Obesity has been running at epidemic levels for many years.  In 2013 the American Medical Association declared obesity to be a medical disorder, as such it is the most common medical disorder seen by healthcare providers. Review of medical school and residency curriculum as well as observations of clinical practice demonstrates a lack of adequate training when it comes to treating obesity. Therefore most healthcare providers do not have a capacity to effectively address this medical problem.Current pathways toward acquiring that fund of knowledge can be expensive and time intensive. The obesity webinar and follow-up live practicum offered through ACAM addresses this need in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
This educational program is designed for practitioners to develop skills necessary to successfully medicalize the obesity problem and treat it as a chronic neurochemical and metabolic disorder.

GLOBAL OBJECTIVES:

At the end of the webinar series a healthcare provider will be capable of diagnosing and evaluating a patient with obesity; confidently prescribe and implement a treatment pathway that utilizes behavioral, nutritional, nutraceutical, pharmacologic and hormonal modalities to achieve success; counsel patients about the principles for long-term maintenance to avoid the syndrome of weight regaining.

COURSE PLANNER | FACULTY:
Michael Bauerschmidt, MD
Planner
Stephen Petteruti, DO
Faculty, Moderator
Christopher Keroak, MD
Faculty
Shannon Petteruti, ND
Faculty
Kristina Spellman, RD, LD
Faculty
Mark Tremblay, PhD
Faculty

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
It is the policy of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of commercial conflicts and conflict resolutions will be included within the course materials. All course content will be peer reviewed to ensure fair balance.

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT:

ACAM gratefully acknowledges the support Metagenics for this educational activity.

ACCREDITATION:
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AMEDCO) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION:
The American College for Advancement in Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

   
 

Association Manager: Liz Pullman
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Member Services: Rayna Stewart
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