Obesity Conference Schedule

Obesity Medicine 2019 is the leading obesity conference providing clinical education for physicians and healthcare providers on how to treat obesity and obesity-related diseases. The medical conference is presented by the Obesity Medicine Association, the largest organization of physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and reversal of the disease of obesity. The obesity conference takes place at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas.

Overview

Spring Obesity Summit (17.5 CME/CE)
April 5 - 8:00 AM-5:15 PM
April 6 - 8:00 AM-4:15 PM
April 7 - 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Obesity Medicine Bootcamp (12.5 CME/CE)Pre-conference Event
April 3 - 10:00 AM-5:15 PM
April 4 - 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Building an Obesity Treatment Plan Workshop (11 CME/CE)Pre-conference Event
April 3 - 11:15 AM-4:15 PM
April 4 - 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Billing and Coding Workshop (1.5 CME/CE)Pre-conference Event
April 4 - 4:00-5:30 PM

Pre-conference Workshops

Obesity Medicine Bootcamp: Setting Up a Successful Practice

Date: April 3-4
Accreditation: 12.5 CME/CE
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
*Runs concurrently with the Building an Obesity Treatment Plan Workshop

Explore the step-by-step process and necessary considerations for setting up an obesity medicine practice, and gain the business tools you need to be successful. The content is intended for physicians, NPs, PAs, who have a background knowledge of clinical obesity treatment but want to gain the business savvy to start a practice dedicated all or in part to obesity medicine.

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Building an Obesity Treatment Plan Workshop

Date: April 3-4
Accreditation: 11 CME/CE and 11 Medical Knowledge MOC points (ABIM)
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
*Runs concurrently with the Obesity Medicine Bootcamp

Learn the essentials of developing comprehensive and individualized obesity treatment plans utilizing OMA's four pillars of clinical obesity treatment: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. Then use real-life case studies to apply what you learned in practice. The interactive workshop format will allow you to focus your attention on one pillar at a time and gain the skills to apply the key concepts of obesity medicine in your practice. On day one, experts in the four topic areas will lead didactic sessions to cover the clinical essentials of each obesity treatment approach. Once you've covered the fundamentals, you'll be ready for day two – an interactive learning experience. Engage in discussions with your colleagues, and walk through several case studies guided by a topic expert to build a comprehensive, individualized obesity treatment plan.

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Billing and Coding Workshop: Evaluation and Management Made Easy

Date and Time: April 4, 4:00-5:30 PM
Accreditation: 1.5 CME/CE
Level: Introductory
*Runs concurrently with the Obesity Medicine Bootcamp

Join medical coding, billing, and compliance expert, Michael Enos, for this billing and coding workshop! Understand documentation requirements for billing E/M services; identify common E/M pitfalls that auditors encounter; review best practices and documentation shortcuts; and reference clinical examples to learn how the documentation guidelines guide proper CPT code selection.

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Spring Obesity Summit

Date: April 5-7
Accreditation: 17.5 CME/CE
Level: Introductory/Intermediate/Advanced

Dive deep into learning about obesity-related diseases at the 2019 Spring Obesity Summit! Gain a deeper understanding of the full picture of how obesity impacts your patients' health, and what you can do about it. You'll gain practical tips and tools to take back and implement immediately in your practice.

The content of the Spring Obesity Summit is appropriate for almost any healthcare provider – so whether you’re in primary care and want more tools to treat patients with obesity, or whether you’re looking to make a career shift into obesity medicine, or whether you’re already deeply ingrained in obesity medicine practice, the Spring Obesity Summit has something for you!

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