Date: May 18-19, 2022
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE

Wednesday, May 18 – 12:30-5:45 PM EDT
Thursday, May 19 – 10:00 AM-6:30 PM EDT

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. The majority of the second day, attendees will get to 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, May 18, 2022


  • 12:30 PM Introduction to Fundamentals

    Nick Pennings

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

    Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize why obesity is a disease
    • Understand the different definitions of obesity
    • Learn the basic regulators of hunger and satiety
    • Identify adiposity-related diseases
    • Facilitate appropriate discussion of obesity with patients
    • Recognize the essential history and physical exam components of an obesity evaluation
    • Learn the essential diagnostic tests used in evaluation the patient with obesity
  • 1:30-2:00 PM - Physical Activity

    Stan Anderson, MD, FAAFP

    Learning Objectives

    • Recognize the benefits of physical activity
    • Understand the fundamentals of physical activity used in the treatment of obesity
    • Identify the latest Physical Activity Guidelines
    • Describe the components of an exercise prescription
  • 2:00-2:15 PM - Break
  • 2:15-3:15 PM - Nutrition

    Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review nutrient labeling
    • Identify the characteristics of different types on nutrients
    • Introduce the hormonal concept of energy balance
    • Review common dietary interventions
    • Review nutrient labeling
    • Identify the characteristics of different types on nutrients
    • Introduce the hormonal concept of energy balance
    • Review common dietary interventions
  • 3:15-4:00 PM - Behavior

    Stan Anderson, MD, FAAFP

    Learning Objectives:

    • Recognize how behavior influences appetite
    • Understand the role of neuromodulators in cognitive choice
    • Learn tools for behavioral therapy use to treat the patient with obesity
    • Recognize the impact of sleep disturbances on weight
    • Identify some common eating disorders
  • 4:00-4:15 PM - Break
  • 4:15-5:45 PM - Medication

    Angela Golden, DNP

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why it may be necessary to incorporate pharmacotherapy as part of an overall individualized treatment plan (Rx)
    • Explain the currently available weight management medications that may be used in treatment (Rx)
    • Understand the basic mechanisms, benefits and side effects of current weight management medications (Rx)
  • 5:45-6:15 PM - Surgery

    Tiffany Lowe-Payne, DO

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discuss shared decision making for surgical treatment
    • Understand the types, risks, and benefits of the different metabolic surgery procedures
    • Know the pre-operative medical assessment and preparation process
    • Identify and diagnose the complications of metabolic surgery
    • Discuss general nutritional management
    • Review adolescent metabolic surgery criteria

Schedule on Thursday, May 19, 2022



Commercial Support

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