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This product is designed specifically as a study aid for the ABOM's Certification Examination for Obesity Medicine Physicians. It contains the 2016 Review Course for the ABOM Exam (the content of which is based on the ABOM's published Test Content Outline). As well as supplemental courses on the four main treatment pillars (nutrition, behavior, physical activity, and medication) used to create individualized treatment plans for patients affected by obesity. 

 

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Presentation Date:
October 01, 2015
Expiration Date:
March 24, 2017 11:55 PM
Behavioral and Psychosocial Diagnosis and Treatment (Fall 2015)

Carl Knopke, MD, Dipl. ABOM

Dr. Carl Knopke is the medical director of Inland Empire Weight Loss in Riverside, California. He is board-certified in family medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is an assistant professor of family medicine at the UCR School of Medicine. From 2014-2016, he was a member of the board of trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA). His primary medical interests include the treatment of diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, and other obesity-related conditions using the tenants of obesity medicine.

Epidemiology and Determinants of Obesity (Fall 2015)
(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 


ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Amy Articolo is a board-certified OB/GYN, a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is co-owner of Weigh Under, a private practice and comprehensive obesity medicine program in Voorhees, NJ, which she opened after many years in private OB/GYN practice. Dr. Articolo completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, went to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now known as Rowan University School of Medicine. She is the secretary/treasurer on the board of the Obesity Treatment Foundation and serves on OMA's Marketing-Communication and CME committees.

 
Assessment and Evaluation

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Ferguson is a full-time practicing obesity medicine physician with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Las Vegas. She served on the Board of Trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association and the Board of Directors for the Obesity Treatment Foundation. Dr. Ferguson completed medical school, internal medicine residency, and a teaching fellowship through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 
Pathophysiology (Part 1)

Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE

Dr. Jeffrey Sicat is the founder and medical director of Virginia Weight and Wellness in Richmond, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and his medical degree, internal medicine training, and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism fellowship training through Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has an active practice in obesity medicine and endocrine-related disorders in Richmond. Dr. Sicat currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).

Pathophysiology (Part 2)

Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE

Dr. Jeffrey Sicat is the founder and medical director of Virginia Weight and Wellness in Richmond, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College in Massachusetts and his medical degree, internal medicine training, and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism fellowship training through Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has an active practice in obesity medicine and endocrine-related disorders in Richmond. Dr. Sicat currently serves as a member of the board of trustees for the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).

Pediatrics (Part 1)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate



Dr. Cuda runs a tertiary care multidisciplinary pediatric obesity clinic in San Antonio, Texas, primarily serving Hispanic children with obesity and severe obesity at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. Current research protocols include the six-minute walk test, visceral fat, hs CRP, and the pediatric obesity weight enrollment registry. She has been a member of OMA since 2012 and is also a member of the Section on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 
Pediatrics (Part 2)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Cuda runs a tertiary care multidisciplinary pediatric obesity clinic in San Antonio, Texas, primarily serving Hispanic children with obesity and severe obesity at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. Current research protocols include the six-minute walk test, visceral fat, hs CRP, and the pediatric obesity weight enrollment registry. She has been a member of OMA since 2012 and is also a member of the Section on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 
Nutrition (Part 1)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Lazarus has practiced full-time obesity medicine in Denver, Colorado for 11 years at Clinical Nutrition Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He currently serves on the OMA Board of Trustees, and serves as the OMA delegate in the American Medical Association. He took center stage in the passage of AMA resolution 420 recognizing obesity as a disease.

 
Nutrition (Part 2)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Lazarus has practiced full-time obesity medicine in Denver, Colorado for 11 years at Clinical Nutrition Center. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He currently serves on the OMA Board of Trustees, and serves as the OMA delegate in the American Medical Association. He took center stage in the passage of AMA resolution 420 recognizing obesity as a disease. 

 
Physical Activity

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Horn is the medical director of the Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance and is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School. She is board certified in family and general preventive medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In 2011, Dr. Horn earned the Obesity Medicine Association's (OMA) Bariatrician of the Year award. She currently serves as the OMA president. She regularly presents in a variety of educational formats and venues about physical activity, obesity, and weight-related comorbidities. Dr. Horn received her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. She also holds two master's degrees, one in exercise physiology and another in public health and physical activity.

