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Harvard The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine Treating Obesity 2022



Monday, October 24, 2022


10:00am to 10:15am
Welcome and IntroductionAngela Fitch, MD and Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD

10:15am to 11:15am
2022 Blackburn Lecture: The Current State of Obesity CareW. Timothy Garvey, MD, MACE

11:15am to 11:45am

Approach to Treatment

11:45am to 12:25pm
Clinical Approach to the Patient with ObesityEthan Lazarus, MD, FOMA

12:25pm to 1:05pm
Beyond BMI: Obesity Staging and Guideline-Based Treatment of ObesityDaniel Bessesen, MD

1:05pm to 1:45pm
Obesity PharmacotherapyKarl Nadolsky, DO

1:45pm to 2:45pm

2:45pm to 3:25pm
Combination Treatment for Obesity ManagementAngela Fitch, MD

3:25pm to 3:45pm

3:45pm to 4:05pm
Panel Discussion: Approach to Treatment and Pharmacotherapy

Lifestyle and Exercise

4:05pm to 4:45pm
Lifestyle-Based TherapiesChika Anekwe, MD, MPH

4:45pm to 5:25pm
Strength Training in Weight Management: Educating and Empowering PatientsSpencer Nadolsky, DO

5:25pm to 6:05pm
Key Exercise Recommendations for Weight Loss and MaintenanceJohn Jakicic, PhD

6:05pm to 6:25pm
Panel Discussion: Lifestyle Therapies

6:25pm to 6:55pm

Dietary Considerations

6:55pm to 7:35pm
DNA-Based Weight Loss Interventions: What Have We Learned?Christopher Gardner, PhD

7:35pm to 8:15pm
Time-Restricted EatingFrank Scheer, PhD

8:15pm to 8:55pm
Dietary Strategies for Weight LossAbeer Bader, RD

8:55pm to 9:15pm
Panel Discussion: Dietary Considerations

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Individualization of Care

10:00am to 10:40am
Genetics and the Future of Obesity TreatmentRuth Loos, PhD

10:40am to 11:20am
Precision Medical Treatment of ObesityAndreas Acosta, MD, PhD

11:20am to 12:00pm
Precision Lifestyle Treatments for ObesityAndrew Chan, MD, MPH

12:00pm to 12:30pm

12:30pm to 1:10pm
The Future State of Obesity CareDebbie Horn, DO

1:10pm to 1:30pm
Patient Case Presentation Highlighting Precision Delivery of CareJennifer Ahn, MD

1:30pm to 1:50pm
Panel Discussion: Precision Care

1:50pm to 2:50pm

Models of Delivering Care

2:50pm to 3:30pm
Cooperative Integrated and Virtual Care ModelsKatherine Saunders, MD and Leon Igel, MD

3:30pm to 3:50pm
Models of Obesity Care in Private PracticeCarolynn Francavilla Brown, MD and Craig Primack, MD

3:50pm to 4:10pm
Models of Obesity Care in Private Practice: Private Pay Practice ModelCraig Primack, MD

4:10pm to 4:40pm
Integrating Primary Care and Obesity Medicine in an Academic Medical CenterLauren Oshman, MD, MPH and Dina Griauzde, MD, MSc

4:40pm to 5:10pm
Multi-Disciplinary Weight Centers: The MGH ExperienceAngela Fitch, MD

5:10pm to 5:30pm
Panel Discussion: Models of Delivering Care

5:30pm to 6:00pm


6:00pm to 6:30pm
Assessment of the Pediatric Patient with ObesityClaudia Fox, MD

6:30pm to 7:10pm
Use of Anti-Obesity Medications in Pediatric PatientsVibha Singhal, MD, MBBS

7:10pm to 7:50pm
Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery in the Pediatric PatientCornelia Griggs, MD

7:50pm to 8:10pm
Panel Discussion: Obesity in the Pediatric Population

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

10:00am to 10:40am
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, POSE, and TOReBarham Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

10:40am to 11:10am
Gastric Balloons, Transpyloric Shuttle, and Duodenal ResurfacingAmandeep Singh, MD, PhD

11:10am to 11:40am
Update on Bariatric Surgery for ObesityDenise Gee, MD
No CME credit awarded

11:40am to 12:00pm
Panel Discussion: Endoscopic and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Diseases Associated with Obesity

12:30pm to 1:00pm
Diagnosis and Staging of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with ObesityKathleen Corey, MD, MPH

1:00pm to 1:30pm
Treatment of NAFLD/NASH in the Patient with ObesityMichelle Lai, MD, MPH

1:30pm to 2:00pm
Obesity and DiabetesPaul Copeland, MD

2:00pm to 3:00pm

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Obesity and Cardiovascular DiseaseAmi Bhatt, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Sleep Health and Sleep ApneaJeremy McConnell, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm
What to Consider Prior to Knee and Hip Replacements in the Patient with ObesityJohn Esposito, MD

4:30pm to 4:50pm
Panel Discussion: Diseases Associated with Obesity

4:50pm to 5:20pm

Understanding the Needs of Patients with Obesity

5:20pm to 5:50pm
Obesity Treatment as We Age (Sarcopenia, Testosterone, Menopause)Klara Rosenquist, MD

5:50pm to 6:20pm
Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Obesity TreatmentJamy Ard, MD

6:20pm to 6:50pm
Ensuring Equal Access to Care for All PatientsAdjoa Anyane-Yeboa, MD

6:50pm to 7:10pm
Panel Discussion: Making Sure Underserved Populations Have Equal Access to Care