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Attend the Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiology Summit

Cleveland Clinic’s Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiology Summit (DOCS) attracts a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions and new strategies for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease management. DOCS features sessions that highlight the causes of obesity and diabetes, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches designed to engage you with colleagues. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from shared experts via live broadcast from two locations – Cleveland, OH and Biloxi, MS.

Who Should Attend?

Health care professionals (including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and dietitians), researchers, hospital and corporate administrators, and others who have an interest in diabetes- or obesity -related fields, including endocrinology, family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology, cardiology, bariatric surgery, and wellness.

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Describe the research on mechanisms for tissue-specific lipid partitioning that affects insulin sensitivity, energy balance, and body weight regulation.
  • Summarize recent research on the interaction between obesity and muscle sarcopenia.
  • Summarize recommendations for reducing diabetes incidence through weight-loss strategies that focus on the importance of lifestyle interventions.
  • Debate key counseling strategies to address the lack of weight-loss efforts by patients stemming from the social acceptance of obesity and the lack of patient confidence in their ability to lose weight.
  • Describe the obesity-related factors that increase the risks for developing cardiovascular disease, especially atrial fibrillation, and identify strategies for their evaluation, prevention, and treatment.
  • Compare and contrast efficacy and side effect data on pharmacologic treatments for obesity and diabetes and describe their clinical role in weight-loss strategies.
  • Summarize the safety and efficacy data for bariatric surgical options and describe their use in patients who are obese.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence to counsel patients on selection of diet, cooking techniques, exercise programs, and virtual visits as practical weight-loss strategies.