Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Obesity Medicine Physician-Scientist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Aaron E. Glatt, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Chief, Infectious Diseases & Hospital Epidemiologist
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This educational activity will explore the intersection of obesity and COVID-19, highlighting the increased risk of severe COVID that people with obesity face, and outpatient opportunities to reduce that risk.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of endocrinologists, cardiologists, bariatric surgeons, obesity specialists, general practitioners, primary care physicians, family medicine, internal medicine, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and patients to ensure optimal management of COVID-19 infection in patients with obesity and at increased risk for adverse health outcomes.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Summarize the increase in risk of severe outcomes following COVID-19 infection in patients with obesity, as well as potential mechanisms underlying this relationship
- Evaluate the latest data concerning selection of outpatient therapy in patients with obesity, and obesity-related conditions
- Recognize current key monitoring parameters with outpatient therapy that may be used in patients with obesity at risk of severe outcomes in COVID-19 infection
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Med Learning Group. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
NURSES (ANCC) CREDIT DESIGNATION
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hour.
DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
|Aaron E. Glatt, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FSHEA||Dr. Glatt has nothing to disclose.|
|Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA, FTOS||Dr. Stanford is a consultant for Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Currax, Rhythm, and Gelesis.|
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
Staff Planners and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they partner have with ineligible companies related to the content of this CME/CE activity:
- Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Teresa L. Keating, MSN, RN, WHNP, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
- Debra Gordon, MS, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Lisa Crenshaw, Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Jacquelyn Sandfort, Program Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
- Russie Allen, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States. During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity.
In order to obtain your certificate for the mentioned accreditation, participants need to successfully complete the associated pre/post activities and evaluation.
Your certificate will be provided as a downloadable file.
Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making expertise before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.
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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs. Please contact Med Learning Group prior to participating at [email protected]
RELEASED DATE: August 11, 2023
EXPIRATION DATE: August 11, 2024
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