OVERVIEW AND TARGET AUDIENCE

To review the spectrum of therapies available for weight management, as standalone therapies and as multimodal (combination) therapies. Efficacy and risks associated with each therapy will be reviewed. The role of the multidisciplinary care team in multimodal weight management therapy will also be covered.

OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize the spectrum of therapies available for weight management and their related efficacy and risks.
  • Understand the role of multimodal/combination therapy in optimizing weight management outcomes.
  • Understand the role of the multidisciplinary care team in supporting and optimizing weight management outcomes.

1:30pm Introduction
Paul A. Lorentz, MS RN RD BBA
1:40pm Medical Nutrition Therapy for the weight management patient
Laura Andromalos, MS RD LDN
2:00pm Activity and exercise guidelines along the weight management spectrum
Wendy C. King, PhD
2:20pm Evidence-based behavioral therapy for the overweight and obese patient
Jennifer Lauretti, PhD ABPP
2:40pm Care model considerations in a multidisciplinary weight management practice
Paul A. Lorentz, MS RN RD BBA
3:00pm Panel Discussion
3:20pm Break
4:10pm Pharmacotherapy’s role along the weight management continuum
Manpreet Mundi, MD
4:30pm Endoscopy as a primary and secondary treatment option
Abu Dayyeh Barham, MD
4:50pm Surgical considerations in weight management
James Swain, MD
5:10pm Panel Discussion
5:30pm Adjourn