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Current Management of Obesity

Sixty−six percent of Americans are either overweight or obese.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., and Scott Kahan, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Cheskin is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Kahan is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and on the Faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Cheskin has been a consultant for Medifast, Inc., and Vivus, Inc. Dr. Kahan reports no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiologic trends of overweight and obesity in the United States

  • Explain the etiology of overweight and obesity

  • Perform the medical and nutritional assessment of overweight and obese patients

  • Apply the medical, nutritional and lifestyle approaches for management of overweight and obese patients.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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