM improves the health of individuals and populations through evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention, and systems-based approaches to improving health and health care. Learn more at: www.acpm.org
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE CONFERENCE -FEBRUARY 2015
Preventive Medicine 2015, the annual meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine, is the premier event for professionals in disease prevention and health promotion. The meeting advances the science of preventive medicine through state-of-the-art educational programming and abundant networking opportunities. Learn more at: http://www.preventivemedicine2015.org
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions. ASBP offers the following educational opportunities in 2015.
Obesity Medicine 2015 | April 8-12 | Denver | 30 CME
Visit www.ObesityMedicineConference.org to learn more.
Overcoming Obesity 2015 | Sept. 30-Oct. 4 | Washington, D.C. | 30 CME
Visit www.Overcoming-Obesity.org to learn more.
Obesity Basic Medical Treatment 2015, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association | 7 CME
Visit www.asbp.org to learn more.
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.
The Cardiometabolic Risk Summit (CRS) Is dedicated to translating late-breaking clinical research on cardiometabolic syndrome risk reduction into practical and targeted education that can easily be applied to real-world clinical scenarios in the primary care setting. Led by well-respected PCPs and other experts, CRS is designed to stimulate discussion and offer a forum in which best practices in cardiometabolic risk education and management can be shared among primary care colleagues from across the United States. The agenda for this fully accredited CME/CE conference features large group sessions and highly focused workshops, each dedicated to the treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and obesity. Additionally, nutrition as a building block for cardiometabolic health will be explored through targeted sessions and an accredited cooking demonstration with Tulane University School of Medicine’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine.
The Canadian Obesity Network – Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) is Canada’s 10,000-member strong professional obesity association dedicated to creating a credible community for change to reduce the mental, physical and economic burden of obesity on Canadians. The Network acts as a catalyst for addressing obesity in Canada and fosters knowledge translation, capacity building, and partnerships among stakeholders to develop effective solutions to prevent and treat obesity. The Network also has a substantial emphasis on training of young researchers and health professionals and sustains a nation-wide network of university-based student chapters across Canada. The network has also developed a suite of practitioner tools to better manage obesity in adults, children and during pregnancy. The biennial Canadian Obesity Summit (Toronto April 28-May 2, 2015) attracts over 1200 obesity researchers, health practitioners and stakeholders from government and non-government organisations as well as industry. Membership in the network is free and open to anyone with a professional interest in obesity. To join the obesity network – click here. For more information on the Canadian Obesity Summit – click here.
The Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit held October 2-3, 2014 at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland, Ohio attracts medical professionals in all specialties. This 2 day CME certified activity includes interactive workshops, live surgical transmissions from the Cleveland Clinic, and a Meet the Experts roundtable lunch.Learning modules educate learners in the science of obesity, lifestyle strategies, comorbidities, and medical and surgical topics. A special session on childhood obesity is featured.
Along with Cleveland Clinic faculty, a team of experts including Nathan Berger, MD (Case Western Reserve University), Patty Freedson, PhD (University of Massachusetts), Donna Ryan (Pennington Biomedical Research Center), and others will present data to improve your knowledge in order to improve patient outcomes.
Visit www.ccfcme.org/obesity to learn more.
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 Marriott Long Wharf Hotel in Boston, MA from June 17-20, 2015, with the Board Review course comprising the full day of Wednesday, June 17.
September 25-26, 2015 – The Mayflower Renaissance, Washington, DC
Mayo Clinic nutrition continuing medical education curriculum is designed for providers addressing the challenges of nutrition issues encountered in the ambulatory setting. Topics include advances in the comprehensive management of obesity (healthy diet, physical activity, medications, endoscopic and surgical approaches), current nutrition and wellness topics, and the role of nutrition and physical activity in disease prevention and management. Courses span the spectrum of nutrition through lectures, interactive case studies and panel discussions. Many presentations are case-based and offer practical management point.
ObesityWeek TM 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.
14th Annual Conference on Obesity – Making Sense of Treatment Guidelines for Obesity
Over the last 30 years, there have been rapid increases in the number of persons who are overweight or obese. This is alarming especially because overweight and obese people are at risk for many serious health conditions, including but not limited to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Obesity is impacting individual lives as well as health. For the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children in America may have shorter life expectancy than their parents. In addition obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. (American Heart Association). The goal of this conference is to engage healthcare providers in learning about the obesity epidemic and expose them to cutting-edge clinical and research approaches for the recognition, treatment and prevention of obesity, and new federal guidelines focused on obesity in America. There will be ample time for discussion, questions and answers as well as interaction among the participants in an informal setting. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
The WCIDRC will be held November 20-22, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel – Universal City Los Angeles, California.
This is a CME activity worth approximately 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Please visit the congress site: www.wcir.org or for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 342-1889
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.
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.
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 health care issues nationally and internationally, and provide excellent organizational support and services for our members.
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.
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.
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.
The 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
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.
Let’s Go! is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program. Our goal is to increase physical activity and healthy eating for children from birth to 18 through policy and environmental change. Let’s Go! works in six sectors to reach families where they live, learn, work and play to reinforce the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. The 5210 message (5 or more fruits and vegetables, 2 hours or less of recreational screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks, more water a day) is used consistently across all sectors. For more information visit www.letsgo.org.
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.
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 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.
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.