Primary Care Update: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Venue: Aboard Holland America\'s ms Noordam

Location: Departing Civitavecchia, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

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.

This Live activity, Primary Care Update: Cardiac Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Related Disorders Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 7, 2012 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Western Mediterranean