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 8:45pm Obesity Medicine Board Review

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
9:00am to 9:16am Introduction

Course Directors

9:16am to 10:20am Treating Obesity: A 2020 Overview

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

10:22am to 10:47am Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

10:50am to 11:20am Weight Bias and Healthcare

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

11:22am to 11:42am Live Q & A - 1

Drs. Kaplan, Butsch, and Kahan

11:45am to 12:17pm Lifestyle-Based Therapies for the Patient with Obesity

Sriram Machineni, MD

12:19pm to 12:48pm Clinical Implications of Medication-Induced Weight Gain

Louis J. Aronne, MD

12:51pm to 1:24pm Anti-Obesity Medications

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD

1:26pm to 1:51pm Live Q & A - 2

Drs. Machineni, Aronne, and Jastreboff

1:54pm to 2:14pm Break
2:14pm to 2:43pm Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity

Sonali Malhotra, MD

2:45pm to 3:26pm Principles of Surgical Therapy

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

3:28pm to 4:06pm Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Clinical Outcomes

Ali Tavakkoli, MBBS

4:09pm to 4:34pm Live Q & A - 3

Drs. Malhotra, Kaplan, and Tavakkoli

4:36pm to 5:11pm Environmental Causes of Obesity: Whose Fault Is It?

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

5:14pm to 5:52pm Microbiota, Probiotics and Metabolic Function

Joseph Brancale, AB

5:54pm to 6:30pm Genetic Contributions to Obesity

M. Agostina Santoro, PhD

6:33pm to 6:58pm Live Q & A - 4

Drs. Kaplan and Santoro and Mr. Brancale

7:00pm to 7:25pm Break
7:25pm to 8:35pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications—The Essentials

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

8:38pm to 8:58pm Live Q & A - 5

Drs. Machineni, Kumar, and Jastreboff

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

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

9:05am to 9:52am 2020 Blackburn Lecture

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

9:54am to 10:36am Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Burgeoning Epidemic

Sanjiv Chopra, MBBS

10:39am to 11:04am Live Q & A - 6

Drs. O'Rahilly and Chopra

11:06am to 11:32am Obesity and Diabetes

Paul M. Copeland, MD, MPhil

11:35am to 11:57am Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

James B. Meigs, MD

11:59am to 12:27pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Jorge Plutzky, MD

12:30pm to 12:55pm Live Q & A - 7

Drs. Copeland, Meigs, and Plutzky

12:57pm to 1:22pm Break
1:22pm to 1:56pm Application of Behavior-Based Therapies for the Management of Obesity

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

1:58pm to 2:22pm Exercise Counseling

Edward M. Phillips, MD

2:25pm to 3:02pm The Impact of Obesity on the Practice of Medicine

Caroline M. Apovian, MD

3:04pm to 3:29pm Live Q & A - 8

Drs. Wadden, Phillips, and Apovian

3:32pm to 4:15pm Precision Medicine and Obesity

Aaron Kelly, PhD

4:17pm to 4:51pm Nutrigenomics

Eran Elinav, MD, PhD

4:54pm to 5:14pm Live Q & A - 9

Drs. Kelly and Elinav

5:16pm to 5:41pm Break
5:41pm to 7:16pm Case-Based Workshop: Anti-Obesity Medications—Advanced Strategies

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

7:19pm to 7:39pm Live Q & A - 10

Drs. Machineni, Aronne and Purnell

Saturday, June 06, 2020
9:00am to 9:18am COVID-19 and Obesity

Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS

9:20am to 9:47am Obesity and Cancer

Philip J. Saylor, MD

9:50am to 10:17am Endoscopic Therapies

Richard Rothstein, MD

10:19am to 10:44am Live Q & A - 11

Drs. Kumar, Saylor, and Rothstein

10:47am to 11:18am Circadian Rhythms

Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

11:20am to 11:45am Obesity, Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea

James E. Mojica, MD

11:48am to 12:08pm Live Q & A - 12

Drs. Scheer and Mojica

12:10pm to 12:35pm Break
12:35pm to 1:04pm Models of Obesity Care

Donna Ryan, MD

1:07pm to 1:28pm COVID-19 and the Advancement of Obesity Telemedicine

Angela Fitch, MD

1:30pm to 1:54pm Dietary Supplements for the Management of Obesity

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

1:57pm to 2:22pm Live Q & A - 13

Drs. Ryan, Fitch, and Heymsfield

2:24pm to 3:34pm Case-Based Workshop: Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient

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

3:37pm to 3:57pm Live Q & A - 14

Drs. Butsch, Bazerbachi, and Alfaris

3:59pm to 5:22pm Case-Based Workshop: Dietary Therapies for the Management of Obesity

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

5:25pm to 5:45pm Live Q & A - 15

Drs. Apovian and Ard

5:47pm to 6:57pm Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds: Clinical Case Presentations

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

7:00pm to 7:20pm Live Q & A - 16

Drs. Anekwe, Seetharaman, and Lipartia

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Bonus Workshop Day

9:00am to 9:44am Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

9:46am to 11:06am Case-Based Workshop: Caring for Children and Adolescents with Obesity

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

11:09am to 11:34am Live Q & A - 17

Drs. Kelly, Malhotra, and Fox

11:36am to 12:50pm Case-Based Workshop: Exercise Counseling

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

12:53pm to 1:18pm Live Q & A - 18

Drs. Phillips, Storer, and Westcott

1:20pm to 1:50pm Break
1:50pm to 2:41pm Case-Based Workshop: Practice Management in Obesity Medicine

Gitanjali Srivastava, MD and Rekha Kumar, MD, MS

2:44pm to 3:04pm Live Q & A - 19

Drs. Kumar and Srivastava

3:06pm to 4:20pm Case-Based Workshop: Communicating about Obesity with Patients, Families and Physicians

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

4:23pm to 4:43pm Live Q & A - 20

Drs. Apovian and Ryan

4:45pm to 5:58pm Motivational Interviewing Workshop

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

6:01pm to 7:01pm Live Interactive Skills Building Session (ZOOM)

Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

7:03pm to 7:18pm Closing Remarks

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD