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Pharmacologic Therapy for Obesity Management

Pharmacologic Therapy for Obesity Management

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

May 8, 2017

Expires

May 7, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CE for Nurses
1.00 / CPEU for Registered Dietitians/Registered Dietetic Technicians

Accredited Provider

Provided by Haymarket Medical Education for CME.

Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Haymarket Medical Education for ANCC.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

Program Description

New understandings of the hormonal/neural mechanisms that underlie the regulation of appetite, food intake, and weight have led to the development of novel targets for obesity therapy. Evidence-based recommendations now advise the use of pharmacologic agents for obesity in collaboration with lifestyle changes. Most of these drugs can be used on a long-term basis. However, it is important that patients be monitored and therapeutic adjustments made when required. At the present time, anti-obesity medications are underutilized among patients likely to benefit from them.

This CME article will provide an in-depth review of recommendations supporting the role of pharmacologic therapy as an adjunct to lifestyle changes in reducing weight gain and promoting weight loss. Data will be presented on the efficacy and safety of the available weight-loss agents approved for long-term use, as will recent data showing the potential cardiometabolic benefits of these agents. The need for individualized obesity therapy, especially in the treatment of patients with comorbidities, will be discussed.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and dietitians.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the safety and efficacy profiles of the anti-obesity medications approved for long-term use
  • Utilize pharmacologic therapy in appropriate patients with overweight and obesity, in conjunction with lifestyle interventions

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and Global Education Group require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and Global Education Group resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all educational activities.

Faculty

Ken Fujioka, MD
Director, Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center
Center for Weight Management
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, CA

Dr. Fujioka is a consultant to Eisai, Novo Nordisk, Orexigen, and KVK Tech, and is on the speakers’ bureaus for Novo Nordisk and Orexigen.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Krista Sierra and Susan Basilico of Haymarket Medical Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Global Education Group staff; Ashley Marostica, RN, MS; Andrea Funk; and Lindsay Borvansky have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewer Disclosure

CME reviewer Priya Wanchoo, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 1.00 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Haymarket Medical Education for ANCC credit.

Credit

1.00

Type

CPEU Credit

Accreditation Statement

The following activity has been approved by the ACCME, whose approval is recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and, as such, RDs/DTRs will be able to receive 1.00 CPEU.

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. HME and Global Education Group do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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