This is the schedule from the 2021 program. 2022 schedule not yet available.



Monday, June 14, 2021
10:00am to 9:35pm Obesity Medicine Board Review

This one-day program helps prepare registrants for the ABOM certification exam.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021
10:00am to 10:05am Introduction

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:05am to 11:26am Treating Obesity: A 2021 Overview

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

11:26am to 11:31am Break
11:31am to 11:49am Healthcare Disparities: An Overview

Jamy D. Ard, MD

11:49am to 12:11pm Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD,MPH, MPA

12:11pm to 12:36pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Kaplan, Ard, and Stanford

12:36pm to 2:35pm Break
2:35pm to 2:58pm Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

2:58pm to 3:27pm The Clinical Implications of Medication-Induced Weight Gain

Louis J. Aronne, MD

3:27pm to 3:57pm Lifestyle-Based Therapies for Obesity

Sriram Machineni, MD

3:57pm to 4:32pm Pharmacotherapy

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD

4:32pm to 4:57pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Butsch, Aronne, Machineni, and Jastreboff

4:57pm to 5:30pm Break
5:30pm to 6:42pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications: The Essentials

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, Katherine H. Saunders, MD, and Sriram Machineni, MD

6:42pm to 7:07pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Jastreboff, Saunders, and Machineni

7:07pm to 7:30pm Break
7:30pm to 8:42pm Case-Based Workshop: Communicating about Obesity with Patients, Families, and Providers

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

8:42pm to 9:10pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Apovian and Ryan

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:00am to 10:33am Environmental Causes of Obesity

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:33am to 10:59am Genetics of Obesity

Agostina M. Santoro-Schulte, PhD

10:59am to 11:31am Microbiota and Obesity

Joseph Brancale

11:31am to 11:56am Panel Discussion Q&A

Dr. Kaplan, Dr. Santoro, and Mr. Brancale

11:56am to 1:40pm Break
1:40pm to 2:07pm Weight Bias and Healthcare

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

2:07pm to 2:42pm The Impact of Obesity on the Practice of Medicine

Caroline M. Apoivan, MD

2:42pm to 3:07pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Apovian and Kahan

3:07pm to 3:30pm Break
3:30pm to 4:10pm Obesity and NAFLD

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

4:10pm to 4:36pm Obesity and Diabetes

Paul M. Copeland, MD, PhD

4:36pm to 5:02pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk

Jorge Plutzky, MD

5:02pm to 5:27pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Kaplan, Copeland, and Plutzky

5:27pm to 5:45pm Break
5:45pm to 7:00pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications: Advanced Strategies in Special Populations

Sriram Machineni, MD, Louis Aronne, MD, and Jonathan Purnell, MD

7:00pm to 7:25pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Machineni, Aronne, and Purnell

7:25pm to 8:22pm Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds

Wesley Dutton, MD, Mohini Aras, MD, Mohamad Tarazi, MD and Pichamol Jirapinyo, MD

8:22pm to 8:50pm Panel Discussion Q&A
Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00am to 10:26am Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Overview

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:26am to 10:57am Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Clincial Outcomes

Ali Tavakkoli, MB BS

10:57am to 11:29am Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Therapies

Richard I. Rothstein, MD

11:29am to 11:54am Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Kaplan, Tavakkoli, and Rothstein

11:54am to 1:55pm Break
1:55pm to 2:21pm Circadian Rhythms and Obesity

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

2:21pm to 2:46pm Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

James Mojica, MD

2:46pm to 3:11pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Scheer and Mojica

3:11pm to 3:35pm Break
3:35pm to 4:04pm Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

Claudia K. Fox, MD, MPH

4:04pm to 4:41pm Pharmacological Strategies for the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

Sonali Malhotra, MD

4:41pm to 5:06pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Fox and Malhotra

5:06pm to 5:30pm Break
5:30pm to 6:37pm Case-Based Workshop: Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient

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

6:37pm to 7:02pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Butsch, Bazerbachi and Alfaris

7:02pm to 8:14pm Case-Based Workshop: Caring for Children and Adolescents with Obesity

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

8:14pm to 8:40pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Malhotra, Fox and Kelly

Friday, June 18, 2021
10:00am to 10:34am The Physiology of the Weight-Reduced State

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:34am to 10:52am Heterogeneity of Obesity

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:52am to 11:17am Q&A

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

11:17am to 11:35am Break
11:35am to 11:54am Dietary Therapies for Obesity

Kevin Hall, PhD

11:54am to 12:19pm Dietary Supplements for Obesity

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

12:19pm to 12:44pm Exercise Counseling

John Jakicic, PhD

12:44pm to 1:09pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Hall, Heymsfield and Jakicic

1:09pm to 3:10pm Break
3:10pm to 3:33pm Models of Obesity Care

Donna H. Ryan, MD

3:33pm to 3:57pm Telemedicine for Obesity Care

Angela K. Fitch, MD

3:57pm to 4:22pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Ryan and Fitch

4:22pm to 4:55pm Break
4:55pm to 6:14pm Case-Based Workshop: Dietary Therapies for Obesity

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

6:14pm to 6:39pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Apovian and Ard

6:39pm to 6:55pm Break
6:55pm to 8:05pm Case-Based Workshop: Obesity Medicine Practice Organization

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD and Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

8:05pm to 8:30pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Srivastava and Kumar

Saturday, June 19, 2021
10:00am to 10:43am Happiness and Living with Purpose (non CME)

Sanjiv Chopra, MBBS

10:43am to 11:10am Break
11:10am to 11:36am Obesity and Cancer

Phillip J. Saylor, MD

11:36am to 11:54am Obesity and COVID-19

Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

11:54am to 12:19pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Saylor and Kumar

12:19pm to 1:20pm Break
1:20pm to 2:34pm Workshop: Exercise Counseling

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

2:34pm to 2:59pm Panel Discussion Q&A

Drs. Phillips, Westcott, and Storer

2:59pm to 3:15pm Break
3:15pm to 4:27pm Workshop: Motivational Interviewing

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

4:27pm to 5:10pm Motivational Interviewing Interactive Session

Dr. Resnicow

5:10pm to 5:25pm Closing Remarks

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD