• Obesity CME for the Family Physician

    Online CME

    This online course will provide you with the latest, proven strategies for treating and managing obesity-related diseases, and practical tips to help patients make healthy lifestyle choices about exercise and nutrition.

    Case studies are presented, as well as, a panel discussion led by experts in treating obesity. Session topics include weight bias, childhood obesity, nutrition security, eating disorders, noncompliance, and other related topics.

    With AAFP online CME, you can:

    • Download PDFs of all presentation slides
    • Report your CME after each presentation
    • Start or continue a presentation at any time

    AAFP Member: $325
    New Physician: $275
    Student or Resident: $215
    Other Health Care Professional: $325
    Nonmember: $425

    A message from the course chair, Catherine (Cate) Varney, DO, FAAFP, ABOM about the course.

    10 Things You Need To Know to Treat Obesity in 2023
    Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH, FAAFP

    Binge Eating Disorder - An Underdiagnosed Cause of Obesity
    Meghan Sills, MD

    Childhood Obesity
    Mark Shaffer, MD

    Movement in Medicine
    Darryl Edwards, MS

    Navigating Barriers to Treatment Adherence and Engagement
    Andrea M. DeSantis, DO, FAAFP

    Obesity and Health Related Diseases
    Keisha Harvey Mansfield, MD

    Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
    Belinda Vail, MD, FAAFP

    Obesity Management for the Primary Care Physician
    Catherine (Cate) Varney, DO, FAAFP, ABOM

    Obesity: Tips for Losing Weight and Prevention of Chronic Conditions
    Fredricka Barr, MD

    Practical Approaches to Obesity Treatment
    Keisha Harvey Mansfield, MD

    Reflection Session*
    Catherine (Cate) Varney, DO, FAAFP, ABOM; Keshia Harvey-Mansfield, MD

    USDA Actions on Nutrition Security: The Role of Family Physicians
    Sara Bleich, PhD

    Weight Bias
    Keisha Harvey Mansfield, MD

    What's the Best Nutrition Plan for Weight Loss?
    Carolynn Francavilla, MD, FOMA, D-ABOM

    *Enhance your patient care today and earn up to 2 additional AAFP Prescribed credits for when you complete the Translation to Practice® (t2p®) process.

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

    • Define what obesity is and associated comorbidities.
    • Identify common causes of obesity
    • Develop treatment plans for patient’s weight loss
    • High-speed broadband connection required for online access.
    • Latest version of FirefoxSafari, or Chrome on Windows or Macintosh computers or tablets.
    • Latest version of Adobe Reader.

    The AAFP has reviewed Obesity CME for the Family Physician and deemed it acceptable for up to 11.75 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 2/28/2023 to 2/28/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

    Following this CME activity, participants will have the opportunity to earn an additional two Prescribed credits for participation in each Translation to Practice® exercise. Information on Translation to Practice® will be shared within the activity.

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