Managing Patients with Obesity-related Complications

This course will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms by which excess adiposity causes obesity-related complications, as well as the most common comorbidities and complications associated with obesity. Through a case-based presentation, the faculty will demonstrate how to evaluate obesity-related complications and determine what to treat first. The pillars of obesity management will be integrated into the case studies to illustrate their appropriate use in stepwise, comprehensive, treatment plan across several patient encounters. A focus on treatments that improve both obesity and obesity-related complications will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiologic mechanisms by which excess adiposity causes obesity-related complications
  • Evaluate obesity-related complications and comorbidities that may require treatment or referral
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan based on a patient's obesity-related complications and comorbidities
  • Adjust obesogenic medications in a patient's current medication regimen when clinically appropriate

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support


This activity is supported by an educational grant from NovoNordisk.