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CME Course and Special Lectures

2017 Obesity Course, April 19-23, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Obesity Course, Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment!

 

The 2017 Obesity Course, Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment,  will give an excellent overview for all health professionals; last year's course was attended by not only physicians but also dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and more.  The course has received outstanding reviews by past participants; Click here to view last year's brochure.

For physicians interested in obtaining obesity medicine certification through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM), this course satisfies the the ABOM 30 CME Group One requirement.

Click here to view lecturers and lecturer biographies.

  

 Obesity: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment and One-day review Schedule

 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
 
Time
Lecture Title
Speaker
8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome and Course Overview
Course Directors: Sharon Akabas, PhD; Marie-Pierre St-Onge; PhD; Ari Shechter, PhD; and Louis Aronne, MD
9:00 - 9:30 am
History of Obesity Research and Management
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD
9:30 - 10:15 am
The Epidemiology and Health Risks of Obesity
Louis Aronne, MD
10:15 - 11:00 am
Thermogenesis
Eric Ravussin, PhD
11:00 - 11:15 am
BREAK
 
11:15 - 12:00 pm
Genetics of Obesity: Nature Meets Nurture
Rudy Liebel, MD
12:00 - 1:00 pm
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Regulation of Appetite
Judith Korner, MD, PhD
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Microbiome and Energy Balance
Chad Trent, PhD
3:00 - 3:15 pm
BREAK
 
3:15 - 4:00 pm
Weight Bias and Discrimination
Rebecca Pearl, PhD
4:00 - 4:45 pm
The Weight of Income and Race Disparities: Genetic and Societal Factors that Affect Obesity Rates
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD
4:45 - 5:00 pm
 
Course Directors: Sharon Akabas, PhD; Marie-Pierre St-Onge; PhD; Ari Shechter, PhD; and Louis Aronne, MD
 
Thursday, April 20, 2017
 
8:00 - 9:00 am
Metabolic Changes with Weight Loss
Michael Rosenbaum, MD
9:00 - 10:45 am
Point Counterpoint - Is a Calorie a Calorie?
Kevin Hall, PhD and David Ludwig, MD; Moderator Eric Ravussin, PhD
10:45 - 11:00 am
BREAK                                                       
 
11:00 - 11:45 am
Chronic Stress and Obesity
Rajita Sinha, PhD
11:45 - 12:30 pm
Epigenetics and the Development of Obesity
Lori Zeltser, PhD
12:30 - 1:30 pm
LUNCH                                                       
 
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Is Food Addiction a Contributor to Obesity?
Paul Kenny, PhD
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Weight Loss Supplements
Pieter Cohen, MD
3:15 - 3:30 pm
BREAK                                                     
 
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Adipose Tissue, Inflammation and Other Underlying Causes of Obesity Associated Complications
Caroline Apovian, MD
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Management Strategies for the Obese Patient
Betty Kovacs-harbolic, MS, RDN
5:00 - 5:45 pm
Case Studies I: Inter-Professional Team Approaches
Katherine H Saunders, MD, Leon Igel, MD and Betty Kovacs-Harbolic, MS, RDN
 
Friday, April 21, 2017
 
8:00 - 9:00 am
Medical Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Obesity
Rekha Kumar, MD
9:00 - 10:00 am
Weight Loss Surgery for the Treatment of Adult Obesity: Procedures and Outcomes
Abraham Kirkhely, MD
10:00 - 10:15 am
BREAK
 
10:15 - 11:00 am
Nutrient Metabolism and Obesity, Special Considerations after Bariatric Surgery
Jeffrey Mechanick, MD
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Past and Present Challenges in Childhood Obesity
Sandra Hassink, MD
12:00 - 1:00 pm
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Obesity Management in the Pediatric Population
Eugene Dinkevich, MD
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Nutrition Evaluation of the Patient with Obesity
Rachel Lustgarten, MS, RD
2:30 - 2:45 pm
 BREAK
 
