Date: April 21-22
Accreditation: 9.5 CME/CE

This is a 1.5-day interactive 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 the first day, attend lectures to 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, as well as a lecture on surgical interventions. On the second day, work in breakout groups 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.

Schedule on Wednesday, April, 21

12:30-1:30 PM - Understanding the Chronic Disease of Obesity

1:30-2:15 PM - Nutrition

2:15-2:30 PM - Break

2:30-3:00 PM - Physical Activity

3:00-3:45 PM - Behavior

3:45-4:15 PM - Surgery

4:15-4:30 PM - Break

4:30-5:45 PM - Medication

5:45-6:00 PM - Q/A

Schedule on Thursday, April 22

8:00-8:15 AM - Q&A Panel Breakfast (Required for CME/CE)

8:15-9:15 AM - Casework

9:15-10:15 AM - Casework

10:15-10:30 AM - Break

10:30-11:30 AM - Casework

11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Casework

12:30-12:45 PM - Q&A

12:45-1:30 PM - Lunch

Commercial Support

This education activity may receive support through an educational grant from a commercial interest.