Obesity Conference 2020 Schedule

Learn how to Treat Obesity First at the Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference in Phoenix on April 1-5, 2020. 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.

The Obesity Medicine 2020 Conference is brought to you by the Obesity Medicine Association, the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity.

Overview

The Spring Obesity Summit is the main conference. Supplement your learning by adding a pre-conference event to your registration!

Spring Obesity Summit (April 3-5 | 17.5 CME/CE)

  • Friday, April 3 – 7:00 AM-5:30 PM
  • Saturday, April 4 – 7:30 AM-4:45 PM
  • Sunday, April 5 – 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan (April 1-2 | 12.5 CME/CE) - Pre-conference Event

  • Wednesday, April 1 – 12:30-5:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 2 – 7:30 AM-4:45 PM

Practice Management Essentials (April 1-2 | 9.25 CME/CE) - Pre-conference Event

  • Wednesday, April 1 – 12:30-5:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 2 – 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing in Obesity Treatment (April 2 | 3.25 CME/CE) - Pre-conference Event

  • Thursday, April 2 – 1:15-4:45 PM

Spring Obesity Summit

Date: April 3-5
Accreditation: 17.5 CME/CE

The Spring Obesity Summit is the main conference. With the theme of Treat Obesity First, the Spring Obesity Summit focuses 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 dietary plans and anti-obesity medications – and better manage your patients' obesity-related conditions and mental health.

Schedule on Friday, April 3

6:00-7:00 AM - Experts on the Move

7:00-7:45 AM - Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

7:45-8:00 AM - Welcome Address

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

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

10:00-10:45 AM - Break in Exhibit Hall

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

12:15-1:30 PM - Lunch

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

2:45-3:30 PM - Break in Exhibit Hall

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

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

8:00-10:00 PM - Member Reception

Schedule on Saturday, April 4

6:00-7:00 AM - Fun Run

7:30-8:00 AM - CME Breakfast Panel

8:00-8:15 AM - Break

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

9:15-10:15 AM - Dieting Myths

10:15-11:00 AM - Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Understanding Food Addiction / Talking to Patients About Obesity

12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM - Gastrointestinal and Liver Health in Obesity / The Key Studies in Obesity Medicine

2:00-2:15 PM - Break

2:15-3:00 PM - Hidden Causes of Obesity / Addressing and Treating Obesity in the Outpatient Family Practice Setting

3:00-3:45 PM - Final Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45-4:45 PM - Evidence-based Dietary Treatment of Disease / Recognizing and Utilizing Weight Loss Patterns in Lifelong Weight Management

Schedule on Sunday, April 5

7:00-7:45 AM - Breakfast with the Experts

7:45-8:00 AM - Break

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

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

10:00-10:15 AM - Break

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

11:15 AM-12:00 PM - Implementing Nutritional Strategies Q&A

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Practice Management Essentials and Motivational Interviewing in Obesity Treatment

Date: April 1-2
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE

Learn the step-by-step process for developing effective obesity treatment plans. Explore the fundamental aspects of the four clinical treatment approaches: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. Then apply your knowledge in a practical context using patient cases, and see how you can implement what you learn into your own practice.

Schedule on Wednesday, April 1

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

12:45-1:45 PM - Nutrition

1:45-2:45 PM - Physical Activity

2:45-3:00 PM - Break

3:00-4:00 PM - Behavior

4:00-5:00 PM - Medication

Schedule on Thursday, April 2

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

8:15-9:30 AM - Casework

9:30-9:45 AM - Break

9:45-11:00 AM - Casework

11:00-11:15 AM - Lunch (Grab lunch and bring it to the classroom)

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

12:30-12:45 PM - Break

12:45-2:00 PM - Casework

2:00-2:45 PM - Facilitated Discussion

2:45-3:00 PM - Break

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

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

Practice Management Essentials

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Building an Obesity Treatment Plan

Date: April 1-2
Accreditation: 9.25 CME/CE

Start your own obesity medicine practice in your current practice setting. Practice Management Essentials will demonstrate practical strategies you can use to build your obesity medicine practice, including common practice models; billing, coding, and documentation guidelines; telemedicine models; mobile health technology; marketing; and non-stigmatizing office setup.

Schedule on Wednesday, April 1

12:30-1:45 PM - Obesity Medicine Practice and Payment Models

1:45-2:45 PM - Billing and Coding (Part 1)

2:45-3:00 PM - Break

3:00-4:00 PM - Billing and Coding (Part 2)

4:00-5:00 PM - Taking Your Obesity Medicine Practice Virtual

Schedule on Thursday, April 2

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

8:15-9:15 AM - Better Together! Are Medical Group Visits the Answer to Long-term Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance?

9:15-9:30 AM - Break

9:30-10:30 AM - Mobile Health Devices and Apps for the Clinician: The Research

10:30-11:30 AM - Marketing Your Obesity Medicine Practice

11:30-11:45 AM - Lunch (Grab lunch and bring it to the classroom)

11:45 AM-1:00 PM - Addressing Weight Bias in your Practice (Working Lunch)

Motivational Interviewing in Obesity Treatment

Pre-conference Event
*Runs concurrently with Building an Obesity Treatment Plan

Date: April 2
Accreditation: 3.25 CME/CE

Learn how to employ motivational interviewing techniques for obesity treatment to enhance patient engagement and promote goal-setting in line with the patient's objectives. Explore effective strategies to evoke change, establish goals, and facilitate long-term behavioral changes.

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