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Sunday, October 23, 2022
10:00am to 8:15pm Obesity Medicine Board Review

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

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Monday, October 24, 2022


10:00am to 10:15am Welcome and Introduction
10:15am to 11:15am State of Obesity Keynote Address
11:15am to 11:45am Break

Approach to Treatment

11:45am to 12:25pm Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity
12:25pm to 1:05pm Beyond BMI: Obesity Staging and Guideline-Based Treatment of Obesity
1:05pm to 1:45pm Obesity Pharmacotherapy
1:45pm to 2:45pm Break
2:45pm to 3:25pm Combination Treatment for Obesity Management
3:25pm to 3:45pm Patient Experience with Combination Treatment
3:45pm to 4:05pm Panel Discussion: Approach to Treatment and Pharmacotherapy

Lifestyle and Exercise

4:05pm to 4:45pm Lifestyle-Based Therapies
4:45pm to 5:25pm Exercise and Burning Calories
5:25pm to 6:05pm Key Exercise Recommendations for Weight Loss and Maintenance
6:05pm to 6:25pm Panel Discussion: Lifestyle Therapies
6:25pm to 6:55pm Break

Dietary Considerations

6:55pm to 7:35pm Ultra-Processed Foods
7:35pm to 8:15pm Time-Restricted Eating
8:15pm to 8:55pm Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss
8:55pm to 9:15pm Panel Discussion: Dietary Considerations
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Individualization of Care

10:00am to 10:40am Genetics and the Future of Obesity Treatment
10:40am to 11:20am Precision Medical Treatment of Obesity
11:20am to 12:00pm Precision Lifestyle Treatments for Obesity
12:00pm to 12:30pm Break
12:30pm to 1:10pm The Future State of Obesity Care
1:10pm to 1:30pm Patient Case Presentation Highlighting Precision Delivery of Care
1:30pm to 1:50pm Panel Discussion: Precision Care
1:50pm to 2:50pm Break

Models of Delivering Care

2:50pm to 3:30pm Cooperative Integrated and Virtual Care Models
3:30pm to 3:50pm Models of Obesity Care in Private Practice
3:50pm to 4:10pm Models of Obesity Care in Private Practice: Private Pay Practice Model
4:10pm to 4:40pm Integrating Primary Care and Obesity Medicine in an Academic Medical Center
4:40pm to 5:10pm Multi-Disciplinary Weight Centers: The MGH Experience
5:10pm to 5:30pm Panel Discussion: Models of Delivering Care
5:30pm to 6:00pm Break


6:00pm to 6:30pm Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity
6:30pm to 7:10pm Use of Anti-Obesity Medications in Pediatric Patients
7:10pm to 7:50pm Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery in the Pediatric Patient
7:50pm to 8:10pm Panel Discussion: Obesity in the Pediatric Population
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

10:00am to 10:40am Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, POSE, and TORe
10:40am to 11:10am Gastric Balloons, Transpyloric Shuttle, and Duodenal Resurfacing
11:10am to 11:40am Update on Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
11:40am to 12:00pm Panel Discussion: Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity
12:00pm to 12:30pm Break

Diseases Associated with Obesity

12:30pm to 1:00pm Diagnosis and Staging of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity
1:00pm to 1:30pm Treatment of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with Obesity
1:30pm to 2:00pm Obesity and Diabetes
2:00pm to 3:00pm Break
3:00pm to 3:30pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
3:30pm to 4:00pm Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea
4:00pm to 4:30pm What to Consider Prior to Knee and Hip Replacements in the Patient with Obesity
4:30pm to 4:50pm Panel Discussion: Diseases Associated with Obesity
4:50pm to 5:20pm Break

Understanding the Needs of Patients with Obesity

5:20pm to 5:50pm Obesity Treatment as We Age (Sarcopenia, Testosterone, Menopause)
5:50pm to 6:20pm Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment
6:20pm to 6:50pm Ensuring Equal Access to Care for All Patients
6:50pm to 7:10pm Panel Discussion: Making Sure Underserved Populations Have Equal Access to Care