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An introduction to the etiology and epidemiology of obesity, along with an overview of the current unmet needs in obesity management.
Module 1: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 1 - Introduction to Obesity
This module will review the pathophysiology of obesity including energy homeostasis, body weight regulation and metabolic adaption.
Module 2: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Stacy Chronister of Module 2 - Pathophysiology on Obesity: Appetite Regulation and Metabolic Adaptation
This module provides an overview of the environmental, social, and genetic components that contribute to the development of obesity.
Module 3: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Robert F. Kushner on Module 3 - Pathophysiology of Obesity: Genetic, Environmental, and Social Causes
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.
Module 4: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Sharon M. Fruh on Module 4 - Addressing Stigma and Bias in Caring for Patients with Obesity
A case-based approach to acknowledge the importance of bias-free communication, compassion, respect, and ethical behavior from healthcare professionals towards patients with obesity.
Module 5: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen on Module 5 - Communicating with Patients with Obesity, their Family Members and Other Healthcare Professionals
An overview of the complications and common comorbidities associated with obesity and the health benefits in weight reduction.
Module 6: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Daniel H. Bessesen on Module 6 - Complications and Comorbidities Associated with Obesity and Impact of Weight Loss
This module reviews the staging systems and the diagnostic criteria for obesity as well as clinical recommendations for ongoing management of obesity.
Module 7: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Robert F. Kushner on Module 7 - Caring for Patients with Obesity
An overview of lifestyle modifications such as behavioral therapies, nutrition interventions and physical activities for patients living with obesity.
Module 8: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Sharon M. Fruh on Module 8 - Lifestyle Modifications and Behavioral Interventions for Obesity
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.
Module 9: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 9 - Anti-Obesity Medications for Chronic Weight Management
An overview of surgical options along with their benefits, pre-operative preparations, and post-operative management for the treatment of obesity.
Module 10: Video
Video lecture by Dr. W. Scott Butsch on Module 10 - Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
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.
Module 11: Video
Video lecture by Dr. Stacy Chronister on Module 11 - Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity
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.
Module 12: Video
Video lecture by Dr. W. Scott Butsch and Dr. Marc-Andre Cornier on Module 12 - From Theory to Practice: Treating Patients with Obesity