Conference Recordings

  • Overcoming Obesity 2022 - Fall Obesity Summit-Pediatric Track

    The Fall Obesity Summit will expand your skills used to treat patients with obesity. Session content will explore obesity evaluation and treatment in each of the 4 pillar – pharmacotherapy, nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral modification. 

    The Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Track is designed to provide clinicians with updated information regarding utilizing advanced tools of weight management, such as anti-obesity medications and metabolic-bariatric surgery, for children, adolescents and young adults with obesity. Clinicians will walk away with a better understanding of how to treat obesity in special pediatric populations, including those with genetic or syndromic obesity, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral issues such as autism spectrum disorder. Clinicians will also learn how to address the unique obesity-related medical and behavioral issues of adolescents transitioning into young adulthood and gender diverse youth.

  • Overcoming Obesity 2022 - Fall Obesity Summit

    The Fall Obesity Summit will expand your skills used to treat patients with obesity. Session content will explore obesity evaluation and treatment in each of the 4 pillar – pharmacotherapy, nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral modification. The program will include late breaking research on phenotypic-guided lifestyle interventions, emerging pharmacotherapy for obesity treatment, utilizing motivational interviewing, special populations, and much, much more. 

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    The treatment approaches to obesity care often give little regard to gender specific needs in weight management. Nutritional, behavioral, and physical activity treatments vary widely between gender across the lifespan. Daniela Hurtado Andrade, MD, PhD will highlight key differences in the pathophysiology of obesity between men and women and how those difference impact obesity treatment.

    The treatment approaches to obesity care often give little regard to gender specific needs in weight management.  Nutritional, behavioral, and physical activity treatments vary widely between gender across the lifespan. Daniela Hurtado Andrade, MD, PhD  will highlight key differences in the pathophysiology of obesity between men and women and how those difference impact obesity treatment.


    Learning Objectives:

    Identify the pathophysiologic differences of obesity in men and women.

    Consider gender specific metabolic and psychologic needs across the lifespan

    Describe the limitations of obesity research in men and women

    Utilize gender specific therapies for obesity

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    Jennifer Ng, MD, Dipl ABOM will review the benefits of plant-based diets in obesity management and how to incorporate plant-based diets into your practice. During the presentation, Dr. Ng will go over the evidence supporting plant-based diets in obesity management as well as important nutritional aspects of plant-based diets to counsel your patient on and how to start/overcome barriers for your patients on plant-based diets.

    Description: This session will review the benefits of plant-based diets in obesity management and how to incorporate plant-based diets into your practice.  During the presentation, Dr. Ng will go over the evidence supporting plant-based diets in obesity management as well as important nutritional aspects of plant-based diets to counsel your patient on and how to start/overcome barriers for your patients on plant-based diets. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand how plant-based diets can benefit obesity management

    Discuss how to get started integrating a plant-based diet into medical practice

    Learn how to work with patients to motivate them to utilize a plant-based diet to improve the quality of their nutrition

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    Andres Acosta, MD, PhD will discuss the heterogeneity of human obesity and identifying predictors of response to weight loss interventions. Specifically, we identified four potential pathophysiologic and behavioral obesity phenotypes: abnormal satiation, abnormal postprandial satiety, abnormal emotional eating, and abnormal resting energy expenditure. This session will introduce preliminary data using a tailored Mayo Clinic Diet program and phenotypic guided lifestyle interventions to enhance obesity treatment outcomes.

    Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, and multifactorial disease with significant individual variability in response to therapeutic interventions. This session will discuss the heterogeneity of human obesity and identifying predictors of response to weight loss interventions. Specifically, we identified four potential pathophysiologic and behavioral obesity phenotypes: abnormal satiation, abnormal postprandial satiety, abnormal emotional eating, and abnormal resting energy expenditure. We hypothesize that obesity-related phenotypes may predict weight loss to an Individualized Lifestyle intervention based on a tailored Mayo Clinic Diet program. This session will introduce preliminary data using a tailored Mayo Clinic Diet program and phenotypic guided lifestyle interventions to enhance obesity treatment outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Describe the heterogeneity of obesity

    Identify proposed obesity phenotype classifications

    Discuss preliminary outcomes of a phenotype-guided lifestyle intervention

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    Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA and Lori Wenz, NP-C, BC-ADM; and Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP discuss key takeaways from the behavior lectures.

    Learning Objectives:

    Discuss key takeaways from the behavior lectures

    Ask specific questions about managing obesity with behavior modification in a Q&A panel with faculty experts.

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    Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP will review the current evidence for nutrition treatment in obesity including meal patterns and eating plans. Using case studies the presentation will provide examples of shared decision-making for goal setting to help patients move to using food as part of their successful obesity treatment plan.

    Many practices do not have nutritional professionals to assist their patients make eating plan selections. Providers are called upon to help the patients with this important pillar of care. This presentation will review the current evidence for nutrition treatment in obesity including meal patterns and eating plans. Using case studies the presentation will provide examples of shared decision-making for goal setting to help patients move to using food as part of their successful obesity treatment plan.

