Obesity Conference 2019 Schedule

The Overcoming Obesity 2019 Conference is the leading medical conference providing clinical education for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other healthcare providers on how to better individualize obesity treatment. Register now to explore how obesity presents in different populations, the complexities of obesity-related diseases, and available tools you can use to personalize obesity treatment for your patients. Don't forget to choose one of the pre-conference events: Review Course for the ABOM Exam, Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases, or Obesity Medicine Practice Management!


Fall Obesity Summit (October 4-6 | 17.5 CME/CE)
Friday, Oct. 4 – 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday, Oct. 5 – 8:15 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday, Oct. 6 – 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Review Course for the ABOM Exam (October 2-3 | 12.5 CME/CE)*Pre-conference Event
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 12:30-5:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 7:30 AM-4:45 PM

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases (October 2-3 | 9.25 CME/CE)* Pre-conference Event
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 12:30-5:00 PM
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 7:30 AM-1:00 PM

Obesity Medicine Practice Management (October 3 | 3.25 CME/CE)* Pre-conference Event
Thursday, Oct. 3 – 1:15-4:45 PM

Fall Obesity Summit

Date: October 4-6
Accreditation: 17.5 CME/CE
Level: Advanced

The theme for the Fall Obesity Summit 2019 is Treating Obesity across the Lifespan. As such, the Summit offers an all-new lineup of topics and speakers to give you advanced training on how to treat obesity in different age groups, genders, and socioeconomic populations, and in patients with complex adiposity-related diseases. Plus, learn about the latest advancements and innovations in the field, the causes and effects of obesity, and the impact of the food industry on the obesity epidemic.

Schedule on Friday, Oct. 4

6:00-7:00 AM - Experts on the Move

7:00-7:30 AM - Breakfast

7:30-8:00 AM - Presidential Address

8:00-9:00 AM - Overcoming Obesity 2019 Keynote Address: Countering Food Industry Influence

9:00-9:45 AM - Break in Exhibit Hall and Book Signing

9:45-10:45 AM - Key Advances in Obesity Medicine Industry Panel

10:45-11:00 AM - Networking Break

11:00-11:45 AM - Brown Fat in Health and Disease

11:45 AM-12:30 PM - Update on Endoscopic Procedures

12:30-1:30 PM - Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:30-2:45 PM - Obesity Treatment in Low-income Patients

2:45-3:30 PM - Break in Exhibit Hall

3:05-3:30 PM - Committee Presentation and Meetup in Exhibit Hall

3:30-4:45 PM - Breaking the Plateau: Case Reviews on Long-term Weight Management

4:45-5:30 PM - The Management and Treatment of Patients with Super Obesity

7:00-10:00 PM - Member Appreciation and Obesity Treatment Foundation Reception

Schedule on Saturday, Oct. 5

6:00-7:00 AM - Fun Run

7:00-8:00 AM - Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:00-8:15 AM - Passing Break

8:15-9:15 AM - Overcoming Obesity 2019 Keynote Address: Childhood Obesity and Its Effect Across the Lifespan

9:15-10:00 AM - Break in Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM-5:30 PM - Pediatric Track

10:00-11:00 AM - Managing Overeating: The Key Intersection between Psychology and Neuroscience

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity in the Era of Healthy at Every Size

12:00-12:30 PM - Q&A Panel

12:45-1:30 PM - Screening and Understanding Rare Genetic Variants Impacting Early-Onset, Severe Obesity (Working Lunch)

12:30-1:45 PM - Additional Lunch Served in Exhibit Hall

1:45-3:00 PM - Cardiovascular Safety of Obesity Medications: Current Evidence and Practical Implications for Clinicians

3:00-3:45 PM - Final Break in Exhibit Hall

3:30 PM - Trail Map Prize Drawing

3:45-4:45 PM - Using Meal Replacements in Obesity Treatment: Grade School to Grandparents

4:45-5:30 PM - Breastfeeding and Obesity: Challenges for Lactation and Weight Loss Considerations in Lactating Women

5:30-6:30 PM - Mentorship Meetup

6:45 PM - Dine-arounds

Schedule on Sunday, Oct. 6

5:45-6:30 AM - SPA Yoga

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

7:45-8:00 AM - Networking Break

8:00-9:30 AM - Point-Counterpoint Discussion: How Much Physical Activity Do Patients Really Need?

