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Assessing Beyond BMI

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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SCOMS - South Carolina
Dr. JuliSu Dimucci-Ward, PhD
44 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  1. To understand both the benefits and limitations of utilizing BMI as part of a clinical exam
  2. To state how BMI can utilized in clinical decision making across the lifespan
  3. Understand how other anthropometric measures when combined with BMI provide a valuable perspective of metabolic risk
  4. Acknowledge the terms “overfat” and “underfat” apply to body composition assessment and long-term health

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Dimucci-Ward has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Accreditation Statement:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

Grievance Statement:The SCOMS strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Uniform Guidelines and AOA Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be forwarded to SCOMS Executive Director Tammy Whaley, by calling the SCOMS Office at 864-327-9995 or by mail to SCOMS, 350 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or by email to



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Dr. Dimucci-Ward is an Assistant Professor for Prevention and Public Health at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas and she works with Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Endocrine practices at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. As a researcher, healthcare geneticist, dietitian and certified diabetes educator, she has developed diabetes education programs, worked in corporate wellness, and developed ‘conversation maps’ for medical companies to guide patient education. The focus of her research is epigenetics, which she describes as “where the rubber hits road and where science and clinical medicine meet to serve patients.”  Dr. Dimucci-Ward earned her Ph.D. in Health Care Genetics from Clemson University.



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