Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Optimizing an Obesity Medicine Practice

Anaheim, CA

Date: October 12-13, 2022
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE and 12.5 Medical Knowledge MOC Points (ABIM)
Level: Intermediate
Schedule:  
Wednesday, October 12 – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
Thursday, October 13 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Using the Obesity Medicine Association’s four pillars of clinical obesity treatment, learn how to develop obesity treatment plans for patients with complex diseases, conditions and lifestyle factors. 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?

  • Manage obesity in four common patient case scenarios: Type 1 Diabetes, Adolescents, Bipolar Disorder, and Patients with Limited Resources
  • Explore the impact of obesity treatment on each of these associated patient scenarios
  • Recognize key components in the evaluation including medical history, physical exam, and laboratory results
  • Identify and adjust concurrent medications to support weight management
  • Prioritize treatment approach for adiposity-related diseases, conditions or lifestyle factors based on your findings during the initial evaluation
  • Examine the root causes of each associated disease to effectively treat both the obesity-related disease and the obesity
  • Use effective communication and collaboration approaches with other providers on the patient’s healthcare team

Schedule on Wednesday, October 12

All times displayed in Pacific Time (PT)

  • 12:00-12:15 PM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

    12:00-12:15 PM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

    Speaker

    Nick Pennings, DO

    Learning Objectives

    1. Become familiar with the structure of this course and how you can get the most out of it. 
    2. Understand the importance of treating obesity and adiposity-related diseases using a comprehensive, multifactorial approach. 
  • 12:15-1:15 PM - Type 1 Diabetes

    12:15-1:15 PM - Type 1 Diabetes

    Speaker

    Sandra Sobel, MD

    Description

    The prevalence of obesity in type 1 diabetes has increased over the past several decades. Slowly, research into lifestyle, medication, and surgical therapy recommendations for obesity management in the type 1 diabetes population is emerging. This session will review the evolving research and provide clinical application recommendations for obesity management in type 1 diabetes. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Define anticipated glucose effects with aerobic activity, resistance training, and HIIT 
    2. Demonstrate responsible use of pharmacotherapy for obesity management in individuals with type 1 diabetes 
    3. Discuss risks and outcomes of metabolic surgery in type 1 diabetes 
  • 1:15-2:15 PM - Adolescents with Obesity

    1:15-2:15 PM - Adolescents with Obesity

    Speaker

    Sara Karjoo, MD 

    Description

    This presentation will highlight the new FDA approved drugs for adolescents with obesity. In addition, eligibility, outcomes, and post-operative care after bariatric surgery in adolescents will be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives 

    1. Discuss health issues commonly found in adolescents with obesity 
    2. Utilize current available medication options for adolescents with obesity 
    3. Recognize timing and eligibility of bariatric surgery in adolescents with obesity 
  • 2:15-2:30 PM - Break

    2:15-2:30 PM - Break

  • 2:30-3:30 PM - Bipolar Disorder

    2:30-3:30 PM - Bipolar Disorder

    Speaker

    Rukhsana Iqbal, MD 

    Description

    The treatment of obesity in the context of a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder is a challenging task. This session will explore the relationship between bipolar disorder and weight gain along with the unique difficulties in managing a patient with both disease states. This session will utilize a lecture and case scenario to discuss managing both bipolar disorder and weight with special attention to medication choices and challenges.   

    Learning Objectives 

    1. Describe the impact of bipolar disorder on weight gain 
    2. Identify the unique challenges of treating obesity in patients with bipolar disorder 
    3. Discuss weight changes associated with medications used to treat bipolar disorder 
    4. Develop tailored strategies for treating obesity in patients with bipolar disorder 
  • 3:30-4:30 PM - Patients with Obesity and Limited Resources

    3:30-4:30 PM - Patients with Obesity and Limited Resources

    Speaker

    Verlyn Warrington, MD, MS, FOMA

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify patients likely to be at risk for low resources
    2. Describe key areas of social determinants of health
    3. Utilize partnership opportunities to create effective treatment plans for patients with limited resources

     

  • 4:30-4:45 PM - Break

    4:30-4:45 PM - Break

  • 4:45-5:15 PM - Q&A Panel

    4:45-5:15 PM - Q&A Panel

    Speakers

    Sandra Sobel, MD

    Sara Karjoo, MD

    Rukhsana Iqbal, MD

    Verlyn Warrington, MD, MS, FOMA

    Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss key takeaways from the day’s lectures. 
    2. Ask specific questions about managing obesity and adiposity-related diseases in a Q&A panel with faculty experts. 
  • 5:15-6:15 PM - Welcome Reception

    5:15-6:15 PM - Welcome Reception

Schedule on Thursday, October 13

All times displayed in Pacific Time (PT)

  • 8:00-8:15 AM - Intro to Casework

    8:00-8:15 AM - Intro to Casework

    Speaker

    Nick Pennings, DO 

    Description

    During casework, participants will be split into 4 groups to focus on one case at a time.  

    Learning Objectives

    1. Discuss what you will be reviewing when split into the four groups 
    2. Review areas you might want to focus on from the lectures given on each of the topics 
  • 8:15-8:30 AM - Break

    8:15-8:30 AM - Break

  • 8:30-9:45 AM - Casework

    8:30-9:45 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 who fall under Type 1 Diabetes, Adolescents with Obesity, Bipolar Disorder, and Patients with Obesity and Limited Resources. 
    3. Build treatment plans for four cases total throughout the day. 
  • 9:45 AM-11:00 AM - Casework

    9:45 AM-11:00 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 who fall under Type 1 Diabetes, Adolescents with Obesity, Bipolar Disorder, and Patients with Obesity and Limited Resources. 
    3. Build treatment plans for four cases total throughout the day. 
  • 11:00-11:15 AM - Break

    11:00-11:15 AM - Break

  • 11:15 AM-12:30 PM - Casework

    11:15 AM-12:30 PM - Casework

  • 12:30-1:15 PM - Lunch Break

    12:30-1:15 PM - Lunch Break

  • 1:15-2:30 PM - Casework

    1:15-2:30 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 who fall under Type 1 Diabetes, Adolescents with Obesity, Bipolar Disorder, and Patients with Obesity and Limited Resources. 
    3. Build treatment plans for four cases total throughout the day. 
  • 2:30-2:45 PM - Break

    2:30-2:45 PM - Break

  • 2:45-3:15 PM - Closing Q&A for Casework

    2:45-3:15 PM - Closing Q&A for Casework

    Speakers

    Sandra Sobel, MD

    Sara Karjoo, MD

    Rukhsana Iqbal, MD

    Verlyn Warrington, MD, MS, FOMA 

    Learning Objectives 

    1. Discuss key takeaways from the day’s casework. 
    2. Ask your questions about managing obesity and adiposity-related diseases in a final Q&A panel with faculty experts. 
    3. Consider how you will change treatment plans for patients in your own practice. 
  • 3:15-4:15 PM - Update on Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

    3:15-4:15 PM - Update on Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

    Speaker

    Jeremy McConnell, MD 

    Description

    There have been many changes over the years in regards to Billing and Coding within Obesity Medicine. This session will provide an overview of what you need to know directly related to obesity medicine services. A variety of different codes for obesity will be discussed and how to appropriately use them in your everyday work. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Provide an overview of billing for obesity medicine services 
    2. Discuss billing according to evaluation and management terminology 
    3. Review use of preventative services counseling codes for obesity 
    4. Review use of Medicare Intensive Behavior Therapy codes for obesity 
    5. Discuss use of Medicare Chronic Care Management codes 
    6. Introduce the use of remote patient monitoring in the setting of obesity medicine 
  • 4:15-5:15 PM - Shared Medical Appointments: Understanding the Essentials to Successful Group Visits in Obesity Medicine

    4:15-5:15 PM - Shared Medical Appointments: Understanding the Essentials to Successful Group Visits in Obesity Medicine

    Speaker

    Tiffany Lowe-Clayton, DO 

    Description

    There are multiple options you can offer your patients in regards to how they receive their care. This session will review how and why shared medical appointments are important in an obesity medicine practice. Understand the role that shared medical appointments play in a practice and apply what is learned to incorporate them in your work.  

    Learning Objectives

    1. Define shared medical appointments and identify mechanisms which demonstrate how they work in an obesity medicine practice 
    2. Discuss the benefits and challenges of incorporating shared medical appointments into a busy practice 
    3. Identify current guidelines for billing and coding of shared medical appointments 

     

  • 5:00-6:30 PM - Exhibit Hall Reception

    5:00-6:30 PM - Exhibit Hall Reception


Recordings

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