Preliminary Program

View the full Obesity Medicine 2017 conference schedule in the digital preliminary program below, or view the schedules for Business and Treatment Essentials and the Spring Obesity Summit online.

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

4:15-5:15 PM | Insights on Insulin Resistance | Nicholas Pennings, DO, Dipl. ABOM

5:15-6:00 PM | Findings from the Clinical Practice and Compensation Survey | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Thursday, April 20

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

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

1:15-2:00 PM | Legal and Risk Considerations When Prescribing, Administering, and Dispensing Drugs in Your Practice | Jerry Canaan, 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 Approach | Amy Ingersoll, PA-C, MMS

3:45-4:30 PM | Break

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

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

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

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

2:00-3:00 PM | Impact of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals on 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

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

Saturday, April 22

8:00-9:00 AM | Advanced Lipids and Inflammatory Biomarkers | Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

9:00-10:00 AM | Reward-induced Eating | Frank Greenway, MD

10:00-10:30 AM | Break

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*

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 | Karen Herbst, MD

Sunday, April 23

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 Intake of Saturated Fat | Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Point-Counterpoint Panel Discussion on 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.