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Harvard Medical School

The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity

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Jun 20—22
3 days
Boston, MA, USA
USD 1075
USD 358 per day

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Health services

Description

Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2019 program include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • Medical and surgical management of the adult patient with obesity
  • Effective counseling and motivation techniques
  • Precision medicine for obesity and metabolic disorders
  • Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery
  • Treating children and adolescents: new medical and surgical options
  • Emerging therapies for genetic obesity
  • How diet influences metabolic processes
  • Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice in different medical environments in the United States and internationally
  • Improving communication about obesity with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, an Obesity Medicine board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.

This course is designed to give healthcare providers the knowledge to:

  • Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity
  • Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
  • Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques
  • Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
  • Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options

Agenda

Day 1

Optional Full-Day Pre-Course Program

7:30am to 6:00pm Obesity Medicine Board Review

Optional Pre-Course Evening Forum

6:30pm to 8:00pm Public Forum

Course Faculty

Open to course attendees and members of the public. All are welcome.

Day 2

6:30am to 7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
Recent Developments in Obesity Care Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

7:30am to 7:45am Welcome and Introduction Course Directors

7:45am to 8:45am Treating Obesity: A 2019 Overview Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

8:45am to 9:15am Clinical Approach to the Patient with Obesity Sriram Machineni, MD

9:15am to 9:45am Weight Bias and Healthcare Scott Kahan, MD, MPH

9:45am to 10:00am Panel Discussion/Q&A

10:00am to 10:30am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

Assessment of the Patient with Obesity Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

10:30am to 11:00am Nutritional Assessment of the Patient with Obesity W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

11:00am to 11:30am Lifestyle Therapy for the Patient with Obesity Sriram Machineni, MD

11:30am to 12:00pm Pharmacotherapy of Obesity Louis J. Aronne, MD

12:00pm to 12:30pm Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with Obesity Claudia K. Fox, MD, MPH

12:30pm to 12:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

12:45pm to 2:15pm Break for lunch*

Workshop Session 1

Workshop 1A: Causes of Obesity and Its Complications

Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Genetic Contributions to Obesity M. Agostina Santoro, PhD

2:45pm to 3:15pm Environmental Causes of Obesity: Whose Fault Is It? Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

3:15pm to 3:45pm Developmental Causes of Obesity

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Workshop 1B: Medical Consequences of Obesity - Part 1 Moderator: James E. Mojica, MD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Sleep Health and Sleep Apnea James E. Mojica, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm Metabolic Syndrome Michele Yuen, MBBS

3:15pm to 3:45pm Lipodystrophy

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Workshop 1C: Recent Developments in the Biology of Obesity Moderator: Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Circadian Rhythms Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

2:45pm to 3:15pm Hormones and Energy Homeostasis

3:15pm to 3:45pm Microbiota, Probiotics and Metabolic Function Joseph Brancale, AB

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Workshop 1D: Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Part 1

2:15pm to 4:00pm Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Part 1 Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

Case-Based Workshop 1E: Practical Use of Anti-Obesity Medications: The Essentials Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Introduction to Anti-Obesity Medications Sriram Machineni, MD

2:45pm to 3:45pm Clinical Case Presentations Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH, Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, and Sriram Machineni, MD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 1F: Communicating about Obesity with Patients, Families and Physicians

2:15pm to 2:45pm Introduction Caroline M. Apovian, MD

2:45pm to 3:45pm Case-Based Presentations Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS, Caroline M. Apovian, MD, and Donna M. Ryan, MD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Break

4:00pm to 4:15pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

Workshop Session 2

Workshop 2A: Causes of Obesity and Its Complications Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Genetic Contributions to Obesity M. Agostina Santoro, PhD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Environmental Causes of Obesity: Whose Fault Is It? Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

5:15pm to 5:45pm Developmental Causes of Obesity

5:45pm to 6:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Workshop 2B: Medical Consequences of Obesity - Part 2 Moderator: Philip J. Saylor, MD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Diabetes Paul M. Copeland, MD, MPhil

4:45pm to 5:15pm Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

5:15pm to 5:45pm Cancer Philip J. Saylor, MD

5:45pm to 6:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A
Workshop 2C: Recent Developments in the Biology of Obesity Moderator: Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Circadian Rhythms Frank A.J.L. Scheer, PhD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Hormones and Energy Homeostasis 5:15pm to 5:45pm Microbiota, Probiotics and Metabolic Function Joseph Brancale, AB

