Obesity Management

A self-learning experience anytime, anywhere

Course Overview

This online CME course is provided by the University of Calgary Office of CME&PD and Alberta Health Services - Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management. It is not a one-time course for your participation but an ongoing portal for your point-of-care access.

You will learn the 5As of obesity management from this self-learning course. It is a weight management framework for primary care providers, created by Dr. Arya Sharma, the scientific director and CEO of the Canadian Obesity Network. The Obesity Management CME Course was designed for primary care practitioners in Alberta to understand the 5As, and to give them a set of practical tools and local resources in obesity counselling and management.  

This course includes videos of patient stories, patient counselling examples and short lectures, as well as interactive case scenarios you can try.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  • comprehend current obesity management in primary care
  • describe key messages of obesity management
  • recognize and apply the 5As of obesity management in primary care
  • acquire tools to facilitate obesity management into the primary care office
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This online course is free for your access in our CME e-learning portal.  

CME Credits

This Self-Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development for up to 3.0 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants may claim a maximum of 3.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

You may also perform Linking Learning exercises around questions you have as a result of learning from this course. Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits.