Obesity Medicine Bootcamp: Setting Up a Successful Practice

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Date: April 3-4
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
*Runs concurrently with the Building an Obesity Treatment Plan Workshop

Explore the step-by-step process and necessary considerations for setting up an obesity medicine practice, and gain the business tools you need to be successful. The content is intended for physicians, NPs, PAs, who have a background knowledge of clinical obesity treatment but want to gain the business savvy to start a practice dedicated all or in part to obesity medicine.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

What’s New?

  • All-new speaker and content lineup
  • Expanded focus on incorporating obesity medicine into a variety of different practice settings, including primary care, multi-specialty practice, large health systems, and independent obesity medicine practice
  • Instructions for writing a business plan
  • Discussions of wearable technology and its impact on treatment
  • Additional business topics, such as employee training, marketing, and office design

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Schedule on Wednesday, April 3

12:30-12:45 PM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan

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Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Become familiar with the structure of this workshop and learn how you can get the most out of it. In addition, discuss the importance of customizing obesity treatment plans to manage disease risk and improve obesity-related conditions.

12:45-1:45 PM - Nutrition

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Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

  • Identify evidence for current eating plans.
  • Analyze patients’ eating patterns to tailor selection of appropriate eating plans for each patient.
  • Utilize strategies for treating obesity with eating plans.

1:45-2:45 AM - Physical Activity

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  • Discuss the benefits of physical activity.
  • Assess physical activity and obtain a detailed physical activity history.
  • Assess patients for barriers to physical activity.
  • Identify appropriate health screening prior to physical activity.
  • Develop a physical activity plan tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

3:00-4:00 PM - Behavior

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Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

  • Identify behavioral therapy approaches and recognize their importance in the treatment of obesity.
  • Identify stages of change in your patients.
  • Develop a partnership between clinician and patient.
  • Apply motivational interviewing principles in the treatment of obesity.

4:00-5:00 PM - Medication

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Deborah Bade Horn, MD, MPH, MFOMA

  • Evaluate the currently available anti-obesity medications that may be used in treatment.
  • Understand the basic mechanisms, benefits, and side effects of current anti-obesity medications.
  • Incorporate pharmacotherapy as part of an overall individualized treatment plan for patients with obesity.

5:00-6:00 PM - Welcome Reception

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Kick off the first night of the conference and get to know the other clinicians attending. Share tips and ideas as you get ready for the second day of Building an Obesity Treatment Plan, where you’ll apply what you learned today into developing actual treatment plans using real-life patient cases.

7:00 PM - Dine-arounds

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Need dinner plans? Sign up at the member center to attend a dine-around, and join a group of fellow attendees for dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.*

*Dinner costs are each individual’s responsibility.

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Schedule on Thursday, April 4

7:30-8:15 AM - Q&A Panel Breakfast

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Before you break into small groups for the day, ask your questions about the patient cases or any lingering questions you have from the first day of the workshop.

*This event is worth 0.75 CME/CE credits. In addition to class sessions, attendance at this event is required to earn the full 12.50 CME/CE for Building an Obesity Treatment Plan.

8:15-9:30 AM - Casework

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All Faculty

  • Work in groups to practice obesity treatment strategies using patient cases.
  • Recognize key components of medical history and physical examination in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Focus on each treatment pillar to develop nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacological treatment strategies in patients with obesity.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with obesity.

9:30-9:45 AM - Break

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9:45-11:00 AM - Casework

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All Faculty

  • Work in groups to practice obesity treatment strategies using patient cases.
  • Recognize key components of medical history and physical examination in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Focus on each treatment pillar to develop nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacological treatment strategies in patients with obesity.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with obesity.

11:15 AM-12:30 PM - Casework (Working Lunch)

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All Faculty

  • Work in groups to practice obesity treatment strategies using patient cases.
  • Recognize key components of medical history and physical examination in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Focus on each treatment pillar to develop nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacological treatment strategies in patients with obesity.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with obesity.

12:30-12:45 PM - Break

12:45-2:00 PM - Casework

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All Faculty

  • Work in groups to practice obesity treatment strategies using patient cases.
  • Recognize key components of medical history and physical examination in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools in the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Focus on each treatment pillar to develop nutritional, physical activity, behavioral, and pharmacological treatment strategies in patients with obesity.
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan for patients with obesity.

2:00-2:45 PM - Facilitated Discussion

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All Faculty

  • Bring your most challenging patient cases to discuss with your peers.
  • Discuss how you can apply the four treatment pillars to patients in your own practice.
  • Identify strategies for improving your approach to obesity treatment.

2:45-3:00 PM - Break

3:00-4:00 PM - Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

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Jeremy McConnell, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • Apply common relevant ICD 10 codes as part of the evaluation of patients with obesity.
  • Apply common relevant CPT codes as part of the evaluation of patients with obesity.

4:00-4:45 PM - Q&A and Course Conclusion

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All Faculty

  • Discuss key takeaways from the day’s casework.
  • Ask your questions about managing obesity utilizing the four pillars of obesity treatment: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication.
  • Consider how you will change treatment plans for patients in your own practice.

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

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Join the exhibitors for opening night in the exhibit hall and get the first look at the technologies, products, and services available to enhance and improve your practice. Meet with exhibitors, try samples, and discover new products and services to use when treating patients with obesity.

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