Current Issues Regarding Obesity Treatment and Chronic Weight Management

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Obesity experts Drs. Apovian and Kushner delve into the complex and undertreated disease of obesity, addressing the importance of weight loss and chronic weight management. They discuss obesity as a chronic disease with its pathophysiologic basis, associated cardiometabolic risks, treatment options including pharmacotherapy, focusing on incretin-based medications, optimizing weight loss and maintenance, and how to approach patients about obesity. Case studies are utilized in which the faculty share their experiences to individualize patient management so as to improve long-term weight-related health outcomes.

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Course Credit:

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
0.25 Pharmacology Hours


Opens: 2022-03-31
Closes: 2023-03-31

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for cardiologists, endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare providers who treat patients’ obesity and other commonly associated diseases.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

    Presenting Faculty

  • Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

    Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Wellness
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Member of the Faculty
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Robert Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

    Professor, Department of Medicine and Medical Education
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
    Northwestern Medicine
    Chicago, Illinois