Course Overview



This course will be held again on
June 22 - 24, 2017, with the
Board Review on June 21, 2017.

Information contained in this site is for the 2016 program.
Information about the 2017 program coming soon.

Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2016 program include:

  • Tools for specialized evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • New strategies for the medical management of adult patients with obesity
  • Workshops for more effective counseling
  • Guidance to match patients with optimal therapies (medical, surgical, dietary, lifestyle)
  • Developing a strategy for personalized care
  • How to optimize medical outcomes of the bariatric surgical patient
  • Guidance for safe and effective use of medical and surgical treatments for obesity in adolescents
  • Family-based therapies for treating obesity in children
  • Education on food as a hormone (not just a fuel)
  • Strategies for building a successful obesity management practice
  • How to communicate better with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, a subspecialty board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine subspecialty board examination.

This course is designed to give healthcare providers the knowledge to:

  • Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity
  • Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
  • Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques
  • Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
  • Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options

Obesity Medicine Board Review

June 1, 2016

One day prior to the start of Treating Obesity 2016, we host a one-day review for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) subspecialty certification examination. This course is taught by recent diplomates of the ABOM, and reviews all the major basic, diagnostic and treatment concepts required for the exam, including:

  • Pathophysiology of obesity
  • Pediatric patient management
  • Nutrition and exercise assessment and intervention
  • Surgical treatments
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Behavioral therapy

Participation in both Treating Obesity 2016 and the Obesity Medicine Board Review fully satisfies the 30-hour CME requirements to qualify for the ABOM certification.

Discounts apply when attending both the Board Review and Treating Obesity 2016.