January 2018

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Obesity and its related complications may impact people of all ages, race and ethnicity groups in different ways. In particular, the obesity epidemic affects older adults who face age-related changes in muscle mass and function (sarcopenia). Individuals with both sarcopenia and obesity, otherwise known as sarcopenic obesity, are at high risk of future morbidity. Join this webinar to learn about the diagnostic challenges in identifying this entity and its relationship with important older adult outcomes. Specific data will be presented that highlight the treatment recommendations for this population and will highlight promising and emerging therapies on the horizon. 


John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF is Associate Professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and is on the Clinical Faculty at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is the Principal Investigator of two NIH/NIA grants exploring Mobile Health Obesity Wellness interventions in rural older adults, and the Co-Principal Investigator on several other grants examining an eHealth delivered coaching interventions and preoperative, unsupervised exercise programs for patients scheduled for lung cancer surgery. Dr, Batsis is the recipient of numerous awards, including New Hampshire’s Best Doctors (Geriatrics), American Geriatrics Society Presidential Poster Awards, and earned a Fellowship with the American Geriatrics Society. He is a frequent lecturer on topics relating to sarcopenic obesity, obesity management in older adults, nutritional considerations in geriatric obesity and is an author and co-author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

Title:            Sarcopenic Obesity: Is The Whole Greater than its Parts?     

Date:           Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Time:           12:00PM - 1:00PM EST

CE Credit:    1.0 contact hour, 1.0 CPEU


The webinar is FREE! Reserve your webinar seat now!


Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

1.     Understand the definitions of sarcopenia and obesity.

2.     Describe the relationship between sarcopenia, obesity and important geriatric-specific outcomes

3.     Identify practical ways to apply these principles in geriatric practice


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Details on CE Credits

Neither the planners nor presenter have any disclosures to report

To receive a CE certificate, you must individually register online for the webinar, attend the full program and complete an online evaluation.

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation.

Villanova University College of Nursing MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Villanova University College of Nursing Continuing Education/ Center for Obesity Prevention and Education (COPE) meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (December 2015-2018). Providership # 698849