PARTNER UPDATE: OMA RELEASES

2016 obesity algorithm

The Obesity Algorithm®, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), is a free resource for physicians and health care professionals who treat patients affected by obesity. Providers can reference the algorithm when developing personalized treatment plans for their patients, use it as a training tool for staff members and residents learning about clinical obesity treatment, and review it while studying for the ABOM certification exam.

Since its original release in 2013, the algorithm has undergone annual revisions to reflect the changing landscape of the obesity medicine field. The 2016 version includes expanded nutrition and bariatric surgery sections, as well as the most up-to-date information about patient evaluation, motivational interviewing, anti-obesity medications, and much more.

The latest version of the Obesity Algorithm is available for free download at www.ObesityAlgorithm.org. Authors of the algorithm will discuss the updates live in an educational session at Obesity Medicine 2016, OMA’s annual spring conference, taking place in San Francisco on April 6-10. Obesity Medicine 2016 offers comprehensive obesity medicine education for health care professionals, with the Review Course for the ABOM Exam, Practice Management Essentials, Nutrition Course, and Spring Obesity Summit all offered at the conference. Preview the full conference schedule in the preliminary program.

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