Advanced Obesity Management

Advanced Obesity Management 2020-05-12T09:17:20-04:00
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Online Advanced Obesity Management Program Available Now!

Who should take this program?
Are you a healthcare professional looking to take the next step in the learning continuum? This program is designed to help you better understand the causes, mechanisms and consequences of obesity while providing you with the necessary tools and strategies to approach, assess and support patients with obesity.

Accreditation Details
Each module within the Advanced Obesity Management Program has been individually accredited and up to 16 Mainpro-M1 credits (soon to be Mainpro+) are available. The program is expected to take participants approximately 16-20 hours to complete, depending on your pace. Program certificates are offered once all module requirements are completed.

The modules meet the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada for Mainpro-M1 Credits, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of Manitoba. Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.

The available activities have been approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD Program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss relevant epidemiology and causes of obesity
  • Encourage dialogue with patients who have obesity or are at-risk
  • Assess patients according to American Board of Obesity Management (ABOM) recommendations
  • Counsel patients on complications of obesity
  • Discuss risk, benefits, and options available for the management of obesity, including behavioural and pharmacological management
  • Recommend realistic prevention strategies patients can incorporate to avoid becoming overweight
  • Prescribe lifestyle recommendations for weight loss according to the needs of individual patients
  • Appraise bariatric surgery options for management of obesity
  • Apply relevant guidelines to assist in obesity management among special populations

The 8 modules that this course covers include the following:

Module 1: Epidemiology, Etiology and Obesity Prevention
Module 2: Biology of Obesity
Module 3: Complications of Obesity
Module 4: Assessment
Module 5: Lifestyle
Module 6: Behavioural Therapy and Pharmacotherapy
Module 7: Surgical Management
Module 8: Obesity in Special Populations
Planning Committee:

Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC
Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC
Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP
Angela Hong, MD, CCFP
Sabrina Kwon, MD, CCFP
Jemima Grant, MBBS (Hons), BSc(Med), BA, FRAC

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