November 1, 2024

By 2030, it is estimated that over 50% of the population in the United States will meet the criteria for obesity. In parallel, there continues to be an increasing number of anti-obesity medications on the market available to patients, which many are requesting as the first step in weight loss. More providers and specialists are needed to meet the increasing demand of a rapidly growing patient population. Cooperation and integration of all specialties treating obesity, or multidisciplinary treatment of obesity, will lead to increased value of care and improvements in the patient experience. Alignment of these specialties allows for more efficient patient care and less duplication of services. The Building Blocks of Comprehensive Obesity Care will provide an update to front-line providers on key factors, or building blocks, relating to effective treatment for obesity. During this course, participants will gain an overview of treatment options including lifestyle change, medication, and surgical management. Our expert faculty will provide best-practice treatment options and new advances in counseling patients, dietary implications, and medical weight loss as well as provide an overview of the impact of obesity on heart disease. Providers will gain an understanding of the timing for for referral to a bariatric surgeon as well as options for the management of weight recurrence after bariatric surgery.

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioners
Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

1. Define the spectrum of treatment options to treat obesity, from lifestyle change management to medication management to surgical management

2. Outline a best-practice approach to the utilization of the different treatments described for obesity

3. Identify patient characteristics that define the ideal candidate for the different treatment options presented

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 4.00 ANCC
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 4.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 4.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
Activity Starts: 
11/01/2024 - 12:30pm EDT
Activity Ends: 
11/01/2024 - 6:30pm EDT
Durham, NC
United States

Shaina Eckhouse

Dana Portenier

Tina Gremore

Christina Killette

William Yancy, Jr.

Michelle Kelsey

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
JA Credit - AH

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 4.00 ANCC
  • 4.00 Attendance
  • 4.00 JA Credit - AH
    • 4.00 Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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