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CPD

Tackling the Obesity Pandemic: The Central Role of the Primary Care Physician

  • Authors: Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPC
  • CPD Released: 7/26/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 7/26/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.25 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

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

The goal of this activity is to raise awareness amongst PCPs about obesity as a root cause of multiple morbidities and novel treatment options.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Correlation between obesity and multiple metabolic and non-metabolic complications and/or comorbidities
    • Achievement of clinically meaningful and sustained weight loss with the use of novel anti-obesity medications
  • Have greater competence related to
    • The practical management of appropriate patients with novel anti-obesity drugs to achieve sustained weight loss and better health outcomes


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

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

    Professor Emeritus
    University of Alberta
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
    Past-Scientific Director
    Obesity Canada - Obésité Canada
    Edmonton, Canada

    Disclosures

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

Editors

  • Marcel Meijer, PhD

    Senior Director, Content Development, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Marcel Meijer, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Walid Amara, MD

    Director Medical Education, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Walid Amara, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

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

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has 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

Tackling the Obesity Pandemic: The Central Role of the Primary Care Physician

Authors: Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hon), FRCPCFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 7/26/2022

Valid for credit through: 7/26/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to raise awareness amongst PCPs about obesity as a root cause of multiple morbidities and novel treatment options.

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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