May 25, 2023
May 24, 2024
Community Collective: Harnessing the Power of the Community to Battle Obesity is an educational curriculum designed for primary care clinicians to enhance outcomes for individuals with obesity through improved diagnosis and use of anti-obesity medications (AOMs). This enduring series consists of two activities tailored to the educational needs of US clinicians who treat patients with obesity.
This is the first activity in the series, which will cover strategies to conduct a thorough diagnosis of obesity, the importance of having a conversation about obesity diagnosis with patients, and expert commentary on how to include shared decision-making in the patient dialogue. Additionally, there will be discussion regarding the evolving paradigm of anti-obesity medications (AOMs). Click here for the second activity, which will cover the latest safety and efficacy data for recently approved and emerging AOMs and strategies for the practical application of data into your clinical practice.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Scott Isaacs is a board certified, and fellowship trained endocrinologist in practice at Atlanta Endocrine Associates. His private practice focuses on obesity medicine, fatty liver disease, cardiometabolic disease, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and general endocrinology.
Dr. Isaacs attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and continued for residency and fellowship in endocrinology. He continues his 35-year association with Emory as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American College of Physicians. He is a two-time past president of the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and is a past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Diabetes Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) and is the co-chair of the Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Clinical Practice Guidelines and Algorithm.
Dr. Isaacs has given more than 500 lectures, grand rounds and CME programs and has served on planning committees and as a speaker for national meetings. He has published research in peerreviewed journals, has authored patient education materials, several best-selling books and has an active following on social media. He has appeared in the New York Times and is a contributor for CNN, NPR, Dr. Phil, and others.
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert Kushner, MD is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago, IL, USA. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, he went on to complete a postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Nutrition and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Nutritional Biology from the University of Chicago, IL, USA. Dr. Kushner is past President of The Obesity Society, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (ABPNS), and a founder and first Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Dr. Kushner has authored over 250 original articles, reviews, books and book chapters covering medical nutrition, medical nutrition education and obesity, and is an internationally recognised expert on the care of patients with overweight or obesity issues. He is author/editor of multiple books; current books include Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery (CRC Press, 2015), Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice (Springer, 2016), Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center (Springer, 2020), Six Factors to Fit – Weight Loss that Works for You! (Eat Right Press, 2020), and Primary Care: Evaluation and Management of Obesity (Wolters Kluwer, 2022).
This CE activity is intended for primary care physicians, NPs, and PAs who treat individuals with obesity.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.
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Scott D. Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Scott D. Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.
Robert F. Kushner, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert F. Kushner, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Altimmune, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Weight Watchers
Holly F. Lofton, MD, DABOM
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Director, Medical Weight Management Program
NYU Langone Weight Management Program
New York, NY
Holly F. Lofton, MD, DABOM, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Novo Nordisk
Research Grant: Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk
Speakers’ Bureau: Novo Nordisk
The following relationships have ended within the last 24 months:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Currax
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