Accreditation Information

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.

 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline challenges associated with obesity practice management and how they might be overcome.
  2. Identify parameters that suggest that lifestyle interventions are insufficient to achieve weight loss goals and apply learned weight management algorithms, including a multidisciplinary approach to the patient with obesity, into current clinical practice.
  3. Improve patient satisfaction and obesity care delivery in clinical practice by better understanding specific needs of community, insurance coverage of multidisciplinary treatment options, hospital resources and time constraints, and obesity practice operations and finances.
  4. List contraindications and side effects to major FDA-approved anti-obesity medications.
  5. Apply appropriate use of medications and medical-legal rules and regulations.
  6. Utilize the perspective of obesity as a disease to then appropriately apply lifestyle, pharmacological, and surgical-based therapies to patients seeking treatment for obesity.

Target Audience

The target audience includes physicians, hospital administrators, primary care physicians, internists, pediatricians, gastroenterologists, and other subspecialists interested in obesity medicine clinical practice.

 

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals, and their spouses/partners, involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.