Please join us for a discussion on intermediate risk: “Updates on Obesity Medicine” with Dawn Harris Sherling, M.D., FACP, Dipl. ABOM.  Dr. Sherling will discuss the rising rates of obesity in the U.S. and world populations, explain the role played by ultra-processed food in the obesity epidemic, and evaluate the physiology behind the drive to eat, among many other aspects of this condition.

Internal Medicine Physicians, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Residents,  Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and all other interested healthcare providers


  • Discuss rising rates of obesity in the U.S. and world populations.
  • Explain the role played by ultra-processed food in the obesity epidemic.
  • Evaluate the physiology behind the drive to eat.
  • Compare and contrast different medications to manage obesity.
  • Explain the role that bariatric surgery plays in the management of obesity and the complications that may ensue.
  • Examine the importance that lifestyle interventions still have in the current environment.

Dawn Harris Sherling, M.D., FACP, Dipl. ABOM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Dawn Harris Sherling, M.D., FACP, Dipl. ABOM, faculty for this educational activity is an executive of Modernizing Medicine Inc. of which her husband is CMO and co-Founder. She has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

John F. Rubin, M.D., FACP, director of this educational activity, has indicated that he is a shareholder in AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose.

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   

This activity has been approved for 1 credit hour, CE Broker Course #20-855841, by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Podiatry, Osteopathic Medicine and Physician Assistants.  

This activity has also been approved for 1 credit for Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs, Athletic Trainers. Baptist Health South Florida CE Broker Provider #50-182.

Session date: 
12/19/2023 - 7:30am to 8:30am EST
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dentistry
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy

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