Overcoming Obesity 2019 Conference

Individualize Obesity Treatment for Your Patients

The Overcoming Obesity 2019 Conference is a leading medical conference and the only conference entirely dedicated to clinical obesity treatment education for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers. The theme of the conference is Treating Obesity across the Lifespan, so the education focuses on the latest and most effective techniques for treating obesity in different age groups, genders, and socioeconomic populations, and in patients with complex obesity-related diseases.

The main conference event is the Fall Obesity Summit on Oct. 4-6. This course addresses high-demand topics like brown fat, women's health, weight loss plateaus, meal replacements, and cardiovascular safety of obesity medications. The course ends with an interactive case discussion to demonstrate how you can apply your learnings in clinical practice. Three pre-conference events will be offered: Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases (Oct. 2-3), Review Course for the ABOM Exam (Oct. 2-3), and Obesity Medicine Practice Management (Oct. 3).

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH

Countering Food Industry Influence
Friday, Oct. 4 | 8:00-9:00 AM

Dr. Marion Nestle is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the influence of food industry marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on dietary intake, food safety, and access to food and nutrition.

William Dietz, MD, PhD

William Dietz, MD, PhD

Childhood Obesity and Its Effect Across the Lifespan
Saturday, Oct. 5 | 8:15-9:15 AM

Dr. William Dietz is the Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He is also the Director of the STOP Obesity Alliance. From 1997-2012, he was the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity at the CDC. Prior to his appointment to the CDC, he was a Professor of Pediatrics at the Tuft's University School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Nutrition at the Floating Hospital of New England Medical Center Hospitals.

Obesity conference attendeeExperience Overcoming Obesity 2019

  • Learn about high-demand topics like brown fat, women's health, epigenetics, weight loss plateaus, and treating obesity in low-income patients
  • Explore the causes and consequences of obesity, including food industry influence
  • Optimize treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, polycystic ovary syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Understand the differences in medical disease management in children vs. adults
  • Study the core content you may be tested on during the obesity medicine certification exam
  • Identify strategies to build a more profitable obesity medicine practice

Obesity conference attendees doing physical activityMore Than Just a Conference

  • Immerse yourself in Boston's rich history and cultural scene
  • Socialize with your peers during networking events and happy hours
  • Get moving with daily fitness activities and workout classes
  • Connect with industry leaders and experts in the field of obesity medicine
  • Get firsthand advice from seasoned clinicians by participating in the OMA mentorship program
  • Find solutions for your practice in the exhibit hall with access to more than 60 vendors
  • Celebrate the progress you've made and your accomplishments from the past year

Fall Obesity Summit – Oct. 4-6
Review Course for the ABOM Exam – Oct. 2-3
Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases and Practice Management – Oct. 2-3

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

Register now to join the OMA in Boston!


Ethan Lazarus

I leave every OMA conference with a renewed sense of hope and enthusiasm that working together, we can make a difference for our patients who struggle with obesity. This fall, I love the focus on obesity treatment across the lifespan. All too often, we get caught up with what works for weight loss. But at the end of the day, there are countless approaches that are effective and safe for weight loss. A common theme among all of them is that keeping that weight off long-term is a real challenge. I hope to emerge from this conference with new ideas and tools to help my patients make their weight loss stick – for good.
- Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA

Karli Burridge

Joining OMA and attending the conferences has been life changing for me. Not only has it allowed me to fulfill my passion of helping patients get healthier and feel better, but I found a community of like-minded medical professionals who share this passion. I have been able to grow as a practitioner, a leader, an educator, and a speaker. If you’re looking for a place to advance your practice and yourself, look no further.
- Karli Burridge, PA-C