Obesity Forum 2022

Obesity Forum 2022

These continuing education activities are provided by
Vindico Medical Education

Endorsed by American Family Care Urgent Care

These activities are supported by educational grants from Lilly and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Course Chair
Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine

Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, IL

Series Faculty
Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Holly Herrington, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES

Advanced Clinical Dietitian

Center for Lifestyle Medicine and Bariatric Surgery

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, DABOM

Ania M. Jastreboff, MD, PhD, DABOM

Associate Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Director, Weight Management and Obesity Prevention, Yale Stress Center

Co-Director, Yale Center for Weight Management

Yale University School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS, DABOM

Director, National Center for Weight and Wellness

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Washington, DC

Patricia Nece, JD

Patricia Nece, JD

Patient Advocate

Chair of the Board of Directors

Obesity Action Coalition

Alexandria, VA

Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP, FTOS

Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP, FTOS

Professor Emerita

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Professor of Medicine

Department of Clinical Sciences

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management

Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute

Geisinger Health System

Danville, PA

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Multi-accredited Webinar

This session features live, interactive discussions and Q&A sessions—is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other HCPs managing patients with obesity. Register now to save your virtual seat!

Individualizing Obesity Care and Challenging Cases

Saturday, November 19, 2022
10:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

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  • The Patient Experience: Understanding the Obesity Journey
  • Pharmacological Management of Obesity: Are We Addressing the Individual Patient's Needs?
  • Managing Obesity in the Adolescent: What Does the Evidence Say?
  • LIVE Discussion: Obesity Case Challenges
  • LIVE Question & Answer

Series Overview

Obesity is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition associated with substantial risks of morbidity and mortality. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer. With prevalence continuing to escalate, it is predicted that 1 in 2 Americans will have obesity by 2030. Among the groups most at risk for severe obesity are women, black non-Hispanic adults, low-income adults, and youths aged 2 to 19 years—of whom 19.3% are estimated to have obesity. Currently, underdiagnosis and undertreatment of obesity are frequent due to shortcomings in patient evaluation, uncertainty regarding approaches that support adherence to behavioral and lifestyle modifications, and a lack of thorough knowledge concerning the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic and surgical interventions. Patients with overweight or obesity often have multiple health concerns and may see several providers; therefore, a multidisciplinary management approach is required. The 10th Annual Obesity Forum® 2022 is a 2-part, multi-accredited series that aims to provide health care professionals with guidance on the appropriate use of therapies as well as strategies for delivering individualized care to patients of any age with overweight or obesity via interprofessional strategies. It will incorporate didactic presentations as well as the patient perspective, interactive case-based discussions, and live question-and-answer sessions.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, endocrinologists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with overweight and obesity.

Series Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of these activities, participants should be better able to:

  • Incorporate knowledge of obesity as a chronic disease, characterized by multifactorial etiology, appetite dysregulation, comorbidities/obesity-related complications, and hormonal and metabolic adaptations.
  • Utilize interprofessional strategies to treat overweight and obesity, including shared decision-making and consideration of patient preferences/perspective.
  • Select “high-risk” patients with obesity and related complications/comorbidities who may benefit from further evaluation and treatment for weight loss.
  • Employ recent clinical evidence regarding the pharmacological management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.
  • Apply the pharmacological management of obesity based on evidence-based interventions, patient needs, and recent clinical evidence.
  • Implement bariatric surgery in patients with obesity, including management of post-surgical weight gain.
  • Summarize the long-term pharmacological management of obesity, including clinical evidence for weight regain after cessation of medication.