The American Society of Bariatric Physicians Annual Fall Symposium: Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat.

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Medical Methods in Obesity Treatment

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, FACP, FAAP
Medical Bariatrician/Certified Medical Obesity Specialist/
Co-Medical Director, Scottsdale Weight Loss Center PLLC, Scottsdale, Arizona

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

This month: The American Society of Bariatric Physicians Annual Fall Symposium: Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat.

by Heidi M. Gordon, CAE, Director of Marketing & Communication, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Aurora, Colorado.

FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES: Ms. Gordon reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.

Bariatric Times. 2014;11(8):16.

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) will host its next symposium, Overcoming Obesity: Diagnose. Personalize. Treat., on September 10 to 13, 2014, at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. Whether you are interested in obesity medicine certification or simply furthering your knowledge about the latest discussions taking place in the exciting field of obesity medicine, this symposium has something for you, including the opportunity to network with more than 500 obesity medicine-focused healthcare providers and to earn up to 30 hours of continuing medical education (CME) credit.

CME: 13.25 hours
Date: Wednesday, September 10 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
Overview: Provides preparation to those planning to take the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam. Physicians preparing for the ABOM exam should attend this course, as well as other clinical physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants interested in incorporating obesity medicine as part of an existing practice. (NOTE: The entire symposium offers up to 30 CME, which fulfills the live conference attendance requirement on the ABOM exam application. Simply submit your registration receipt with your exam application and other completed CME transcript requirements.)
Course Highlights:
•    Childhood and Adolescent Obesity (Dr. Wendy Scinta)
•    The Adipocyte
(Dr. Eric C. Westman)
•    Endocrine (Dr. Jeffrey Sicat)
•    Pharmacotherapy (Dr. Ayaz Virji)

CME: 16.75 hours
Date: Friday, September 12 to Saturday, September 13, 2014
Overview: Provides a wide selection of plenary sessions focused on trending topics in obesity medicine. Experienced obesity medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, or those interested in developing an obesity medicine practice, should attend this course.
Course Highlights:
•    The Truth Inside You: Why Traditional Cholesterol Testing Fails to Prevent Heart Disease
(Dr. Tara Dall)
•    The Long-term Use of Anorectic Medications for the Treatment of Obesity (Dr. Timothy Garvey)
•    The Relationship among Adverse Childhood Experiences, Obesity, Adult Biomedical Disease and Psychological Dysfunction
(Dr. Vincent Felitti)
•    Artificial Sweeteners: Good or Bad? (Dr. Mark Pereira)

Featured After-hours Event: The Obesity Treatment Foundation Reception will take place on the evening of Saturday, September 13, 2014. Celebrate the new ASBP-related charitable foundation with live entertainment by a local band, food, drinks, and a silent auction.

A preview of the full line-up of course content and speakers, as well as after-hours events, can be found in the online preliminary program.

If you are thinking about attending an ASBP conference for the first time, please consider membership in the Society. New, first-time members who bundle their membership and registration receive discounted pricing. (Learn more about all the benefits of membership on page 24 of the symposium’s preliminary program and select the appropriate option on your registration form.) ASBP members are also eligible to participate in the ASBP Mentorship Program, through which seasoned and emerging obesity medicine clinicians can make connections and share advice about obesity treatment options and professional development. (Learn more about the mentorship program on page 5 of the symposium’s preliminary program and select the appropriate option on your registration form.)

Visit to learn more about the symposium and how to register. Register by August 15 to take advantage of early registration pricing. Also, reserve your hotel room at the Hilton Austin by August 19 to receive a discounted room rate, which starts at $209 (plus tax) per night.

ASBP is the leading association for clinical physicians and other providers dedicated to the comprehensive medical treatment of patients affected by obesity and associated conditions. Many ASBP-member physicians also hold certification from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In 2013, ASBP introduced the first-ever comprehensive algorithm that navigates the physician’s role in the treatment of patients affected by obesity. The Obesity Algorithm® charts are available for free download at

ASBP sends special thanks to Bariatric Times for being the exclusive media sponsor of the Overcoming Obesity symposium.

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