Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment

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, the determinants of obesity, and the myriad of available tools to address it.

Our obesity course offerings provide an excellent overview of obesity etiology and prevention and treatment strategies for all health professionals; physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and more.

2023 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment - Live!

Wednesday,  May 3 - Saturday, May 6, 2023

Location: Vagelos Education Center, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Format: In-person and live remote options are available. 

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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 Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 33.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2023 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment - Online

Our 2023 live course will be made available online post-conference in June 2023.

Special Topics in Obesity Medicine - Online

In May 2023, short online courses on specific obesity medicine topics will be available. These courses are designed for participants who have already taken a course on the fundamentals of obesity medicine through us or another provider.

2022 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment (online)

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Open since May 2022, our online 2022 Obesity Course consists of eighty 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 to be taken at the end of the course; an 80% or higher score is required to pass the course and claim CME credit. 

This course will remain available for registration through May 5, 2023. Course participants will need to complete the course by May 5, 2024, and will have access to all course materials through May 5, 2025. 

For physicians interested in obtaining obesity medicine certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), this course satisfies the ABOM requirement of 60 CME credits on the topic of obesity, including at least 30 GROUP ONE credits.

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Questions? Contact us at ihnce@cumc.columbia.edu