Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

Date: September 23-24, 2021
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE and 12.5 Medical Knowledge MOC Points (ABIM)
Schedule:  
Thursday, Sept. 23 – 8:00 AM-6:00 PM CT
Friday, Sept. 24 – 8:00 AM-12:00 PM CT

Using the Obesity Medicine Association’s four pillars of clinical obesity treatment, learn how to develop obesity treatment plans for patients with complex adiposity-related diseases. This case-based course is intended to build upon the core concepts of obesity medicine and help you gain the skills to implement more advanced techniques in your practice. You’ll use real-life cases to practice building individualized treatment plans from start to finish.

Why Attend?

  • Learn to manage four common adiposity-related diseases: type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure, lipedema, and osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Explore the impacts of obesity treatment on each of these associated diseases
  • Find out what key components to look for in the evaluation including medical history, physical exam, and laboratory results
  • Learn how to identify and adjust any concurrent medications to support weight management
  • Prioritize treatment approaches for each adiposity-related disease based on what you find during the initial evaluation
  • Examine the root causes of each associated disease and how to effectively treat both the obesity-related disease and the obesity
  • Understand how best to communicate and collaborate with other providers on the patient’s healthcare team
  • Know when to refer to a disease specialist

Schedule on Thursday, Sept. 23

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8:00-8:15 AM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

8:15-9:15 AM - Postpartum Weight Management

Carolynn Francavilla, MD

In this course, we will review challenges that are unique to obesity treatment in the postpartum period.  We will discuss specific medical conditions that should be considered in this population.  We will review safe treatment options for breastfeeding women.  We will then review a classic case of a woman trying to lose weight after pregnancy. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand unique challenges to behavior change for postpartum women
  2. Identify co-existing disease states in postpartum women with obesity
  3. Recognize considerations for women who are breastfeeding

 

9:15-10:15 AM - Chronic Kidney Disease

Richard Lindquist, MD, FOMA, ABOM

Explore relationships between OW/OB and renal disease.  Explore physiology, pathophysiology, effects of weight loss on renal disease, pharmacology, nutrition, and role of Obesity Medicine Specialist in management of renal disease.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand why understanding renal disease is important in Obesity Medicine.
  2. Understand basics of renal physiology. Explore what goes wrong, understand the physiology of renal disease in context of overweight and obesity.
  3. Learn about the beneficial effects of weight loss on renal disease.
  4. Understand the role of medications and nutrition in renal disease associated with overweight and obesity.
  5. Understand the role of the Obesity Medicine Specialist in renal disease with overweight and obesity.

10:15-10:30 AM - Break

Break

10:30-11:30 AM - Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery

Scott Butsch, MD

Bariatric surgery has a proven track record for improving weight and metabolic function. However, weight regain remains a challenge for some patients. This session will discuss the long-term management considerations and risks of weight regain after bariatric procedure. Treatment strategies to prevent and treat weight regain along with indications for a second bariatric surgery will be explored during the course.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the role of long-term management after bariatric surgery
  2. Identify the risks of weight regain after various bariatric procedures
  3. Utilize the 4 pillars of obesity treatment to address weight regain
  4. Recognize the indications for a second bariatric procedure

11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Depression

Rukhsana Iqbal, MD

Treating obesity is difficulty enough, but treating obesity in the face of depression is even more daunting. This session will explore the relationship between depression and weight gain along with some of the unique difficulties in managing both weight and depression. Medications play an important role in treating depression but can also impact weight. This session will utilize a lecture and case scenario to discuss managing both depression and weight with special attention to medication choices and challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of depression on weight gain.
  2. Identify the unique challenges of treating obesity in patients with depression.
  3. Discuss weight changes associated with medications used to treat depression.
  4. Develop tailored strategies for treated obesity in patients with depression.

12:30-1:00 PM - Lunch (Q&A Panel)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss your questions about managing obesity and adiposity-related diseases to a panel of faculty experts.

1:30-1:45 PM - Intro to Casework

Before you break into small groups for the day, ask your questions about the patient cases or any lingering questions you have from the first day of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss your questions about managing obesity and adiposity-related diseases to a panel of faculty experts

1:45-2:00 PM - Break

Break

2:00-3:15 PM - Casework

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply what you learned on the first day of the workshop as you work in small groups, guided by faculty experts, to develop treatment plans for complex patient cases.
  2. Develop obesity treatment strategies using nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacologic interventions for patients with chronic kidney disease, postpartum weight management, weight regain after bariatric surgery, depression.
  3. Build treatment plans for four cases total throughout the day.

3:15-3:30 PM - Break

Break

3:30-4:45 PM - Casework

4:45-6:00 PM - Casework

6:00-7:15 PM - Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Join the exhibitors for opening night in the exhibit hall and get the first look at the technologies, products, and services available to enhance and improve your practice. Meet with exhibitors, try samples, and discover new tools to use when treating patients with obesity.

Schedule on Friday, Sept. 24

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6:00-7:00 - Fun Run (optional)

Get your blood pumping during an early morning fun run led by one of our physical activity experts.

7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy breakfast in the exhibit hall while you explore the latest technologies, products, and services available to enhance and improve your practice. Meet with exhibitors, try samples, and discover new tools to use when treating patients with obesity.

8:00-9:15 AM - Casework

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply what you learned on the first day of the workshop as you work in small groups, guided by faculty experts, to develop treatment plans for complex patient cases.
  2. Develop obesity treatment strategies using nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacologic interventions for patients with chronic kidney disease, postpartum weight management, weight regain after bariatric surgery, depression.
  3. Build treatment plans for four cases total throughout the day.

9:15-9:30 AM - Break

Break

9:30-10:00 AM - Closing Q&A

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss key takeaways from the day’s casework.
  2. Ask your questions about managing obesity and adiposity-related disease in a final Q&A panel with faculty experts.
  3. Consider how you will change treatment plans for patients in your own practice.

10:00-11:00 AM - Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

Pinky Maniri

In 2021 there were significant changes to outpatient billing and coding. This session will utilize complex obesity related cases to review billing and coding guidelines. Use of common ICD10 codes and other, relevant CPT codes will be discussed in the context of managing the patient with obesity.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize complex patient cases to review billing and coding guidelines for obesity management visits
  2. Apply common relevant ICD 10 codes as part of the evaluation of patients with obesity
  3. Apply common relevant CPT codes as part of the evaluation of patients with obesity

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Nuts and Bolts of Setting Up an Obesity Medicine Practice

Ethan Lazarus, MD

Starting an obesity medicine practice requires two things, discussing weight management with your patients and having the proper office setup to properly engage and support your patients with obesity. This session will review the key components for evaluating patients with obesity as well as the equipment needs and office set-up considerations the minimize stigma and bias. Helpful questionnaires, lifestyle prescriptions, information resources, and practice revenue streams will be discussed.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss key exam components for a patient with obesity
  2. Identify proper set-up for a medical office to accommodate patients with obesity
  3. Utilize common questionnaires as part of an obesity evaluation
  4. Adopt lifestyle prescriptions and information resources in a weight management practice
  5. Employ new revenues streams in an obesity medicine practice

Recordings

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases will NOT be recorded and must be attended live.


Commercial Support

This education activity has received commercial support through an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.


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