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 (17.5 CME/CE)
October 4-6, 2019

Review Course for the ABOM Exam (12.5 CME/CE)*Pre-conference Event
October 2-3, 2019

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases (9.25 CME/CE)* Pre-conference Event
October 2-3, 2019

Obesity Medicine Practice Management (3.25 CME/CE)* Pre-conference Event
October 3, 2019

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

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

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

3:30-4:45 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 PM - Member 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 - 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 - Winning the Fight Against 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

12:30-1:45 PM - Lunch

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

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

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

Schedule on Sunday, Oct. 6

6:00-7:00 AM - Bootcamp Workout

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

7:45-8:00 AM - Break

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

9:30-9:45 AM - 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 - Break

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

3:45-4:45 PM - Pharmacotherapy

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

5:00-6:00 PM - Welcome Reception

Schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3

5:45-6:30 AM - Bootcamp Workout

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

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

9:00-9:15 AM - Break

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

10:15-11:30 AM - Nutrition

11:30-11:45 AM - Break

11:45 AM-1:00 PM - Pediatrics and Working Lunch

1:00-1:15 PM - Break

1:15-2:15 PM - Physical Activity

2:15-3:15 PM - Surgery

3:15-3:30 PM - Break

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

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

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

7:00-9:00 PM - Board Installation 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

12:30-1:00 PM - Introduction to Building an Obesity Treatment Plan: Advanced Cases

1:00-1:45 PM - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

1:45-2:30 PM - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Infertility

2:30-2:45 PM - 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

Schedule on Thursday, Oct. 3

5:45-6:30 AM - Bootcamp Workout

7:30-8:00 AM - Q&A Panel Breakfast (*Required for CME/CE)

8:00-9:00 AM - Casework

9:00-9:15 AM - Break

9:15-10:15 AM - Casework

10:15-11:15 AM - Casework

11:15-11:30 AM - Break

11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Casework and 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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*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.