Help/Frequently Asked Questions

What is ObesityCE?

ObesityCE contains tutorials, online lectures, podcasts, and case studies in the following areas:

  • Appetite Regulation
  • Assessment/Screenling Tools
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Comorbidities
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Weight Loss Tactics

Tutorials provide you with an overview of important topics and focus on areas such as clinical features, diagnosis, risk factors, evaluation, treatment options and patient outcomes. Throughout each tutorial, you will be able to access images including clinical photographs, and imaging. If you would like additional information on a specific topic, references are included at the conclusion of each tutorial.

Online lectures simulate the lecture experience. Experts in the multiple sclerosis community provide lectures in their knowledge area. The slides automatically advance along with the audio.

Podcasts are audio recordings focused on a specific topic. Obesity experts record these 10-15 minute discussions on issues that pertain to the management of obese patients.

The information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can explore the material at your own pace and convenience.

Who will benefit from the information on ObesityCE?

ObesityCE will become a great resource for all primary care physicians, family physicians, general practice physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists, obstetrician gynecologists.

What are the minimum PC requirements needed to access ObesityCE?

Browser:
You will need a browser that will accept frames. It should be set to enable Java, JavaScript, and style sheets. It should also be set to accept cookies.

System  Requirements:
This site is designed to support Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 and Mozilla Firefox 12 or greater. With:

  • Javascript
  • Cookies
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Real Media Player

For the best experience, we recommend a monitor resolution of 1024x768 pixels or greater, and a color depth of 256 or greater. If you are using older versions,other browsers, or have any of the above requirements disabled, certain areas of this web site may not function as intended.

Is there a cost to access ObesityCE or obtain CME?

ObesityCE is a free educational Web site for the healthcare community. There is no cost for you to access ObesityCE or to obtain CME/CE credits. ObesityCE is a CME site and does not include any product advertisements.

How often is ObesityCE updated?

ObesityCE is constantly updated and expanded to include the most accurate and relevant information available for healthcare professionals. We have recruited leading experts and teachers in the obesity community to serve as editors and authors. Before any new material is posted on ObesityCE, it is thoroughly reviewed by one of our editorial board members.

How can I earn CME credits on ObesityCE?

For each CME activity (article, lecture, video or clinical case) you select, you will be taken directly to the CME Information, which will tell you about the activity topics and authors, relevant financial relationships, learning objectives and credit designation.

Upon review of the CME information, you will be directed to the pretest. Upon completion of the pretest, you will proceed to the activity content, where you will be able to read, watch or listen to the activity.

After review of the activity content, you will be directed to the posttest. If a passing score is achieved on the posttest, you will continue on to an evaluation of the activity and finally, you will be directed to your certificate.

Your certificate will also appear in your “My CME” section of the site for future referral.

International Users: If your country recognizes United States-approved AMA PRA Catergory 1 Credit(s)TM as valid credits in medical education, then the credits you can earn on ObesityCE can be applied to your country's continuing medical education program. All non-US physicians should contact their respective Boards for accreditation/credit status.

Whom do I contact for questions or comments about editorial content?

Please email ObesityCE@VindicoCME.com for any questions or comments pertaining to editorial content on ObesityCE.

Whom do I contact if I experience technical difficulties while on ObesityCE?

If you experience technical difficulties while on ObesityCE, contact webmaster@VindicoCME.com