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Ken Fujioka, MD
Ken Fujioka, MD

Scripps Clinic
San Diego, California

Accredited by

Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

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Activity Description

In this activity, an expert in obesity management discusses aspects of obesity management, including current recommendations, the role of weight-loss pharmacotherapies, evidence regarding current and emerging weight-loss pharmacotherapies, and patient-centered treatment approaches.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians involved in the management of individuals who have obesity.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Summarize current treatment recommendations, with rationale for the long-term use of weight-loss pharmacotherapy in the management of obesity as a chronic disease
  • Evaluate recent evidence regarding available and emerging weight-loss agents, including current data on efficacy, safety, and anticipated effects in the context of obesity pathophysiology
  • Incorporate weight-loss pharmacotherapy in personalized obesity management plans, based on disease status and patient characteristics and preferences
  • Use motivational techniques to engage and support individuals in obesity management

Providership, Credit, and Support


This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

ACCMEThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Learning Institute, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Chair
Ken Fujioka, MD
Director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research
Scripps Clinic, Department of Endocrinology
San Diego, California

Ken Fujioka, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant and/or Advisor for Amgen Inc.; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Gelesis, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; KVK Tech, Inc.; Novo Nordisk, Inc.; Phenomix Sciences; Roivant Sciences, Ltd.; and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Speakers Bureau participant with Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Planning Committee Disclosures

The planners from Medical Learning Institute, Inc., the accredited provider, and PeerView Institute for Medical Education, the joint provider, do not have any financial relationships with an ACCME-defined commercial interest related to the content of this accredited activity during the past 12 months unless listed below.

Content/Peer Reviewer Disclosures

The following Content/Peer Reviewer has nothing to disclose:

Kaushal Patel, MD

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this accredited activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be emailed to you upon completion. You will receive your certificate from email@email.peerviewpress.com. If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact via email at info@PeerView.com.

About This CME Activity

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