5:45pm to 6:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A
Workshop 2D: Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Part 2

4:15pm to 6:00pm Motivational Interviewing Workshop - Part 2 Kenneth Resnicow, PhD

Case-Based Workshop 2E: Practical Use of Anti-Obesity Medications: The Essentials Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

4:15pm to 5:00pm Introduction to Anti-Obesity Medications Sriram Machineni, MD

5:00pm to 5:45pm Clinical Case Presentations Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH, Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, and Sriram Machineni, MD

5:45pm to 6:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A
Case-Based Workshop 2F: Communicating about Obesity with Patients, Families and Physicians 4:15pm to 4:45pm Introduction Caroline M. Apovian, MD

4:45pm to 5:45pm Case-Based Presentations Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS, Caroline M. Apovian, MD, and Donna M. Ryan, MD

5:45pm to 6:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Course Reception

6:00pm to 8:00pm Reception Join course faculty and colleagues for refreshments and networking

Day 3

6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Sessions

6:30am to 7:30am Ask the Expert: Q & A Course Faculty Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

6:30am to 7:30am Master Clinician

Case Presentations from Course Attendees Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

New Perspectives in Obesity Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

7:30am to 8:10am Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Sanjiv Chopra, MBBS

8:10am to 9:20am 2019 Blackburn Lecture

Patient Panel Moderator: Suzanne J. Koven, MD

9:20am to 10:20am Patient Panel Patient Panelists

10:20am to 10:40am Coffee Break Refreshments provided

The Spectrum of Medical Therapies Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

10:40am to 11:10am Medication-Induced Weight Gain Caroline M. Apovian, MD

11:10am to 11:45am Surgical Management of Obesity Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

11:45am to 12:15pm Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Clinical Outcomes

Ali Tavakkoli, MBBS

12:15pm to 12:30pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

12:30pm to 2:00pm Break for lunch*

Workshop Session 3

Case-Based Workshop 3A: Practical Use of Anti-Obesity Medications: The Essentials Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

2:00pm to 2:15pm Introduction to Anti-Obesity Medications Sriram Machineni, MD

2:15pm to 3:30pm Clinical Case Presentations Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD, Rekha B. Kumar, MD, MS and Sriram Machineni, MD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A
Case-Based Workshop 3B: Practice Management in Obesity Medicine Moderator: Gitanjali Srivastava, MD

2:00pm to 2:30pm Introduction to Obesity Medicine Practice Organization Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

2:30pm to 3:30pm Case Presentations Gitanjali Srivastava, MD and Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

3:30pm to 3:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 3C: Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient Moderator: W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

2:00pm to 2:30pm Postoperative Nutritional Management W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

2:30pm to 3:00pm Postoperative Endocrine Management Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD

3:00pm to 3:30pm Management of Suboptimal Response to Surgery Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH

3:30pm to 3:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 3D: Dietary Therapies for the Management of Obesity Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

2:00pm to 2:30pm Specialized Dietary Management for Specific Diseases Jamy D. Ard, MD

2:30pm to 3:00pm VLCD for Preprocedure Weight Loss Caroline M. Apovian, MD

3:00pm to 3:30pm Sequential Testing of Specialized Diets

3:30pm to 3:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 3E: Caring for Children and Adolescents with Obesity Moderator: Sonali Malhotra, MD

2:00pm to 3:30pm Clinical Case Presentations Sonali Malhotra, MD, Claudia K. Fox, MD, MPH, and Aaron Kelly, PhD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Break

3:45pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break Refreshments provided

Workshop Session 4

Case-Based Workshop 4A: Anti-Obesity Medications and Endoscopic Therapy: Advanced Strategies Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

4:00pm to 5:30pm Clinical Case Presentations Louis J. Aronne, MD, Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD, and Sriram Machineni, MD

5:30pm to 5:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 4B: Practice Management in Obesity Medicine Moderator: Gitanjali Srivastava, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm Introduction to Obesity Medicine Practice Organization Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

4:30pm to 5:30pm Case Presentations Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, and Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS

5:30pm to 5:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A
Case-Based Workshop 4C: Exercise Counseling Workshop Moderator: Edward M. Phillips, MD

4:00pm to 5:30pm Clinical Case Presentations

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

5:30pm to 5:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 4D: Dietary Therapies for the Management of Obesity Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm Specialized Dietary Management for Specific Diseases Jamy D. Ard, MD

