New and Innovative Ways to Approach Obesity
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "29th Annual National Conference" held virtually Dec. 2–3, 2020.
The prevalence of obesity in the United States is estimated at 42 percent and has been increasing over the last few decades. Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation and increases the risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as well as many other diseases that can cause premature death, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. Because obesity remains challenging to treat, novel therapies have been developed to address this chronic condition. This session will highlight the health implications associated with obesity, as well as the approved medications and devices for treating it. Emerging therapies for managing obesity will also be discussed.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers and other health care professionals who are interested in obesity.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology and health implications of obesity in adults and pediatrics.
- Review recently approved medications and devices for treating obesity.
- Discuss emerging therapies for managing obesity in adults and pediatrics.
- Discuss how obesity is a high-risk factor for COVID-19 and other conditions, such as cancer and chronic inflammation.
New and Innovative Ways to Approach Obesity
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Alan N. Langnas, DO, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Director, Center of Transplantation
Chief, Section of Transplantation,
Department of Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center;
Director of Liver Transplantation
C. Fred LeMaistre, MD
Senior Vice President, Market Operations
Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Crystal Wong, MD
Propoint Medical Writing
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
The remaining activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit Designation Statements
The participant will be awarded up to 0.50 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hour(s) ([0.05] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 0.50 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-21-129-H01-P/T
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 0.50 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Psychologists and social workers
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 0.50 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 0.50 enduring continuing education credit.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 0.50 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 0.50 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 0.50 AMA - Physicians
- 0.50 ANCC - Nurses
- 0.50 APA - Psychologists
- 0.50 Attendance - General Attendance
- 0.50 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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