CMES208 Obesity Management 2013: Novel Approaches to Weight Loss and Glycemic Control

Program: CMES Ancillary Events
Sunday, June 16, 2013: 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Yerba Buena Salon 9 (San Francisco Marriott Marquis)

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, in the United States and worldwide, and further predictions should the current trends continue
  • Recognize that increased BMI and obesity are associated with increased risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus, all of which are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Explain the health disparities associated with obesity so that patients at high risk because of socioeconomic or other factors can be identified and targeted for interventions
  • State the criteria for bariatric surgery so that informed patient management decisions can be made
  • Describe the potential pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the use of bariatric surgery in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, and the evidence supporting its use
  • Use behavioral interventions and pharmacological therapies for the treatment of obesity
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of recent FDA approved pharmacological therapies for weight reduction
This activity is supported by an educational grant from VIVUS, Inc.
7:00 PM
Louis J Aronne, MD, FACP, Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
7:15 PM
Christopher D Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management, Geisinger Obesity Institute, Danville, PA
7:35 PM
Steven R Smith, MD, Translational Research Institute, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
8:00 PM
Caroline Margaret Apovian, MD, Boston Med Cntr, Boston, MA
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