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As a result of this education, attendees will acquire an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of obesity and its related conditions, and will be updated on recent advances in the treatment of these conditions in the context of their etiology and clinical interconnections. The interactive teaching and case vignette discussions will emphasize clinical skills improvements, particularly in the context of specific patient populations and special situations that present clinical challenges in the management of this constellation of conditions.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
a. Identify patients with overweight/obesity who can benefit from more intensive clinical interventions.
b. Demonstrate effective counseling that works to help patients lose weight.
c. Prescribe medications that have been proven to help patients lose weight.
d. Gain confidence in discussing bariatric surgical options and referring patients for care.

Who Should Attend?
This activity is designed to improve knowledge, competence and performance at the primary level, where most care takes place, as well as to improve coordination and communication with specialists and the delivery of specialty care.

Those interested in attending should be clinicians who provide primary care either as family practitioners or internists (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as internal medicine specialists, who are self-identified as having significant numbers of patients who have or are at risk for obesity or assocaited risk factors, and/or the end-organ results of their metabolic impact, or those with an interest in this area, such as:
     General Practitioners (MD, DO, PA, NP)
     Internists
     Family Practitioners
     Cardiologists
     Nephrologists
     Endocrinologists
     Allied Health (RN, CDE, Pharmacists)
     Relevant industry professionals, advocacy groups, and consultants

Accreditation and Designation of Credit
Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For CEU credits for allied health professionals, please submit a copy of your certificate, along with the program agenda and learning objectives, to your state licensing board at the conclusion of the course for credits.

ACGME Competencies
This activity is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:
     Patient care
     Medical knowledge
     Professionalism

Disclosure Policy
Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is WCMC's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g., planners, faculty, authors, reviewers, and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that WCMC may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.


New York Obesity Symposium
- Advances in Weight Management at Weill Cornell Medical College -
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