NOTE: In addition to live streaming per the schedule below, all course presentations and discussions will be available online to course registrants for four weeks to watch and review at their convenience.


Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Optional Full-Day Pre-Course Program

9:00am to 9:00pm Obesity Medicine Board Review

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
9:00am to 9:10am Introduction

Course Directors

9:10am to 10:10am Treating Obesity: A 2020 Overview

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:12am to 10:37am Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

10:40am to 11:05am Weight Bias and Healthcare

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

11:07am to 11:37am Live Q & A - 1

Drs. Kaplan, Butsch, and Kahan

11:40am to 12:05pm Lifestyle-Based Therapies for the Patient with Obesity

Sriram Machineni, MD

12:07pm to 12:32pm Clinical Implications of Medication-Induced Weight Gain

Louis J. Aronne, MD

12:35pm to 1:00pm Anti-Obesity Medications

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD

1:00pm to 1:30pm Live Q & A - 2

Drs. Machineni, Aronne, and Jastreboff

1:30pm to 2:00pm Break
2:00pm to 2:25pm Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

Sonali Malhotra, MD

2:27pm to 2:52pm Principles of Surgical Therapy

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

2:55pm to 3:20pm Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Clinical Outcomes

Ali Tavakkoli, MBBS

3:20pm to 3:45pm Live Q & A - 3

Drs. Malhotra, Kaplan, and Tavakkoli

3:45pm to 4:10pm Environmental Causes of Obesity: Whose Fault Is It?

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

4:12pm to 4:37pm Microbiota, Probiotics and Metabolic Function

Joseph Brancale, AB

4:37pm to 5:02pm Genetic Contributions to Obesity

M. Agostina Santoro, PhD

5:05pm to 5:30pm Live Q & A - 4

Drs. Kaplan and Santoro and Mr. Brancale

5:30pm to 6:00pm Break
6:00pm to 7:10pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications

Sriram Machineni, MD, Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS, and Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD

7:10pm to 7:30pm Live Q & A - 5

Drs. Machineni, Kumar, and Jastreboff

7:30pm to 7:40pm Break
7:40pm to 8:50pm Case-Based Workshop: Communicating about Obesity with Patients, Families and Physicians

Caroline M. Apovian, MD and Donna H. Ryan, MD

8:50pm to 9:10pm Live Q & A - 6

Drs. Apovian and Ryan

Friday, June 05, 2020
9:00am to 9:10am Introduction to Blackburn Lecture

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

9:10am to 10:00am 2020 Blackburn Lecture

Sir Stephan O’Rahilly, MD, FRCP, FRCPI, FRS, FMedSci

10:05am to 10:45am Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Burgeoning Epidemic

Sanjiv Chopra, MBBS

10:45am to 11:05am Live Q & A - 7

Blackburn Lecturer and Dr. Chopra

11:10am to 11:35am Obesity and Diabetes

Paul M. Copeland, MD, MPhil

11:37am to 12:02pm Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

James B. Meigs, MD

12:05pm to 12:30pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Jorge Plutzky, MD

12:32pm to 1:00pm Live Q & A - 8

Drs. Copeland, Meigs, and Plutzky

1:00pm to 1:30pm Break
1:30pm to 1:55pm Application of Behavior-Based Therapies for the Management of Obesity

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

1:57pm to 2:22pm Exercise Counseling

Edward M. Phillips, MD

2:25pm to 2:50pm The Impact of Obesity on the Practice of Medicine

Caroline M. Apovian, MD

2:52pm to 3:20pm Live Q & A - 9

Drs. Wadden, Phillips, and Apovian

3:25pm to 3:50pm Precision Medicine and Obesity

Aaron Kelly, PhD

3:52pm to 4:17pm Nutrigenomics

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD

4:20pm to 4:45pm Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

4:47pm to 5:15pm Live Q & A - 10

Drs. Kelly, Elinav, and Stanford

5:20pm to 5:50pm Break
5:50pm to 7:00pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications: Advanced Strategies

Sriram Machineni, MD, Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, and Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

7:00pm to 7:25pm Live Q & A - 11
7:30pm to 8:30pm Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds: Clinical Case Presentations

Chika V. Anekwe, MD, MPH, Sujatha Seetharaman, MD, MPH, and Marine Lipartia, MD

8:30pm to 9:00pm Live Q & A - 12

Drs. Anekwe, Seetharaman, and Lipartia

Saturday, June 06, 2020
9:00am to 9:25am COVID-19 and Obesity

Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

9:27am to 9:52am Obesity and Cancer

Philip J. Saylor, MD

9:55am to 10:20am Endoscopic Therapies

Richard Rothstein, MD

10:22am to 10:52am Live Q & A - 13

Drs. Kumar, Saylor, and Rothstein

10:55am to 11:20am Circadian Rhythms

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

11:22am to 11:47am Obesity, Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

James E. Mojica, MD

11:50am to 12:15pm Live Q & A - 14

Drs. Scheer and Mojica

12:15pm to 12:45pm Break
12:45pm to 1:10pm Models of Obesity Care

Donna Ryan, MD

1:12pm to 1:37pm COVID-19 and the Advancement of Obesity Telemedicine

Angela Fitch, MD

1:40pm to 2:05pm Dietary Supplements for the Management of Obesity

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

2:07pm to 2:35pm Live Q & A - 15

Drs. Ryan, Fitch, and Heymsfield

2:35pm to 3:45pm Case-Based Workshop: Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS, Fateh Bazerbachi, MD, and Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH

3:45pm to 4:10pm Live Q & A - 16

Drs. Butsch, Bazerbachi, and Alfaris

4:15pm to 5:25pm Case-Based Workshop: Dietary Therapies for the Management of Obesity

Caroline M. Apovian, MD and Jamy D. Ard, MD

5:25pm to 5:50pm Live Q & A - 17

Drs. Apovian and Ard

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Bonus Workshop Day

9:00am to 10:10am Case-Based Workshop: Caring for Children and Adolescents with Obesity

Aaron Kelly, PhD, Sonali Malhotra, MD, and Claudia K. Fox, MD, MPH

10:12am to 10:42am Live Q & A - 18

Drs. Kelly, Malhotra, and Fox

10:45am to 11:45am Case-Based Workshop: Exercise Counseling

Edward M. Phillips, MD, Thomas W. Storer, PhD, and Wayne L. Westcott, PhD

11:50am to 12:20pm Live Q & A - 19

Drs. Phillips, Storer, and Westcott

12:20pm to 1:00pm Break
1:00pm to 2:10pm Case-Based Workshop: Practice Management in Obesity Medicine

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD and Rekha Kumar, MD, MS

2:10pm to 2:35pm Live Q & A - 20

Drs. Kumar and Srivastava

2:40pm to 3:40pm Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

3:40pm to 4:40pm Live Q & A - 21

Dr. Resnicow

4:42pm to 5:00pm Closing Remarks

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD