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Attend the Cleveland Clinic and Pennington Biomedical Research Center 14th Annual Obesity Summit

Cleveland Clinic Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease 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. This Summit features diverse sessions that highlight the causes of obesity and diabetes, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches designed to engage you with colleagues. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from shared experts via live broadcast from two locations – Cleveland, OH and Baton Rouge, LA.

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, cardiology, bariatric surgery, and wellness.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Evaluate the clinical application of research findings, including animal studies, on the concept of energy balance, appetite and energy regulation, and the nutrient sensing connection between the gut and brain.
  • Describe nonpharmaceutical-based strategies for reducing diabetes incidence through weight-loss approaches that focus on lifestyle, diet, and exercise.
  • Compare and contrast efficacy and side effect data of pharmacologic treatments for obesity, especially diabetes drugs, and describe their clinical role in reducing risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Identify the obesity-related factors that increase the risks for developing cardiovascular disease and identify strategies for treating obesity to prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Summarize the safety and efficacy data for bariatric surgical options, especially long-term outcomes, and describe the patient selection process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence to counsel patients on selection of diet, exercise, and behavioral interventions for obesity, diabetes, and eating disorders.


This program has been endorsed by Capital Area Medical Society, International Bariatric Club, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, Louisiana Primary Care Association, Louisiana Rural Health Association, and The Obesity Society.