This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses who specialize in the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism.
Goal and Target Audience:
This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:
Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research
Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.
Describe the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of obesity
Describe the risks and rewards of medical therapies for obesity
Evaluate the evidence supporting or refuting popular weight loss diet programs
Requirements for Successful Completion: To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must listen to the education recording, complete an online knowledge assessment for each education recording and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date.
The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
A.S.P.E.N. designates each enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEU) per activity. All are knowledge activities.
A.S.P.E.N. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM per activity. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.
ACPE UAN: 0216-0000-15-071-H01-P
A.S.P.E.N., Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR level 2. Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.
Non-Commercialism: A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support. A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products.
Privacy and Confidentiality: A.S.P.E.N. respects the privacy of its members and website visitors. Companies that receive personal information from A.S.P.E.N. in order to execute the business of A.S.P.E.N. may use personal information only for that purpose.
Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.
Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education and Research at A.S.P.E.N. 8630 Fenton Street. Suite 412. Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this enduring continuing education activity.
Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Speakers/Faculty
Lawrence Cheskin: Medifast, honoraria, Chair Scientific Advisory Board/ Vivus, Inc, honoraria, Medical Advisory Board member; No apparent conflict, content or role not related to established relationship with commercial entity.
Rachel Lazim; nothing to disclose.
Laura Matarese; nothing to disclose.
Gerard Mullin; nothing to disclose.
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Director,
Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center