Why should we treat the disease of obesity? The medical community designated obesity as a disease in 2012 based on its etiology and impact on patient’s lives. Obesity results from a combination of genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and it is leads to numerous complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, cancer, gallbladder disease, and psychological disorders. The rise in obesity prevalence has paralleled a growing epidemic of diabetes, and obesity also contributes to the high rates of hypertension and dyslipidemia in the U.S.
This course covers comorbidities and obesity complications such as:
- organ-specific and;
- hormonal and biomechanical.
ACCREDITATION AND CREDITS
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Only those who receive a passing score will be eligible for MOC credit. Please allow two weeks for MOC points to appear within your account on the ABIM website. Participation information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
Can award American Board of Obesity Medicine GROUP TWO Credits: 7.75