Obesity Management Workshop 2015

Program: Pre-Conference Events
Clinical Session
Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Registration is required for this session:

Obesity Management 2015

Cosponsored by The Obesity Society

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
9:00 AM–5:00 PM
8:00 AM–9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

San Diego Convention Center
Room 33

The Endocrine Society’s first annual Obesity Management Workshop highlights emerging treatment therapies and current strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of obesity. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in case discussions, hear from renowned obesity clinicians and researchers, and join Meet-the-Professor sessions.


8:00–9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00–9:10 AM Welcome and Introduction


9:10–9:50 AM Gut Microbiome and Obesity; Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, PhD

9:50–10:00 AM Q&A

Symposium 1: Management of Obesity

(Symposium introduction by Marc Cornier)

10:00–10:30 AM What is New in Behavioral Weight Loss; Donna Ryan, MD

10:30–11:00 AM Physical Activity in Health Promotion and Weight Management; John Jakicic, PhD

11:00–11:30 AM Pharmacological Management of the Obese Patient; Caroline Apovian, MD

11:30 AM–12:00 PM Q&A and Panel Discussion

12:00–1:00 PM LUNCH

Meet-the-Professor Sessions
Each session (45 minutes) is repeated after a 10-minute break

1:00–1:45 PM Breakouts Round 1

Pediatric Obesity; Sonia Caprio, MD

Approaches to Promoting Behavior Change; Patrick O'Neil, PhD

Clinical Significance of Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Naresh Punjabi, MD

Co-Management of Obesity and Diabetes: Case Studies; W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Weight Loss Maintenance; Holly Wyatt, MD

Obesity and NAFLD; Samuel Klein, MD

1:55–2:40 PM Breakouts Round 2

2:40–3:00 PM BREAK

Symposium 2: Bariatric Surgery

(Symposium introduction by Dan Bessesen)

3:00–3:30 PM Metabolic Surgery: Mechanisms and Novel Insights into Glucose Metabolism; Blandine Laferrere, MD

3:30–4:00 PM Weight Loss Surgery and Outcomes: Which Procedure, Who Benefits? Ninh Nguyen, MD

4:00–4:30 PM The Pre and Post- Operative Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient; Christopher Still, DO

4:30–4:55 PM Q&A and Panel Discussion

4:55–5:00 PM Conclusion

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