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Treating Obesity 2018: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel * | Massachusetts, USA
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Title: Treating Obesity 2018: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dates: From Jun, 14, 2018 to Jun, 16, 2018
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 1245 to 1395 USD
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Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Treating Obesity 2018 (June 14-16): 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Board Review (June 13): 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM



Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 34.75 MOC points and 7.75 patient safety credits in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.



This activity meets the criteria of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 7.75 credits of Risk Management Study. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.



The Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has prior approved this educational activity for 34.50 CPEUs.



For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.



Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:



This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communications skills.



This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine competencies: provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, and employ evidence-based practice.

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Event Overview
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Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2018 program include:

Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity

Medical and surgical management of the adult patient with obesity

Effective counseling and motivation techniques

Precision medicine for obesity and metabolic disorders

Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery

Treating children and adolescents: new medical and surgical options

Emerging therapies for genetic obesity

How diet influences metabolic processes  

Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice in different medical environments in the United States and internationally

Improving communication about obesity with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, an Obesity Medicine board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.

This course is designed to give healthcare providers the knowledge to:

Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity

Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches

Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques

Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity

Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options


Nadia N. Ahmad, MD, MPH

Diplomate ABOM

Medical Director

Obesity Medicine Institute

Senior Advisor, Obesity Solutions

Johnson &Johnson Medical Devices – Middle East

Dubai, UAE

Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH

Founding Director, Center for Obesity Medicine

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Caroline M. Apovian, MD

Diplomate ABOM

Co-Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management

Boston Medical Center

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Boston University School of Medicine

Jamy D. Ard, MD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Louis J. Aronne, MD

Diplomate ABOM

Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Program

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research 

Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph Brancale, AB

Predoctoral Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

Sonia Caprio, MD

Professor of Pediatrics 

Yale University School of Medicine

Claudia Fox, MD, MPH

Diplomate ABOM

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

University of Minnesota Medical School

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

George A. Bray, Jr. Chair in Nutrition

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD

Diplomate ABOM

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Yale University School of Medicine

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

Diplomate ABOM

Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness

Medical Director, STOP Obesity Alliance

George Washington University

Aaron Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

University of Minnesota Medical School

Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

Diplomate ABOM

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Robert F. Kushner, MD

Diplomate ABOM

Professor of Medicine

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University 

Sriram Machineni, MD

Diplomate ABOM

Director, Medical Weight Clinic

University of North Carolina Medical Center

Jonathan Purnell, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

School of Medicine

Oregon Health Sciences University

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

Irwin Rosenstock Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education

University of Michigan School of Public Health

Richard I. Rothstein, MD

Chair, Department of Medicine

Joseph M. Huber Professor

Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth College

Donna M. Ryan, MD

Professor Emeritus

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

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Boston Marriott Long Wharf

296 State Street

Boston, MA 02109

(617) 227-0800

Enjoy our convenient location along Boston's historic Long Wharf pier, just steps from the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and a host of other exciting attractions. Our breathtaking harborside ballroom venues feature state-of-the-art technology.



The Marriott Long Wharf has reserved a limited number of rooms* for the course at a discounted rate. Please reserve your room by Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in order to take advantage of this discounted rate. When calling the hotel, be sure to specify that you are enrolled in THE BLACKBURN COURSE IN OBESITY MEDICINE to request the reduced room rate. Any rooms not specifically reserved by this date will be handled on a space and rate availability basis. You can also make your room reservation online by May 22 by clicking here.

*Please note that the discounted rooms may sell out before the deadline.

Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received an email from the HMS GCE office confirming your paid registration.

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