Obesity: Beyond CVD and Diabetes — Its Far Reach and Ill Effects in Lesser-Described Conditions

This continuing medical education course discusses conditions uniquely influenced by obesity, to elucidate the devastating reach of this disease beyond that which is commonly discussed. The etiology of obesity will be discussed within the context of its central role in obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), sexual dysfunction, and infectious disease. The essential interdisciplinary roles of the physician, mental health professionals, and especially the RD within the medical team in those with these obesity-related comorbid conditions is also described.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  1. Describe the etiology of obesity.
  2. Explain the implications of other, more obscure conditions associated with obesity.
  3. Discuss potential treatments for obesity and associated conditions.
  4. Evaluate current research as it applies to obesity prevention and treatment.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
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Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN
   Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, faculty for this educational event, is a consultant to Bariatric Fusion, LLC. All relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Jack Graham, Director, Continuing Education
     No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests exist

Leslie Cimei, Associate Director, Continuing Education
     No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests exist

Rina Allawh, MD FAAD
     No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests exist

Mark Abdelmak, MD
      No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests exist

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Great Valley Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Great Valley Publishing designates this enduring material 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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™


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