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CPD

Stepping Stones to Long-Term Obesity Management

  • Authors: Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC; Georgia Rigas, BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACGP, SCOPE certified
  • CPD Released: 1/3/2022
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/3/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US and non-UK diabetologists/endocrinologists, primary care physicians, and cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to improve the awareness of new clinical data; understand its importance and implications for management in key areas of interest for diabetologists/endocrinologists, obesity specialists, cardiologists, and other healthcare providers taking care of patients with obesity; and help to contextualize new developments for current and future practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Pharmacological management of obesity


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC

    Professor Emeritus of Medicine & Past-Chair
    in Obesity Research and Management
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Boehringer Ingelheim; Johnson & Johnson; Novo Nordisk; Xeno Bioscience
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novo Nordisk

  • Georgia Rigas, BSc(Med) MBBS, FRACGP, SCOPE certified

    SRC Bariatric Care Specialist & Past Chair of Obesity Management Network Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
    Department of Bariatric Metabolic Surgery
    St. George Private Hospital
    Sydney, Australia

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Georgia Rigas, BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACGP, SCOPE certified, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Ethicon; iNova Pharmaceuticals; Nestle HealthScience; Novo Nordisk Australia; Novo Nordisk Global; Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee of Australia; Reshape HealthSciences
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Apollo-endosurgery (formerly Allergan); Ethicon; iNova Pharmaceuticals; Medtronic (formerly Covidien); Novo Nordisk Australia; Novo Nordisk Global

Editor

  • Grace O'Malley, BSc, PhD

    Associate Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Grace O'Malley, BSc, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

None of the nonfaculty planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    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).

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CPD

Stepping Stones to Long-Term Obesity Management

Authors: Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC; Georgia Rigas, BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACGP, SCOPE certifiedFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 1/3/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/3/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to improve the awareness of new clinical data; understand its importance and implications for management in key areas of interest for diabetologists/endocrinologists, obesity specialists, cardiologists, and other healthcare providers taking care of patients with obesity; and help to contextualize new developments for current and future practice.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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