OMA Conference Livestream

Even if you can't attend the Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference in Phoenix, you don't have to miss out on the top obesity medicine education offered! Livestream 16 of the sessions from the Spring Obesity Summit online on April 3-5. All you need is an internet connection!

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How to Participate

  1. Register for the livestream.
  2. Check your inbox for your confirmation email. This contains a link and unique password to access the livestream.
  3. At the time of the event, use your link and password to log in and watch live!

Please note: You must watch the webcast live. Recordings will not be available without an additional purchase. Individual CME/CE credit for the livestream is available as a separate purchase.

Livestream Schedule

Friday, April 3

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

8:00-9:00 AM - Obesity Medicine 2020 Keynote Address: Management of Diabetes by Treating Obesity First

Ken Fujioka, MD

Discuss the role obesity plays in diabetes risk, and the benefits of weight loss for glucose control. Review available treatment strategies to effectively manage patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. This session will include discussion on the safety and efficacy of utilizing anti-obesity medications in treatment plans.

  • Predict the amount of improvement in blood sugar with weight management.
  • Adjust insulin safely as the patient with type 2 diabetes loses weight.
  • Assess the risks and benefits of prescribing anti-obesity medications in the patient with diabetes and obesity.

9:00-10:00 AM - Current Concepts in Obesity Medicine

Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

This session will review current concepts and studies in obesity medicine to illustrate why losing weight and keeping it off is so challenging. We will discuss multi-component treatment options to address the challenges that patients with obesity face.

  • Recognize the mechanisms of obesity as a chronic disease.
  • Dispel common myths of obesity treatment and improve utilization of evidence-based obesity treatment options.
  • Address issues of bias and stigma in treating patients with obesity.

10:45 AM-12:15 PM - Obesity Algorithm Updates

Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA; Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA

In this session, two authors of the 2020 Obesity Algorithm® will discuss the latest revisions to this clinical resource and how it can be effectively incorporated into clinical practice. Through discussion of a patient case, they will demonstrate the application of this clinical tool in the evaluation and treatment of patients with obesity.

  • Discuss the rationale and context behind recent updates to the Obesity Algorithm.
  • Explore the science behind obesity as a disease.
  • Apply the Obesity Algorithm in clinical practice.

1:30-2:45 PM - Anti-Obesity Medications: When and How Should They Be Initiated?

Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

This presentation will use case studies to demonstrate when and how to institute FDA approved anti-obesity medications using evidence-based practice. The case studies will demonstrate how to monitor the use of medications once initiated, and review how to adjust medications when appropriate.

  • Identify evidence-based guidelines for pharmacologic management of the chronic disease of obesity.
  • Describe available pharmacotherapeutics that can be utilized to support treatment of the chronic disease of obesity.
  • Utilize case studies to demonstrate appropriate timing and selection process for use of medications in the treatment of obesity.

3:30-4:30 PM - 800,000 Rx’s Per Month: What Do We Really Know About Phentermine?

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA

This presentation will bring both new and seasoned practitioners up to date on what we know, don’t know, and what we need to ask next. It will discuss the barriers that still exist to getting answers around the use of phentermine. Review the recent literature on phentermine and discuss dosing, safety, and efficacy of the drug. This talk will also discuss current biases surrounding phentermine and review state laws that regulate its use.

  • Review the data currently available on phentermine safety, efficacy, limiting factors in use, and long term outcomes, with particular focus on the last 2 years of key publications.
  • Apply the full scope of data in clinical decision making with individual patients.
  • Recognize the legal and professional bias toward sympathomimetics and how to manage that bias among peers and referral networks.

4:30-5:30 PM - Is It All in My Head? The Role of Mental Health in Obesity

Houman Varghai, MD, FACP

Understand how to fully assess patients for underlying mental health disorders, such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, or prior trauma that can lead to unhealthy eating behaviors, which in turn can cause weight gain, and prevent maintenance of weight loss. This lecture will discuss a stepwise approach to initiating a workup for mental health disorders including how to start a conversation with the patient, prescribe medications, and recommend therapies. Case presentations will reinforce your ability to evaluate patients for mental health disorders.

