This course includes:
- Video presentation by a leading expert
- Pre and Post exams to measure your understanding
- Downloadable slides
- CME and MOC claiming online
Vivek Kumbhari, MD, MBBCh
Dr. Vivek Kumbhari is the Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at Johns Hopkins Medicine as well as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His expertise includes minimally invasive, non-surgical therapies to facilitate weight loss and the treatment of obesity-related diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, as well as performing endoscopic therapies to treat oncologic conditions involving the gastrointestinal tract. Dr. Kumbhari has research interests in endoscopic innovation, interventional endoscopic ultrasonography, obesity, submucosal endoscopy and treatment of metabolic disease. He has contributed to over 180 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and invited reviews, and speaks both nationally and internationally.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Define the scope of the obesity epidemic worldwide.
- List comorbid conditions that improve with weight loss.
- Cite the efficacy (TBWL) and adverse event rate of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to .5 MOC points 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. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.
Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.