Obesity: Beyond Lifestyle and Bariatric Surgery

This course will provide learners with a practical approach to the management of obesity from the point of view of the practicing physician, and will explain the role of bariatric surgery and its impact on obese individuals diagnosed with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, General Internists, Family Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians, Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Physician Assistants and all healthcare professionals who care for patients who wish to prevent – or who have been diagnosed with cardiologic, vascular and or metabolic risks, disorders or diseases.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement practical treatment protocols for the management of obesity from the point of view of the practicing physician.
  • Explain the role of bariatric surgery and its impact on obese individuals diagnosed with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Gill, R. S., Al‐Adra, D. P., Birch, D., Hudson, M., Shi, X., Sharma, A. M., & Karmali, S. (2011). Robotic‐assisted bariatric surgery: a systematic review. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 7(3), 249-255.
  • Egger, G., & Dixon, J. (2014). Beyond obesity and lifestyle: a review of 21st century chronic disease determinants. BioMed research international, 2014.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/28/2021
Rating: 
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Theodore Feldman, M.D.
Medical Director, Prevention and Community Health
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Medical Director, Center for Healthcare Advancement and Outcomes
Baptist Health South Florida
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiology Clerkship Director
Head of Cardiology/Interviewer, Medical School Admissions Committee
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Theodore Feldman, M.D., has disclosed that he is a member of the speakers bureau for Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, NovoNordisk and Regeneron/Sanofi, and that he serves as a consultant to Merck. Dr. Feldman has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage. 

PLANNERS

Michael D. Ozner, M.D., FACC, FAHA, has disclosed that he is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Life Extension Foundation, and author of the books The Great American Heart Hoax, Heart Attack Proof, and The Complete Mediterranean Diet. Dr. Ozner has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.

Khurram Nasir, M.D., symposium director, has disclosed that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

All other non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

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 enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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