Fall Obesity Summit

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Physicians learn about clinical obesity treatment in Texas

Stay up to date on trends in obesity treatment. The Fall Obesity Summit on Sept. 15-17 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.

Schedule: 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

Schedule: 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

Schedule: 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

Plan Your Trip

The Fall Obesity Summit is a 2.5-day course. Plan your flights and accommodations accordingly to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the exceptional lineup planned!

Friday, Sept. 15

Registration/Check-in:
7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Breakfast:
7:00-7:45 AM
Fall Obesity Summit:
8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour & Booth Crawl:
5:30-6:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 16

Breakfast:
7:00-7:45 AM
Fall Obesity Summit:
8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Sunday, Sept. 17

Breakfast:
7:00-7:45 AM
Fall Obesity Summit:
8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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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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