Course Overview


Save the Date: Treating Obesity 2016 will be held on June 2-4, 2016.  Details coming soon.

See below for the description of the 2015 course.

Education to optimize the 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.

  • New strategies for the medical management of patients with obesity
  • Workshops for more effective counseling
  • Guidelines to match patients with optimal therapies (medical, surgical, dietary, lifestyle)
  • Tools for specialized evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • Guidance to optimize medical outcomes of the bariatric surgical patient
  • Strategies for building a successful obesity management practice

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