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CME/CE Expiration Date: 4/04/2022*
*The expiration date listed above is the last day CME/CE credit can be claimed for this specific presentation.

Description: 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!




The Obesity Medicine Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The OMA designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
April 04, 2019
Expiration Date:
March 28, 2022 12:00 AM
Presentation Location:
Marriot Marquis Houston
Houston, TX
Presentation Objectives
  • Discuss the impacts of obesity treatment on various adiposity-related diseases and conditions.
  • Interact more confidently with patients regarding their excess adiposity and associated health conditions.
  • Understand and analyze the connections between obesity and associated diseases commonly present in adult and pediatric patients within a primary care setting.
  • Develop effective anti-obesity medication strategies for patients presenting with adiposity-related conditions.
  • Effectively design an individualized treatment plan for patients affected by overweight and obesity.
  • Understand and recognize obesity as a disease state, and more effectively diagnose, evaluate, and treat the disease of obesity.
  • Utilize the set point theory to describe how metabolic adaptation influences patients’ ability to maintain weight loss.
  • Discuss the strengths and limitations of treating obesity with pharmacological intervention alone versus a comprehensive, multi-component treatment intervention.
  • Understand the cardiovascular risks of patients with obesity, and discuss the role of intensive lifestyle versus pharmacological interventions in the treatment of various lipid disorders.
  • Contrast the carbohydrate-insulin model and the energy balance model as explanations for the etiology of obesity, and understand the practical implications of the models in selecting nutritional treatment approaches.
  • Recognize the impact of various psychotropic medications on weight gain and understand the implications for managing obesity with concomitant psychiatric disorders in a primary care setting.
  • Review best practices in obesity treatment through analysis of complex cases of adult and pediatric patients in primary care and specialist settings.
Obesity: Applying the Chronic Care Model for Prevention and Management
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Eduardo Sanchez MD, MPH, FAAFP
The Future of Obesity Medicine: Managing Adiposity-related Disease with Obesity Treatment
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Early Detection and Management of Insulin Resistance
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Lydia Alexander MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Lipedema: Fat Resistant to Lifestyle Change
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Karen Herbst MD, PhD
The Relationship between Obesity and Sleep
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Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Managing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Pediatric Patients
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Sara Karjoo MD, Dipl. ABOM
Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Obesity
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Eduardo Sanchez MD, MPH, FAAFP
Customizing Anti-obesity Medication Selection for Patients with Adiposity-related Diseases
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Louis J. Aronne MD, FACP, Dipl. ABOM
Cancer Attributable to the Disease of Obesity
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Farhad Islami MD, PhD
Optimizing Obesity Treatment with Pharmacology Point/Counterpoint Discussion
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Andres Acosta MD, PhD, Dipl. ABOM
Fatima Cody Stanford MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FTOS, Dipl. ABOM
Managing Dyslipidemia in Patients with Obesity Point/Counterpoint Discussion
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Blair O'Neill MD, FACC
The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model Point/Counterpoint Discussion
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David S. Ludwig MD, PhD
Set Point Theory
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Michael Rosenbaum MD
Impact of Psychotropic Medications on Obesity
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Shannon L. Hillier DO, MPH
Complex Cases in Obesity Treatment: Perspectives of Obesity Medicine Specialists
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Angela Fitch MD, FACP, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Nicholas Pennings DO, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Wickham Simonds MD, FOMA, Dipl. ABOM
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢: 19.00
Participation Credit(s): 19.00
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