Talking to patients about their weight and motivating them to make lifestyle changes to lose weight can be difficult.
Boston MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2011
Obesity and its related co-morbidities continue to increase at epidemic levels, putting over two thirds of Americans at increased risk for diabetes, metabolic syndrome, joint pain and virtually every other chronic condition. However, talking to patients about their weight and successfully motivating them to make lifestyle changes to lose weight can be difficult. This free Continuing Medical Education class will address the scope of this health problem, the continuum of treatment options, and how to more effectively work with overweight patients.
Jointly sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Health Management Resources (HMR®), the nation’s leading provider of medical weight management programs, this webinar is open to physicians and other medical professionals at no charge.
Offered November 9, 6:00 PM – 7 PM EST or November 10 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Register online by October 28th http://www.planetReg.com/E71313101502
Upon completion of the web conference, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the scope of the obesity epidemic and its related co-morbidities.
- Be confident in arranging appropriate care for obese patients.
- Review and discuss the technical and behavioral elements needed to safely administer a very low or low-calorie diet.
- Identify the medical benefits and cost savings associated with successful weight management.
- Provide simple strategies to assist patients in managing their weight.
Presenter: James Early, MD,
Dr. Early is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Preventive Medicine in the Department of Preventive and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director at Via Christi Weight Management, Via Christi Hospital, Wichita, KS. He has specialized in obesity and lifestyle health for over 40 years, and serves as co-chair of the HMR Medical Board.
For additional information, contact jdavenport(at)HMRBoston(dot)com or call 617-357-9876, ext. 202.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University. All planners, speakers, authors, reviewers and staff members involved with content development for continuing education activities sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Medicine are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Health Management Resources. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.