Schedule

Review Course for the ABOM Exam (12.5 CME)

This comprehensive review course covers the core content you need to know for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) exam and for effectively treating obesity in your practice. The course directly follows ABOM’s test content outline, ensuring that you learn the material you may be tested on.

In addition to exceptional programming, you’ll have direct access to current diplomates of ABOM, who can share study tips and advice for practicing obesity medicine.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • 1:00-1:45 PM
    Epidemiology and Determinants of Obesity | Amy Articolo, DO, FACOOG, Dipl. ABOM

  • 1:45-2:30 PM
    Assessment and Evaluation | Nicholas Pennings, DO, Dipl. ABOM

  • 2:30-3:00 PM
    Practice Management | Amy Articolo, DO, FACOOG, Dipl. ABOM

  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Break

  • 3:15-4:00 PM
    Pediatrics (Part 1) | Marisa Censani, MD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 4:00-4:45 PM
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Diagnosis and Treatment (Part 1) | Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 4:45-5:30 PM
    Obesity Medicine Treatment Strategies | Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 5:30-6:30 PM
    Welcome Reception

Thursday, Sept. 14

  • 7:00-7:45 AM
    Ask a Diplomate: Breakfast and Live Q&A Panel with Certified Obesity Medicine Clinicians

  • 8:00-8:45 AM
    Nutrition (Part 1) | Ethan Lazarus, MD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 8:45-9:15 AM
    Behavioral and Psychosocial Diagnosis and Treatment (Part 2) | Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 9:15-10:15 AM
    Physical Activity | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 10:15-10:30 AM
    Break

  • 10:30-11:15 AM
    Nutrition (Part 2) | Ethan Lazarus, MD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
    Pathophysiology (Part 1) | Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE, Dipl. ABOM

  • 12:30-1:15 PM
    Meet Your Neighbors: Networking Lunch with Clinicians in Your State

  • 1:15-2:30 PM
    Pathophysiology (Part 2) | Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE, Dipl. ABOM

  • 2:30-3:30 PM
    Pharmacotherapy | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

  • 3:30-3:45 PM
    Break

  • 3:45-4:15 PM
    Pediatrics (Part 2) | Marisa Censani, MD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 4:15-5:30 PM
    Surgery | Joshua W. Long, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Dipl. ABOM

  • 6:00 PM
    Walk-arounds

  • 6:45 PM
    Dine-arounds

Fall Obesity Summit (17.5 CME)

Stay up to date on trends in obesity treatment. The Fall Obesity Summit combines the latest in scientific research with clinical implications to provide you with advanced, in-depth training on treating obesity and obesity-related conditions. Our all-new lineup of expert speakers with never-before-seen presentations will equip you with the tools to address obesity with your patients, make informed decisions about their treatment, and develop personalized treatment plans.

Friday, Sept. 15

  • 6:45-7:30 AM
    Walk with the Doc

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

  • 8:00-9:00 AM
    Dr. Harold C. Seim Opening Keynote Lecture
    Great Expectations: A Tale of Communication Technology in the Treatment of Childhood Obesity
    | Susan Woolford, MD, MPH

  • 9:00-10:00 AM
    Effect of Alternate-day Fasting on Weight Loss | Krista Varady, PhD

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

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Caring for Patients with Psychiatric Illness and Obesity | Candida Fink, MD

  • 12:00-12:45 PM
    Mechanisms of Weight Gain and Metabolic Disorders Due to Antidepressants and Psychotropic Medications | Valerie Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCPC

  • 12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch in Exhibit Hall and Committee Meetings

  • 1:45-2:30 PM
    Challenging Case Studies in Obesity Medicine | Amy Articolo, DO, FACOOG, Dipl. ABOM

  • 2:30-3:30 PM
    Non-nutritive Sweeteners, Energy Balance, and Cardiometabolic Risks: Results from Animal Studies and Prospective, Community-based Cohort Studies in Humans | Sharon Fowler, MPH

  • 3:30-4:15 PM
    Break in Exhibit Hall and Committee Meetings

  • 4:15-5:30 PM
    Using Artificial Sweeteners in Clinical Practice | Sharon Fowler, MPH; Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM; and Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 5:30-6:30 PM
    Exhibit Hall Happy Hour, Booth Crawl, and Committee Fair

  • 6:45 PM
    Dine-arounds

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • 7:00-7:45 AM
    Breakfast, Presidential Address, and Board Installations

  • 8:00-9:30 AM
    Applying the Pediatric Obesity Algorithm in Clinical Practice | Marisa Censani, MD, Dipl. ABOM, and Suzanne Cuda, MD, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 9:30-10:15 AM
    Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 10:15-11:15 AM
    Sugar and Inactivity: Is It Really That Bad? | Amy Bidwell, PhD

  • 11:15-11:30 AM
    Clinical Research Abstract: Insights and Perceptions of Obesity Management in Older People with Obesity: Results of a National Study | Michelle Look, MD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 11:30-11:45 AM
    Clinical Research Abstract: Association of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Weight Status in Children and Adolescents with Obesity | Suzanne Cuda, MD, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 11:45 AM-12:00 PM
    Clinical Research Abstract: Obesity Medicine Compensation Survey | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 12:00-1:00 PM
    Lunch in Exhibit Hall and Committee Meetings

  • 1:00-2:00 PM
    Mindless to Mindful Eating | Ruth Wolever, PhD

  • 2:00-3:00 PM
    Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Eating and How Eating Is Regulated by Metabolic and Hedonic Needs, Two Primary Drivers of This Process | Yi Hao Yu, MD, PhD, FACE

  • 3:00-3:45 PM
    Break in Exhibit Hall and Committee Meetings

  • 3:45-4:45 PM
    The Role of Ghrelin on Body Weight and Metabolism | Jeffrey Zigman, MD, PhD

  • 4:45-5:30 PM
    Panel Discussion | Yi Hao Yu, MD, PhD, FACE, and Jeffrey Zigman, MD, PhD

  • 5:30-6:30 PM
    Member Reception and Awards Ceremony

  • 6:45 PM
    Dine-arounds

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • 7:00-7:45 AM
    Meet the Obesity Treatment Foundation Breakfast

  • 8:00-9:00 AM
    Divergence of Patient and Clinician Perceptions of Obesity and Weight Management | Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Dipl. ABOM

  • 9:00-10:00 AM
    Weight Stigma and Its Impact | Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

  • 10:00-10:15 AM
    Break

  • 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
    The Patient Care Continuum | Jennifer Seger, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM; Michael V. Seger, MD, FACS; and Chris Sander, RCIS

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Upcoming Events

13sep - 17sep 131:00 pmsep 17Full Conference: Review Course for the ABOM Exam + Fall Obesity Summit1:00 pm - 12:00 pm (17) JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway

13sep - 14sep 131:00 pmsep 14Review Course for the ABOM Exam1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (14) JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway

15sep - 17sep 158:00 amsep 17Fall Obesity Summit8:00 am - 12:00 pm (17) JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway

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