Primary Care Update: Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Venue: Holland America\'s ms Westerdam

Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009
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Target Audience
Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to equip healthcare practitioners with evidence based strategies to use in clinical practice for managing obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome.
Objectives: “At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
• List the health benefits of modest weight loss.
• Discuss the genetic influence on obesity.
• Recognize the role of adipose tissue in energy storage and expenditure.
• Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of obesity.
• Develop individualized weight-management plans for patients.
• Describe strategies for staying involved in the long-term management and follow-up of obese patients.
• Identify therapeutic and lifestyle interventions to avoid onset of metabolic syndrome in children and adults.
• Discuss medical/legal considerations in the management of the obese patient.
• Describe the assessment, diagnosis, and management of depression and sleep apnea.
• Discuss strategies for weight management in:
• The obese postmenopausal patient.
• The obese diabetic patient.