Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Practical Applications for Clinical Care
Live online June 7, 2017 and available on demand through December 7, 2017.
Posted by...Bernard Sklar, MD.
Free Obesity CME Credit hours..1.0.
CME Credits Awarded by....Boston University School of Medicine.
Instruction Type...Streaming Video Lecture and discussion.
Target Audiences...This program is intended for family physicians, internists, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care providers of people who may be obese and need pharmacotherapeutic interventions.
Educational material updated....June 7, 2017.
Expiration of CME credit...December 7, 2017.
Financial Support...Novo Nordisk.
After viewing the three presentations of Pharmacotherapy of Obesity: Practical Applications for Clinical Care
, you will be better able to:
• Identify obesity as a disease, not a behavioral problem, and consider the implications of that paradigm shift on attitudes toward treating the condition
• Identify indications that lifestyle interventions have not been sufficient to result in weight loss
• Describe the pharmacology of, and indications for, the use of the currently available medications for chronic weight management
• Describe ongoing management of people using anti-obesity medications, including means to gauge both therapeutic efficacy or the need to consider bariatric surgery