Plan Your Trip

Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the exceptional lineup planned for Obesity Medicine 2017. Plan your flights and travel accordingly to get the most out of your conference experience. View the schedules for Business and Treatment Essentials and the Spring Obesity Summit.

Wednesday, April 19
Registration | 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Business and Treatment Essentials | 1:00-6:00 PM
Welcome Reception | 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, April 20
Breakfast | 7:00-7:45 AM
Business and Treatment Essentials | 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Happy Hour | 6:00-7:00 PM

Friday, April 21
Breakfast | 7:00-7:45 AM
Spring Obesity Summit | 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Reception | 5:30-7:00 PM

Saturday, April 22
Breakfast with the Experts | 7:00-7:45 AM
Spring Obesity Summit | 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Sunday, April 23
Breakfast | 7:00-7:45 AM
Spring Obesity Summit | 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Business and Treatment Essentials (12.25 CME)

Attend Business and Treatment Essentials if you are a clinician looking to take the next step in your career in obesity medicine.

Wednesday, April 19

1:00-2:00 PM | The Plant-powered Diet: Why Vegetarian Meals Promote Healing and How You Can Help Patients Bridge the Gap between Diet Advice and Lasting Dietary Change | Anita Bermann, MS, RDN, CD

2:00-3:00 PM | The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Management and Cardiometabolic Health | Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, CD

3:00-4:00 PM | Crucial CARBversations: Teaching Your Patients the Low-down on Low-carb | Laura Eggerichs, RDN, CD, and Megan Moore, RDN, CD

4:00-4:15 PM | Break

4:15-5:00 PM | Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Low-carb Diets Panel Discussion | Anita Bermann, MS, RDN, CD; Carrie Dennett, MPH, RDN, CD; Laura Eggerichs, RDN, CD; and Megan Moore, RDN, CD

5:00-6:00 PM | Insights on Insulin Resistance | Nicholas Pennings, DO, Dipl. ABOM

6:00-7:00 PM | Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 20

7:00-7:45 AM | Meet the Board Town Hall Breakfast

8:00-8:45 AM | Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 1) | Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM

8:45-9:45 AM | Applying the Obesity Algorithm in Practice (Part 1) | Krishna Doniparthi, MD, FAARM, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

9:45-10:30 AM | Break in Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:15 AM | Obesity Algorithm Overview (Part 2) | Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACC, FACE, FNLA, Dipl. ABOM

11:15 AM-12:15 PM | Applying the Obesity Algorithm in Practice (Part 2) | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

12:15-1:15 PM | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

12:20-1:10 PM | Membership Committee Meeting

1:15-2:00 PM | Legal and Risk Considerations When Dispensing Drugs in Your Practice | Gerald Canaan, II, JD

2:00-2:45 PM | The Practical (Not Practically Legal) Approach to Dispensing Medications in a Medical Weight Loss Practice | W. Allen Rader, MD, MFOMA

2:45-3:45 PM | Utilization of NPs and PAs in Obesity Medicine: A Team-based Approach | Amy Ingersoll, PA-C, MMS

3:45-4:30 PM | Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30-6:00 PM | Getting Paid for Treating Obesity in Primary Care | Thomas McKnight, MD, MPH

6:00-7:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

7:15 PM | Dine-arounds

Spring Obesity Summit (17.75 CME)

Attend the Spring Obesity Summit if you are a clinician looking for effective obesity treatment techniques to apply with your patients.

Friday, April 21

7:00-7:45 AM | Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM | Medication-induced Weight Gain | Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

9:00-10:00 AM | Obesity and Intentional Weight Loss in Kidney Disease | Sankar Navaneethan, MD, MS, MPH

10:00-11:00 AM | Break in Exhibit Hall

10:05-10:55 AM | Marketing-Communication Committee Meeting

10:05-10:55 AM | NP and PA Committee Meeting

10:05-10:55 AM | Organizational Outreach Committee Meeting

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | NAFLD: The Next Medical Tsunami? | Guy Neff, MD

12:00-1:00 PM | HCG: The Diet That Won’t Die | Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

1:00-2:00 PM | Lunch in Exhibit Hall

1:05-1:55 PM | Pediatric Committee Meeting

2:00-3:00 PM | Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals and Obesity | Sheela Sathyanarayana, MD, MPH

3:00-4:00 PM | Pediatric Obesity Pharmacotherapy | Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, FAAP, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

4:00-4:30 PM | Break in Exhibit Hall

4:30-5:30 PM | New Insights into the Variable Effectiveness of Levothyroxine Monotherapy for Hypothyroidism | Elizabeth McAninch, MD

5:30-7:00 PM | Drink, Dance, Donate: Obesity Treatment Foundation Reception

Saturday, April 22

6:30-7:15 AM | Walk with the Doc

7:00-7:45 AM | Breakfast with the Experts

8:00-9:00 AM | Advanced Biomarker Testing: How Does This Matter Clinically? | Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

9:00-10:00 AM | Reward-induced Eating: Therapeutic Approaches to Addressing Food Cravings | Frank Greenway, MD

10:00-10:30 AM | Break and Committee Fair

10:30 AM-12:30 PM | Helping Your Patient Decide on Bariatric Surgery: Medical and Surgical Decision-making | Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM, and Brian Sung, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Dipl. ABOM

12:30-2:30 PM | Lunch Break* and Dine-arounds

2:30-3:30 PM | PCOS for the Obesity Medicine Specialist | Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE, Dipl. ABOM

3:30-4:30 PM | Stones, Groans, and Brittle Bones: Management of Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Lifestyle Intervention | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM

4:30-5:30 PM | Lipedema: Diagnosis and Treatment | Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

6:15 PM | Dine-arounds

Sunday, April 23

7:00-7:45 AM | Coffee and Conversation during Breakfast

8:00-8:45 AM | Establishment of POWER (Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry) | Shelley Kirk, PhD, RD, LD

8:45-9:45 AM | The Benefits and Safety of a Low-carb Diet | Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

9:45-10:00 AM | Break

10:00-11:00 AM | The Potential Dangers of a High Dietary Intake of Saturated Fat | Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Point-Counterpoint Panel Discussion on Dietary Saturated Fat | Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, and Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD

*During the lunch break on Saturday, April 22, you will have the opportunity to get out and explore Seattle while eating on your own.

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Upcoming Events

24marAll DayEarly Registration Deadline: Save $300!(All Day: friday)

19apr - 23apr 191:00 pmapr 23Full Conference: Business and Treatment Essentials + Spring Obesity Summit1:00 pm - 12:00 pm (23) Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Ave.

19apr - 20apr 191:00 pmapr 20Business and Treatment Essentials1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (20) Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Ave.

21apr - 23apr 218:00 amapr 23Spring Obesity Summit8:00 am - 12:00 pm (23) Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Ave.