    Learning Objectives:

    Evaluate current evidence for diets and meal patterns for the treatment of obesity

    List the advantages for each eating plan based on patient's lifestyle and ORCs.

    Analyze food logs to provide guidance to a patient

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    Robert Lustig, MD, MSL will discuss NAFLD, the Sentinel Disorder of Metabolic Syndrome.

    The BIG Picture — NAFLD, the Sentinel Disorder of Metabolic Syndrome 

    Learning Objectives:

    Recognize the importance of liver fat in chronic disease 

    Describe the role of mitochondria in liver fat 

    Discuss the role of fructose in mitochondrial dysfunction 

    Utilize lifestyle strategies to protect liver function

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    John Jakicic, PhD; Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA, FAAFP, Karli Burridge PA-C, MMS, FOMA discuss cases that involve developing an activity plan with a patient, tracking progress, and overcoming challenges to maintaining an activity plan.

    Knowledge is good, skills are better. This session will focus on applying physical activity programs in the treatment of obesity. The cases will involve developing an activity plan with a patient, tracking progress, and overcoming challenges to maintaining an activity plan.

    Learning Objectives:

     Develop a patient-centered activity plan

     Utilize tools to track physical activity progress and outcomes

     Analyze and strategize ways to help overcome activity limitations


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    Alicia Shelly, MD will discuss the prevalence and etiologies of weight regain after bariatric surgery. It will also discuss current available treatments for managing Weight Regain after bariatric surgery. This interactive session will utilize case-based learning to explore best practices for treatment of weight regain after bariatric surgery.

    Alicia Shelly, MD will discuss the prevalence and etiologies of weight regain after bariatric surgery. It will also discuss current available treatments for managing Weight Regain after bariatric surgery.  This interactive session will utilize case-based learning to explore best practices for treatment of weight regain after bariatric surgery. 


    Learning Objectives:

    Define weight regain and discuss the prevalence of weight regain after bariatric surgery. 

    Manage patients who suffer with weight regain after bariatric surgery. 

    Describe the causes of weight regain after bariatric surgery. 

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    In this presentation, Lisa Walden brings some clarity to the generational conversation, providing an extra lens for you to better connect with those you interact with every day. She’ll break down the heart of generational theory, bust some common stereotypes, and generate awareness for why each generation behaves the way they do. Armed with the power of generational understanding, you can venture into the work world work with the tools you need to improve connection and build stronger relationships with colleagues and patients alike.

    Each generation ushers in a unique perspective on how we work and live. Whether it’s embracing daily usage of emojis, asking for efficiency in meetings, establishing clarity through hierarchy, or demanding diverse representation, every generational cohort leaves a distinct mark. These differences in perspective are wonderful and enriching, but can also cause frustration and disconnection when not properly understood. 
     
    In this presentation, Lisa Walden brings some clarity to the generational conversation, providing an extra lens for you to better connect with those you interact with every day. She’ll break down the heart of generational theory, bust some common stereotypes, and generate awareness for why each generation behaves the way they do. Armed with the power of generational understanding, you can venture into the work world work with the tools you need to improve connection and build stronger relationships with colleagues and patients alike. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    Decrypting every generation’s formative years, and how those experiences inform distinct generational identities 

    Identify the potential areas for disconnect across generations, and how to overcome those barriers and build stronger relationships.

    Explore how the newest generation, Gen Z, will shake up how we work, communicate, and connect 

  • Overcoming Obesity - Optimizing an Obesity Medicine Practice Fall 2022-Recorded

    This track will focus on utilizing best practices in an obesity medicine practice. Topics covered will include transitioning to an obesity medicine practice, patient-centered engagement, utilizing common office-based diagnostic tests, building an obesity treatment network in your community, as well as billing and coding obesity medicine visits. The track is intended to deliver practical tools that can be applied in every obesity medicine practice.

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    One of the limitations of BMI is that it fails to account for either body composition or body fat distribution. While patients with lipedema may have a BMI >30kg/m2, their condition is very different from most obesity associated with positive energy balance. Accumulation of fibroadipose tissue in the lower body and arms has distinct pathologic features as well as resistance to conventional therapies. This session will examine how lipedema is different from most forms of obesity, how it is diagnosed, and the unique treatment strategies used to combat this challenging condition.

    Speaker: Karen Herbst, MD, PhD

    Description: One of the limitations of BMI is that it fails to account for either body composition or body fat distribution. While patients with lipedema may have a BMI >30kg/m2, their condition is very different from most obesity associated with positive energy balance. Accumulation of fibroadipose tissue in the lower body and arms has distinct pathologic features as well as resistance to conventional therapies. This session will examine how lipedema is different from most forms of obesity, how it is diagnosed, and the unique treatment strategies used to combat this challenging condition.

