2014 CME Symposia - Lunch Symposium A

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CME Lunch Symposium A

Thursday · 12:45 - 2:15pm

Obesity Management 2014: New Perspectives and Therapeutic Options for a Growing Problem

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Symposium Overview

Type 2 diabetes and obesity are very much intertwined and treatment of each disease affects the other. This symposium will explore obesity's biologic causes, clinical consequences, and the expanding armamentarium of weight control methods, especially in those special populations affected by prediabetes and diabetes. Clinicians will refine their ability to evaluate comorbidities and select obesity therapies that are safe, effective and individualized for patient needs, and will learn counseling techniques to help patients achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the link between the pathophysiology of obesity and associated comorbid conditions.
  • Assess obese patients for intervention based on evidence-based criteria and updated guidelines and develop a risk assessment-based treatment plan.
  • Effectively initiate weight-loss discussions with obese patients.
  • List physiological factors, signals, and hormones in the gut that regulate satiety/hunger and how they may contribute to obesity.
  • Incorporate evidence-based weight loss strategies based on the safety and efficacy profiles of current and emerging anti-obesity medications, so that potential risks and benefits are considered when planning treatment.

Preliminary Agenda & Faculty

12:45 - 12:55 pm Managing Obesity and Comorbid Conditions: Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks Chairperson: Robert H. Eckel, MD
12:55 - 1:10 pm Individualizing Treatment Strategies: Stratifying Cardiometabolic Risk in Obese Patients Presenter: Jamy D. Ard, MD
1:10 - 1:30 pm How the Gut Talks to the Brain: Clinical Implications for Weight Loss Presenter: George A. Bray, MD
1:30 - 1:50 pm Advances in Therapeutic Interventions for Weight Loss: What Is the Evidence and Where Are We Going? Presenter: Michael D. Jensen, MD
1:50 - 2:15 pm Expert Strategies to Optimize the Management of the Obese Patient and Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk Interactive Panel Discussion, Case Presentations, and Audience Q&A Moderator: Robert H. Eckel, MD
Case presenters & discussants: Jamy D. Ard, MD; George A. Bray, MD; Michael D. Jensen, MD

Jamy D. Ard, MD

  • Assoc. Professor, Div of Public Health Sciences
  • Dept. of Epidemiology & Prevention
  • Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Co-Director, Weight Management Center
  • Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss Program
  • Wake Forest Baptist Health

George A. Bray, MD

  • Boyd Professor
  • Chief, Division of Clinical Obesity and Metabolism
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Robert H. Eckel, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
  • Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis
  • Director, T32 in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Director, Lipid Clinic, University Hospital
  • Aurora, CO

Michael D. Jensen, MD

  • Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Professor
  • in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Frye
  • Mayo College of Medicine
  • Director, Dept. of Medicine
  • Obesity Treatment Research Program
  • Mayo Clinic

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