Optimizing Clinical
Management of Obesity


Webcast CME Disclosure

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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

3.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances in obesity management.

Release Date

December 12, 2012

Expiration Date

December 12, 2014

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period December 12, 2012 through December 12, 2014, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all six segments totaling 3.5 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.


Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support


Supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Complete Conference Management and CMEducation Resources, LLC. Complete Conference Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Complete Conference Management designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Complete Conference Management to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by Complete Conference Management are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

Program Faculty and Disclosure

HAROLD E. BAYS, MD, FACP, FACE, FNLA – Program Chairman
Medical Director/President
Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center Inc. (L-MARC)
Louisville, KY

Research Grants: Eisai, Novo Nordisk, VIVUS, Orexigen
Consultant/Advisory Board: Eisai, VIVUS

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Nutrition and Weight Management
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Research Grants: Orexigen Therapeutics, Amylin, GI Dynamics, MetaProteomics, Atkins Foundation
Consultant/Advisory Board: Orexigen Therapeutics, Amylin, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Zafgen, GI Dynamics, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, sanofi-aventis

Chief, Division of Health and Performance Enhancement
Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism
Boyd Professor
Louisiana State University/Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Employment: Eli Lilly
Research Grant: Arena Pharmaceuticals

Patrick M. O'Neil, PhD
Director, Weight Management Center
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Research Grants: Weight Watchers International, Orexigen Therapeutics, Arena Pharmaceuticals
Speaker Honoraria: Vivus, Pharmatecture LLC
Consultant/Advisory Board: Orexigen Therapeutics, MEDACorp/Leerink Swann LLC
Travel Support: Arena Pharmaceuticals

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply the clinical criteria for being overweight or obese, and understand the implications of this classification on other health markers and disease states, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and related disease states
  • Apply both BMI criteria and DEXA measurements to become more proficient at screening for overweight status and obesity
  • Manage obesity as a primary "risk factor" in the setting of common cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions including CAD and T2D; and become proficient at weight loss interventions within the setting of internal medicine- and primary care-based specialty care
  • Employ multimodal strategies, including pharmacologic management, to effect weight reduction in high risk, overweight individuals with co--morbid conditions
  • Deploy pharmacologic therapies that work through neurological and neurophysiological targets for appetite dysregulation

Hardware and Software Requirements:

To participate in this program, viewers must have a PC or Macintosh computer that has active, ongoing internet access for the duration of the program, as well as a compatible Flash-viewer. An email address is required for registration, and a printer is required to print out the CME certificate.

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