9:30-9:45 AM - Networking Break

9:45-10:45 AM - Epigenetics and the Obesity Epidemic

10:45 AM-12:00 PM - Complex Cases in Obesity Treatment: Treating Obesity Across the Lifespan

Pre-conference Events

Review Course for the ABOM Exam

Date: October 2-3
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE
Level: Intermediate

The Review Course for the ABOM Exam is the leading study resource for physicians preparing to become certified in obesity medicine. The course covers the content you need to know for the board exam while also providing you with practical knowledge you can apply to treat obesity in your practice. Earn up to 30 CME/CE – enough to meet the "Group One" requirement for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam application – when you attend both the Review Course for the ABOM Exam and the Fall Obesity Summit.

Schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 2

12:30-1:15 PM - Epidemiology and Determinants of Obesity

1:15-1:45 PM - Practice Management

1:45-2:30 PM - Assessment and Evaluation

2:30-2:45 PM - Networking Break

2:45-3:45 PM - Behavioral and Psychosocial Diagnosis and Treatment

3:45-4:45 PM - Pharmacotherapy

4:45-5:00 PM - Lightning Review of Sample Test Questions

5:00-6:00 PM - Welcome Reception

6:30 PM - Dine-arounds

Schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3

5:45-6:30 AM - Vinyasa Power Yoga

7:30-8:00 AM - Breakfast with ABOM Diplomates

8:00-9:00 AM - Pathophysiology (Part 1)

9:00-9:15 AM - Networking Break

9:15-10:15 AM - Pathophysiology (Part 2)

10:15-11:30 AM - Nutrition

11:30-11:45 AM - Networking Break

11:45 AM-1:00 PM - Childhood and Adolescent Obesity (Working Lunch)

1:00-1:15 PM - Networking Break

1:15-2:15 PM - Physical Activity

2:15-3:15 PM - Surgery

3:15-3:30 PM - Networking Break

3:30-4:00 PM - Obesity Treatment Strategies

4:00-4:45 PM - Lightning Review of Sample Test Questions

5:00-6:30 PM - Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

7:00-9:00 PM - OMA and OTF Installation of Officers Dinner

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Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

Date: October 2-3
Accreditation: 9.25 CME/CE and 9.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points (ABIM)
Level: Advanced

Learn how to create comprehensive, individualized obesity treatment plans for patients with complex adiposity-related diseases, including obstructive sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovary syndrome. Use case studies to apply your skills and develop treatment plans built around the Obesity Medicine Association's four pillars of obesity treatment: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication.

Schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 2

12:30-12:45 PM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

12:45-1:30 PM - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Infertility

1:30-2:15 PM - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

2:15-2:30 PM - Discussion

2:30-2:45 PM - Networking Break

2:45-3:30 PM - Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

3:30-4:15 PM - Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

4:15-5:00 PM - Q&A Panel

5:00-6:00 PM - Welcome Reception

6:30 PM - Dine-arounds

Schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3

5:45-6:30 AM - Vinyasa Power Yoga

7:30-8:00 AM - Q&A Panel Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM - Casework

9:00-9:15 AM - Networking Break

9:15-10:15 AM - Casework

10:15-11:15 AM - Casework

11:15-11:30 AM - Networking Break

11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Casework (Working Lunch)

12:30-1:00 PM - Q&A and Course Conclusion

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Obesity Medicine Practice Management

Date: October 3
Accreditation: 3.25 CME/CE
Level: Advanced

Make your obesity medicine practice more profitable and more successful. Discover opportunities to grow your obesity medicine practice by implementing new programs and services, generate more revenue, maximize your reimbursement for obesity management visits, and broaden your reach to more patients through telemedicine.

Schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3

1:15-2:15 PM - Advanced Billing and Coding in Obesity Medicine

2:15-3:15 PM - Creating Revenue Streams in Your Practice

3:15-3:30 PM - Break

3:30-4:45 PM - Treating Obesity Using Telemedicine

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Larry Richardson

This affiliation with like-minded physicians was the best thing I've ever done. I always learn new information, tips, and techniques, and meet new friends and colleagues. Many pertinent topics will be presented, but one to highlight is "Childhood Obesity and Its Effect across the Lifespan." With the prediction that children of today might not outlive their parents due to the burgeoning epidemic of "diabesity," it behooves every practitioner to help stem the tide.
- Larry Richardson, MD, MFOMA

*Please note: The Review Course for the ABOM Exam runs concurrently with Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases and Obesity Medicine Practice Management. If you register for the Review Course, you may not attend the other pre-conference events.