Grand Rounds - Jun 17, 2022
"Nutrition, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery"

Speaker: Kurt Hong, MD, PhD, FACN. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Center for Clinical Nutrition, USC; Keck School of Medicine, USC Davis School of Gerontology, USC.




  1. Counsel overweight and obese patients in outpatient office setting through offering effective counseling along with options for medication and surgical options (if appropriate).
  2. Examine metabolic risk factors commonly seen in obese patients and appropriate monitoring of these comorbidities in the treatment of obesity.
  3. Utilize established algorithms optimize weight loss in combining diet, exercise, with medication and/or surgical options.
  4. Understand the effectiveness of popular commercial diets and recognize truth/myths about diets.

Accreditation: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

The period to claim credit for this activity expires one year after its original publication. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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