This is the schedule from the 2022 program. 2023 schedule not yet available.






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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

Angela Fitch, MD and Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD

10:15am to 11:15am 2022 Blackburn Lecture: The Current State of Obesity Care

W. Timothy Garvey, MD, MACE

11:15am to 11:45am Break

Approach to Treatment

11:45am to 12:25pm Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity

Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA

12:25pm to 1:05pm Beyond BMI: Obesity Staging and Guideline-Based Treatment of Obesity

Daniel Bessesen, MD

1:05pm to 1:45pm Obesity Pharmacotherapy

Karl Nadolsky, DO

1:45pm to 2:45pm Break
2:45pm to 3:25pm Combination Treatment for Obesity Management

Angela Fitch, MD

3:25pm to 3:45pm Break
3:45pm to 4:05pm Panel Discussion: Approach to Treatment and Pharmacotherapy

Lifestyle and Exercise

4:05pm to 4:45pm Lifestyle-Based Therapies

Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH

4:45pm to 5:25pm Strength Training in Weight Management: Educating and Empowering Patients

Spencer Nadolsky, DO

5:25pm to 6:05pm Key Exercise Recommendations for Weight Loss and Maintenance

John Jakicic, PhD

6:05pm to 6:25pm Panel Discussion: Lifestyle Therapies
6:25pm to 6:55pm Break

Dietary Considerations

6:55pm to 7:35pm DNA-Based Weight Loss Interventions: What Have We Learned?

Christopher Gardner, PhD

7:35pm to 8:15pm Time-Restricted Eating

Frank Scheer, PhD

8:15pm to 8:55pm Dietary Strategies for Weight Loss

Abeer Bader, RD

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

Ruth Loos, PhD 

10:40am to 11:20am Precision Medical Treatment of Obesity

Andreas Acosta, MD, PhD

11:20am to 12:00pm Precision Lifestyle Treatments for Obesity

Andrew Chan, MD, MPH 

12:00pm to 12:30pm Break
12:30pm to 1:10pm The Future State of Obesity Care

Debbie Horn, DO 

1:10pm to 1:30pm Patient Case Presentation Highlighting Precision Delivery of Care

Jennifer Ahn, MD

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

Katherine Saunders, MD and Leon Igel, MD

3:30pm to 3:50pm Models of Obesity Care in Private Practice

Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD and Craig Primack, MD

3:50pm to 4:10pm Models of Obesity Care in Private Practice: Private Pay Practice Model

Craig Primack, MD

4:10pm to 4:40pm Integrating Primary Care and Obesity Medicine in an Academic Medical Center

Lauren Oshman, MD, MPH and Dina Griauzde, MD, MSc

4:40pm to 5:10pm Multi-Disciplinary Weight Centers: The MGH Experience

Angela Fitch, MD

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

Claudia Fox, MD

6:30pm to 7:10pm Use of Anti-Obesity Medications in Pediatric Patients

Vibha Singhal, MD, MBBS 

7:10pm to 7:50pm Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery in the Pediatric Patient

Cornelia Griggs, MD 

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

Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

10:40am to 11:10am Gastric Balloons, Transpyloric Shuttle, and Duodenal Resurfacing

Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD

11:10am to 11:40am Update on Bariatric Surgery for Obesity

Denise Gee, MD
No CME credit awarded

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

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 3:00pm Break
3:00pm to 3:30pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Ami Bhatt, MD

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

Jeremy McConnell, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm What to Consider Prior to Knee and Hip Replacements in the Patient with Obesity

John Esposito, MD 

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)

Klara Rosenquist, MD

5:50pm to 6:20pm Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment

Jamy Ard, MD

6:20pm to 6:50pm Ensuring Equal Access to Care for All Patients

Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD

6:50pm to 7:10pm Panel Discussion: Making Sure Underserved Populations Have Equal Access to Care