What you'll learn

  • Consolidate knowledge of basic and clinical information within obesity medicine to comprehensively diagnose and treat patients
  • Optimize the opportunity to pass the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) subspecialty examination

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is targeted to Primary and Specialty Care Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Lifestyle and Mind-Body Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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Course outline

  • Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Obesity Medicine Board Review is organized as follows:

    Board Review Session 1
    Pathophysiology 1: Pathophysiology of Obesity
    Nutrition Assessment and Therapy
    Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise

    Board Review Session 2
    Pathophysiology 2: Neural Control of Energy Balance
    Pediatrics 1: Patient Assessment
    Pediatrics 2: Patient Management
    Lightning Round 1

    Board Review Session 3
    Pathophysiology 3: Environmental Modulators of Energy Balance
    Bariatric Surgery
    Behavioral Assessment and Therapy

    Board Review Session 4
    Genetic and Syndromic Obesity
    Obesity Comorbidities
    Lightning Round 2
    CME Posttest

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