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eCME and medical education

Are you looking to learn more about obesity management? Below you will find a comprehensive collection of medical education resources and platforms to support your continued learning.

It is important to keep up-to-date with recent medical advances in obesity research. Learning about other important aspects of managing your patients with obesity, such as overcoming obesity stigma, will also enable you to offer the best level of care and support for your patients.

The below resources have been developed by independent professional associations and societies. Some have been created using unrestricted educational grants from Novo Nordisk. 

eCME

Electronic continuing medical education (eCME) is one way you can earn CME points to maintain, develop and increase your medical knowledge and skills. These modules will ensure you have up-to-date knowledge of the latest research and management options in obesity.

The eCME and platforms below are all focused on obesity and its related complications. Why not explore some today and take the next step in your obesity management journey? 

 

Endocrine Society Endocrine Society: Endo sessions

Endocrine Society's Endo sessions allow you to search their wide range of eCME for obesity specific content. They have eCME available on topics such as management of obesity, obesity-related complications and the science behind obesity from recent congresses and conferences. 

Themes  Obesity management and science behind obesity. 
Audience The Endocrine Society is American, however many eCME available on the platform are suitable for physicians outside of the US.
ObesityCE ObesityCE

ObesityCE is an educational website developed by Vindico Medical Education, containing articles, lectures, videos, and clinical cases relating to the following topic areas: appetite regulation, assessment/screening tools, bariatric surgery, comorbidities, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and/or weight loss tactics.

There is no cost to access ObesityCE content or to obtain CE credits. The website does not include any product advertisements.

Themes Free educational activities for healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with overweight or obesity. 
AudienceObesityCE is a resource for any physician or healthcare professional in the US or globally managing patients with overweight or obesity.
EASO Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series mdBriefCase: EASO Obesity Knowledge Transfer Series (KTS)

EASO’s KTS has been developed by global experts to provide education on the science and management of obesity. It combines videos, accredited content, publications and tools to support your learning.

This educational programme was supported through an unrestricted education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S. 

Optimo mdBriefCase: Optimizing treatment and management of obesity (OPTIMO)

OPTIMO combines online learning with an education counselling tool to help improve the quality of your consultations with your patients with obesity and your understanding of obesity management.

This educational programme was supported through an unrestricted education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S. 

Themes Management of obesity.
AudienceThe programme is available to primary care physicians in the UAE.
Medscape Education Medscape CME learning centre: Obesity and Weight management

Medscape has a collection of Obesity and Weight Management eCME’s available on their website. The eCME available is primarily focused on obesity-related complications, such as dyslipidaemia, diabetes and cancer. There is also eCME content available from sessions at recent medical conferences.

Some of the educational programmes on this site have been supported by an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.

Themes Obesity-related complications.
AudienceMedscape is focused on US audiences, however many eCME available on their platform are suitable for physicians outside of the US.
Obesity Canada Obesity Canada: Online advanced obesity management program

This programme from Obesity Canada is designed for healthcare professionals who are looking to further their understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity. This programme is also suitable for additional preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) exam and the Certified Bariatric Educator Program (CBE).

Themes Obesity management.
AudienceThe online advanced obesity management programme is for healthcare professionals looking to take the next step in the learning continuum to better understand the causes, mechanisms and consequences of obesity while providing you with the necessary tools and strategies to approach, assess and support patients with obesity, but also suitable for healthcare professionals around the world looking to increase their understanding of the themes covered in this programme.
Obesity Society ObesityWeek OnDemand

ObesityWeek OnDemand allows you to catch up on ObesityWeek sessions selected by members of the Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee. The available sessions which are eligible for CME credit are listed here and they cover a range of topics including obesity treatment advances.

Themes Clinical and research advances in obesity.
AudienceObesityWeek is an international congress and covers the latest research from across the globe and is suitable for all healthcare professionals and investigators interested in obesity.

Advanced training in obesity

If you want to take the next step in your practice of obesity management, why not consider taking one of the below certifications in obesity management? The programmes seek to recognise physicians with specialised knowledge in the management of obesity and hope to ensure there are more physicians equipped with the necessary skills to treat obesity effectively. 

ABOM American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)

The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by maintaining standards for assessment and credentialing physicians. Certification as an ABOM diplomate signifies specialised knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.

Themes Obesity management.
AudienceEligibility requirements include an active medical license in the U.S. or Canada and proof of completion of a residency in the U.S. or Canada.
SCOPE World Obesity Federation: SCOPE

SCOPE is the only internationally-recognised certification in obesity management. The programme aims to develop a consistent approach for managing obesity. SCOPE combines e-learning, live courses, sessions and lectures which allow users to earn SCOPE points which count towards their SCOPE certification.

The educational programme was partially supported through an unrestricted education grant from Novo Nordisk A/S.

Themes Obesity management.
AudienceThis educational programme is internationally recognised and suitable for all healthcare professionals practising obesity medicine.