ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Managing Obesity to Improve Health: New Drugs, Old Drugs – 1 CE – Live Webinar on January 24, 2023 8PM ET
Obesity continues to increase in prevalence nationwide, resulting in the worsening of other disease states, such as heart failure, diabetes, and cardiovascular events. Studies have shown a reduction in weight can lead to fewer cardiovascular events and decrease the risk of complications associated with co-morbid conditions. Over the past 3 years, there has been progress in the use of medications for assisting patients in losing weight. However, the guidelines have lagged in adding these agents and where they may fit in therapy. Because of this, there are many healthcare professionals that do not realize the options for weight loss, when to utilize them, and most importantly, how they should be used as an adjunct to non-pharmacologic management strategies.
This activity reviews all the pharmacologic options in the US market that aid patients in losing weight. It will discuss where medications may fit in therapy, who would benefit from each medication based on a patient-centered care approach. It will also discuss the risks associated with the use. In addition, non-pharmacologic options and its roles in a holistic care plan for weight loss will be included.
At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:
- List the medications currently approved for medical weight loss
- Discuss/formulate plans to approach pharmacologic weight loss systematically
- Recognize the side effects for commonly used medications for weight loss
AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-942802.
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Dr. Tim Brown is the Director of Interprofessional Education for the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology for Augusta University Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership. He received his doctorate from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. In 2018, Brown was named the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year and received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Graduate Medical Education Leader of the year award.
Financial Support Disclosure
This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Timothy R. Brown, PharmD, FASHP, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Pete Kreckel, RPh, and Jaimini Patel, RPh, planner for this educational event, also have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts
1.0 Contact Hour
Disease State Management / Drug Therapy
Mental Health Professionals
Universal Activity Number
January 24, 2023 (Tue)
8PM Eastern Time
Activity Release Date
September 19, 2022
Activity Expiration Date
September 19, 2025
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Requirements for Credit
Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support within 30 days from the webinar date to ensure your credits are reported.
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