Course Overview

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Education to optimize the care of adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients with obesity

  • New strategies for the medical management of patients with obesity
  • Workshops for more effective counseling
  • Guidelines to match patients with optimal therapies (medical, surgical, dietary, lifestyle)
  • Tools for specialized evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • Guidance to optimize medical outcomes of the bariatric surgical patient
  • Strategies for building a successful obesity management practice

Course Overview

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. Through lectures from leaders in the field, hands-on workshops, case-based discussions, and annotated reference materials, the course provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide healthcare providers with the knowledge to:

  • Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity
  • Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
  • Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques
  • Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
  • Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options