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Pabom Course in Obesity


Get recognized for your obesity medicine expertise by sitting for the Pan American Board of Obesity Medicine (PABOM) Certification Exam 2024. Certification as an PABOM diplomate signifies specialized knowledge in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved competency in obesity care.


Qualifications For Certification



1. Be an active Member. The annual fee for PABOM Active Membership is $ 48 (U.S. currency). Members in good standing of PABOM - The Pan American Board of Obesity Medicine and SBEMO - The Brazilian Board of Obesity Medicine are exempt from paying the annual fee of EBOM.

Elegibility and Requeriments

2. Proof of an active, unrestricted medical license. 


3. Proof of active board certification, residency or fellowship in one of the any following medical specialties:  

Andrology / Anesthesiology / Angiology / Aviation medicine / Cardiology / Cardiovascular/ Bariatric Surgery / Thoracic Surgery / Clinical Immunology / Allergy / Critical Care Medicine / Dermatology / Diagnostic Radiology / Emergency Medicine / Endocrinology and Metabolism / Family Medicine / Gastroenterology / General Internal Medicine / General Surgery / General/ Clinical Pathology / Geriatric Medicine / Hematology / Medical Biochemistry / Medical Genetics / Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases / Medical Oncology / Nephrology / Neurology / Neurosurgery / Nuclear Medicine / Obstetrics/Gynecology / Occupational Medicine / Ophthalmology / Orthopedic Surgery / Otolaryngology / Pediatrics / Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation / Plastic Surgery / Psychiatry / Public Health and Preventive Medicine / Radiation Oncology / Respirology / Rheumatology / Urology / Osteopathic Medicine equivalente / Hepatology / Medical statistics / Men's health / Military medicine / Orthopedics / Otorhinolaryngology / Parasitology / Pathology / Clinical pharmacology / Sexual health / Sleep medicine / Space medicine / Sports medicine / Toxicology / Transplantation medicine / Tropical medicine / Virology / Women's health / Men's health

4. A minimum of credits hours on the topic of obesity is required for certification, proving interest and updating in the management of obesity . The credits must include the word “obesity” in the course title. The credits must include any ONLINE or IN-PERSON participation in educational events (online courses / self-assessment programs / meetings / congress / conferences) in the last 5 years. The PABOM will not accept credits hours on topics outside the field of obesity medicine.


5. Aplicants have free access to the Review Course on Obesity Medicine offered by PABOM before the board exam. This course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures and panel discussions to improve participants ability to care for patients with obesity. Practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

This course is targeted to all medical specialties and healthcare professionals with an interest in the latest approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity and its complications, including: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dietitians, and Mental Health Professionals. 

The course provides certificate of completion, however get certified in Obesity Medicine as an PABOM diplomate is exclusive for physicians with the minimum requeriments listed on this page. Allied Health Professionals and undergraduate students receive PABOM Advanced Certification in Obesity Management and they are exempt from the board exam. This course is presented by authorities in medicine, diplomates of the SBEMO, EBOM and Guest Professors.  


This course provides the knowledge to:


  • Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity

  • Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity

  • Pathophysiology of obesity

  • Medical management of the patient with obesity

  • Emerging precision medicine approaches to obesity and metabolic disorders

  • Obesity comorbidities

  • Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery

  • Effective counseling and motivation techniques

  • Genetic and syndromic obesity

  • Nutrition and exercise assessment and intervention

  • Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques

  • Pediatric patient management

  • Medical and surgical treatment of children and adolescents with obesity

  • Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity

  • Emerging strategies and therapies for genetic obesity

  • Navigating our understanding of how diet influences metabolic processes

  • Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice

  • Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches

  • Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options

  • Enhancing communication about obesity with patients, referring providers, payers, and the public



1. Basic Concepts

  • Determinants of Obesity   

  • Lifestyle/Behavioral 

  • Environmental/Cultural

  • Genetic

  • Secondary

  • Epigenetics and Fetal Environment

2. Pathophysiology of Obesity: Treating the Chronic Disease of Obesity

  • Neurohormonal

  • Enterohormonal/Microbiota

  • Body Fat Distribution

  • Pathophysiology of Obesity-Related Disorders/ Comorbidities

  • Body Composition and Energy Expenditure

  • Energy Balance and Hormonal Adaptation to Weight Loss

  • Obesity Related Cell Physiology and Metabolism

  • Brain, Gut, Adipocyte Interaction

3. Epidemiology and Health Risks of Obesity

  • Incidence and Prevalence, Demographic Distribution

4. Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

  • Diagnosis and Evaluation

  • Procedures and Laboratory Testing

  • Body Composition Analysis

  • Overview of the Medical Assessment of Obesity

  • Beyond BMI: Obesity Staging and Guideline-Based Treatment of Obesity

5. Precision Lifestyle Treatments for Obesity

6. Nutritional Assessment and Therapy

  • Macro and Micronutrients

  • Gastrointestinal Sites of Nutrient Absorption

  • Obesity Related Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism

  • Macronutrient Diet Composition and Effects on Body Weight and Metabolism

  • Nutrition and the Microbiome

  • Time-Restricted Eating

  • Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss

  • Carbs, Calories, or Quality: What Matters Most for Body Weight?