  • Describe the pathophysiology that links mental stress and weight gain behavior.
  • Discuss mental health with patients during visits for weight management.
  • Understand best practices and treatments for mental health to improve weight loss and weight maintenance.

Saturday, April 4

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

8:15-9:15 AM - Obesity Medicine 2020 Keynote Address: Incorporating Behavioral Health into the PCP’s Office

Ariana Chao, PhD, CRNP

Primary care providers are uniquely positioned to help patients learn behavioral strategies for weight loss and to support patients with weight management. In this session we will review key strategies that primary care providers can use to provide behavioral obesity treatment. In addition, we will discuss models of care to help patients achieve and maintain healthy weights.

  • Describe the 5As counseling framework as a model of obesity management in primary care.
  • Discuss effective strategies for promoting weight loss in primary care.
  • Identify key strategies to help patients with long-term weight loss maintenance.

9:15 -10:15 AM - Obesity Medicine 2020 Keynote Address: The Mythology of Modern Day Dieting

Yoni Freedhoff, MD

From fad diets, to extremes of exercise, to being hungry, to shaming as a motivator, how society approaches weight management is rife with harmful myths. Take a tour of some of diet world's most pervasive and destructive myths followed by a tour of Boringville - those behaviours that while not sexy enough to sell millions of books or prop up a guru, are powerful enough to actually make a lasting impact on your and/or your patients health.

  • Recognize and identify some of the more pervasive myths supporting modern day dieting and weight management.
  • Briefly explore the science behind the recommendation of specific diets and their long-term impact on weight.
  • Consider the impact of actionable, but far less dramatic, approaches to improving lifestyle irrespective of weight.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Understanding Food Addiction

Connie Stapleton, PhD

Food addiction is a highly debated topic. In this session, we will discuss the research findings related to food addiction and strategies for addressing food addiction with your patients. We will review methods for evaluating patients for food addiction in order to prescribe appropriate interventions. Attendees will gain an appreciation of the value of having an open discussion with patients about family history of addiction and uncovering the possibility of food as a substance of abuse and dependency.

  • Identify factors indicating that food affects the brain similarly to other addictive substances.
  • Review common ways of assessing patients for food addiction.
  • Recognize the benefits of addressing the topic of food addiction with individuals who meet the criteria for a probable food addiction.

12:10-12:50 PM - Evolution and Obesity – Current Perspectives

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

Obesity is driven by modern civilization. Appreciating the intersection of human evolution and modern society will inform our understanding of obesity and the obesity epidemic. This approach also offers clues to improve public health and clinical approaches for obesity prevention and treatment.

  • Examine key aspects of human evolution and modern society in the context of the obesity epidemic.
  • Translate insights from evolution and biology to inform obesity prevention and treatment.

1:00-2:00 PM - Gastrointestinal and Liver Health in Obesity

Lisa Ganjhu, DO

The impact of obesity on the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and liver is not as widely understood as other common adiposity-related diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This lecture will educate the practitioner on how obesity can impact GI dysfunction, malignancy, and the microbiome. Learn how to incorporate the four pillars of weight management - nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and pharmacotherapy - into a treatment plan to manage common/uncomplicated GI liver disease.

  • Recognize the impacts of obesity on the gastrointestinal tract and liver.
  • Describe how weight loss can potentially reverse dysfunction and/or reduce the risk of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and NASH.

2:15-3:00 PM - Hidden Causes of Obesity

Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS

In this session, we will explore how to identify the hidden causes of weight gain, such as medications, diabetes treatment, hypogonadism or other hormonal conditions. These hidden causes can complicate the assessment and treatment of patients with obesity. We will review the literature on the hidden causes of obesity to understand how to more effectively assess and treat patients with obesity, and explore treatment options for special populations with obesity.

  • Identify hidden causes of weight gain.
  • Assess patients for hormonal conditions of obesity.
  • Review strategies for evaluating and treating special populations with obesity.

