Learn how to Treat Obesity First at the Obesity Medicine 2021 Conference in Denver on April 21-25, 2021. Shift your mindset – addressing obesity at the root can help reduce or even reverse obesity-related conditions. At the obesity conference, discover how you can implement proven obesity treatment approaches in your primary care or obesity medicine practice and help your patients achieve better lifelong health.

Spring Obesity Summit

Date: April 23-25, 2021
Accreditation: 17.5 CME/CE
Friday, April 23 – 8:00am-5:15pm
Saturday, April 24 – 7:30am-5:15pm
Sunday, April 25 – 7:00am-12:00pm

The theme for the Spring Obesity Summit 2021 is Treat Obesity First. As such, the Spring Obesity Summit will focus on practical strategies you can use to address obesity at the root in a primary care, specialty, or obesity medicine practice. Learn how to apply evidence-based guidelines to the treatment of obesity – including selecting appropriate anti-obesity medications, managing patients in post-bariatric surgery, and treating your patients’ obesity-related conditions, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. 

Schedule on Friday, April 23

7:30-8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM – Obesity Medicine 2021 Keynote

9:00-10:00 AM – Curing Obesity in Two Words: Be Inefficient!

10:00-10:45 AM – Break

10:45 AM-11:30 AM – Pharmacotherapy of Complex Obesity: A Case-Based Approach

11:30 AM-12:30 PM – The Art and Science of Deprescribing

12:30-1:30 PM – Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM – Slashing the Fat out in NAFLD

2:30-3:15 PM – Early Intervention in Weight Management: Treating Pre-Obesity

3:15-4:00 PM – Break

4:00-5:15 PM – Understanding Food Security & Obesity Paradox: A Case Study

Schedule on Saturday, April 24

7:30-8:00 AM – CME Breakfast Panel (Optional CME/CE)

8:00-8:15 AM – Break

8:15-9:15 AM – Obesity Medicine 2021 Keynote

9:15-10:00 AM – Break

10:00-11:00 AM – A Real World Approach to Treating Obesity in Primary Care / D-O-C and B-E-D: Recognize, Diagnose, and Treat Binge Eating Disorders

11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Obesity Management in Primary Care: Challenges and Solutions / Coherent Management of Diabetes and Obesity

12:00-1:15 PM – Lunch

1:15-2:15 PM – Primary Care Management of Patients in Post Bariatric Surgery / Longitudinal Management of Patient after Bariatric Surgery

2:15-3:15 PM – Weight Bias in Pediatric Obesity / Overcoming Barriers: Physical Activity in Patients with Disability

3:15-4:00 PM – Break

4:00-5:15 PM – Short and Sweet: Utilizing Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care / A Hot Mess – Obesity, Inflammation and CVD; Systems Thinking

Schedule on Sunday, April 25

7:00-7:45 AM – Breakfast with the Experts (Required for CME/CE)

7:45-8:00 AM – Break

8:00-9:00 AM – Inequality in Infectious Disease – COVID, Obesity, and Patients of Color

9:00-10:00 AM – Addressing Obesity Complications and Obesity Pharmacology

10:00-10:15 AM – Break

10:15-11:15 AM – Precision Medicine for Treatment of Obesity

11:15 AM-12:00 PM – Challenging Cases in Obesity Medicine

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Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Practice Management Essentials 

Date: April 21-22
Accreditation: 9.5 CME/CE
Wednesday, April 21 – 12:30-6:00pm
Thursday, April 22 – 8:00am-12:45pm  

This is a 2-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.

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

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Practice Management Essentials

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Fundamentals of Obesity Treatment.

Date: April 21-22
Accreditation: 9.5 CME/CE
Wednesday, April 21 – 12:30-6:00pm
Thursday, April 22 – 7:30am-12:30pm     

Practice Management Essentials will focus on how to get started with an obesity medicine practice. The content is intended for physicians recently certified in obesity medicine, as well as other primary care or specialized physicians, NPs, and PAs who have the clinical obesity medicine knowledge but want to successfully set up an obesity medicine practice. 

Schedule on Wednesday, April 21

12:30-1:30 PM – Effective Weight Loss Program in Employer Based Clinic with Limited Resources

1:30-2:30 PM – Expand Your Obesity Medicine Team with Frontline Lifestyle Therapy

2:30-2:45 PM – Break

2:45-3:45 PM – Evaluating a Practice

3:45-4:45 PM – Optimizing the Virtual Visit

4:45-5:00 PM – Break

5:00-6:00 PM – Understanding the Role of ICD-10 Coding for Getting Reimbursed

Schedule on Thursday, April 22

7:30-8:00 AM – Q&A Panel Breakfast (Required for CME/CE)

8:00-8:15 AM – Break

8:15-9:15 AM – What’s New in Billing and Coding

9:15-10:15 AM – Applying Billing and Coding Using Obesity Case Scenarios

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Break

10:30-11:30 AM – Getting Your Obesity Medicine Practice Started

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Building A Presence for Your Obesity Medicine Practice

12:30-1:30 PM – Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM – NO CME: Leveraging Telehealth to Address Access Gaps in Obesity Medicine*

*This session will only be available to stream for virtual attendees.

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Off-Label Obesity Treatment Alternatives for Complicated Patients

Pre-conference Event

Date: April 22
Accreditation: 3 CME/CE
Thursday, April 22 – 1:30pm-5:00pm  

This interactive course will review the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of obesity; including, FDA approved prescribing guidelines for approved anti-obesity medications, off-label use of medication for obesity treatment, and medications associated with weight gain. Attendees will apply safe and efficacious pharmacological treatments to multiple case studies featuring challenging patients with obesity.

Schedule on Thursday, April 22

1:30-2:30 PM – Optimizing use of FDA Approved Anti-obesity Medications

2:30-2:45 PM – Break

2:45-3:45 PM – Thinking Outside the Box for Obesity Medication Treatment

3:45-4:00 PM – Break

4:00-5:00 PM – Do No Harm – Alternatives to Weight Promoting Medications

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