Workshops

Develop and practice your skills during these interactive, hands-on obesity medicine workshops on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27. The smaller workshop setting allows for collaboration and feedback, so you'll learn firsthand what works best and what to avoid, with insider tips on best practices in obesity medicine.

Hurry! Space is limited at these workshops, so reserve your spot now before it's too late!
(Separate registration is required to attend each of these workshops.)


Wednesday, September 26

Some of these workshops may run concurrently. Please check that timing does not overlap when registering for multiple workshops.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Improving Patient Outcomes with Motivational Interviewing

Back by popular demand, Dr. Colleen Fairbanks will guide two motivational interviewing workshops to help you have productive and impactful conversations with your patients. During this workshop, review the core skills of motivational interviewing and learn to apply motivational interviewing techniques effectively during the 20-minute patient appointment. Transform your typical patient questions into empowering interactions that support stronger patient-provider partnerships. Apply motivational interviewing techniques based on your patient’s individualized stage of change.

This workshop is limited to 45 participants. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Accreditation: 2 CME/CE
Level: Introductory
Speaker: Colleen Fairbanks, PhD
Registration: $99 for OMA members; $109 for non-members
Pre-requisites: Before attending this workshop, please complete one of the following:

1:00-3:00 PM - Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Empowering Patients for Success

Dive deeper into motivational interviewing. Learn how to assist patients with behavior change without asking a single question. Develop your communication skills by practicing reflective listening, affirmations, and tuning into your patients’ language of change.

This workshop is limited to 45 participants. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Accreditation: 2 CME/CE
Level: Intermediate
Speaker: Colleen Fairbanks, PhD
Registration: $99 for OMA members; $109 for non-members
Pre-requisites: Before attending this workshop, please complete one of the following:

1:00-5:30 PM - Leadership and Practice Management in Obesity Medicine

Owen Dahl, a top-rated speaker from our spring conference, returns to lead a hands-on leadership training that will teach you professional development skills and help you grow your practice. Start with an honest assessment of your practice. Evaluate where your practice is now and where it needs to be to continue to grow. Then, learn about key areas (patients, finances, planning, learning, staff engagement, staff transitions) and understand the impact of these key areas. Your workbook (included with your registration) will provide a step-by-step guide to help you improve care through culture, learning, tools, and principles necessary to meet today’s changing healthcare world.

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Accreditation: 4.25 CME/CE
Level: Advanced
Speaker: Owen Dahl, LFACHE, CHBC, LSSMBB
Registration: $249 for OMA members; $279 for non-members

3:30-5:30 PM - Complex Case Studies in Obesity Medicine

There are many cases in obesity medicine that do not fit neatly into protocols. This workshop will give you the opportunity to come up with your own solutions for complicated cases. First, Dr. Marijane Hynes and her colleagues from George Washington University will present four different challenging cases they have faced. Then, guided by the speakers, you will discuss in groups how you would address each case. Each speaker will then present their actual course of action and the results, including references to back up why they chose the techniques they did.

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Accreditation: 2 CME/CE
Level: Intermediate
Speakers: Marijane Hynes, MD; Michael Knight, MD, Dipl. ABOM; Natalie Nicolas, RD; and Mihir Patel, MD
Registration: $69 for OMA members; $79 for non-members


Thursday, September 27

8:30 AM-3:30 PM - Building an Obesity Treatment Plan

The Obesity Medicine Association's four pillars of clinical obesity treatment are nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. During this workshop, learn the step-by-step process for developing comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for patients utilizing these four pillars. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to choose the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual patient to help them achieve their weight and health goals.

The format of this workshop is zone learning, meaning that each pillar will have its own interactive zone. You'll learn about the fundamental aspects of each pillar, as well as clinically applicable tips and techniques, through actual cases presented by clinical experts in obesity medicine. This interactive format allows you to focus your attention on one pillar at a time and gain the skills to apply the key concepts of obesity medicine in your practice.

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Accreditation: 5.25 CME/CE and 5.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points
Level: Introductory
Speakers: Karlijn Burridge, PA-C (Physical Activity); Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP (Nutrition); Allen Rader, MD, MFOMA (Medication); and Jennifer Seger, MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM (Behavior)
Registration: $209 for OMA members; $239 for non-members


Please note: Workshops run concurrently with the Review Course for the ABOM Exam on Wednesday and Thursday. Switching between the Review Course and the workshops is not permitted.

Upcoming Events

26sep - 30sep 2612:55 pmsep 30Full Conference: Review Course for the ABOM Exam + Fall Obesity Summit12:55 pm - 12:00 pm (30) Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

26sep - 27sep 261:00 pmsep 27Review Course for the ABOM Exam1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (27) Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

28sep - 30sep 288:00 amsep 30Fall Obesity Summit8:00 am - 12:00 pm (30) Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

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