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Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference


Join the Obesity Medicine Association at the Overcoming Obesity 2020 – Virtual conference held Oct 7-11! Learn more and register now.

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At the Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference this spring, shift your mindset regarding the treatment of obesity. The disease of obesity is associated with hundreds of serious chronic conditions, but those complications can be addressed efficiently and effectively when you Treat Obesity First. Treating obesity at the root will help you better manage your patients’ obesity-related conditions, and it will help your patients improve their overall health for life.

The Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference is the leading medical obesity conference providing clinical obesity treatment education for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians and nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists, allied healthcare providers, residents, and medical students. With the theme of Treat Obesity First, the conference will equip you with practical strategies to address obesity on the front lines and assess, diagnose, counsel, and treat your patients with obesity more effectively.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Ken Fujioka, MD

Ken Fujioka, MD

Management of Diabetes by Treating Obesity First
Friday, April 3 | 8:00-9:00 AM

Dr. Fujioka is the Director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research and Obesity Telemedicine at Scripps Clinic. He has completed over 150 clinical trials and authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers. In 1997, he started the Center for Weight Management at Scripps Clinic, which has grown from one physician to over a dozen healthcare providers that cover all aspects of obesity treatment.

Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP

Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP

Incorporating Behavioral Health into the PCP’s Office
Saturday, April 4 | 8:15-9:15 AM

Dr. Chao is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Her research interests include identifying biobehavioral mechanisms related to binge eating and obesity, and developing innovative ways to improve the treatment of binge eating disorder and obesity. In her current clinical practice, she provides medical management and cognitive and behavioral obesity treatment for participants enrolled in research studies.

Yoni Freedhoff, MD

Yoni Freedhoff, MD

The Mythology of Modern Day Dieting
Saturday, April 4 | 9:15-10:15 AM

Dr. Freedhoff is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, the Medical Director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, and an outspoken public health advocate. His book, The Diet Fix, was a number one national bestseller, and his blog Weighty Matters, has enjoyed over 22,000,000 visits.

Treat Obesity First at Obesity Medicine 2020

  • Apply evidence-based guidelines to the clinical treatment of obesity using the four pillar approach: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication
  • Address, prevent, and treat obesity in a busy primary care practice
  • Understand the science and treatment of food addiction
  • Learn how to select meal plans and make specific dietary recommendations to meet patients’ unique needs
  • Gain practical strategies to address both obesity and mental health
  • Explore the potential underlying causes of obesity

Spring Obesity Summit – May 16-17
Pre-conference Events – May 15

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