Experts on Call: Connecting Specialists and Primary Care to Improve Obesity Management

Join us for this live 1-hour, CME/CE-certified workshop to improve your knowledge, competence (application of knowledge), and demonstrate improvement in clinical performance to optimize treatment for patients with obesity. Sign up now!


• Introduction

  • Pathophysiology, multifactorial etiology of obesity
  • Eliminating bias, reframing obesity as a treatable, chronic disease
  • Barriers and challenges to long-term weight loss, mechanisms of weight regain
  • Guideline criteria for diagnosis, treatment goals, lifestyle modifications, pharmacologic management

• Index Case

• Question and Answer Session


Date / Time
Event Details


Program Director
Robert Kushner

Department of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Goal Statement
The goal of this program is to improve primary care provider knowledge, competence (application of knowledge), and demonstrated improvement in clinical performance to optimize treatment for patients with obesity.

Target Audience
Primary target audience for this education are primary care physicians. The secondary target audience is primary care nurse practitioners and physician associates/physician assistants.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop strategies to overcome biases and barriers associated with the chronic management of obesity
  • Compare the latest efficacy and safety data of current and emerging antiobesity medications.
  • Incorporate guideline recommendations, the latest clinical evidence, and patient-specific factor to select antiobesity medications for long-term management among appropriate patients
  • Apply strategies to improve the likelihood of long-term weight loss based on an assessment of treatment response, patient preferences, and adherence


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and RealCME. Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Physician Assistant/Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for maximum of 1.0 hour of AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest 
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.