2:45 - 5:45 pm
Breakout Session
 
2:45 - 3:30 pm
Breakout I
 
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Breakout II
 
4:15 - 5:00pm
Breakout III
 
5:00 - 5:45pm
Breakout IV
 
Breakout Sessions
Strategies for Behavior Counseling: Patient Centered Approach and Motivational Interviewing and Harm Reduction
Bonnie Bernstein, PhD and Prantik Saha, MD
 
Best Practice to Set Up Your Practice
Holly Lofton, MD
 
Body Composition Changes with Weight Loss, Including Physical Activity Regimens
Dympna Gallagher, EdD
 
Coding and Reimbursement for Obesity Management
Joel Brill, MD
 
Pre and Post-Operative Process for Bariatric Surgery
Abraham Kirkhely, MD
 
Strategies for Reducing Obesity in People Who Are Food Insecure
Caroline Apovian, MD and Cathy Nonas, MS, RD
 
Case Studies in Pediatrics:  Bring Your Most Challenging Examples
Eugene Dinkevich, MD and Dyan Hes, MD
 
              Saturday, April 22, 2017
 
9:00 - 9:50 am
Dietary Approaches to Obesity Treatment: Impact on Weight Loss and Co-Morbidities
Alice Lichtenstein, DsC
9:50 - 10:50 am
Sleep and Energy Balance
Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD
10:50 - 11:05 am
 BREAK
 
11:05 - 12:00 pm
Psychological Management of Obesity
Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, CNS
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Trials and Tribulations of Commercial Weight Loss Programs
Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH
12:45 - 1:45 pm
LUNCH
 
1:45 - 2:30 pm
Breakout I
 
2:30 - 3:15 pm
Breakout II
 
3:15 - 3:30 pm
BREAK
 
3:30 - 4:15 pm
Breakout III
 
4:15 - 5:00 pm
Breakout IV
 
Breakout Sessions
Weight Loss Surgery for the Treatment of Adolescent Obesity: Procedures and Outcomes
Jeffrey Zitsman, MD
 
Motivational Interviewing Skill Development
Bonnie Bernstein, PhD and Prantik Saha, MD
 
Physical Activity and Weight Loss and Maintenance of Weight Loss
Richard Weil, MeD, CDE
 
Use of Technology in Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
Bonnie Spring, PhD
 
Case Studies in Adults:  Bring Your Most Challenging Examples

Jamy Ard, MD, Scott Butsch, MD and Rekha Kumar, MD

5:00-5:45 pm
Case Studies II: Inter-Professional Team Approaches
Katherine H Saunders, MD, Leon Igel, MD
 
 
 
 
 
 
Review for ABOM Certification Exam
Sunday, April 23, 2017
 
9:00 - 10:00 am
Overview of the Environmental and Behavioral Factors in Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of
Sue Cummings, MS, RD
10:00 - 11:00 am
Overview of Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Obesity in Adults
Jonathan Waitman, MD
11:00 - 11:15 am
BREAK
 
11:15 - 12:00 pm
Overview of Diagnosis, Evaluation and Management of Obesity in Children
Eugene Dinkevich, MD
12:00 - 1:00 pm
LUNCH
 
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Overview of the Role of Physical Activity in Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
Richard Weil, Med
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Obesity Overview of Genetics and Physiology of Obesity
Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD
3:00 - 3:15 pm
BREAK
 
3:15 - 4:15 pm
Case Studies
Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD
4:15 - 4:45 pm
Overview of ABOM Certification Process
Dyan Hes, MD
4:45 - 5:00 pm
Course Wrap Up
 

 

For more information regarding upcoming courses, continuing education credits, tuition and registration, visit the CME registration page, or contact MS Program Director and Obesity Course Director Sharon Akabas, PhD at sa109@cumc.columbia.edu.

Location: Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th St (Ft. Washington Ave.), New York, NY 10032

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