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This continuing medical education activity is sponsored by Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.


Symposium Details

Behavioral intervention, medication, and surgery are current therapeutic options for the management of adult obesity. While treatment guidelines provide recommendations regarding these approaches, clinicians must be able to evaluate the appropriateness of each in the context of individual clinical and personal situations and to incorporate new therapies as they become available. In this symposium, faculty will present expert perspectives on evidence-based and emerging approaches to adult obesity management. Key points will be reinforced through video vignettes and cases representing patients encountered by obesity specialists. Participants will develop individualized treatment regimens for each case, which will be reviewed in faculty discussion.

7:00 PM-7:30 PM Registration and Dinner
7:30 PM-7:50 PM Expert Perspectives on the Management of Adult Obesity: Current Treatment Algorithms, Donna H Ryan, MD
7:50 PM-8:00 PM Patient and Provider Perspectives: Addressing Barriers andDeveloping Individualized Treatment Plans for Weight Loss, Faculty Panel
8:00 PM-8:20 PM Expert Perspectives on Lifestyle and Pharmacological Interventions, Caroline M Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
8:20 PM-8:30 PM Patient and Provider Perspectives: Individualizing Weight Loss Interventions, Faculty Panel
8:30 PM-8:50 PM Future Perspectives: Potential Roles of New and Emerging Pharmacotherapies for Managing Obesity, W Timothy Garvey MD
8:50 PM-9:00 PM Participant Perspectives: Question-and-Answer Session and Panel Discussion, Faculty Panel