Treating Obesity 2021: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

CME : 48.5 + more
Start Date :  Jun 15, 2021End Date :  Jun 19, 2021

Organized by :   Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Specialties :   Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, OBGYN and Women's Health, Primary Care, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gastroenterology, Psychiatry

Fees Fee :   Starting From USD 495

Conference Summary

Treating Obesity 2021: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jun 15 - 19, 2021.

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

Accreditation:
Earn up to:

• 48.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 48.50 ABIM MOC points
• 7.00 Credits of Risk Management Study
Participation in both Treating Obesity 2021 and the Obesity Medicine Board Review fully satisfies the 30-hour live Group One CME requirement to qualify for the ABOM certification.

Overview:
For over 30 years, the goal of this course has been to provide healthcare professionals in diverse disciplines with the latest evidence-based tools and knowledge needed to optimize the care of patients with obesity. There remains a large gap between clinical need and current practice in the treatment of obesity and its associated disorders. Despite the undisputed recognition of the magnitude and severity of obesity, fewer than 5% of patients with obesity undergo clinical evaluation for this disorder in the primary care setting. The primary reasons for this gap include inadequate provider knowledge about obesity, misunderstanding of the causes, consequences, and effective treatments of obesity, and limited options for additional education. Without adequate knowledge and skills, it is not possible to address these problems in an effective manner.

The course is designed to develop the participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, we offer a board review for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination in Obesity Medicine.In the Online Treating Obesity 2021, attendees will hear authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment and research centers speak on critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. The program will include didactic lectures, panel discussions, case-based virtual, yet interactive workshops, interactive case review using an audience response system, and virtual patient panel discussions. 

The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.

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 2021 program include:
• Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity
• Medical management of the patient with obesity
• Emerging precision medicine approaches to obesity and metabolic disorders
• Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery
• Effective counseling and motivation techniques
• Medical and surgical treatment of children and adolescents with obesity
• Emerging strategies and therapies for genetic obesity
• Navigating our understanding of how diet influences metabolic processes
• Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice
• Enhancing communication about obesity with patients, referring providers, payers, and the public

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. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. 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

Obesity Medicine Board Review: Wednesday, June 14, 2021
One day prior to the start of Treating Obesity 2021, we offer a comprehensive one-day review course to help candidates prepare for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification examination. This course is taught by recent diplomates of the ABOM, and reviews all the major basic, diagnostic and treatment concepts required for the exam, including:
• Pathophysiology of obesity
• Obesity comorbidities
• Pediatric patient management
• Nutrition and exercise assessment and intervention
• Genetic and syndromic obesity
• Surgical treatments
• Pharmacotherapy
• Behavioral therapy

Participation in both Treating Obesity 2021 and the Obesity Medicine Board Review fully satisfies the 30-hour live Group One CME requirement to qualify for the ABOM certification.

Discounts apply when attending both the Board Review and Treating Obesity 2021. 

360-Degree Education:
Patient Care. Reimbursements. Challenging Cases. Global Perspectives.
Fewer than 5% of patients with obesity undergo proper clinical evaluation for this disorder in a clinical setting. Treating Obesity 2021 provides education about obesity, its causes and consequences, and the most effective tools and strategies for its treatment and prevention. 

Unique to this program is a 360-degree educational experience, where attendees:
• Hear from authorities in medicine, pediatrics, nutrition, surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology and mental health about strategies to optimize care for your patients with obesity
• Learn how to build and maintain a successful Obesity Medicine practice in varied clinical settings, including primary care, multidisciplinary obesity care center, and a standalone Obesity Medicine specialty practice
• Learn about the increasing global burden of obesity-associated disease
• Understand the adverse effect of obesity on the screening, diagnosis and treatment of diseases unrelated to obesity
• Become more effective at strategic communication with payers, employers, and other policymakers about the benefits and value of targeted obesity treatment
• Get feedback and guidance on your own challenging cases from experienced Obesity Medicine clinicians
• Interact directly with faculty during interactive question and answer sessions
• Prepare for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Apply effective patient counseling and 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
• Develop and further refine 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

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) subspecialty examination

Credit Info

  • CME : 48.5
  • MOC : 48.5
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