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CPD

Are We Ready to Tackle Chronic Obesity in Primary Care?

  • Authors: Hermann Toplak, MD; Rachel Pryke, MBBS, MRCGP, FRCP
  • CPD Released: 9/4/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 9/4/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians (PCPs), diabetologists & endocrinologists, and cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to enhance the knowledge of the target audience concerning the role of obesity in the development and exacerbation of a range of cardiometabolic and other disorders; the difficulty of weight loss; the problem of weight regain after weight loss; and the interventional strategies and pharmacotherapies that have shown benefit in weight loss and weight regain prevention.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Need to tackle the chronic obesity epidemic in primary care
    • Enduring weight loss achievable via a collaborative and integrated approach
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Initiating timely and coordinated weight loss intervention and engaging with the patient affected by obesity


Disclosures

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Moderator

  • Hermann Toplak, MD

    Professor
    Medical University Graz
    Graz, Austria

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hermann Toplak, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Amgen Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Amgen Inc.; Cheplapharm; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Mylan Laboratories Inc.; Novo Nordisk
    Received grants for clinical research from: Amgen Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi

Faculty

  • Rachel Pryke, MBBS, MRCGP, FRCP

    GP and Trainer
    Chair GPING (GPs with an Interest in Nutrition Group)
    GP representative Obesity Health Alliance
    Winyates Health Centre
    Worcestershire, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Rachel Pryke, MBBS, MRCGP, FRCP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novo Nordisk

Editor

  • Robert McCarthy, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert McCarthy, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    Associate CME Clinical Director

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between Medscape and World Obesity Federation (WOF), World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.25 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

    SCOPE Certification via Medscape and SCOPE E-Learning

    To obtain credit towards SCOPE Certification please email [email protected] For more information visit www.worldobesity.org/training-and-events/training/scope/certification

     

    To qualify for SCOPE Certification, you will need to accrue a total of 12 SCOPE points, including 4 earned by completing the SCOPE Core Learning Path. You will also need to show evidence of having at least six months’ clinical experience managing patients with overweight or obesity.
    The following steps outline one route by which a healthcare professional can apply for SCOPE Certification by combining Medscape CME activities with SCOPE E-Learning modules.
    All SCOPE E-Learning modules referred to below can be accessed via www.scope-elearning.org. The Core Learning Path can be accessed for £70 (with discounts available for World Obesity members and HCPs in low-and-middle income countries) and all other modules are available for free.

    Step 1: Complete the SCOPE Core Learning Path
    = 4 SCOPE points

    Step 2: Complete the following SCOPE Accredited Medscape activities below are the programs in this year’s initiative:

    1. Embracing Obesity in Collaboration – Why, When & How to Intervene? (0.5 SCOPE points)
    2. Are We Ready to Tackle Chronic Obesity in Primary Care? (0.5 SCOPE points)
    3. In Dialogue with the Patient with Persistent Obesity – Proven Steps to Sustained Weight Loss (0.5 SCOPE points)
    4. Enduring Obesity – Long-term Strategies for a Chronic Disease (0.5 SCOPE points)
    = 2.0 SCOPE points

    Step 3: Complete 12 free supplementary SCOPE E-Learning modules (0.5 SCOPE points each)
    = 6.0 SCOPE

    You will now have the 12 SCOPE points required for SCOPE Certification.

    Step 4: Email [email protected] with evidence of your clinical experience. Your application will be reviewed. Subject to approval, your SCOPE Certification will be awarded within seven working days.

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Instructions for Participation and Credit

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent participating in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the credit eligibility period that is noted on the title page.

Follow these steps to claim a credit certificate for completing this activity:

  1. Read the information provided on the title page regarding the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures, read and study the activity content and then complete the post-test questions. If you earn a passing score on the post-test and we have determined based on your registration profile that you may be eligible to claim CPD credit for completing this activity, we will issue you a CPD credit certificate.
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CPD

Are We Ready to Tackle Chronic Obesity in Primary Care?

Authors: Hermann Toplak, MD; Rachel Pryke, MBBS, MRCGP, FRCPFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 9/4/2019

Valid for credit through: 9/4/2020

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