Continuing Education Content

Released: March 2003
Reviewed: March 2005
Expires December 31, 2011

Target Audience

This program is designed for primary care physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who wish to learn about assessing, managing, and treating overweight and obese patients.


Identify and treat patients who are overweight and obese; and help those patients avoid additional health risks that can be attributed to being overweight and obese.


Development of this program was supported by an educational grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute / National Institutes of Health and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.


Course content was reviewed and approved by the following subject matter experts:

Louis Aronne, M.D., F.A.C.P. Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
Cornell University Medical College
Nothing to disclose
Patricia Smith Choban, M.D. Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition and Food Management,
College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University
Nothing to disclose
Eileen Dimond, RN, MS Education Program Specialist.
Office of Education and Special Initiatives,
National Cancer Institute, NIH
Nothing to disclose
Robin Guisti, RN, MS Education Specialist
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Nothing to disclose
Michael Jensen, M.D. External Advisory Committee
Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center
Nothing to disclose
Donald Schumacher, M.D. Medical Director,
Center for Nutrition and Preventive Medicine,
Charlotte, NC
Nothing to disclose
Richard Schuster, M.D. Oscar Boonshoft Chair and Director,
Division of Health Systems Management
Wright State University School of Medicine
Nothing to disclose

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