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Nutrition, Obesity and Eating Disorders





This self-education program comprises 32 board-style questions, which test learners on a specific topic area covered on the ABIM certification and recertification exams. By identifying knowledge gaps in a particular subject area and providing resources for self-directed learning, this module will serve as a useful tool in studying for the board exam as well as meeting the needs of a life-long learner.

  • Earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 10 points towards ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
  • References for further study.
  • Detailed images to further clarify important points.
  • Can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Who Should Take this Course

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists and GI fellows to help them prepare for examination, as well as other health-care professionals who treat GI disorders.


Upon completion of this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Review requirements for macro- and micro-nutrients, and symptoms and signs of deficiency states.
  • Describe various techniques of nutritional assessment and appreciate the limitations of each method.
  • Know the techniques of enteral and parenteral nutrition support and potential complications.
  • Identify the dietary and nutritional management of specific digestive disorders.
  • Review the pathophysiology and treatment of obesity, and the role of the gastrointestinal tract in energy metabolism.
  • Discuss common eating disorders with an emphasis on the gastrointestinal and nutritional complications.

About the Instructors

Module Editors
Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF
University of Rochester
Carl L. Berg, MD
University of Virginia Health System
Anil B. Nagar, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Module Authors
Charles Halsted, MD, AGAF
University of California Davis
Melissa Teitelman, MD, MSCE
Duke University School of Medicine

CME/MOC Information

The AGA Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 10 MOC points in 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 points

MOC/CME expiration date: May 17, 2017

Relationship and Financial Disclosures

Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Carl L. Berg, MD
Grant/research support: Vertex
Speaking/teaching: Genentech

Anil B. Nagar, MD
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Charles Halsted, MD, AGAF
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Melissa Teitelman, MD, MSCE
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

AGA Staff

Maura H. Davis
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Natalie Foster
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Lori N. Marks, PhD
Disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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