Obesity Bias and Its Impact on Patients
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Many physicians are unaware of the experience of people with obesity as they engage with the healthcare system. Implicit weight bias affects physician-patient relationships and ultimately the quality of care patients with obesity receive. The purpose of this activity is to educate physicians on this topic and help them understand how to better interact with patients with obesity.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss how obesity bias is represented in the media.
- Recognize how obesity bias affects their own practice.
- Identify how obesity bias affects the lives and careers of those living with obesity.
- Build stronger relationships with patients.
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD
Dr. Salles is a minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon and Scholar in Residence at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed medical school and residency in general surgery at Stanford prior to completing her fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. She stayed on faculty at Washington University for three years prior to moving back to Stanford. Dr. Salles obtained a PhD in education from Stanford University during her residency training, and her research focuses on gender equity, implicit bias, diversity, inclusion, and physician well-being. She is a sought-after speaker and has given over 40 national and international invited talks related to gender equity, physician well-being, and weight bias.
Patty Nece, JD
Patty is an advocate for people with obesity, eradication of weight bias and stigma, advancement of science-based treatments, and insurance coverage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
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 Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit