2020 Obesity Algorithm®

The 2020 Obesity Algorithm® — our hugely popular set of obesity treatment guidelines — is now available in digital and print! Keep up with the latest obesity treatment algorithm and trends, and learn how to implement evidence-based medical approaches to help your patients achieve their weight and health goals.

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About the 2020 Obesity Algorithm® - What's New

The 2020 Obesity Algorithm is an essential tool for any practice; it contains updated information on the mechanisms, evaluation, and treatment of obesity, including why obesity is a disease, how obesity causes the most common metabolic diseases encountered in clinical practice, and how to treat obesity to reduce disease risk.

This year’s update to the Obesity Algorithm includes many features to make the tool more applicable in clinical practice, such as a snapshot of “Top 10 takeaway messages” in each section for quick reference; scientific evidence to dispel common misrepresentations and “myths” about the disease of obesity; and updated links to multimedia educational resources.

Other updates include:
2020 Obesity Algorithm®

  • Adiposopathic aging
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Obesity and psychiatry
  • Table of anti-obesity agents in development
  • The role of gastrointestinal hormones in energy and nutrient regulation
  • Updates to bariatric surgery nutrient replacement
  • Over 800 new and updated references

Download the e-book

Bookmark your online copy of the 2020 Obesity Algorithm e-Book to quickly and easily reference evidence-based clinical obesity treatment techniques in your busy day-to-day practice. Members of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) receive access to the Obesity Algorithm e-Book completely FREE. If you are not a member yet, join now and save! In addition to the free e-Book (a $59 value), you'll receive free registration to all webinars, free or discounted education, access to year-round networking opportunities, career development resources, and much more! Interactive e-Book features include: Clickable table of contents, keyword search, links to additional education and resources, printable PDF, and a mobile-friendly design, so you can view the e-book on your phone or tablet during patient visits. 2020 Obesity Algorithm®

Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: $59

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You will be redirected to our online store to complete your transaction. Non-members will be required to submit payment information. After you complete the transaction, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and your unique passcode to access the e-book. This email may take 5-10 minutes.

Purchase the Printed Obesity Algorithm®

The 2020 Obesity Algorithm is also available in print. The full-color print copy of the Obesity Algorithm serves as a great reference tool for use in your busy day-to-day practice.

2020 Obesity Algorithm®

Member Price: $89
Non-Member Price: $119

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Download the 2020 Obesity Algorithm PowerPoint

An abbreviated version of the 2020 Obesity Algorithm also comes in a PowerPoint format, perfect for when you're giving a presentation and need a pre-built slide deck. Use the PowerPoint to educate your colleagues about the field of obesity medicine and treatment guidelines. To download the free slides, click the button to be redirected to the download form.

The PowerPoint slide deck does not include all content of the 2020 Obesity Algorithm; to access the complete revised content, please download the Obesity Algorithm e-Book.

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Non-Member Price: Free

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Referencing the 2020 Obesity Algorithm

All formats of the 2020 Obesity Algorithm are subject to a copyright of the Obesity Medicine Association. To reference the use of this resource for educational purposes, please use the full reference:

E-book Citation: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Christensen S, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Davisson L, Ng J, Golden A, Burridge K, Conroy R, Wells S, Umashanker D, Afreen S, DeJesus R, Salter D, Shah N, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm eBook, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2020. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm/ (Accessed = Insert date).

Print Version Citation: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Christensen S, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Davisson L, Ng J, Golden A, Burridge K, Conroy R, Wells S, Umashanker D, Afreen S, DeJesus R, Salter D, Shah N, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. 2020.

PowerPoint Citation: Bays HE, McCarthy W, Christensen S, Tondt J, Karjoo S, Davisson L, Ng J, Golden A, Burridge K, Conroy R, Wells S, Umashanker D, Afreen S, DeJesus R, Salter D, Shah N, Richardson L. Obesity Algorithm Slides, presented by the Obesity Medicine Association. www.obesityalgorithm.org. 2020. https://obesitymedicine.org/obesity-algorithm-powerpoint/ (Accessed = Insert date).

Using the Obesity Algorithm® in Clinical Practice

The Obesity Algorithm is a popular resource among obesity medicine clinicians for:

  1. Day-to-day conduct of their clinical practice
  2. Staff training
  3. Preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine certification exam