Surgery

(Speaker biography at time of recording)


ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Clark is a board certified Bariatric Surgeon and Clinician. He has performed over 4200 weight-loss procedures over the past 22 years and has integrated medical weight loss into his practice for the past 13 years. He is a 5 time best-selling author of books covering both medical and surgical weight loss. Dr. Clark also has a special interest in hormone optimization. He lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.

 
Pharmacotherapy (Part 1)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Harold Bays is board-certified in endocrinology and lipidology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He has served as an investigator for more than 400 clinical trials, including weight-management pharmacotherapies. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and more than 100 scientific abstracts. He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, Fellow of The Obesity Society, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Bays is guest editor and co-author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015, co-author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-centered Treatment of Dyslipidemia, and co-author of the OMA Obesity Algorithm.

 
Pharmacotherapy (Part 2)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Harold Bays is board-certified in endocrinology and lipidology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He has served as an investigator for more than 400 clinical trials, including weight-management pharmacotherapies. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and more than 100 scientific abstracts. He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, Fellow of The Obesity Society, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Bays is guest editor and co-author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015, co-author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-centered Treatment of Dyslipidemia, and co-author of the OMA Obesity Algorithm.

 
Obesity Medicine Treatment Strategies (Fall 2015)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the medical director and founder of the Indiana University-Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program. She created the program almost 3 years ago and since then it has helped hundreds of patients reverse and prevent type 2 diabetes through low-carb and high-fat nutrition. Dr. Hallberg received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2002 and practiced as a primary care physician for eight years before launching the medical weight-loss program. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. She also holds certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She is the only physician in the country to be certified in this "lifestyle trifecta." Dr. Hallberg also has a masters degree in exercise physiology and has worked as a fitness trainer and instructor.

 
Practice Management (Fall 2015)
(Speaker biography at time of recording)


ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Amy Articolo is a board-certified OB/GYN, a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She is co-owner of Weigh Under, a private practice and comprehensive obesity medicine program in Voorhees, NJ, which she opened after many years in private OB/GYN practice. Dr. Articolo completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, went to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, now known as Rowan University School of Medicine. She is the secretary/treasurer on the board of the Obesity Treatment Foundation and serves on OMA's Marketing-Communication and CME committees.

 
Obesity Medications: What Are the Current Options?

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

 

Dr. W. Scott Butsch is an obesity medicine physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an author of several chapters and manuscripts and lectures nationally and internationally on the clinical management of patients with obesity. He is a leader in obesity and nutrition education and is currently focused on the development of competencies and curriculum in obesity for undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.

 
Exercise Prescription and Application for Patients with Limited Mobility

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director and founder of the Medical Weight Loss Program at Indiana University Health Armett. She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Indiana School of Medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She has a master's degree in exercise physiology and is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the ACSM.

 
Practical Medication Management for Obesity Treatment

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Ethan Lazarus is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and serves as the Obesity Medicine Association's delegate for the American Medical Association (AMA). He has been practicing obesity medicine since 2004. His practice focuses on a multi-modal collaborative approach to helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy weight. He believes in evidence-based medicine and is committed to developing technology that will allow obesity medicine practices to track their interventions and outcomes in a meaningful way to prove that treatments are safe, effective, and economical.

 
Central Nervous System Regulation of Weight (Fall 2014)
(Speaker biography at time of recording)


ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Broussard started her career as a family physician. After losing 100 pounds, she began teaching her patients how to do the same. Dr. Broussard found that she was taking her patients off medications as they lost weight. She found her personal and professional calling in helping others lose weight. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and began practicing obesity medicine full time five years ago. She opened Athena Wellness Center in Texas two years ago and plans to open additional Athena clinics. She currently is a Trustee on OMA's Board.

