Applying Neurobiological Concepts to Appetite Regulation in Obesity to Individualize Patient Care

Monday, November 11, 2013 | EST

Location: CNN Center International Ballroom E-F, Omni Hotel

Sponsor: Sponsored By Vindico Medical Education

Supporter: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceutical North America, inc.

Course Chair: Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

Faculty : Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD; Samuel Klein, MD; Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS, FACP

Obesity continues to represent a major health problem in the United States, where currently an estimated 35.7% of adults are obese, with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m², according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The associated medical care costs of obesity and its associated comorbidities have almost doubled since 1998, from an estimated $78 billion in 1998 to $147 billion in 2009. The majority of research on obesity has focused primarily on clinical features such as eating behavior or peripheral appetite-regulatory peptides. However, recent functional neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that some neural circuits associated with appetiteregulatory hormones are also involved in the development and maintenance of obesity, giving rise to the concept of neurobiology of obesity. Staying current with advances in knowledge about the neurobiological basis of obesity and the complexities of central nervous system (CNS) involvement and how new and emerging therapeutic options work with the CNS to regulate body weight will allow healthcare practitioners to individualize care of the obese patient during various stages of weight loss. This live CME program will feature an interactive, audience driven case-based approach to provide the latest advances on the neurobiology of obesity, and encourage practitioners to change their practice behaviors to improve health outcomes of their obese patients.



Time Topic Faculty
6:30pm Registration and Dinner
7:00pm Introduction and Pretest
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
7:05pm Obesity as a Disease: A Closer Look at Neurobiology
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
7:25pm Pharmacologic Options for Individualized Patient Care - Achieving and Maintaining Weight Loss
Robert F. Kushner, MD, MS, FACP
7:50pm The Complications-centric Approach to Treating Obesity – A Deep Dive Approach
Samuel Klein, MD
8:10pm Case Choice: Audience Driven Case-based Learning
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
8:30pm Panel Discussion: Understanding the Complexities of the Central Nervous System in Regulating Body Weight
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
8:45pm Post-test
8:50 Question and Answer