The American Society of Bariatric Physicians: Obesity Medicine 2015 Offers 30 CME Hours of All-new Content

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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: Obesity Medicine 2015 Offers 30 CME Hours of All-new Content

by Rachel Nevers

Rachel Nevers is Communication Coordinator for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Aurora, Colorado.

Bariatric Times. 2015;12(3):16.

Each spring, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) hosts Obesity Medicine, a conference for anyone interested in learning the latest scientific methods of treating patients affected by obesity. Obesity Medicine 2015 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Denver in Denver, Colorado, April 8–12, 2015.

Obesity Medicine 2015 is packed with all-new content, including a new how-to course titled, “Obesity Medicine Essentials,” that explains the steps involved in starting and managing an obesity medicine clinic, and a lineup of expert speakers discussing topics related to obesity medicine. The following is a description of each of the three courses and a preview of the lectures you won’t want to miss. For the full conference schedule, see the preliminary program.
In addition to 30 continuing medical education (CME) hours and a comprehensive obesity medicine education, Obesity Medicine 2015 offers opportunities to get your questions answered directly by the experts, connect with healthcare providers who have all levels of experience practicing obesity medicine, and meet with exhibitors to learn about the new products available to patients affected by obesity.

CME: 12.75 hours
Date: Wednesday, April 8–Thursday, April 9, 2015
Overview: Gain practical knowledge in this how-to series about the medical care of patients affected by obesity. This course addresses the clinical questions providers may encounter in their day-to-day practice and provides insight into running a practice as a successful business.
Course Highlights:
•    Panel Discussion: Different Business Models for Obesity Medicine Practices
(Ethan Lazarus, MD;
Craig Primack, MD, FACP, FAAP; Justin Puckett, DO)
•    A How-to Course on Coding (Jeremy McConnell, MD)
•    Basics of Pharmacotherapy (Dan Bessesen, MD)

CME: 12.75 hours
Date: Wednesday, April 8–Thursday, April 9, 2015
Overview: Broaden your understanding about a range of diet and nutrition options based on scientific research. Speakers at this course come from many sides of the low-carbohydrate diet versus other diet debate and will use evidence-based research to try to prove why one diet works best at remedying certain comorbidities of obesity.
Course Highlights:
•    Fat Restriction or Carbohydrate Restriction for the Treatment of Diabetes: The Look AHEAD Approach (John Foreyt, PhD)
•    Fat Restriction or Carbohydrate Restriction for the Treatment of Diabetes: Low Glycemic Index Approach (Kevin C. Maki, PhD, CLS, FNLA)
•    Dietary Adherence: Any Diet Approach (Holly Wyatt, MD)

CME: 17.25 hours
Date: Friday, April 10–Sunday, April 12, 2015
Overview: Enhance your knowledge about the latest scientific research and trends related to the evaluation and treatment of patients affected by obesity. Lectures during this course will span a range of topics and provide an in-depth look at both existing and upcoming complex obesity treatment options.
Course Highlights:
•    Keynote Lecture: The Obesity Algorithm® (Harold Bays, MD, FTOS, FACE, FNLA)
•    The Calculus of Calories: Quantitative Physiology of Human Metabolism and Body-weight Dynamics (Kevin Hall, PhD)
•    Long-term Weight Maintenance: What Can We Learn from Losers? (James O. Hill, PhD)

Visit to learn more or register online. If this is your first ASBP conference, consider bundling your registration with an ASBP membership and receive a discounted registration rate. ASBP members are also eligible to participate in the mentorship program at the conference, where seasoned obesity medicine clinicians are paired with those emerging in the field to answer questions, give advice, and share expert tips.
Learn more about the other benefits of membership at

ASBP is the leading association for physicians and other health care 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. Learn more about ASBP at

ASBP thanks Bariatric Times for being the exclusive media sponsor of Obesity Medicine 2015.

FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article.

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

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