Obesity Medicine Conference 2018

Obesity Medicine Conference 2018


Partners Exhibit

Partners Symposia



Learn the “How-tos” of Obesity Medicine

If 2018 is the year you want to improve your practice and individualize obesity treatment for your patients, you don’t want to miss Obesity Medicine 2018, the only obesity medicine conference offering both business- and treatment-focused education. Find answers to your most pressing questions, such as “How do I get reimbursed for treating obesity?” or “How can I fit effective obesity counseling into the 20-minute appointment?” Obesity Medicine 2018 will help you increase your practice’s efficiency, code more effectively to maximize your reimbursement, and transform how you provide patient care.

Treatment Pillars: Medication and Behavior (April 4 | 4.75 CME)

The Obesity Medicine Association‘s four obesity treatment pillars are nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. Treatment plans comprised of these four approaches can help patients reach their weight and health goals. During the brand new Treatment Pillars: Medication and Behavior course, delve into the pharmacological and behavioral components of clinical obesity treatment. Learn more…

Wednesday, April 4
1:00-2:00 PM
Optimizing Obesity Treatment Using Medication Combinations | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

2:00-3:00 PM
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Obesity Treatment

3:00-4:00 PM
Motivational Interviewing: The Basics | Colleen Fairbanks, PhD

4:00-4:15 PM
Break

4:15-5:15 PM
Using Anti-obesity Medications: A Case Study | Wickham Simonds, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

5:15-6:00 PM
Evidence-based Use of Non-prescription Medications and Supplements in the Treatment of Obesity | Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

The Business of Obesity Medicine (April 5 | 7.75 CME)

You asked, we listened! Our brand new course, The Business of Obesity Medicine, offers more practice management and business-focused education than ever before. It’s one full day dedicated to helping you increase practice efficiency, effectively code to maximize your reimbursement, and implement innovative techniques to improve patient care. Learn more…

Thursday, April 5
7:00-7:45 AM
Business Models for an Obesity Medicine Practice | Panel Discussion

8:00-10:00 AM
Getting Started in Obesity Medicine | Owen J. Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB

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

10:45-11:45 AM
Digital Marketing for Your Practice | Cindy Haskell, COE

11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Group Visits for an Obesity Medicine Practice | Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD

12:45-1:45 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:45-2:30 PM
To Package or Not to Package? | Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

2:30-3:30 PM
Taking Insurance in Obesity Medicine | Jeremy McConnell, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

3:30-4:15 PM
Break in Exhibit Hall

4:15-5:30 PM
What You Need to Know about Insurance Reimbursement | Marcia Cox, LUTCF, CMBS

Spring Obesity Summit (April 6-8 | 17.5 CME)

At the Spring Obesity Summit, you will learn about the latest advancements in the treatment of obesity, helping you individualize and optimize treatment for patients with obesity and patients with additional obesity-related conditions. Learn more…

Friday, April 6
7:00-7:45 AM
Breakfast with the Experts

8:00-9:00 AM
Meal Frequency and Timing | Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA

9:00-10:00 AM
Practical Usage of Intermittent Fasting | Jason Fung, MD

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

11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meal Timing and Intermittent Fasting Panel Discussion | Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, FAHA, and Jason Fung, MD

12:00-12:45 PM
Obesity Algorithm Updates | Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

12:45-1:45 PM
Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:45-2:45 PM
Using Anti-diabetic Medications for Obesity Treatment and Anti-obesity Medications for Diabetes Treatment | Leigh Perreault, MD

2:45-3:45 PM
Can Effective Obesity Counseling Fit into the 20-minute Appointment? | Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD

3:45-4:45 PM
Break in Exhibit Hall

4:45-5:30 PM
Update on the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC) | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Saturday, April 7
8:00-9:00 AM
Pharmacotherapy for Post-surgical Patients | Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

9:00-10:00 AM
Telemedicine and Weight Loss: The Research | Michelle Kulovitz Alancar, PhD, CCN, ACSM-CEP

10:00-10:15 AM
Break

10:15-11:15 AM
Telemedicine and Weight Loss: The Application | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM, and Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Understanding the Adiposity-based-disease Model (ABCD) as a Diagnostic Term and the Chronic Care Complication-centric Approach to the Treatment of Obesity | W. Timothy Garvey, MD

12:15-2:15 PM
Lunch (Not Provided) – Use this opportunity to explore San Diego or take a walk on the beach!

12:15-2:15 PM
Motivational Interviewing Workshop | Colleen Fairbanks, PhD – Limited to 40 participants. Separate registration required. Register here.

2:15-3:15 PM
The Effects and Impact of Adipose Tissue | Michael D. Jensen, MD

3:15-4:15 PM
Treating Obesity Is Like Peeling an Onion: A Case Study | Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Sunday, April 8
7:00-7:45 AM
Ask the Expert | Panel Discussion

8:00-9:00 AM
Addressing Weight Bias in Health Care: How to Be a Better Clinician | Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Dipl. ABOM

9:00-10:00 AM
Solutions-oriented Approaches for Childhood Obesity | Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH

10:00-10:15 AM
Break

10:15-11:15 AM
Clinical Treatment of Thyroid Disorders Related to Obesity | Michael McDermott, MD

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Closing Keynote Lecture

Register online here




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