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Treating Obesity 2024: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine - LIVE STREAMING

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Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity
This highly rated 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.
Highlights of the 2024 program include:
• Update on using the newer GLP-1 based therapies
• Comprehensive evaluation 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. In addition, one day prior to the start of Treating Obesity 2024, we host a one-day review for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification examination. This course is taught by recent diplomates of the ABOM.
Treating Obesity 2024 is designed to give health care 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
One day prior to the start of Treating Obesity 2024, 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 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
• Genetic and syndromic obesity
• Nutrition and exercise assessment and intervention
• Intensive lifestyle and behavioral therapy
• Anti-obesity pharmacotherapy
• Bariatric surgery
Participation in both Treating Obesity 2024 and the Obesity Medicine Board Review fully satisfies the 30-hour Group One CME requirement to qualify for the ABOM certification.
Discounts apply when attending both the Board Review and Treating Obesity 2024.


Jun 30, 2024


Dietetics / Dietitian CE, Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


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Credits / Hours



ACCME, Harvard Medical School, ABIM MOC, Risk Management

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06-10-2024 - 06-13-2024

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United States of America

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