Take the next step in the learning continuum. Apply your knowledge through case-based learning scenarios and learn how to implement your new skills into practice.
The online program can also be used as a prep course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) examination, allowing you to study from home.
Price: $495 CAD
Developed by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) in collaboration with mdBriefCase Group Inc., this course is designed for healthcare professionals who understand basic obesity principles, but want to learn more. Links and suggestions will be provided for learners who are preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) exam or for those who would like to delve further within a specific topic.
This program allows you to apply your learning through case-based scenarios so that you can immediately implement your new skills and knowledge into practice.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Discuss relevant epidemiology and causes of obesity
- Encourage dialogue with patients who have obesity or are at-risk
- Assess patients according to American Board of Obesity Management (ABOM) recommendations
- Counsel patients on complications of obesity
- Discuss risk, benefits, and options available for the management of obesity, including behavioural and pharmacological management
- Recommend realistic prevention strategies patients can incorporate to avoid becoming overweight
- Prescribe lifestyle recommendations for weight loss according to the needs of individual patients
- Appraise bariatric surgery options for management of obesity
- Apply relevant guidelines to assist in obesity management among paediatric and elderly populations
- Sean Wharton, MD, FRCPC
- Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC
- Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP
- Angie Hong, MD
- Sabrina Kwon, MD
- Jemima Grant, MBBS (Hons), BSc(Med), BA, FRACGP
This competency-based program provides healthcare professionals with an in-depth review of advanced obesity management. The following is a list of recommended resources referred to but not included within the program:
- Bray, G. & Bouchard, C. Handbook of Obesity, Fourth Edition, Two Volume set: Handbook of Obesity-Volume 2: Clinical Applications, Fourth Edition, 2014. CRC Press
- Kushner R, Lawrence V, Kumar S. Practical Manual of Clinical Obesity, 2013. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Mahan, K.L. & Escott-Stump, S.E., Krause’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 13th Edition, 2011. Saunders
- Shils, M.E., Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 11th Edition, 2012. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
- Steelman, G.M., & Westman, E.C., Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, 2010. CRC Press.
- Youdim, Adrienne et al. The Clinician's Guide to the Treatment of Obesity, 2015. Springer
In addition to the above textbooks, we also recommend the Obesity Algorithm presented by the Obesity Medicine Association and the following resources by the Canadian Obesity Network:
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Each module within the Advanced Obesity Management Program has been individually accredited. The program is expected to take participants approximately 16 to 20 hours to complete, depending on your pace. Program certificates are offered once all module requirements are completed.
This program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for Mainpro+ Credits.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, University of Manitoba. Participants should only claim credit for the actual number of hours attended.
This activity has been approved by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners QI&CPD Program.
The Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians is administered by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) through the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). The composition of questions for the examination and the sample test questions are the exclusive responsibility of the Board members of the ABOM. To maintain absolute confidentiality and separation between the examination writers and all preparatory or review courses for this examination, ABOM Board members are not allowed to teach, lecture, provide seminars, assist, make comment or in any way participate in such courses while serving on the Board and for a period of 3 calendar years following the end of their Board service. Please visit http://abom.org/board-of-directors/ for a current listing of Board members along with all relevant disclosures.
The content of any preparatory or review course is determined solely by the hosting organization. The item domains and rubrics for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are available without charge on the public ABOM website to facilitate individual study as well as review course development. Content experts who present at preparatory and/or review course(s) for the Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians are not provided information regarding examination questions, nor do they have preferential knowledge regarding actual questions included in the examination.