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Attend the 12th Annual Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit

The Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit attracts a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This Summit features diverse sessions designed to engage you with colleagues as well as patient interviews, live surgeries, interactive workshops, case-based lessons, and question and answer sessions. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from shared experts live broadcast between 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 obesity-related fields, including endocrinology, family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology, bariatric surgery, and wellness.

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Debate the cost-effectiveness issues associated with obesity and diabetes programs and policies
  • Summarize recent research on the basic science of obesity-related pathophysiology and comorbidities and explain their potential clinical implications
  • Explain the relationship between diabetes and obesity in areas such as cardiovascular disease, orthopedic and rheumatic disease, and diabetic nephropathy, and identify strategies for their evaluation, prevention, and treatment
  • Discuss the most recent research on energy balance, body composition, nutrition, and the impact of exercise on both obesity and diabetes
  • 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, including new guidelines for bariatric surgery
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence to counsel patients on diet selection, cooking techniques, and behavioral modification as practical weight-loss strategies