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Weight Management

Facilitator: Shwetha Iyer

Learning objectives:

-          Recall the prevalence of obesity and list comorbidities and risk factors associated with obesity

-          Define and use the 5A’s model in obesity counseling

-          Implement various tools in counseling around obesity (Plate Method, FITT, interest/confidence rulers)

-          Identify when to use medications for weight loss and explain the pros/cons of each medication

-          Identify indications for bariatric surgery

-          Describe various options for bariatric surgery

-          Identify potential complications from bariatric surgery

-          Describe the effectiveness of medications and bariatric surgery in treatment of obesity

*Cases and readings will be assigned by email before the session*