4:30pm to 5:00pm VLCD for Preprocedure Weight Loss Caroline M. Apovian, MD

5:00pm to 5:30pm Sequential Testing of Specialized Diets

5:30pm to 5:45pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Workshop 4E: Obesity Medicine Across the Globe

4:00pm to 5:30pm Obesity Medicine Across the Globe Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH and Michele Yuen, MBBS

5:30pm to 5:45pm Discussion/Q & A
Evening Program: Obesity Medicine Interhospital Rounds Moderator: W. Scott Butsch, MD

6:30pm to 8:30pm Case Presentations Refreshments provided

Day 4

6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast
Breakfast Sessions

6:30am to 7:30am Ask the Expert: Q & A Course Faculty Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

6:30am to 7:30am Master Clinician Case Presentations from Course Attendees Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

Lifestyle Approaches to the Management of Obesity Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

7:30am to 7:55am Exercise Counseling Edward M. Phillips, MD

7:55am to 8:20am Behavior-Based Therapies for Obesity Treatment Thomas A. Wadden, PhD

8:20am to 8:45am Healthcare Disparities in Obesity Treatment Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA

8:45am to 9:05am Panel Discussion/Q & A

9:05am to 9:35am Coffee Break

Refreshements provided

Novel Therapeutic Approaches: A Peek Over the Horizon Moderator: Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

9:35am to 10:05am Dietary Supplements and Weight Loss Steven B. Heymsfield, MD

10:05am to 10:35am Models of Obesity Care Donna M. Ryan, MD

10:35am to 11:05am Medical Devices for the Treatment of Obesity Richard I. Rothstein, MD

11:05am to 11:35am Precision Medicine for Obesity and Metabolic Disease Aaron Kelly, PhD

11:35am to 12:05pm Nutrigenomic and Precision Diets

12:05pm to 12:30pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Key Take-Aways: Bringing the Message Back Home

12:30pm to 12:45pm Closing Remarks Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

12:45pm to 2:15pm Break for lunch*

Workshop Session 5

Case-Based Workshop 5A: Anti-Obesity Medications and Endoscopic Therapy: Advanced Strategies Moderator: Sriram Machineni, MD

2:15pm to 3:45pm Clinical Case Presentations Louis J. Aronne, MD, Jonathan Q. Purnell, MD, and Sriram Machineni, MD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 5B: Caring for Children and Adolescents with Obesity Moderator: Aaron Kelly, PhD

2:15pm to 3:45pm Clinical Case Presentations Sonali Malhotra, MD, Claudia K. Fox, MD, MPH, and Aaron Kelly, PhD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 5C: Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgical Patient W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

2:15pm to 2:45pm Postoperative Nutritional Management W. Scott Butsch, MD, MS

2:45pm to 3:15pm Postoperative Endocrine Management Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD

3:15pm to 3:45pm Management of Suboptimal Response to Surgery Nasreen Alfaris, MD, MPH

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 5D: Dietary Therapies for the Management of Obesity Moderator: Caroline M. Apovian, MD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Specialized Dietary Management for Specific Diseases Jamy D. Ard, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm VLCD for Preprocedure Weight Loss Caroline M. Apovian, MD

3:15pm to 3:45pm Sequential Testing of Specialized Diets

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Case-Based Workshop 5E: Exercise Counseling Workshop Moderator: Edward M. Phillips, MD

2:15pm to 3:45pm Clinical Case Presentations Edward M. Phillips, MD, Thomas W. Storer, PhD, and Wayne L. Westcott, PhD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Panel Discussion/Q & A

Who should attend

Healthcare professionals with an interest in the latest approaches to the prevention and treatment of obesity and its complications, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietitians
  • Mental Health Professionals

Experts

Dr. Apovian’s ongoing research includes several areas of weight loss, weight maintenance, and the molecular effects of weight change. In conjunction with the Department of Cardiology, she is looking at weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammat...
Dr. Louis J. Aronne, M.D. & FACP, has been an Advisor of PureTech Health plc since October 13, 2016. Dr. Aronne is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Director of BMIQ. He served as a consultant in the development of the Veterans Administration MOVE program, the nation’s largest medic...
Steven B. Heymsfield, M.D. is Professor and Director of the Body Composition-Metabolism Laboratory at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge. Dr. Heymsfield stepped down as Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical in 2013 to assume his...

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