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From Simulation to Real-world Practice: Strategies for a Proactive Approach to Obesity Management

Patient Simulation

This immersive Patient SimX activity will provide practical strategies for early intensification of T2D management that prioritizes sustained weight loss to improve long-term outcomes in patients with T2D and overweight or obesity. The activity allows the participant to explore and guide the management of 2 different patient case scenarios.

Nurses: 1.50 Nursing contact hours

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits

Physicians: Maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Released: December 13, 2022

Expiration: December 12, 2023

No longer available for credit.
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Faculty

Caroline Apovian

Caroline Apovian, MD

Member of the Faculty
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director
Center for Weight Management and Wellness
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Ken Fujioka

Ken Fujioka, MD

Director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research
Diabetes and Endocrine
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

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Provided by Clinical Care Options, LLC

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Supporters

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Lilly

Target Audience

The target audience for the education are endocrinologists and obesity specialists, physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician associates/physician assistants.

Program Learning Goal

The goal of this program is to allow learners to demonstrate and improve their application of knowledge and improvement in clinical performance to optimize the treatment for patients with obesity.  

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate patients based on the guideline-recommended criteria for diagnosis and treatment of obesity
  • Apply the latest efficacy and safety data to select antiobesity medications for appropriate patients with obesity
  • Integrate patient needs and preferences into the development of comprehensive obesity treatment plans
  • Assess obesity treatment based on patient tolerability, adherence, and progress toward individual weight loss goals

Disclosure

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.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Faculty Disclosure

Primary Author

Caroline Apovian, MD

Member of the Faculty
Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
Harvard Medical School
Co-Director
Center for Weight Management and Wellness
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Caroline Apovian, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Altimmune, Currax, Gelesis, L-Nutra, NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk, Pain Script Corporation, ReShape Lifesciences, Xeno Biosciences.

Ken Fujioka, MD

Director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research
Diabetes and Endocrine
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Ken Fujioka, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Amgen, Currax, Gelesis, Novo Nordisk, Rhythm, Shionogi, Sunovion, Takeda.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.5 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from December 13, 2022, through December 12, 2023:

1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, 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 enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.

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 credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until December 12, 2023. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Additional Information

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.