Obesity Medicine 2017

Obesity Medicine 2017

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Take Your Career in Obesity Medicine to the Next Level

The education offered at Obesity Medicine 2017 is designed to help you establish and run a sustainable practice that incorporates aspects of obesity medicine. If you’re a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other health care professional who wants to properly advise your patients about losing weight, reducing the symptoms of obesity, and achieving better health, you won’t want to miss this exceptional obesity conference.


Business and Treatment Essentials (12.25 CME)

Wednesday, April 19

1:00-2:00 PM

The Plant-powered Diet: Why Vegetarian Meals Promote Healing and How You Can Help Patients Bridge the Gap between Diet Advice and Lasting Dietary Change

Anita Bermann, MS, RDN, CD

2:00-3:00 PM

Mediterranean Diet

Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, CD

3:00-4:00 PM

Crucial CARBversations: Teaching Your Patients the Low-down on Low-carb

Laura Eggerichs, RDN, CD, and Megan Moore, RDN, CD

4:00-4:15 PM


4:15-5:15 PM

Insulin Resistance

Nicholas Pennings, DO, Dipl. ABOM

5:15-6:00 PM

Findings from the Clinical Practice and Compensation Survey

Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Thursday, April 20

8:00-8:45 AM

Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 1)

Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM

8:45-9:45 AM

Obesity Algorithm Case Studies (Part 1)

Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FAARM, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

9:45-10:30 AM


10:30-11:15 AM

Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 2)

Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Obesity Algorithm Case Studies (Part 2)

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

12:15-1:15 PM


1:15-2:00 PM

Legal and Risk Considerations When Prescribing, Administering, and Dispensing Drugs in Your Practice

Jerry Canaan, JD

2:00-2:45 PM

Legal Approach for In-house Dispensing

W. Allen Rader, MD, MFOMA

2:45-3:45 PM

Utilization of NPs and PAs in Obesity Medicine: A Team Approach

Amy Ingersoll, PA-C, MMS

3:45-4:30 PM


4:30-6:00 PM

Payment for Treating Obesity in Primary Care

Thomas McKnight, MD, MPH

Spring Obesity Summit (17.75 CME)

Friday, April 21

8:00-9:00 AM

Medication-induced Weight Gain

Chris Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

9:00-10:00 AM

Overview of Obesity and Renal Disease

Sankar Navaneethan, MD, MS, MPH

10:00-11:00 AM


11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NAFLD: The Next Medical Tsunami?

Guy Neff, MD

12:00-1:00 PM

PCOS for the Obesity Medicine Specialist

Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE, Dipl. ABOM

1:00-2:00 PM


2:00-3:00 PM

Endocrine Disruptors as a Possible Barrier to Weight Loss

Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

3:00-4:00 PM

Pediatric Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, FAAP, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

4:00-4:30 PM


4:30-5:30 PM

New Insights into the Variable Effectiveness of Levothyroxine Monotherapy for Hypothyroidism

Elizabeth McAninch, MD

Saturday, April 22

8:00-9:00 AM

Advanced Lipids and Inflammatory Biomarkers

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

9:00-10:00 AM

Reward-induced Eating

Frank Greenway, MD

10:00-10:15 AM


10:15-11:15 AM

Which Bariatric Procedure Is Best for Specific Patients and How to Help Patients Prepare: An Obesity Medicine Clinician’s Perspective

Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Which Bariatric Procedure Is Best for Specific Patients and How to Help Patients Prepare: A Bariatric Surgeon’s Perspective

Brian Sung, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Dipl. ABOM

12:15-2:15 PM

Lunch Break*

2:15-3:15 PM

HCG: The Diet That Won’t Die

Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

3:15-4:15 PM

Complications of Aggressive Lifestyle Intervention

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

4:15-5:15 PM


Karen Herbst, MD

Sunday, April 23

8:00-8:45 AM

POWER Registry

Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD

8:45-9:45 AM

The Benefits and Safety of a Low-carb Diet

Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

9:45-10:00 AM


10:00-11:00 AM

The Potential Dangers of a High Intake of Saturated Fat

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Point-Counterpoint Panel Discussion on Saturated Fat

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, and Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

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