Advancing Obesity Management Program
Obesity is one of the most common chronic disease states seen in primary care. Unfortunately, most healthcare professionals have had little, if any, training on how to manage obesity, mitigate obesity-related stigma/bias and optimize outcomes. The Advancing Obesity Management Program (AOMP) is designed for all primary care and secondary clinicians who want to improve the obesity care they deliver in their practice.
A collaboration between Obesity Canada (OC), the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM) and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), this evidence-based program demonstrates how healthcare professionals can integrate the 2020 Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines into practice. Additional videos from an interprofessional panel of obesity experts highlight important and emerging issues with obesity management.
With an estimated 10+ hours of accredited online CME/CPD/CE, this comprehensive program allows participants to learn at their own pace. Patient cases are introduced throughout the program, offering healthcare professionals an opportunity to see the key learning applied immediately.
If interested in taking the next step to reduce the impact of obesity and resulting comorbidities, AOMP will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to take your practice to the next level and become a Certified Bariatric Educator (Obesity Canada) or National Fellow (EASO).
This program has received in-kind support from Obesity Canada, MDBriefCase, Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism and the European Association for the Study of Obesity.
All 10 (individually-accredited) AOMP Modules
1. Introduction and the science of obesity
2. Obesity stigma and bias
3. Prevention and Activities for Daily Living (ADL)
5. Medical nutrition therapy and physical activity
6. Mental health and psychological interventions
8. Bariatric surgery
9. Managing obesity in specific populations
10. Applying knowledge to practice
Program Price: $495 + HST
This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ Credits.
Cert+ Program ID#: 193363
This is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated). Participants should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Overarching Planning Committee:
Geeta Achyuthan, MD, CCFP
Michael Boivin, B.Pharm, CDE, CTE, CTH
Jennifer Brown, MSc., RD, CBE
Anne-Marie Carreau, MD, M.Sc., FRCPC
Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCFP
Sue D. Pedersen, MD, FRCPC, Dipl. ABOM
Abd Tahrani, MD, MMedSci, FRCP (London), PhD, SCOPE (International Fellow)
Candace Vilhan, B.A psych., E.C.E., CBE
Shahebina Walji, MD, CCFP, Dipl. ABOM
Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCPC
Upon successful completion, program participants will be better able to:
1. Explain the changing epidemiology of obesity as a chronic and often progressive disease
2. Discuss the impact of the pathophysiology on the development and maintenance of obesity
3. Mitigate bias and stigma in your obesity management practice through self-reflection and monitoring
4. Implement strategies to prevent obesity and maximize patient engagement
5. Assess a patient with obesity based on latest evidenced outlined in Obesity Canada’s clinical practice guidelines
6. Discuss the complications of obesity and their impact on obesity management
7. Develop an obesity treatment plan based on Obesity Canada’s three pillars of obesity management
8. Adapt approach for impact of obesity on specific populations