American Society of Bariatric Physicians 2013 Spring Obesity Conference Preview: Five Days, Three Courses, 30 CME Hours

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

This month’s column by Heidi Gordon

Heidi M. Gordon is Director of Marketing & Communications, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Aurora, Colorado.This column is dedicated to providing information on the medical management of obesity, which includes diet, exercise, behavioral change, and medication.

Column Editors: Craig Primack, MD, FAAP, Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Wendy Scinta, MD, MS, FAAFP, Medical Director, Medical Weight Loss of NY, BOUNCE Program for Childhood Obesity, Fayetteville, New York; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Bariatric Times. 2013;10(4):21–22

Funding: No funding was provided for this article.

Financial disclosures: Ms. Gordon reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) will host its 2013 Spring Obesity Conference April 24 to 28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, California.
Whether you are interested in obesity medicine certification, exploring dietary treatment modalities, or simply furthering your knowledge about the latest discussions taking place in the obesity medicine field, this conference has something for you. In addition to hearing from the conference’s many internationally recognized researchers, authors, and experts, you also will have an opportunity to network with medical colleagues from across the country as well as visit with exhibitors specifically serving the physicians practicing clinical obesity medicine. (See ASBP Spring 2013 Conference Speakers)

This is also a great opportunity for the bariatric surgical community to learn how to collaborate with bariatricians and learn more about medical modalities to help your patients achieve optimal weight loss.

Personalize your experience by choosing to attend one or more of these courses during the conference. A discount is available when you register for both the review and obesity courses.
The following is a detailed listing of courses offered at the ASBP 2013.

Obesity Medicine Certification Review Course
CME hours: 13
Dates: Wednesday, April 24–Thursday, April 25, 2013. Overview: Provides preparation to those planning to take the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam.
Course highlights:
• Childhood and Adolescent Obesity (Dr. Wendy Scinta)
• The Adipocyte (Dr. Eric Westman)
• Endocrine (Dr. Jeffrey Sicat)
•    Pharmacotherapy (Dr. Ed Hendricks)
• ABOM Exam Overview and Q&A (ABOM Vice Chair Dr. John Cleek)

Nutrition and Metabolism Society Symposium
CME hours: 7.5
Dates: Thursday, April 25
Overview: Provides education to clinicians interested specifically in carbohydrate-restricted diets.
Course highlights:
• Clinical Efficacy of Different Macronutrients for Weight Control (Dr. Arne Astrup)
• Dietary Protein, Muscle Thermogenesis, and Body Composition (Dr. Donald Layman)
• The Role of Carbohydrates in Metabolic Disorders: A Historical Perspective (Gary Taubes)
• Comparing Fuels for Exercise Fitness and Performance (Dr. Jeff Volek)

Obesity Course
CME hours: 17
Dates: Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28
Overview: Provides a wide selection of plenary sessions focused on trending topics in obesity medicine.
Course highlights:
• Drugs, Devices and Dependencies: Pre- / Post-operative Considerations for the Bariatric Surgery Patient (Dr. Christopher Still)
• Unmet Needs of the Bariatric Practice and Ways the American Medical Association Can Be of Help (Dr. Jeremy Lazarus and Dr. Ethan Lazarus)
• Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Neuroimaging Subtypes of Obesity (Dr. Daniel Amen)
• The Straight Dope on Cholesterol (Dr. Peter Attia)
• Changes in Reward Value of Calorie-dense Food after Gastric Bypass (Dr. Carel LeRoux)
• ABOM Diplomate Recognition Ceremony

To download a copy of the conference program with individual course topics, speakers, and sessions and to complete your online registration, visit

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