The Obesity Epidemic – What All Health Care Providers Need to Know

Earn up to 8.25 CME/CE Credits.  View Accreditation Statements.

Join us virtually on June 11, 2019, from 9AM - 3PM EDT where you’ll hear from highly accomplished physicians and health care professionals successfully treating patients with obesity. Sessions will focus on breaking the barriers to better outcomes for your overweight patients, including:

  • Metabolic and bariatric medical interventions without surgery
  • How to speak to your patients about obesity
  • Internal Hospital Referrals: Change how your weight management program is being viewed from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘MUST HAVE’ using a top-down approach.
  • Examine how obesity is the root cause of many leading comorbidities, like diabetes, infertility, sleep apnea, and hypertension

This Virtual Conference is your chance to learn from your peers on the prevention and treatment of obesity whether you’re actively doing that today or if you’ve never treated one of your overweight patients for weight management.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 9:00AM EDT to 3:00PM EDT
WHERE: Online at your favorite location
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any health care professional that sees patients with a BMI of 30 or greater
CE CREDITS: Up to 8.25

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Confirmed Speakers 

Keynote Speaker:  Troy Schumann, MD

TOPIC: Building a Practice from the Top Down: One Office’s Experience

Dr. Schumann is the Medical Director of the St. Elizabeth Weight Management Center in Florence, Kentucky.

Jen Caudle, DO

TOPIC: Fat Shaming: Undressing the Body Bias in Medicine

Dr. Jen Caudle is a board-certified family medicine physician and appears regularly on The TODAY Show, Dr. Oz Show, CNN, FOX News, Rachael Ray Show, Steve Harvey Show, Fox 29 Philadelphia News, and many others.

Valerie Sutherland, MD

TOPIC:  Metabolic and Bariatric Medical Interventions: Bariatric Surgery without the Surgery?

Dr. Sutherland is founder, CEO and CMO of Rainier Medical Weight Loss and Wellness in Tacoma, Washington.

Christopher Case, MD

TOPIC: Strategies for Weight Loss Maintenance

Dr. Case is a board certified endocrinologist in Jefferson City, Missouri, practicing at Jefferson City Medical Group.

Neil Floch, MD, FACS

TOPIC: A Dummies (No, Genius’s) Guide to Medical and Surgical Treatments for Obesity and their Importance

Dr. Floch is the Network Director for Bariatric Surgery for Western Connecticut Health Network.

Peter Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA

TOPIC: Safety and Efficacy of a VLCD on Fatty Liver

Dr. Jones is the Medical Director for the Weight Management Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.

John Hernried, MD, FACP

TOPIC: Weight Management and Diabetes

Dr. Hernried is the President & Medical Director of the Hernried Center for Medical Weight Loss in Sacramento, California.

Rachel Smith, CNM, ARNP

TOPIC: Recognizing, Addressing and Treating Obesity in Women's Health

Rachel Smith is the founding Director for Weight Management at The Group, the longest standing OB practice in the metro Davenport, Iowa area.

JJ Rodriguez, MS, CEP, CPT

TOPIC: The Exercise Paradox of Patients with Obesity

JJ Rodriguez is the Senior Exercise Physiologist for Houston Methodist Hospital. He holds an undergrad in Kinesiology and Masters in Exercise Science.

Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS

TOPIC: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies for Patients with Obesity

Rachel Goldman is a licensed psychologist specializing in health and wellness, including weight management and obesity, eating behaviors, health behavior change, and stress reduction.

Heather Boyd, RDN, CSOWM, CDE

TOPIC: The Importance, Effectiveness & Safety of Meal Replacements in the Treatment of Obesity: A Dietitian’s Perspective

Heather Boyd is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Specialist in Weight Management and Obesity, and a Certified Diabetes Educator from Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland.



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