Practical Cognitive Behavior Therapy: The "How-tos" of CBT

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Dr. Brent Van Dorsten is a visionary health psychologist devoted to creating innovative applications to best psychological science in the medical world. Following a 23-year school of medicine faculty career focused on clinical care, research, teaching, and professional mentoring, Dr. Van Dorsten owns a unique community-based behavioral medicine service to provide patient care, research consultation, continuing education, and forensic/medico-legal evaluations to multi-disciplinary colleagues.

 
Treating African Americans in Obesity Medicine

(Speaker biography at time of recording)d

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Denia Tapscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University, College of Medicine and Program Director of the Howard University center for wellness and weight-loss surgery. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University and is board certified in internal medicine. As a practicing bariatrician, she has spent the last 12 years helping thousands of DC area residents improve their health and well-being. She is a published author and has been recognized for her leadership role in the health care community of African Americans. Dr. Tapscott is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has developed and directed several hospital affiliated medical weight-loss programs. She speaks nationally on health care disparities and is a frequent guest on local TV and radio stations discussing the medical management of obesity.

Recidivism after Bariatric Surgery

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Dr. Halmi is a graduate of the Semmelweiss Medical University in Budapest, Hungary and completed his training in general surgery at the Brooklyn-Downstate Medical Center in New York. He has more than 15 years of experience with the surgical treatment of morbid obesity, has performed over 2500 weight-loss operations and gained special expertise in complex minimally invasive revisional weight-loss surgery. Dr. Halmi is one of the pioneers in the field of weight-loss surgery. He has contributed several research papers in this area and had numerous presentations at national and international professional conferences. In 2006 he was one of the first surgeons in Virginia to earn the designation of Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is certified by the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity.

 
The "How-tos" of VLCDs and Meal Replacements in Obesity Medicine

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Temmerman is board-certified in family medicine and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She works at Genesis Health and also teaches at the Genesis Family Medicine Residency. She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College. She recently completed a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition through University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist. She is especially interested in teaching obesity management skills during medical training, and was the 2014 recipient of the Steelman-Seim Educator Award for Excellence in Academics by the Obesity Medicine Association

 
The Obesity Algorithm

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Harold Bays is board-certified in endocrinology and lipidology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). He has served as an investigator for more than 400 clinical trials, including weight-management pharmacotherapies. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and more than 100 scientific abstracts. He is a Fellow of the National Lipid Association, Fellow of The Obesity Society, Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and Fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Bays is guest editor and co-author of the National Lipid Association Annual Summary of Clinical Lipidology 2015, co-author of the National Lipid Association Recommendations for Patient-Centered Treatment of Dyslipidemia, and co-author of the OMA Obesity Algorithm.

 
Setting Up an Obesity Medicine Practice

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Following two years in primary care and 14 years as an emergency physician, Dr. Rader began his obesity medicine practice in 1997, joining OMA that year. To date, his clinics in Idaho have treated more than 18,000 patients who have lost a combined total weight of 542,466 pounds. Dr. Rader is a past member of the OMA Board of Trustees. He was also awarded OMA Bariatrician of the year in 2007 and was awarded the honorary title Fellow of OMA in 2013.

 
Evidence-based Use of Non-prescription Medicines and Supplements

Richard Lindquist, MD, FAASP, FOMA

Dr. Richard Lindquist is the medical program director at Swedish Weight-loss Services in Seattle and is one of the founders of Monarch Medical Weight-loss Centers in Oregon. He is board certified in family medicine with a background in emergency medicine and emergency medical services (EMS). In 2001, he was recognized as the Oregon EMS Medical Director of the Year. His experience in EMS and community service continues to inform his activities in program development, community and physician education, practitioner training, and direct patient care. Dr. Lindquist received his medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Lindquist currently serves on the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The Adipocyte (Fall 2014)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)


ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Eric C. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke Health Enterprise, and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is an ABOM Diplomate, and has over 90 peer-reviewed research publications. His clinical practice involves lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence. He is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Obesity Medicine Association, and a Fellow of the Obesity Society. He is co-editor of the medical textbook, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity.

Diet (Fall 2014)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Eric C. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke Health Enterprise, and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is an ABOM Diplomate, and has over 90 peer-reviewed research publications. His clinical practice involves lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence, He is currently the President of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, and a Fellow of the Obesity Society. He is co-editor of the medical textbook, Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity.

