Supporting Advances in Understanding, Preventing, and Treating Obesity
Learn about the causes and considerations when treating obesity, and hear about research, healthcare, and policy are changing the landscape. Read about why weight lost is often regained and how "Growing evidence suggests that obesity is a disorder of the energy homeostasis system, rather than simply arising from the passive accumulation of excess weight" in our latest scientific statement, Obesity Pathogensis.
Explore highlights of current education across the Endocrine Society.
Obesity Management Workshop 2016
Workshop Webcast | 9.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC Part 2 points
Planning Chairs: Richard Atkinson, Jr., MD; Daniel Bessesen, MD; Marc-Andre Cornier, MD; and William T. Donahoo, MD
Expert faculty focus on advanced practice challenges and highlight emerging therapies and strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and managing obesity.
Treatment of Obesity in Diabetes
ENDO Session | No credit available
W. Timothy Garvey, MD
“Diabetes is not an isolated entity.” Learn clinical relationships between obesity and diabetes that influence treatment strategies in the larger spectrum of cardiometabolic disease.
Endocrine Facts & Figures: Obesity
Research Resource | No credit available
Advisory Panel Chair: Robert A. Vigersky, MD
Updated epidemiological data and in-depth discussion on obesity, metabolic syndrome, and associated comorbidities with current citations and expert insights.
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery in the Management of Familial Partial Lipodystrophy Type 1 JCEM | July 30, 2017 Audrey Melvin, Claire Adams, Catherine Flanagan, Lisa Gaff, Barbara Gratton, Fiona Gribble, Geoffrey Roberts, Robert K Semple, Stephen O’Rahilly, Francesco Rubino, Anna Stears, and David B Savage
We studied the clinical response of three patients with familial partial lipodystrophy type 1 and refractory diabetes to RYGB surgery and documented dramatic clinical improvements.
Obesity Pathogenesis: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement Endocrine Reviews | June 26, 2017 Michael W. Schwartz, Randy J. Seeley, Lori M. Zeltser, Adam Drewnowski, Eric Ravussin, Leanne M. Redman, and Rudolph L. Leibel
Obesity is among the most common and costly chronic disorders worldwide. Estimates suggest that in the United States obesity affects one-third of adults, accounts for up to one-third of total mortality…
The Gut Metagenome Changes in Parallel to Waist Circumference, Brain Iron Deposition, and Cognitive Function JCEM | June 7, 2017 Gerard Blasco, José Maria Moreno-Navarrete, Mireia Rivero, Vicente Pérez-Brocal, Josep Garre-Olmo, Josep Puig, Pepus Daunis-i-Estadella, Carles Biarnés, Jordi Gich, Fernando Fernández-Aranda Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, Andrés Moya, Salvador Pedraza, Wifredo Ricart, Miguel López, Manuel Portero-Otin, and José-Manuel Fernandez-Real
Recent advances in research have described the potential role of gut microbiome on broad aspects of human health, including emotional behavior and cognition through the gut-brain axis…
Effect of Maternal Obesity on Placental Lipid Metabolism Endocrinology | May 23, 2017 Virtu Calabuig-Navarro, Maricela Haghiac, Judi Minium, Patricia Glazebrook, Geraldine Cheyana Ranasinghe, Charles Hoppel, Sylvie Hauguel de-Mouzon, Patrick Catalano, and Perrie O’Tierney-Ginn
Sixty percent of women who become pregnant in the United States are overweight or obese [body mass index (BMI) >25 kg/m2]. Offspring of obese women have a greater risk of developing obesity and cardiovascular disease in later life…
Effects of the Activation of Three Major Hepatic Akt Substrates on Glucose Metabolism in Male Mice Endocrinology | May 11, 2017 Gota Sakai, Ikuo Inoue, Tokuko Suzuki, Takashi Sumita, Kouichi Inukai, Shigehiro Katayama, Takuya Awata, Tetsuya Yamada, Tomoichiro Asano, Hideki Katagiri, Mitsuhiko Noda, Akira Shimada, and Hiraku Ono
Insulin lowers blood glucose levels by suppressing hepatic glucose output and enhancing peripheral glucose uptake. When the blood concentration of insulin increases, hepatic glucose output decreases via suppression of gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis and enhancement of glycolysis…
Early-Onset Obesity: Unrecognized First Evidence for GNAS Mutations and Methylation Changes JCEM | April 27, 2017 Annette Grüters-Kieslich, Monica Reyes, Amita Sharma, Cem Demirci, Terry J DeClue, Erwin Lankes, Dov Tiosano, Dirk Schnabel, and Harald Jüppner
Early-onset obesity in the first year of life characterizes patients with rare monogenic defects of the leptin–melanocortin pathway or genetically defined hypothalamic syndromes, some of which can now be treated with leptin or a novel melanocortin agonist…
Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention JCEM | January 31, 2017 Dennis M. Styne, Silva A. Arslanian, Ellen L. Connor, Ismaa Sadaf Farooqi, M. Hassan Murad, Janet H. Silverstein, and Jack A. Yanovski
Pediatric obesity remains an ongoing serious international health concern affecting about 17% of United States children and adolescents, threatening their adult health…
Pharmacological Management of Obesity JCEM | January 15, 2015 Caroline M. Apovian, Louis J. Aronne, Daniel H. Bessesen, Marie E. McDonnell, M. Hassan Murad, Uberto Pagotto, Donna H. Ryan, and Christopher D. Still
Weight loss is a pathway to health improvement for patients with obesity-associated risk factors and comorbidities. Medications approved for chronic weight management can be useful adjuncts…
Endocrine and Nutritional Management of the Post-Bariatric Surgery Patient JCEM | April 30, 2011 David Heber, Frank L. Greenway, Lee M. Kaplan, Edward Livingston, Javier Salvador, and Christopher Still
Bariatric surgery is not a guarantee of successful weight loss and maintenance. Increasingly, patients regain weight, especially those undergoing restrictive surgeries such as laparoscopic banding…
For additional meetings, visit the Endocrine Society’s Worldwide Endocrinology Calendar at endocrine.org/calendar.
ENDO 2018 Dates: March 17–20, 2018 Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States Sponsor: Endocrine Society
ENDO is the world’s largest event for presenting and obtaining the latest in endocrine science and medicine with an extensive program covering a broad array of topics, various networking opportunities, poster sessions, updates on new products and technologies at the ENDOExpo, and more.