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Harvard Medical School

Treating Obesity 2019: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

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Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity
This acclaimed Harvard Medical School CME 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. In addition, one day prior to this program, on June 19, 2019, a one-day Obesity Medicine board review course is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.

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


Jun 30, 2019


Counselor CE, Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE


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ACCME, Harvard Medical School, ABOM, ABIM MOC

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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology / GI, Internal Medicine, Obesity / Weight Management, Primary Care, Psychiatry / Mental Health, Surgery

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The Penzias Group Harvard, CME, Obesity, Treatment, Management, Bariatric, Pharmacotherapy, Motivational, Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Nutrition, Dietary, medicine Live CE CME Seminar CE CME Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

06-20-2019 - 06-22-2019

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State Street
Boston, MA   02109
United States of America

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