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Target Audience

This knowledge-based program is intended for Pharmacists. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the clinical practice impact of current recommendations for the management of patients of higher weight.
  • Differentiate FDA-approved pharmacotherapy options for weight loss.
  • Given a case, select an evidence-based patient centered pharmacotherapeutic plan for a patient of higher weight.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2022 Adult Obesity Prevalence Map lists Alabama as one of 19 states with an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%. Recent survey data indicates that 1 in 8 adults in the United States have used a GLP-1 RA at some point in their life and approximately 15 million people – are currently using a GLP-1 RA. Recommendations and guidelines that provide guidance to clinicians regarding obesity management have been published by AHA/ACC/TOS, the Endocrine Society, and AACE/ACE. More recently published guidelines, including those from the Obesity Medicine Association and the American Gastroenterologic Association, recognize obesity as a disease and the importance of medical management. These evidence-based clinical practice recommendations are commonly utilized to provide comprehensive management for persons of higher weight. Key updates to the management of obesity, will be highlighted in the session. Over the last twelve years, the FDA-approved pharmacotherapy options for weight loss have expanded and there are now 6 options approved for long-term use. The benefits and safety considerations of these agents in management of persons of higher weight will be highlighted. Pharmacists are faced with trying to keep up with the new clinical practice guidelines, data, and new medications and being ready to apply it to patient cases. A variety of cases in patients with comorbidities that can impact management of higher weight will be presented to the attendees. Discussion of the best option for the management of the patient cases will be reviewed based on the evidence presented.

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Kristi W. Kelley, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM is a Clinical Professor at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Kelley earned both her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (1999) and Doctor of Pharmacy (2000) degrees at the Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed an ASHP-accredited Primary Care Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2001.

In addition to teaching in her clinical practice, Dr. Kelley is also involved in didactic teaching, service, and scholarship within the School.  Complementing her practice and research interests is Dr. Kelley’s involvement in professional associations, such as the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Alabama chapter of ASHP (ALSHP), the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), serving on a variety of committees and holding leadership roles.

While on faculty at Auburn, Dr. Kelley has been honored to receive the Hargreaves Faculty Mentor Award, Roche's Preceptor of the Year, and be recognized as a Preceptor of Excellence four times. Dr. Kelley was part of a three-member team that received the school's inaugural Excellence in Teaching award and were also recognized as the school's representatives at the 2014 AACP Annual Meeting as a "Teacher of the Year." In 2018, Dr. Kelley was again awarded HSOP's Excellence in Teaching award. In 2016, Dr. Kelley was the recipient of ACCP's Education Award.

Dr. Kelley’s scholarship interests include diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and pharmacy education. She has published and presented on these topics at both the regional and national level.  In addition, she has served as invited faculty for ASHP recertification programs and ACCP’s Teaching and Learning Academy/Certificate Program.

Practice Site

Dr. Kelley practices at the Continuity Clinics with Brookwood Baptist Health, Internal Medicine Residency Program in Birmingham, Alabama where she serves as non-physician faculty. She is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing all pharmacy services related to patient care while precepting pharmacy students on ambulatory care rotations. During her time with HSOP, she has established clinical pharmacy services in three outpatient internal medicine clinics in the Birmingham area.

Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-24-017-H01-P and is intended for pharmacists. The initial release date for this home-study program is May 14, 2024 and the intended expiration date is May 14, 2027.


Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.


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