In today's world, continuing education plays a key role in professional development. The Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN) offers CME programming in conjunction with multiple departments at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Our programs offer health professionals valuable knowledge and skills as they continue their careers.

CME Courses

Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment (April 22 - 26, 2020)

The Obesity course provides an excellent overview for all health professionals; physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and more. For physicians interested in obtaining obesity medicine certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), this course satisfies the ABOM requirement of at least 30 hours of live CME credit on the topic of obesity.

This annual, in-person course consists of four days of obesity medicine lectures followed by one day of review for the ABOM exam. The course takes place on Columbia's Irving Medical Center campus. Visit the 2020 Obesity Medicine course website

Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment (online)

For those that cannot attend our in-person course, we offer recorded lectures (including the ABOM exam review materials) online. Lecture review is self-paced and participants have one year to complete the course. The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Visit our Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment (online) webpage for additional course information, and to purchase the course. 


For more information regarding upcoming courses, continuing education credits, tuition and registration, visit the Columbia University CME website, or contact MS Program Director and Obesity Course Director Sharon Akabas, PhD, at