Las Vegas, NV, November 18, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The IAPAM is committed to educating physicians on the best practices for using hCG as part of a successful Medical Weight Loss Program. Now the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol has augmented its program to include proven strategies for the long term maintenance of weight loss after a successful hCG Protocol. "The goal is for patients to do the hCG program to get the weight off and keep it off forever, so these strategies will help physicians educate patients on what really works for long term weight loss," says IAPAM executive-director, Jeff Russell.
A recent study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information examined the "difference in selected weight loss strategies and attitudes among persons who reported successful weight loss attempts vs. persons who were not successful. Behaviors examined included: modification of diet, leisure-time and sports activities, and self-monitoring." This study found that "self-monitoring strategies such as weighing oneself, planning meals, tracking fat and calories, exercising 30 or more minutes daily, and/or adding physical activity to daily routine may be important in successful weight loss maintenance. Leisure-time activities such as lifting weights or cooking/baking for fun are common strategies reported by those who were successful weight losers."
Today, the IAPAM announced that it has enhanced its discussion of successful hCG Maintenance Phase strategies. As part of its full-day intensive education on hCG for weight loss, lipotropic injections and Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) programs, the IAPAM's hCG Physician Training now showcases 18 proven strategies for patients to maintain their hCG weight loss, from using Internet web-sites with individualized diet programs to reduce the amount of food prepared away from home. The IAPAM's hCG session also includes an overview of barriers to maintaining weight loss, as well as an analysis of the most common weight-control behaviors.
The IAPAM hCG Training continues to cover:
- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practices;
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
- Patient selection criteria;
- Common medical contraindications;
- Current FDA status & requirements;
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program; and
- Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies.
Registrants also receive the following program resources:
- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips);
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.
Finally, the IAPAM's full day hCG training is the only medical weight loss training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.
All of the IAPAM's hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so register soon to ensure you have a space. To register or for more information, please visit:
http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training, or contact the IAPAM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.
About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:
Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
IAPAM's hCG Group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HCGWeightLoss