Spring Obesity Summit (17.5 CME)

At the Spring Obesity Summit (17.5 CME/CE), you will learn about the latest advancements in the treatment of obesity, helping you individualize and optimize treatment for patients with obesity and additional obesity-related conditions.

Schedule: Friday, April 5

Plan your flights and accommodations accordingly. This schedule is subject to change.

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

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

  • 8:00 AM
    Presidential Address and Welcome | Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 8:00-9:00 AM
    Harold C. Seim Opening Keynote: Meal Frequency and Timing | Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD

  • 9:00-10:00 AM
    Fasting as a Therapeutic Option for Weight Loss | Jason Fung, MD

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

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Meal Timing and Intermittent Fasting Panel Discussion | Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD, and Jason Fung, MD

  • 12:00-12:45 PM
    Obesity Algorithm Updates | Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch in Exhibit Hall

  • 1:45-2:45 PM
    Optimizing Medical Treatment for Both Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes | Leigh Perreault, MD

  • 2:45-3:45 PM
    Can Effective Obesity Counseling Fit into the 20-minute Appointment? | Bartolome Burguera, MD, PhD

  • 3:45-4:45 PM
    Break in Exhibit Hall

  • 4:45-5:30 PM
    Update on the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC) | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 5:30-7:00 PM
    Obesity Treatment Foundation Reception

  • 7:15 PM

Schedule: Saturday, April 6

  • 7:00-7:45 AM
    Meet Your Neighbors Breakfast

  • 8:00-9:00 AM
    Pharmacotherapy and Post-surgical Weight Gain | Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

  • 9:00-10:00 AM
    Research: A Telehealth Enabled Approach to Multidisciplinary (TEAM™) Weight Management | Michelle Alencar, PhD, CCN, ACSM-CEP

  • 10:00-10:15 AM

  • 10:15-11:15 AM
    Telemedicine and Weight Loss: The Application | Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM, and Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
    Understanding the Adiposity-based-disease Model (ABCD) as a Diagnostic Term and the Chronic Care Complication-centric Approach to the Treatment of Obesity | W. Timothy Garvey, MD

  • 12:15-2:15 PM
    Lunch (Not Provided)
    Use this opportunity to explore San Diego or take a walk along the waterfront!

  • 12:15-2:15 PM
    Motivational Interviewing Workshop | Colleen Fairbanks, PhD
    Limited to 40 participants. Pre-registration required. Learn more.

  • 12:30-1:15 PM
    Patient-centered Physical Activity (PCPA) Demonstration | Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 2:15-3:15 PM
    W. L. Asher and Peter G. Lindner Lecture: The Effects and Impact of Adipose Tissue | Michael D. Jensen, MD

  • 3:15-4:15 PM
    Peeling the Onion: Unraveling the Medical Complexities of the Patient with Obesity | Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM

  • 6:30 PM

Schedule: Sunday, April 7

  • 7:00-7:45 AM
    Ask the Expert Panel Discussion during Breakfast

  • 8:00-9:00 AM
    Addressing Weight Bias in Health Care: How to Be a Better Clinician | Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Dipl. ABOM

  • 9:00-10:00 AM
    Stealth Interventions to Motivate Behavior Change | Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH

  • 10:00-10:15 AM

  • 10:15-11:15 AM
    Clinical Treatment of Thyroid Disorders Related to Obesity | Michael McDermott, MD

  • 11:15 AM-12:00 PM
    Patient-Centered Encounters: The Power of Stories and Shared Decisions | Sam Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FOMA