Health Consequences of Obesity (Fall 2014)

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Following two years in primary care and 14 years as an emergency physician, Dr. Rader began his obesity medicine practice in 1997, joining OMA that year. To date, his clinics in Idaho have treated more than 18,000 patients who have lost a combined total weight of 542,466 pounds. Dr. Rader is a past member of the OMA Board of Trustees. He was also awarded OMA Bariatrician of the year in 2007 and was awarded the honorary title Fellow of OMA in 2013.

 
Obesity-induced Female Hormone Dysfunction
ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Debra Ravasia has been involved in women's health care for more than 17 years. She founded Women's Health Connection, a center for integrative care for women. Prior to that, she worked for a number of years as a general obstetrics gynecologist with an interest in urogynecology. Dr. Ravasia is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology in both Canada and the United States. She is also a member of numerous associations in Canada and the United States. She has a strong interest in obesity management and feels that obesity underlies many of the hormonal and medical imbalances and chronic illnesses that women have been experiencing in the last decade.
 
Using Pharmacotherapy as a Treatment after Weight-loss Surgery

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Dr. Clark is a board certified Bariatric Surgeon and Bariatrician. He has performed over 4200 weight-loss procedures over the past 22 years and has integrated medical weight loss into his practice for the past 13 years. He is a 5 time best-selling author of books covering both medical and surgical weight loss. Dr. Clark also has a special interest in hormone optimization. He lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.

 
Understanding Lipoproteins

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Dr. Thomas Dayspring is a fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association (NLA) and is certified in lipidology and menopausal medicine. He practiced in New Jersey for 37 years before moving to Virginia, where he currently resides. During the last 15 years he has orated more than 4,000 domestic and international lectures, including more than 500 continuing medical education programs, on topics such as atherothrombosis, lipoprotein biology and testing. He is listed in the "Guide to America's Top Physicians" and serves on the editorial board of the "Journal of Clinical Lipidology." He was the recipient of the NLA's prestigious President's Award in 2011 for services to clinical lipidology.

 
The "How-tos" of Pediatrics

Dr. Marisa Censani is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She is the director of the pediatric obesity program in the division of pediatric endocrinology at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a member of OMA's pediatric obesity committee and is currently serving a three-year term on Pediatric Endocrine Society's obesity committee. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Cuda runs a tertiary care multidisciplinary pediatric obesity clinic in San Antonio, Texas, primarily serving Hispanic children with obesity and severe obesity at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. Current research protocols include the six-minute walk test, visceral fat, hs CRP, and the pediatric obesity weight enrollment registry. She has been a member of OMA since 2012 and is also a member of the Section on Obesity for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

 

 

 

 

Pathophysiologic and Metabolic Differences among Various Ethnicities

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate


Dr. Denia Tapscott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University, College of Medicine and Program Director of the Howard University center for wellness and weight-loss surgery. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University and is board certified in internal medicine. As a practicing bariatrician, she has spent the last 12 years helping thousands of DC area residents improve their health and well-being. She is a published author and has been recognized for her leadership role in the health care community of African Americans. Dr. Tapscott is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has developed and directed several hospital affiliated medical weight-loss programs. She speaks nationally on health care disparities and is a frequent guest on local TV and radio stations discussing the medical management of obesity.

Optimizing Obesity Treatment Using Drug Combinations

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

ABOM Diplomate

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP is the Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research at Weill Cornell Medical College where he directs the Comprehensive Weight Control Center, and has Adjunct Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine appointment at Columbia University. He is currently the Chairman of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

 
Pathophysiology of Obesity Medicine

(Speaker biography at time of recording)

 

Following two years in primary care and 14 years as an emergency physician, Dr. Rader began his obesity medicine practice in 1997, joining OMA that year. To date, his clinics in Idaho have treated more than 18,000 patients who have lost a combined total weight of 542,466 pounds. Dr. Rader is a past member of OMA's Board of Trustees. He was also awarded OMA Bariatrician of the year in 2007 and was awarded the honorary title Fellow of OMA in 2013.

 
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