Treating Obesity 2016

Event Information

Meeting Type: Physical
Meeting Website:
Dates: June 2 - 4, 2016
Location: Boston, MA , United States
Intended Audience:
Sponsor: Harvard Medical School Dept. of Continuing Education
Purpose: Education
Number of CME Credits Offered: 34.5

Topics: Cardiovascular Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and Glucose Metabolism, Adipose Tissue Appetite and Obestity


Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2016 program include:

  • Tools for specialized evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • New strategies for the medical management of adult patients with obesity
  • Workshops for more effective counseling
  • Guidance to match patients with optimal therapies (medical, surgical, dietary, lifestyle)
  • Developing a strategy for personalized care
  • How to optimize medical outcomes of the bariatric surgical patient
  • Guidance for safe and effective use of medical and surgical treatments for obesity in adolescents
  • Family-based therapies for treating obesity in children
  • Education on food as a hormone (not just a fuel)
  • Strategies for building a successful obesity management practice
  • How to communicate better with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, a subspecialty board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine subspecialty board examination.

Event Contact

Name: Betsy Ragan
Phone: 781-999-1998