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Program highlights include sessions focused on the areas important to you. Network with peers and make new connections outside of your specialty. ObesityWeek is the one conference where you’ll find everything you need, for your research, and for your patients. CME accreditation information can be found under the Education tab.

ASMBS Program Highlights

  • 15+ post-graduate courses
  • 2 hands-on, skills labs
  • 50+ oral abstract research presentations
  • 40+ scientific sessions

Surgeon Courses

Flexible Endoscopy CME

This hands on and didactic course will build upon basic endoscopic skills by teaching more advanced techniques specific to the treatment of bariatric complications and an understanding of the equipment and devices needed to treat the complications endoscopically.

The High Risk Patient CME

This session highlights surgical and medical options for high risk patients. Examples of types of patients to be discussed are those with complex medical diseases including but not limited to renal failure patients awaiting transplant, heart disease and coagulation disorders to name a few. Participants will be familiar with recommendations and further stratification of these more complex patients.

Students, Residents and Fellows CME

This session provides a format for students, residents and fellows to present their research in an oral presentation format that did not qualify for the Scientific Sessions. Presentation content will be moderated by past presidents of the ASMBS with opportunity for critique and discussion that will be invaluable for the continuing development of the presenters’ research expertise. Junior faculty will find this session valuable as well.

Practice Management CME

Participants will learn how to start and build a solid bariatric practice that has the essential elements to provide comprehensive care to bariatric patients. Attendees will be educated about different ways to have their practice be viable and sustainable economically in the current challenging healthcare climate..

Integrated Health Courses

Bariatric Mythbusters CEU

The field of bariatric surgery is relatively new in the world of medicine and it continues to evolve. Many protocols have not been standardized from program to program which leaves room for variation. In some cases, protocols are passed from one generation of clinicians to the next with limited evidence for their support. To provide the highest quality care to our patients, it’s essential that we investigate the evidence backing our protocols. Join us for a multidisciplinary myth-debunking session and challenge your perceptions regarding best practices in bariatric surgery.

Shared Appointments CEU

Providers often find themselves offering repetitive advice to patients regarding surgery, medicine, nutrition, psychological support and exercise. Comprehensive treatments are desperately needed and shared appointments provide support for patients and better efficiency for providers. This course will help bariatric caregivers develop, implement and evaluate shared appointments for their patients.

Cultural Competence CEU

Bariatric surgery patients represent diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, a variety of religions, primary languages, sexual and gender identities. Patients bring their own cultural traditions, perspectives and expectations to bariatric care. This course will focus on increasing IH professional’s ability to provide culturally competent care to their patients.

IH Practice Management CEU

This course will help IH professionals build and maintain successful bariatric surgery practices. A focus on helping patients complete goals to reach surgery, improve adherence and follow-up and receive support from the teach and each other will be reviewed.

Surgeon and Integrated Health Collaborative Courses

Incorporating Technology into Your Practice CME/CEU

Looking to begin or strengthen your social media presence for your practice? This session will focus on the top ways to incorporate emerging technologies into your practice.

Getting the “Band” Back Together CME/CEU

With adjustable gastric banding on the decline as compared to other bariatric surgeries, there are still places where this tool has a benefit. This session will highlight the use of the adjustable gastric band in current practice and best practices and identifying appropriate patients for banding in today’s environment will be discussed. Avoiding pitfalls and complications of the procedure and how it fares in today’s market will also be discussed.

This schedule is subject to change.

TOS Program Highlights

The best in obesity science, prevention and intervention—all under one roof!

Multi-Perspective Symposium on: CME

  • TOS President’s Symposium: Are the Cards Stacked Against Us? The Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity

Basic Science—Metabolism and Integrative Physiology, including: CME

  • Hitting A Triple – Diabetes, Obesity and the Emerging Links to Cancer Risk
  • I Like to Move It Move It – How the Brain Interacts With Exercise
  • It Does Matter if It’s Black or White: Addressing Racial Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Key Lecturer Alyssa Hasty – Immunometabolism and the Role of Macrophages in Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  • Key Lecturer James Johnson – What Comes First, Hyperinsulinemia or Obesity?
  • The Hand That Nature Dealt – The Links Between Genetic Disorders and Obesity
  • Who’s Got the Heat – Emerging Methods and Discoveries Using In-vivo Measures of Tissue Metabolism

