As clinicians see an increasing percentage of patients with obesity, comprehensive continuing medical education becomes essential to address both individual patient care and the larger epidemic.
Needham, MA (PRWEB) November 08, 2016
Obesity poses one of the biggest public health challenges we face today, resulting in a large disease burden of multiple chronic conditions, and imposing substantial cost to individuals, the healthcare system and society at large. With one-third of the adult US population overweight or obese, health care providers must be prepared to confront this complex disease and identify the optimal management approach for each individual patient.
To help spread the knowledge, PlatformQ Health is launching a new website, ObesitySeriesLive, that will provide live, interactive medical education activities for clinicians treating obesity. Both Boston University and The Obesity Society are joining as partners for the inaugural program.
“Obesity is one of the most personal and emotionally laden health challenges facing a staggering number of children and adults today. Not only does it impact essentially every organ system of the body, obesity has causes and consequences across a complex social, physiological and economic landscape. As clinicians see an increasing percentage of patients with obesity, comprehensive continuing medical education becomes essential to address both individual patient care and the larger epidemic,” says Caroline Apovian, MD, Vice President of The Obesity Society and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.
“Partnering with The Obesity Society and Boston University for the inaugural program of ObesitySeriesLive is the best kind of collaboration we could have hoped for,” says Robert Rosenbloom, CEO and Founder of PlatformQ Health. “Together we bring the full picture: medical expertise, deep patient understanding, and excellence in online education. It’s sure to be a great first program.”
Primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners and other clinicians involved in the treatment and management of obesity are encouraged to join.
Expert Management Perspectives and Updates from Obesity Week
Friday, November 11th from 12:00 – 1:00PM ET.
Caroline Apovian, MD of Boston University School of Medicine
W. Scott Butsch, MD of Massachusetts General Hospital
About PlatformQ Health
PlatformQ Health is the parent company of over twelve CME platforms dedicated to different therapeutic areas, from oncology to neurology. PlatformQ Health offers advanced, accredited and complementary medical education to clinicians in a highly accessible and convenient format, with live and on demand programs that include all of the features of an in-person medical conference such as lectures, panel discussions and case presentations as well as interactive polling and Q&A sessions with top faculty.
About The Obesity Society
The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, TOS is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the disease.