Managing Obesity Medical Minute 1: Impact of Obesity as a Chronic Disease
  • CME
  • CE

Watch this expert presentation featuring key evidence and recommendations on the importance and challenges of weight loss in obese patients.
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
Ken Fujioka, MD
Physicians: maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Registered Nurses: 0.25 Nursing contact hours
Pharmacists: 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs)
Released: March 25, 2020 Expiration: March 24, 2021

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the impact of excess weight on comorbidities including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers

Information on this Educational Activity

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:


Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACN, FACP, has disclosed that she has received consulting fees from EnteroMedics, Ferring, Gelesis, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Nutrisystem, Orexigen, Rhythm, Sanofi, Scientific Intake, SetPoint Health, Takeda, Xeno Biosciences, and Zafgen and funds for research support from Aspire Bariatrics, Gelesis, GI Dynamics, MetaProteomics, MYOS Corporation, Novo Nordisk, Orexigen, Pfizer, Takeda, and The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation.
Ken Fujioka, MD

Director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research
Diabetes and Endocrine
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Ken Fujioka, MD, has disclosed that he has received fees for non-CME/CE services from Novo Nordisk and consulting fees from Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gelesis, Janssen Global, Novo Nordisk, Phenomix, and Sunovion.


Zachary Schwartz, MSc

Scientific Director

Zachary Schwartz, MSc, ELS, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Kiran D. Mir-Hudgeons, PhD

Manager, Editorial Operations

Kiran Mir-Hudgeons, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Anne Roc, PhD
Director, Scientific Services
Anne Roc, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD

Associate Director, Scientific Services

Carolyn Skowronski, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Julie Skowronski, FNP-BC
Julie Skowronski, MSN, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care clinicians (including MD, DO, NP and PA), nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who are part of the care team involved in the medical management of patients with obesity


The goal of this activity is to improve the competence of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other members of the healthcare team in overcoming barriers to the treatment of patients with obesity.


Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) 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 healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Credit Designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this activity is 0.25 contact hours.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Credit Designation

CCO designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Activity Number - JA4008176-0000-20-013-H01-P.

Type of Activity: Knowledge

Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% or better and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 60 days.

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 0.25 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from March 25, 2020, through March 24, 2021:

1. Register online at
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 100% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

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