Basic Science—Neuroscience, including: CME

  • Blunt Talk – The Role of Cannabinoids in Obesity
  • I Like to Move It Move It – How the Brain Interacts With Exercise
  • It’s Getting Hot in Here – Brain Thermoregulation and Impact on Body Weight
  • Key Lecturer Holly Ingraham – Neural Control of Body Weight and Metabolism
  • Let’s Talk About Sex… Differences
  • My Brain Made Me Eat It – Neural Circuitry Promoting Feeding

Intervention and Clinical Studies, including: CME

  • Hitting the Mark – Transforming Treatment Response Heterogeneity into Precision Medicine
  • Intervention and Clinical Studies Orals Session 3
  • Key Lecturer Dennis Villareal – Treatment of Geriatric Obesity
  • Key Lecturer Joe Donnelly – Exercise, Weight Loss, and Weight Loss Maintenance
  • Rolling the Dice – Incentives and Gamification in Weight Management
  • Taking a HIIT or Sweating the Small Stuff – Tools to Create Changes in Patients’ Physical Activity

Population Health, including: CME

  • Hitting A Triple – Diabetes, Obesity and the Emerging Links to Cancer Risk
  • It’s a Disparate Day in the Neighborhood – Cutting Edge Neighborhood Research With an Equity Lens
  • Key Lecturer Christopher Lynch – NIH’s Nutrition Research Strategic Plan – Implications for Obesity Research
  • Key Lecturer Sara Bleich – My Year In the White House
  • Let’s Talk About Sex… Differences
  • Social Determinants of Energy Balance and Obesity

Clinical/Professional Practice, including: CME

  • Constant Craving – Food Addiction, Binge Eating and Loss of Control Eating-Differences Treatment Options
  • Debate: Management of Type 2 Diabetes – Glucose vs. Obesity-centered Approach
  • Dietary Fast Track to Weight Loss – Fasting, Macro-aggressions or Focusing on Behavior
  • Key Lecturer Robert Berkowitz – Weight Off Your Mind – Weight Management in Patients With Psychiatric Conditions
  • Obesity Medicine Bootcamp
  • Show Me the Money – Insurance Coverage and Regulatory Considerations for Clinical Weight Management
  • Taking a HIIT or Sweating the Small Stuff – Tools to Create Changes in Patients’ Physical Activity
  • Why Don’t You Meet Me in the Middle – Management of Obesity in Adolescence and Transitions of Care

Health Care Policy/Public Health Policy, including: CME

  • Are We Winning the Battle? Policies to Help Moms and Kids Fight Obesity
  • Food Insecurity and Obesity – Strange Bedfellows?
  • Gambling With Public Health or a Sure Bet to Combat Obesity & Diabetes? A Debate on Taxes
  • It Does Matter if It’s Black or White: Addressing Racial Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Key Lecturer Diana Thomas – Are We Fit to Fight? Evaluating the BMI Guidelines for Military Service
  • Show Me the Money – Insurance Coverage and Regulatory Considerations for Clinical Weight Management
  • The Internet & Obesity – Contributing to the Problem or Creating Solutions?

Joint Symposia, including: CME

  • TOS/ACSM Joint Symposium
  • TOS/ASMBS Joint Symposium: Meladaptive Behaviors
  • TOS/ASMBS Joint Symposium: Pancreas/Diabetes
  • TOS/EASO Joint Symposium
  • TOS/NIH Joint Workshop: Grant Submission
  • TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Joint Symposium: Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity
  • TOS/OAC/Obesity Canada Joint Symposium: Personal Stories
  • TOS/SSIB Joint Symposium: Taste Great, Less Filling: Role for the Gustatory System in Ingestive Behavior and Obesity
  • TOS/WMDPG Joint Symposium: Partnering for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care and Following Bariatric Surgery: Evidence-Based Dietary and Lifestyle Practices for Health Care Providers
  • TOS/WOF Joint Symposium: Sugar – Natural and Pure or Is It Deadly?

Sub-tracks on: CME

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity Medicine Exam Prep
  • Pediatrics

Check back for a detailed schedule, coming soon!

This is a preliminary schedule that is subject to change.