3:45-4:45 PM - Evidence-based Dietary Treatment of Disease

Marijane Hynes, MD, Dipl. ABOM

This session will provide an evidence-based review of what every clinician should know regarding dietary recommendations for various disease states. We will identify dietary treatments for patients with irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, liver disease and chronic kidney disease. This presentation will include an update on Calcium, Vitamin D and Omega 3 supplementation.

  • Advise patients on current evidence-based nutritional information.
  • Identify effective dietary strategies for patients suffering from various health conditions and food sensitivity.
  • Review current data on calcium, vitamin D and omega 3 supplementation.
  • Reinforce healthy diets and eating habits based on current evidence, not fads.

Sunday, April 5

All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

8:00-9:00 AM - Implementing Nutritional Strategies: Mediterranean Diet

Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA

These sessions will review the medical evidence that supports the use of the Mediterranean, plant-based and ketogenic/low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity and adiposity-related conditions (cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, dysglycemia, cancer, etc.). We will discuss practical implementation strategies, macronutrient composition, permitted foods, and sample meals and snacks for each nutrition plan. We will also review how to assess your patients’ nutritional needs and strategies to mitigate the potential risks and complications of each nutrition plan. After this session, attendees will understand how to recommend individualized nutrition plans for their patients using the Mediterranean, plant-based, and ketogenic or low carbohydrate diets.

  • Describe the health benefits and distinguishing characteristics of Mediterranean nutritional patterns.
  • Identify potential risks and complications and discuss strategies for managing the Mediterranean diet.
  • Explain how to assess individual dietary needs based on health risks, medical conditions, degree of adiposity, age, and level of physical activity.
  • Develop a nutritional plan for individual patients utilizing a Mediterranean dietary plan.

9:00-10:00 AM - Implementing Nutritional Strategies: Plant-based Diet

Leigh Ettinger, MD, MS

These sessions will review the medical evidence that supports the use of the Mediterranean, plant-based and ketogenic/low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity and adiposity-related conditions (cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, dysglycemia, cancer, etc.). We will discuss practical implementation strategies, macronutrient composition, permitted foods, and sample meals and snacks for each nutrition plan. We will also review how to assess your patients’ nutritional needs and strategies to mitigate the potential risks and complications of each nutrition plan. After this session, attendees will understand how to recommend individualized nutrition plans for their patients using the Mediterranean, plant-based, and ketogenic or low carbohydrate diets.

  • Describe the health benefits and distinguishing characteristics of plant-based nutritional patterns.
  • Identify potential risks and complications and discuss strategies for managing a plant-based diet.
  • Explain how to assess individual dietary needs based on health risks, medical conditions, degree of adiposity, age, and level of physical activity.
  • Develop a nutritional plan for individual patients utilizing a plant-based diet plan.

10:15-11:15 AM - Implementing Nutritional Strategies: Low-carbohydrate and Ketogenic Diets

Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS, ACSM-CEP, FOMA, FNLA

These sessions will review the medical evidence that supports the use of the Mediterranean, plant-based and ketogenic/low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity and adiposity-related conditions (cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, dysglycemia, cancer, etc.). We will discuss practical implementation strategies, macronutrient composition, permitted foods, and sample meals and snacks for each nutrition plan. We will also review how to assess your patients’ nutritional needs and strategies to mitigate the potential risks and complications of each nutrition plan. After this session, attendees will understand how to recommend individualized nutrition plans for their patients using the Mediterranean, plant-based, and ketogenic or low carbohydrate diets.

  • Describe the health benefits and distinguishing characteristics of low carbohydrate/ketogenic nutritional patterns.
  • Identify potential risks and complications and discuss strategies for managing a low carbohydrate/ketogenic.
  • Explain how to assess individual dietary needs based on health risks, medical conditions, degree of adiposity, age, and level of physical activity.
  • Develop a nutritional plan for individual patients utilizing a low carbohydrate/ketogenic dietary plan.
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