    Learning Objectives:

    Define lipedema and distinguish it from other adiposity-related disorders

    Discuss the Standards of Care for Lipedema in the US

    Describe the role of supplements, nutrition, manual therapy, and surgery in lipedema treatment

    Utilize effective treatment strategies for patients with lipedema

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    The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is a science leader regarding clinical obesity medicine. OMA has published several Clinical Practice Statements via its journal - Obesity Pillars. The intent of these CPS is to help clinicians manage patients with obesity. This session will provide a brief overview of some of the more recent OMA Clinical Practice Statements.

    • Speaker: Harold Bays, MD, FOMA, FTOS, FACC, FNLA, FASPC
    • Description: The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) is a science leader regarding clinical obesity medicine. OMA has published several Clinical Practice Statements via its journal - Obesity Pillars. The intent of these CPS is to help clinicians manage patients with obesity. This session will provide a brief overview of some of the more recent OMA Clinical Practice Statements.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the basic concepts regarding Clinical Practice Statements (CPS) published by the Obesity Medicine Association OMA
      • Identify contents location of OMA CPS.
      • Utilize the resources provided by CPS and the Obesity Pillars
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    Our patients frequently ask if they should take CBD to assist with weight loss. This presentation will review the role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in weight management and discuss the current science and data regarding the impact of CBD and CBD derivatives on obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic disease.

    • Speaker: Jeff Sicat, MD, FACE, FOMA
    • Description: Our patients frequently ask if they should take CBD to assist with weight loss. This presentation will review the role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in weight management and discuss the current science and data regarding the impact of CBD and CBD derivatives on obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic disease.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Explain the physiology of the endocannabinoid system and how it affects metabolic features
      • Describe the scientific studies of CBD and derivatives impacting obesity and the metabolic system
      • Formulate thoughts on whether CBD may be an intervention for metabolic disease

     

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    In this session, Faith Newsome will describe her experiences living with obesity, which eventually culminated in her decision to undergo bariatric surgery at 16. Throughout the session, Newsome will bring to life the data and statistics that those working in obesity know well by telling personal stories. Newsome will also identify opportunities for patient-centered care, and for patients to participate in the research process.

    Speaker: Faith Newsome, BA

    • Description: In this session, Faith Newsome will describe her experiences living with obesity, which eventually culminated in her decision to undergo bariatric surgery at 16. Throughout the session, Newsome will bring to life the data and statistics that those working in obesity know well by telling personal stories. Newsome will also identify opportunities for patient-centered care, and for patients to participate in the research process.
    • Learning Objectives:
      • Describe the lived experiences of pediatric patients living with obesity
      • Identify opportunities to practice-patient centered care
      • Identify opportunities for collaboration with patients in the research process
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    This session will explore the current scientific evidence both for and against the CIM to prepare participants to critically evaluate this and other models of obesity.

    Speakers: Eric Westman, MD MHS MFOMA and Justin Tondt, MD

    Description: This session will explore the current scientific evidence both for and against the CIM to prepare participants to critically evaluate this and other models of obesity.

    • Learning Objectives:
      • Summarize the current evidence for the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity.
      • Summarize the current evidence against the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity.
      • Compare and contrast the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity to other models of obesity.
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    In this presentation, Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA and Lori Wenz, NP-C, BC-ADM will demonstrate real-life clinical conversations that utilize a coaching mindset and incorporate the concepts of Motivational Interviewing and the 5 As of obesity counseling. We will go beyond theories and demonstrate examples of what works. Because telling a patient what to do or how to feel rarely works, clinicians will learn how to structure the conversation in a manner that establishes and maintains trust in the therapeutic relationship, elicits the patient’s motivation to change, and leads to improved health behaviors.

    Description: Obesity medicine clinicians routinely have challenging conversations with patients. Many patients have emotionally charged histories about their weight and health. Previous encounters with biased clinicians influence a patient’s willingness to trust the clinician and engage in treatment. In this presentation, the presenters will demonstrate real-life clinical conversations that utilize a coaching mindset and incorporate the concepts of Motivational Interviewing and the 5 As of obesity counseling. We will go beyond theories and demonstrate examples of what works. Because telling a patient what to do or how to feel rarely works, clinicians will learn how to structure the conversation in a manner that establishes and maintains trust in the therapeutic relationship, elicits the patient’s motivation to change, and leads to improved health behaviors. 

    Learning Objectives:

    Recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining trust in the therapeutic relationship

    Describe the theoretical frameworks of Motivational Interviewing, the 5 As of obesity counseling, and health coaching

    Integrate the concepts of Motivational Interviewing, the 5 As of obesity counseling, and health coaching into common, real-life clinical conversations

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    John Jakicic, PhD; Carl Knopke, MD, FOMA, FAAF, and Karli Burridge PA-C, MMS, FOMA discuss key takeaways from the physical activity lecture.

    Learning Objectives:

     Discuss key takeaways from the physical activity lecture.


    Ask specific questions about managing obesity with the use of physical activity in a Q&A panel with faculty experts.