Obesity Education Conferences, Events, and Webinars

Attend one of OMA’s upcoming obesity conferences or events. You’ll learn from industry-leading experts on how to implement the latest obesity treatment techniques and have the opportunity to network, share ideas, and build relationships with obesity medicine clinicians in your city or state.

Looking for online obesity education? Check out our schedule of upcoming obesity webinars or our on-demand learning library, the Obesity Medicine Academy.

Join us April 27-May 1, 2022 in Atlanta for Obesity Medicine 2022 Conference, or May 18-21, 2022 for the virtual Digital Experience (DX)! Attend the leading medical conference providing clinical obesity education for healthcare providers. Register today!


Upcoming Webinars

Throughout the year, OMA offers live, accredited obesity webinars to help you learn critical skills for treating obesity and advancing your career in obesity medicine. Registration to all webinars is free for OMA members.

  • February 17 @ 12:00 PM (Eastern)
    Lipid Management with Weight Loss and Low-Carb Diets

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    Low-carb and keto diets can help people lose weight and improve their metabolic health. However, many clinicians are concerned with that amount of fat and lack of carbs in low-carb diets and fear they will raise LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular risk. However, studies show that, on average, those starting a low-carb or keto diet for weight loss or for treating type 2 diabetes do not see a rise in their LDL. Instead, they see an increase in HDL, decrease in TG, and an improvement in blood sugars and insulin sensitivity. The net result is a decrease in calculated cardiovascular risk. That being said, a minority of people following low-carb diets do see a rise in their LDL, especially the leaner, more physically active individuals. It may be important to approach these individuals differently than a metabolically unhealthy individual on a high-carb diet. Putting the LDL changes into the context of their overall health progress can help reframe how to address their cardiovascular risk.

    In the end, if a clinician wants to help their patient reduce their LDL while still following a low-carb diet for metabolic health and weight loss, numerous strategies exist that may be helpful. These include nutritional changes, supplements, and prescription medications.

    Speaker: Bret Scher, MD

    Accreditation: 1 CME/CE 

    Registration: Free for OMA Members; $24 for Non-members

     

     


External Events

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Future OMA Bi-Annual Conferences

April 27 – May 1, 2022: Obesity Medicine 2022 – Atlanta, GA

May 18 – 21, 2022: Obesity Medicine 2022 Digital Experience (DX) – Virtual

October 12 – 16, 2022: Overcoming Obesity 2022 – Anaheim, CA

November 2 – 5, 2022: Overcoming Obesity 2022 Digital Experience (DX) – Virtual

April 19 – 23, 2023: Obesity Medicine 2023 – New York City, NY

October 25 – 29, 2023: Overcoming Obesity 2023 – San Antonio, TX

March 8 – 10, 2024: Obesity Medicine 2024 – Denver, CO

October 2 – 6, 2024: Overcoming Obesity 2024 – Orlando, FL