Course Information

General Information

For further information about this activity, contact the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

Local: 216.448.8710
Toll Free: 800.238.6750


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsâ„¢. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Applicants for certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) may claim up to 11 GROUP TWO CME credits toward the ABOM requirement when providing a CME certificate or transcript from this course.

This activity has been approved for 10.25 CPEUs by The Commission on Dietetic Registration. CPE Prior Approval Verification Activity 164910

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 medical knowledge MOC points 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 credit.

American Board of Surgery MOC

This activity qualifies for 11 self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.

Please Note: It is the participant’s responsibility to self-report their participation to the American Board of Surgery, per board policy.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

Faculty Disclosure

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant commercial interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education fully intends to comply with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need assistance, please notify us at least two weeks prior to the activity.

Additional Features

Faculty presentations will also be available online in PDF format on a password protected website. You will have access prior to the activity to allow you to download or print the slides. Post-course, access to the non-CME live stream recordings.