10121 - Obesity, metabolism and the microenvironment: Links to cancer

Course Directors

Sneha Sundaram, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Amy R. Johnson, Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Liza Makowski, Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Description

This course covers obesity-driven changes in both the normal and tumor microenvironment. With a focus on breast cancer etiology, the course describes alterations in metabolism, the release of signaling molecules, and the effects of the timing of obesity onset.

Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.0 ABIM MOC Points1

Accreditation Statement

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

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: $24.00

Course Dates

Last Review Date: 31-Aug-2016
Expiration Date: 31-Aug-2019

Objectives

After completing this course, participants will understand:

1. Mechanisms of obesity-related cancer.

2. Windows of susceptibility.

3. Links between obesity and breast cancer.

Topics

1. Obesity, breast cancer and windows of susceptibility.

2. Mechanisms of obesity-related cancer.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Obesity and cancer and tumor microenvironment.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Drs. Sneha Sundaram, Amy R. Johnson, and Liza Makowski attest that they have no financial relationships with commercial entities offering healthcare related products and/or services. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content.

There has been no commercial support for this course.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

Javascript, cookies, and popups must be enabled on your browser (which is the default configuration for most browsers).


1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.