The Nutrition and Weight Management Program at Boston University School of Medicine will educate clinicians who care for patients with obesity about diagnosis and treatment guidelines. During this intensive program, clinicians will spend one week at the Boston Medical Center Nutrition and Weight Management Center where they will receive multidisciplinary, practical, hands-on, training from world-renowned specialists and will see patients under the supervision of an obesity medicine specialist(s).

Our nationally recognized faculty will guide program participants in the use of the latest treatment options, giving them the confidence necessary to implement new practices in their own clinics. This immersion program stresses intensive interaction between participants and educators working toward immediate practice change. The objective of the program is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to effectively treat their patients with obesity.

The proposed patient-oriented curriculum will provide an engaging, clinically relevant learning experience with multiple opportunities for participant reflection, as well as strategies for implementation of practice changes. The content of this activity will be based on the latest needs assessment data and expert clinical experience regarding best practices in the management of patients with obesity.


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Kenya Palmer, FNP

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Caroline Apovian, MD

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Dong Wook Kim

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Gitanjali Srivastava, MD

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Ivania Rizo, MD

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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 35.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be applicable toward the 30 units CME requirements for the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 35.75, of which up to 31 are eligible for pharmacology credit.



This activity is provided in part by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.