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Module 1

An introduction to the etiology and epidemiology of obesity, along with an overview of the current unmet needs in obesity management.

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Video lecture by Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 1 - Introduction to Obesity

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Module 2

This module will review the pathophysiology of obesity including energy homeostasis, body weight regulation and metabolic adaption.

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Video lecture by Dr. Stacy Chronister of Module 2 - Pathophysiology on Obesity: Appetite Regulation and Metabolic Adaptation

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Module 3

This module provides an overview of the environmental, social, and genetic components that contribute to the development of obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. Robert F. Kushner on Module 3 - Pathophysiology of Obesity: Genetic, Environmental, and Social Causes

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Module 4

An overview of the stigma and bias associated with obesity that prevents appropriate care for the patients. This module highlights strategies to overcome obesity-related stigma and bias in clinical practice.

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Video lecture by Dr. Sharon M. Fruh on Module 4 - Addressing Stigma and Bias in Caring for Patients with Obesity​

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Module 5

A case-based approach to acknowledge the importance of bias-free communication, compassion, respect, and ethical behavior from healthcare professionals towards patients with obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen on Module 5 - Communicating with Patients with Obesity, their Family Members and Other Healthcare Professionals

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Module 6

An overview of the complications and common comorbidities associated with obesity and the health benefits in weight reduction.

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Video lecture by Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen on Module 6 - Complications and Comorbidities Associated with Obesity and Impact of Weight Loss​

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Module 7

This module reviews the staging systems and the diagnostic criteria for obesity as well as clinical recommendations for ongoing management of obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. Robert F. Kushner on Module 7 - Caring for Patients with Obesity

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Module 8

An overview of lifestyle modifications such as behavioral therapies, nutrition interventions and physical activities for patients living with obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. Sharon M. Fruh on Module 8 - Lifestyle Modifications and Behavioral Interventions for Obesity

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Module 9

An overview of the current pharmacotherapy interventions available for obesity. This module identifies the FDA-approved pharmacological therapies involved in both short-term and chronic use for obesity management.

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Video lecture by Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 9 - Anti-Obesity Medications for Chronic Weight Management

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Module 10

An overview of surgical options along with their benefits, pre-operative preparations, and post-operative management for the treatment of obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. W. Scott Butsch on Module 10 - Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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Module 11

This module provides an overview of the classification of obesity within the pediatric population and the pharmacological and lifestyle strategies for obesity prevention and treatment in adolescents.

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Video lecture by Dr. Stacy Chronister on Module 11 - Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

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A case-based approach to apply the knowledge of lifestyle interventions, pharmacological treatments, and surgical procedures in developing a personalized care plan for both adults and children with obesity.

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Video lecture by Dr. W. Scott Butsch and Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 12 - From Theory to Practice: Treating Patients with Obesity

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