  • Food Order/Nutrient Sequence: Physiological Effects and Therapeutic Implications

  • Nutrition Recommendations for Adults with Obesity

7. Eating Disorders and Obesity

8. Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise

  • Exercise Considerations

  • Key Exercise Recommendations for Weight Loss and Maintenance

  • The Effects of Physical Activity and Regular Movement and Implications for Obesity Medicine

9. Pediatrics: Patient Assessment

  • Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

  • Obesity and Co-Morbidities in the Pediatric Population

  • Use of Anti-Obesity Medications in Pediatric Patients

10. Pharmacotherapy

  • Obesity Pharmacotherapy

  • Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics

  • Risks, Benefits, and Adverse Effects

  • Indications/Contraindications

  • Monitoring and Follow Up

  • Prescription Dose and Frequency

  • Drug-Drug, Drug-Nutrient, Drug-Herbal Interactions

  • Off Label Usage/Over-the-counter (OTC)

  • Multi-drug/Combination Therapy

  • Management of Drug-Induced Weight Gain

  • Effect on Comorbid Conditions

  • On-Label Pharmacological Approaches to Obesity

  • Off-Label Pharmacotherapy for Obesity

  • Combination Treatment for Obesity Management

  • Individualization of Care

  • Why is it So Hard to Keep Weight Off?

  • Obesity Treatment as We Age (Sarcopenia, Testosterone, Menopause)

  • Nutrient-stimulated Hormone-based Medications for Treating Obesity: Sparks From the Pipeline.

  • Side Effects of Pharmacological Treatment and Their Management

  • The New Era of Obesity Pharmacology

11. Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery

  • Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, POSE, and TORe

  • Gastric Balloons, Transpyloric Shuttle, and Duodenal Resurfacing

  • Gut Hormone Physiology: Lesson from Bariatric Surgery

  • Nutrient Metabolism and Obesity: Special Considerations After Bariatric Surgery

  • Overview of Complications of Bariatric Surgery

  • Update on Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

  • Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

  • New Rules and New Tools: Pediatric Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

12. Behavioral Assessment and Therapy

  • The Intersection of Metabolic Disease and Mental Health

  • The Landscape of Behavioral Interventions in Obesity Medicine

  • Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: Portion Control, Mindful Eating, and Other Lifestyle Strategies

13. Genetic, Syndromic Obesity and Future of Obesity Treatment

14. Obesity Complications and Co-Morbidities

  • Diseases Associated with Obesity

  • Diagnosis and Staging of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity

  • Treatment of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity

  • Obesity and Diabetes

  • Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

  • Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

  • Obesity and Cancer

  • Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD)

15. The New Fundamentals of Obesity Care



        6.  The exam is a multiple-choice test comprised of 100 questions with a 3-hour time limit. The exam, as the PABOM Review Course on Obesity Medicine, will be offered in English and Portuguese. Allied Health Professionals and Undergraduate students are exempt from the test.

Agenda/ Test Content Outline



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  • EBOM / SBEMO / PABOM Member (Physician): US$ 538 

  • Non Member (Physician): US$ 618 

Aplication and Fees
  • Allied Health Professionals:   US$ 380 

  • Undergraduate students:  US$ 148

Registration fees include VAT.
Applicants must be full-time students at the time of the course and will need to send a proof of student status letter from their university department. Please email it to the Course Secretariat. Post doctorate students are not eligible for this rate.


Payment Policy

Your registration will only be confirmed once full payment is received. Payment must be in Euros.

Payment Option: Credit card - Visa and MasterCard payments can be completed during Online Registration.

Please note that we do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing to the Congress Secretaria.

  • Cancellations received prior to 05th May 2024 will receive a full refund less a US$100 administration fee.

Name Change 

If you are unable to attend, you will be given the opportunity to send a colleague in your place. Name changes should be notified in writing to the Congress Secretariat. 


Once required credentials and credit hours are completed, candidates may submit an application to sit for the certification exam. 

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Biscayne Park , Miami
Florida - EUA

 Zip Code 33161

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