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CME webinar offers guidance for managing patients with obesity during COVID-19

September 09, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education Public Health 


Patients with obesity stand at greater risk of suffering more severe COVID-19 symptoms than the general population, and clinicians should consider the physiological, anatomical and psychological factors that underly the increased risk.

Rockpointe, a leading provider of continuing medical education (CME), is offering a free and live one-hour webinar, “Obesity and COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting: What Clinicians Need to Know” on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

The webinar will provide clinical information to appropriately advise patients with obesity on how to avoid infection, monitor patients with obesity who develop COVID-19, and recognize and manage complications as they occur to minimize morbidity and mortality.

The California Medical Association (CMA) is a proud partner of Rockpointe, and this activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) and Rockpointe. The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

There is no fee for this activity, which is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

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