ObesityCE
LECTURECMEABIM MOC

Obesity Forum® 2020–Part 1

Author(s)/Faculty: Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS; Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS; Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP, FTOS; Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS
Release Date: 12/31/2020Expiration Date: 12/30/2021
Credit Type: CME / ABIM MOC / AANPNumber of Credits: 1.75
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Obesity is a chronic condition that is becoming increasingly common in the United States and is associated with substantial risks of morbidity and mortality. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and certain cancers. With prevalence continuing to escalate, it is predicted that 1 in 2 Americans will have obesity by 2030—with women and minorities most at risk in the coming years. Currently, underdiagnosis and undertreatment of obesity are frequent due to shortcomings in patient evaluation; uncertainty regarding approaches that support good adherence to behavioral and lifestyle modifications; and lack of thorough knowledge concerning the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic and surgical interventions. Patients with overweight and obesity often have multiple health concerns and may see several providers; therefore, a multidisciplinary management approach is required. The virtual Obesity Forum® 2020 is a 2-part AANP/CME series that aims to provide health care professionals with guidance on the appropriate use of therapies and strategies for delivering individualized care to patients with overweight or obesity, including adolescents, via a multidisciplinary team. This section will incorporate didactic presentations covering hot topics in obesity 2020; guideline updates; considerations for lifestyle changes, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.