Primary Care Perspectives on Obesity: Defining Scope and Impact, and Integrating Behavioral and Pharmacologic Interventions
Speakers: Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, Professor of MedicineSamar Hafida, MD, Instructor
Duration: 60 minutes
Presented on: March 6, 2019
Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
Professor of MedicineCaroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, DABOM, is a professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, and is the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr Apovian’s current research interests include weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, obesity and cardiovascular disease, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, resolution of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the bariatric surgery population, disparities in the treatment of obesity in underserved populations and novel pharmacotherapeutic anti-obesity agents. She has given over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally, and currently serves as President Elect of The Obesity Society.
Samar Hafida, MD
Samar Hafida, MD
Effective Management of Obesity Begins in Primary Care
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Summarize guidelines and best practices for the treatment of obesity
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss obesity with primary care patients, assessing their readiness for change and which options are most likely to succeed
- Identify evidence-based and FDA-approved pharmacotherapeutic treatment options for obesity
- Recognize indications, and methods for individualized medication selection and usage, for obesity pharmacotherapies in a primary care setting
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statements
Physician Continuing Education
Live Internet Activity
Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Online On-Demand Enduring Material
Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.
Primary Care Network has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation (2013-2019) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
Date of Release/Expiration
Wednesday March 6, 2019 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST.
The enduring material will be available from March 6, 2019 – September 6, 2019.
The primary audience will encompass the full spectrum of professionals who play a role in providing health care for people with obesity, including physicians (primary care, internal medicine, and those of relevant specialties such as endocrinology or cardiology), nurse practitioners, mental health providers, dietitians/nutritionists, and exercise professionals.
Estimated Time to Complete
This activity consists of one session which should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Method of Participation
There are no fees to participate in this activity. To participate in the activity, go to www.ObesitySeriesLive.com. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the pre and post-test and activity evaluation. Participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test in order to receive a certificate.
Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.
Statement of Disclosure and Independence
It is the policy of Primary Care Network (PCN) to ensure all of its accredited educational activities are planned, developed, and conducted in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Essential Areas and Policies. In accordance with ACCME requirements, PCN has Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Policies that are designed to ensure that PCN accredited educational activities are fair, balanced, independent, evidence based, and based on scientific rigor.
PCN’s Resolution of Personal COI Policy aims to ensure that all potential conflicts are identified and resolved prior to the activity, content is developed and presented free of commercial bias, and is in the interest of promoting improvements or quality in healthcare. All individuals who are in a position to influence and/or control content of a PCN accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity are considered Planning Committee Members. Planning Committee Members include individuals involved in a CME activity who may develop, edit, review and/or present content. Planning Committee Members are required to disclose to the participants any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the activity. The educational content is also reviewed for independence and content validation by an independent clinical reviewer. Independence is also monitored through the activity and overall program evaluation process.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Caroline M. Apovian, MD
Consulting Fee: Merck, Nutrisystem, Zafgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, EnteroMedics, Scientific Intake, SetPoint Health, Rhythm, Xeno Biosciences, Gelesis, Ferring, Takeda, Novo Nordisk
Research Funding: Aspire Bariatrics, GI Dynamics, Pfizer, Gelesis, Orexigen, MetaProteomics, Takeda, The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation and MYOS Corporation
Samar Hafida, MD
Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose
The planners and managers reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Brian Koffman, MDCM, DCFP, DABFM, MS Ed
Primary Care Netword CME Content Reviewer
Reported Relevant Financial Relationship: Advisory Board & Speaker’s Bureau: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
Patient Speaker: Juno Therapeutics, Verastem
The following PCN planner and manager, Jill Hays, hereby state that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following PlatformQ Health Education, LLC planner, Elizabeth del Nido, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Disclosure of Unapproved/Off Label Use (if applicable):
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
The opinions, ideas, recommendations, and perspectives expressed in this activity are those of the program authors and presenting faculty only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, ideas, recommendations or perspectives of their affiliated institutions, Primary Care Network, advisory boards or consultants.
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