Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course

The Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment Course is a 1.5-day course offering introductory education about the evidence-based approaches for evaluating, diagnosing, and treating obesity in a clinical setting. The content is appropriate for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinicians-in-training, and other healthcare providers who treat patients with the disease of obesity. On day one, learn about the basic concepts that define obesity as a disease, the pathophysiology of obesity, and how to evaluate patients for obesity and related diseases using ethical, non-stigmatizing communication. Then review strategies for treating obesity using four treatment pillars: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and pharmacotherapy. On day two, work on patient cases to develop comprehensive treatment plans using interventions in all four treatment pillars. Gain tools to begin developing effective treatment plans for patients affected by obesity in your practice.

2020 Course Dates and Cities

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February 28-29 | San Diego, CA

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ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

REGISTRATION
Before February 7: $240
After February 7: $260
Clinician-in-training: $50

VENUE
Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101

SCHEDULE
Friday, February 28 – 12:45-5:30 PM
Saturday, February 29 – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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June 5-6 | Arlington, VA

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ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

REGISTRATION
Before May 15: $240
After May 15: $260
Clinician-in-training: $50

VENUE
Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA 22209

SCHEDULE
Friday, June 5 – 12:45-5:30 PM
Saturday, June 6 – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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August 7-8 | Atlanta, GA

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ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 9.5 CME/CE credits.

REGISTRATION
Before July 17: $240
After July 17: $260
Clinician-in-training: $50

VENUE
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter - Villa Christina
4000 Summit Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30319

SCHEDULE
Friday, August 7 – 12:45-5:30 PM
Saturday, August 8 – 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

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SPEAKERS
Richard Lindquist, M.D., Dipl. ABOM, FAASP, FOMA, Ethan Lazarus MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM, Karlijn Burridge, PA-C, Nicholas Pennings DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM, Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

ACCREDITATION
This course is worth up to 5 CME/CE credits

PRICING
Member price: $100
Non-member price: $120


Why Attend?

Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize obesity as a disease with diverse etiologies.
  • Explain the basic physiologic processes involved in the disease of obesity.
  • Distinguish the various methods currently utilized to screen and diagnose overweight and obesity.
  • Perform a history and physical exam, and order testing specifically directed to evaluate and assess the disease of obesity and its potential underlying causes.
  • Recognize the manifestations of obesity-related diseases in a clinical setting.
  • Communicate with patients about their weight and any related conditions comfortably and compassionately in a non-threatening environment.
  • Recognize the importance of using a long-term approach to obesity treatment.
  • Develop nutritional treatment interventions tailored to the unique needs of patients affected by obesity.
  • Prescribe an individualized physical activity plan for patients affected by obesity.
  • Develop behavioral modification strategies unique to each patient’s needs.
  • Use anti-obesity medications appropriately as part of an overall treatment plan.
  • Implement a comprehensive individualized obesity treatment plan utilizing the pillars of obesity treatment (nutrition, physical activity, behavioral interventions, and pharmacotherapy) through interactive case studies.

2020 Course Schedule

Friday Schedule

12:45-1:00 PM - Registration

12:55-1:00 PM - Welcome

1:00-2:00 PM - Understanding the Chronic Disease of Obesity

2:00-3:00 PM - Nutrition

3:00-3:30 PM - Break

3:30-4:15 PM - Physical Activity

4:15-4:30 PM - Q&A

4:30-5:30 PM - Reception

Saturday Schedule

8:00-8:45 AM - Behavior

8:45-10:00 AM - Medication

10:00-10:30 AM - Break

10:30-11:30 AM - Nutrition Case Presentation

11:30 AM-12:15 PM - Lunch

12:15-1:15 PM - Physical Activity Case Presentation

1:15-2:15 PM - Behavior Case Presentation

2:15-2:30 PM - Break

2:30-3:30 PM - Medication Case Presentation

3:30-4:00 PM - Q&A and Conclusion


Interested in Exhibiting? 

Call 303-770-2526 or email exhibit@obesitymedicine.org.