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Attend the 10th 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. The Summit features innovative sessions designed to engage you with colleagues as well as patient interviews, interactive workshops, case-based lessons, and question and answer sessions.

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 bariatric surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, internal medicine, pulmonary, diet and nutrition, psychiatry and psychology, urology, and primary care medicine. 

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Summarize recent basic science research on obesity including infectious origins, gut microbes, and fecal microbial transplants;
  • Discuss the most recent innovations and research regarding nutrition, weight-loss programs, and exercise as therapy for obesity;
  • Demonstrate new devices and internet-based tools for monitoring physical activity and nutrition, and how to integrate them into obesity reduction programs;
  • Present the pros and cons for bariatric surgical options, describe new weight-loss devices, and summarize revised guidelines for metabolic surgery;
  • Compare and contrast efficacy and side effect data on new pharmacologic treatment options for obesity, including diabetes drugs with obesity effects;
  • Assess the potential benefits and risks associated with combining pharmaceutical agents with surgery;
  • Recognize select comorbidities associated with obesity and current strategies for their evaluation and treatment;
  • Review the evidence on causes and effects of childhood obesity and describe strategies for its prevention and treatment.


Call for Abstracts – September 2, 2015

Clinical and research abstracts of original work are being accepted. Click here for instructions.



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