Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Breaking News: A new day dawns for obesity medicine certification!

I've been hoping for this day for years.

The announcement came today whereby the Obesity Society (of which I'm a proud member) reported that it along with 9 other medical organizations expect to roll out their own certification program for physicians involved in obesity medicine.

I'm thrilled as the only other organization, the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (of which I'm also a member and a certificant) has unfortunately found itself stuck between fringe elements with questionable, non-evidence based perspectives and treatment recommendations and good folks who sought them out really because they were the only game in town.

Guess my exam days aren't over yet as I'll be one of the first to enroll in the Obesity Society's course.

Thank you!

[BTW - the groups joining forces with the Obesity Society in this initiative? The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association, American Gastroenterological Association, American Heart Association, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, American Society for Nutrition and The Endocrine Society]