Weighing the treatment options: guidance on the management of obesity

June 9, 2021

We will provide a thorough overview of the condition of obesity (statistics/prevalence, definition based on BMI, complications associated with obesity, medications that promote weight gain); management of obesity (lifestyle including diet/exercise/behavioral treatment, commercially available products); and recently published literature to support the use of new medications in the management of obesity. By doing this, the audience will be provided with the most current literature available to make informed decisions when assisting in the management of an obese patient.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Define obesity and recognize associated complications
  2. Evaluate comprehensive management techniques including lifestyle, pharmacological, and surgical interventions
  3. Compile data from recently published clinical trials for adjunctive medications
  4. Interpret a real-world patient case to make informed decisions for the management of obesity

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Define obesity and recognize associated complications
  2. Identify differences in doses and packaging from other indications for commercially available products
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/09/2021 - 7:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/09/2021 - 8:00am CDT
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
The presenter will discuss investigative use of drugs.
Planning committee members
Katherine Diehl, PharmD, BCACP
University of Rochester Medical Center
Maila Lowery
Secretary IV
University of Rochester Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Stephanie Pilat, PharmD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and University of Rochester Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. 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.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-149-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-149-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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