Join us at the 8th Annual Obesity Summit
The Obesity Summit traditionally draws a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This year’s Summit features several innovative sessions designed to engage the audience and presenters. These include interactive workshops, a meet-the-professor luncheon, and an expert panel discussion. Supplementing these will be didactic and interactive sessions focusing on:
- Obesity biology
- New medical and surgical options
- Obesity and early development
Who Should Attend?
The Summit is directed to health care practitioners (including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and dietitians), researchers, hospital administrators, medical device and pharmaceutical industry leaders, managed care company executives, venture capitalists, and others focusing on 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 the recent research on the biologic basis of obesity causes, including the role of gut microbiota and circadian rhythm changes.
- Describe the effect of altering gut microbiota on diabetes and cardiometabolic disease.
- Compare and contrast the role of various diet plans, especially vegetarian and Mediterranean diets.
- Integrate strategies to maximize the influence of lifestyle factors in obesity reduction programs.
- Compare and contrast the efficacy and side effect data of pharmacologic treatment options, especially new medications.
- List the pros and cons for current bariatric surgical options for obese patients, and describe the appropriate selection criteria for specific patient populations.
- Competently select the diabetic patient populations that receive the greatest benefit from bariatric surgery.
- Critically appraise research on biologic impact of gestational factors on obesity risks.
- Design multidisciplinary management strategies for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity.
Call for Abstracts
The Obesity Summit Planning Committee invites all medical professionals and trainees to submit clinical and/or research abstracts for consideration for poster presentation. Trainee categories include fellows, residents, and medical students; and there will be awards given for the top clinical and top research poster presentation in each category. Click here for instructions.
Deadline: September 30, 2013