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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  Treating Obesity 2019: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine
AMA PRA Ca : 34.25 | MOC : 34.25 | Credits : 9.50
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Treating Obesity 2019: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS), The Penzias Group and will be held from Jun 20 - 22, 2019 at Boston Marriott Long Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Who Should Attend:
Healthcare professionals with an interest in the latest approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity and its complications, including:
• Physicians
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses
• Pharmacists
• Dietitians
• Mental Health Professionals

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

• Treating Obesity 2019 (June 20-22): 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
• Board Review (June 19): 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™

Earn up to:
• 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
• 34.25 ABIM MOC points and 9.50 patient safety credits
• 9.50 Credits of Risk Management Study
• Dietitians: This educational activity has been submitted for continuing education credit

Participation in both Treating Obesity 2019 and the Obesity Medicine Board Review fully satisfies the 30-hour live Group One CME requirement to qualify for the ABOM certification.

Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2019 program include:
• Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity
• Medical and surgical management of the adult patient with obesity
• Effective counseling and motivation techniques
• Precision medicine for obesity and metabolic disorders
• Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery
• Treating children and adolescents: new medical and surgical options
• Emerging therapies for genetic obesity
• How diet influences metabolic processes
• Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice in different medical environments in the United States and internationally
• Enhancing communication about obesity with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. In addition, an Obesity Medicine board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.

This course is designed to give healthcare providers the knowledge to:
• Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity
• Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
• Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques
• Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
• Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Develop clinical approaches to the patient with obesity
• Identify, evaluate, and manage high-risk patient populations
• Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including dietary manipulation, optimizing physical activity, stress reduction, improved sleep health, and circadian rhythm preservation
• Apply effective patient counseling, behavior modification techniques, and support for productive lifestyle change
• Determine the mechanism of action and most effective use of current and emerging pharmacological and medical device-based treatments of obesity
• Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery, help guide them to appropriate surgical options, and effectively manage their post-operative care
• Incorporate strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity in pediatric populations
• Apply a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity and its metabolic consequences to improve the care of patients with these disorders
• Address patients with obesity with a greater sensitivity and understanding of the causes, challenges, frustrations and opportunities for their effective treatment

Those participants enrolled in the board review portion of the course will be able to:
• Consolidate knowledge of basic and clinical information within Obesity Medicine in order to comprehensively diagnose and treat patients
• Optimize their opportunity to pass the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) examination

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Lee Michael Kaplan
Lee Michael Kaplan


Scott Ira Kahan
Scott Ira Kahan




Family Medicine

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Contact No. : 617-384-8600

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Venue Address

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

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Boston Marriott Long Wharf,

296 State St,

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02109,

+1 617-227-0800

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19 Jun 12:00 AM To 19 Dec 11:45 PM Fee - USD 495

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