Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

About our Course

Lifestyle behaviors – including diet, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, and tobacco use – have been linked to an increased risk of the leading causes of death and chronic diseases in the US and around the world. The challenge of reversing the obesity epidemic has highlighted the need for new ways to teach complex skill sets that effectively target lifestyle behaviors, particularly diet and physical activity. However, most health professionals (with the exception of registered dieticians) have little or no training in the science of nutrition, diet, and physical activity. Moreover, health professionals lack training in facilitating behavior change. Many, in fact, do not engage in nutrition counseling at all.

Our Obesity course provides an excellent overview of obesity etiology and prevention and treatment strategies for all health professionals; physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and more. For physicians interested in obtaining obesity medicine certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), this course satisfies the ABOM requirement of at least 30 hours of live CME credit on the topic of obesity.

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) has established a credentialing protocol, which includes an exam for physicians to become certified in the field of obesity medicine. The Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) at Columbia University is an ABOM Partner Organization; the IHN now offers its long-standing obesity course to prepare physicians for the ABOM exam and to provide CME credits to help physicians meet the requirements to become a Diplomate of the ABOM.

2022 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

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Details

Our 2022 course consists of 80, pre-recorded lectures split into sixteen topic-based sections. All lectures are available online for participants to review at their own pace. There is one, 20-question quiz designed to take after completion of the course content reivew; an 80% or higher score is required to pass the course and claim course credit.

Cost

$1,250 Physicians

$1,050 Other health professions

$750 Fellows

$300 Students

Any 2022 Obesity Course registrant will receive a 50% registration discount code for our pilot Culinary Medicine course. This discount code will be available on the 2022 Obesity Course site.

Agenda and Registration

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Register for this course through the Columbia CME course catalog. 

Accreditation

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 63.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 63.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 63.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.