This is the schedule from the 2023 course. 2024 schedule not yet available.





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Sunday, June 4, 2023

9:30am to 7:45pm
Obesity Medicine Board Review

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

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Monday, June 5, 2023


9:30am to 9:45am
Welcome and Introduction

Course Directors

9:45am to 10:45am
2023 Blackburn Lecture: State of Obesity in 2023

Carel Le Roux, MD

10:45am to 11:15am

Approach to Treatment

11:15am to 11:55am
Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA

11:55am to 12:35pm
Beyond BMI: Obesity Staging and Guideline-Based Treatment of Obesity

Sean Wharton, MD

12:35pm to 1:15pm
Approach to a Patient with an Eating Disorder

Susan Himes, PhD

1:15pm to 1:45pm
Panel Discussion: Approach to Treatment
1:45pm to 2:45pm
2:45pm to 3:25pm
Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Lydia Alexander, MD

This session not eligible for CME credit

3:25pm to 4:05pm
Combination Treatment for Obesity Management

Angela Fitch, MD

4:05pm to 4:25pm
Combination Treatment Patient Discussion

Jennifer Ahn, MD and Angela Fitch, MD

4:25pm to 4:55pm
Panel Discussion: Pharmacotherapy

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

9:15am to 9:30am
Welcome and Introduction Day 2

Course Directors

Exercise and Dietary Considerations

9:30am to 10:10am
Key Exercise Recommendations for Weight Loss and Maintenance

John Jakicic, PhD

10:10am to 10:50am
Nutrition and the Microbiome

Christopher Gardner, PhD

10:50am to 11:30am
Time-Restricted Eating

Krista Varady, PhD

11:30am to 12:10pm
Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss

Chika Anekwe, MD

12:10pm to 12:40pm
Panel Discussion: Dietary Considerations
12:40pm to 1:40pm

Individualization of Care

1:40pm to 2:20pm
Genetics and the Future of Obesity Treatment

Sadaf Farooqi, PhD

2:20pm to 3:00pm

Lindsay Fourman, MD

3:00pm to 3:40pm
Precision Medical Treatment of Obesity

Andreas Acosta, MD, PhD

3:40pm to 4:20pm
Precision Lifestyle Treatments for Obesity

Eran Segal, PhD

4:20pm to 4:50pm
4:50pm to 5:30pm
The Future State of Obesity Care

Debbie Horn, DO

5:30pm to 6:00pm
Patient Case Presentations Highlighting Precision Delivery of Care

Jennifer Ahn, MD

6:00pm to 6:30pm
Panel Discussion: Precision Care

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

9:15am to 9:30am
Welcome and Introduction Day 3

Course Directors

Models of Delivering Care

9:30am to 10:10am
Cooperative Integrated and Virtual Care Models

Alexander Blood, MD, MSc

10:10am to 10:50am
Private Practice Model in Obesity Care

Shirly Ramchandani, MD

10:50am to 11:10am
11:10am to 11:40am
Integrating Primary Care and Obesity Medicine in an Academic Medical Center

Leigh Perreault, MD

11:40am to 12:10pm
Multi-Disciplinary Weight Centers

Christopher Still, DO

12:10pm to 12:40pm
Panel Discussion: Models of Delivering Care
12:40pm to 1:40pm


1:40pm to 2:10pm
Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

Claudia Fox, MD

2:10pm to 2:50pm
Use of Anti-Obesity Medications in Pediatric Patients

Vibha Singhal, MBBS, MPH

2:50pm to 3:30pm
Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

Cornelia Griggs, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Panel Discussion: Obesity in the Pediatric Population
4:00pm to 4:30pm

Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

4:30pm to 5:10pm
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, POSE, and TORe

Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

5:10pm to 5:40pm
Gastric Balloons, Transpyloric Shuttle, and Duodenal Resurfacing

Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD

5:40pm to 6:10pm
Update on Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

Eric Sheu, MD, PhD

6:10pm to 6:40pm
Panel Discussion: Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

Thursday, June 8, 2023

9:15am to 9:30am
Welcome and Introduction Day 4

Course Directors

Understanding the Needs of Patients with Obesity

9:30am to 10:00am
Obesity Treatment as We Age (Sarcopenia, Testosterone, Menopause)

Klara Rosenquist, MD

10:00am to 10:30am
Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment

Jamy Ard, MD

10:30am to 11:00am
Ensuring Equal Access to Care for All Patients

Wesley Dutton, MD

11:00am to 11:30am
Panel Discussion: Making Sure Underserved Populations Have Equal Access to Care
11:30am to 12:30pm

Diseases Associated with Obesity

12:30pm to 1:00pm
Diagnosis and Staging of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity

Kathleen Corey, MD, MPH

1:00pm to 1:30pm
Treatment of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity

Michelle Lai, MD, MPH

1:30pm to 2:00pm
Obesity and Diabetes

Paul Copeland, MD

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Panel Discussion: Liver Disease and Diabetes
2:30pm to 3:00pm
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Harold Edward Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

Jeremy McConnell, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm
Orthopedic Considerations in the Patient with Obesity

Michelle Look, MD, FAAFP, DABOM

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Panel Discussion: Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Health, Knee and Hip Replacements