Obesity Fellows Program

May 17, 2024

Chaired by renowned obesity medicine expert Amy Rothberg, MD, DABOM, the Obesity Fellows program is an exclusive, application-based educational activity for current fellows, offering several modes of learning:

  • Engaging, in-person program in downtown Washington, D.C. September 27-28, where fellows get the opportunity to meet with the top experts in the field of obesity care and management.
  • 6 on-demand lectures with related pre- and post-test questions, covering foundational topics on obesity clinical practice; and
  • Complementary Endocrine News podcast episode

The program accepts up to 50 US-domestic fellows for full participation in the in-person program.

Travel, 2-night hotel accommodation, and meal expenses will be covered by the Endocrine Society.


In-Person Workshop

  • Keynote:  Summarizing the Current State of Obesity Management
  • Lifestyle first + body composition
  • Patient-First Strategies: When & How to Discuss Weight & Factors Affecting Weight Loss and Weight Control
  • Anti-Obesity Drugs: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Need to Go?
  • Weight Stigma
  • Ask the Experts Session
  • Small Group Discussion: Challenging Cases - Acute & Long-Term Considerations in Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Small Group Discussion: Challenging Cases: Managing Polypharmacy & Comorbidities

On-Demand Recordings

  • Updates on Surgical and Procedural Interventions for Obesity - Jaime Almandoz, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center 
  • Overview: Current Prevalence of Obesity and Definition as a Chronic Disease - Jonathan Purnell, MD, OHSU
  • Pharmaceutical Options I ~ Past, Current, and Future Options - Amanda Velazaquez, MD, Cedars-Sinai 
  • Genetic & Environmental Pathophysiology of Obesity - Michael Weintraub, MD New York University Medical Center 
  • Pharmaceutical Options II ~ Recommendations & Clinical Inertia - Domenica Rubino, MD, Washington Center for Weight Management & Research
  • Lifestyle Assessment, Intervention, & Monitoring in Obesity - Jamy Ard 

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