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ABOM Partner Update: OTF Unveils New Presentation

As a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine or a physician with an interest in the field, you may have found yourself trying to explain exactly what obesity medicine entails. The Obesity Treatment Foundation has a presentation to help.

National Obesity Care Week 2016

National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), a national movement to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives respectful and comprehensive care, begins its second annual campaign October 30. New this year is the Take 5 Challenge, an effort geared toward healthcare providers and designed to inspire action and encourage productive conversations about obesity in ways that will support patients and change practice.

NY Times Features ABOM Diplomates

Recently, New York Times Reporter Gina Kolata shined a light on the treatment of patients with obesity. The front-page story was titled ‘Why Do Obese Patients Get Worse Care? Many Doctors Don’t See Past the Fat,’ and featured insight from ABOM Board Chairman Dr. Louis J. Aronne and ABOM Board Member Dr. Scott Kahan.

ABOM Partner Update: OAC Launches Bias-Free Image Gallery

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) recently launched a free stock image gallery created with one simple goal in mind: providing the public and other key stakeholders with a set of images free of weight bias or stigma. Obesity medicine physicians may find the images useful when sharing information about obesity with patients and the public.

Med Students Create Nutrition/Public Health Publication

ABOM Diplomate Kimberly Kilby, MD, MPH is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, where she oversees the clinical portions of the medical school curriculum. She also serves as a Nutrition Expert faculty advisor to The Palate, a new peer-reviewed online publication.

Record Number of Applicants Seek ABOM Certification

A record number of physicians applied to take the 2016 American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam, recognizing doctors for their competency in treating obesity and overweight. In total, 591 physicians applied to sit for the test that will be given December 3-10 at computer-based testing centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Stanford Doc Educates Physicians About Food

Can physicians make a difference when it comes to successful weight loss outcomes? A new study supports the idea that the right health care provider just might….

Endocrine Society Offers Online Obesity CME

Obesity medicine specialists and doctors seeking American Board of Obesity Medicine certification are invited to participate in the Institute of Human Nutrition’s 2016 Obesity…

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