Intended Audience

This complimentary CME educational activity is designed for all primary care physicians, endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, obesity-focused physicians, CV specialists, psychiatrists, clinical pharmacists, nutritionists, and other health care professionals managing patients at risk for obesity.

Program Medium

Internet-based program 

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period January 14, 2013 through January 14, 2015 participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 182 segments totaling 5 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out CME certificate

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

5.0 hours 

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of treatment advances the management of obesity.

Release Date

January 14, 2013

Expiration Date

January 14, 2015


Participation in this iQ&A interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Eisai, Inc

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Complete Conference Management and CMEducation Resources, LLC. Complete Conference Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Complete Conference Management designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Faculty & Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Complete Conference Management to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by Complete Conference Management are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.  

Program Faculty and Disclosure

Nadia Ahmad, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Research Fellow
Harvard Medical School
Clinician, Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Nothing to disclose

David B. Allison, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Head of the Section on Statistical Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham?
Birmingham, Alabama

Consultant: Vivus

Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics?
Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition
Boston University School of Medicine?
Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Research Grants: Orexigen Therapeutics, Amylin, GI Dynamics, MetaProteomics, Atkins Foundation
Consultant/Advisory Board: Orexigen Therapeutics, Amylin, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer, Zafgen, GI Dynamics, Abbott, Novo Nordisk, sanofi-aventis<

Richard L. Atkinson, MD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Director, Obetech Obesity Research Center?
Editor, International Journal of Obesity?
Richmond, Virginia

Nothing to disclose

George Blackburn, MD, PhD
S. Daniel Abraham Associate Professor of Nutrition
Associate Director of Nutrition
Division of Nutrition
Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine (CSNM)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Nothing to disclose

W. Scott Butsch, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Nothing to disclose

Frank Greenway, MD
Adjunct Professor, Human Ecology Department
Louisiana State University
Clinical Professor of Medicine
LSU Medical School
Medical Director, Outpatient Unit
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Consultant: BAROnova, Basic Research, Decision Resources, General Nutrition
Corporation, Jenny Craig, Gerson Lehrman Group, Lithera, NuMe
Health, Oncometa Pharmaceutical, Orexigen Therapeutics, Origin
BioMed, PlenSat, Amylin-Takeda Global Research & Development, Zafgen
Grant/Research Support: NovoNordisk, NuMe Health, PepsiCo Quaker Oats Division,
Stock Shareholder: Takeda NuMe Health, PlenSat, Oncometa Pharmaceutical

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Consultant: Zafgen, Merck
Advisory Board: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Gelesis, GI Dynamics, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, sanofi-aventis
Research Support: Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Jennifer Lovejoy, PhD
Immediate Past-President
The Obesity Society
Senior Vice President, Clinical and Quality Support
Alere Wellbeing, Inc
Seattle, Washington

Nothing to disclose

Robert J. Malcolm, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Research Support: Novartis, Janssen

Suzanne Phelan, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Brown Medical School/The Miriam Hospital
Division of Behavioral and Preventive Medicine
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology?
California Polytechnic State University

Nothing to disclose

Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Health and Performance Enhancement
Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism
Boyd Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Employment: Eli Lilly
Research Grant: Arena Pharmaceuticals

Leanne Redman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Head, Reproductive Endocrinology & Women’s Health Lab
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nothing to disclose

Dale Schoeller, PhD
Professor of Nutritional Sciences
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Nothing to disclose

Arya M. Sharma, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Medicine
Chair in Obesity Research and Management
University of Alberta
Medical Director, Alberta Health Services
Edmonton Region’s Weight Wise Program
Clinical Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services Obesity Initiative
Edmonton, Canada

Grants/Research Support: Boehringer-Ingelheim, Merck
Consultant: Abbott, Arena, Novartis, sanofi-aventis
Speaker’s Bureau: Johnson & Johnson

Richard Siegel, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Director, Inpatient Diabetes Management Services
Co-Director, Gerald R. Friedman Diabetes
Self Management Education Program
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Nothing to disclose

Steven Smith, MD
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes
Orlando, Florida

Consultant: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Arena, AstraZeneca, Five Prime,
Novo Nordisk, Takeda, Wyeth, Piramal Life Sciences, Orexigen
Advisory Board: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Takeda

June Stevens, PhD
Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Nutrition
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Research Support: sanofi-aventis

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
Medical Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute
Associate, Department of Gastroenterology & Nutrition
Geisinger Health System
Danville, Pennsylvania

Nothing to disclose

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure 

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose.
Program Manage Sarah Gray, MD has nothing to disclose 

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:


Copyright © 2013 by Pharmatecture, LLC and CMEducation Resources, LLC All rights reserved. 

Reproduction, distribution, or translation without express written permission is strictly prohibited. 

Content on this webcast reflects the opinions, output, and analyses of experts, investigators, educators, and clinicians whose activities for, while independent, are commercially supported by the sponsor noted at the start of each activity. 

Content on this webcast is not meant to be, nor substitute for national guidelines or recommendations generated by professional, academic societies, colleges, or associations. 

Content on this webcast is intended for educational value only. Its contents, analyses, and any recommendation made herein are intended to make scientific information and opinion available to health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation. This webcast is not designed nor is any aspect of the contents here intended to provide advice regarding medical diagnosis or treatment for any individual case. Any decisions regarding diagnosis and/or management of any individual patient or group of patients should be made on individual basis after having consulted appropriate sources, whether they be appropriate consultants and/or guidelines and recommendations issued by national organizations, professional societies, governmental health organizations, or similar bodies. This webcast is not intended for use by the layman. 

Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Pharmatecture, LLC, CMEducation Resources, LLC, program supporters or accreditors, but reflect the opinions and analyses of the experts who have authored the material. Mention of products or services does not constitute endorsement. Clinical, legal, financial, and other comments are offered for general guidance only; and professional counsel should be sought for all specific situations.
Copyright © CMEducation Resources, LLC and Pharmatecture, LLC

Click here to indicate that you have read this CME information statement and wish to participate in this CME activity.

iQ&A Interactive Medical Intelligence Zone for Breast Cancer Therapy