Expanding Options in Obesity Management: Strategies to Individualize Treatment

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | EST

Location: International Ballroom A-D, Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Sponsor: Jointly sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine and Continuing Education Alliance

Supporter: This program is supported by an educational grant from Eisai Inc.

Program Director: Lous J. Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS

Speakers: Ken Fujioka, MD; Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP, FTOS

Advances in our understanding of obesity and its comorbidities have expanded therapeutic options in weight management. Behavioral modification (eg, weight reduction, exercise) is essential to any weight loss regimen, but additional therapy is usually required to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. New antiobesity medications have become available that consider the pathobiology of weight regulation. Surgical therapy is a last resort for patients in whom other treatment options (medication, lifestyle) have failed. Because the goal of weight loss is to improve the overall health of the patient, a multidisciplinary team is the optimal approach to address the comorbidities of overweight/obesity.



Time Topic Faculty
7:15am The Changing Landscape of Obesity Management
Louis Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS
7:30am A Weight-Centric Approach: Strategies to Individualize Treatment
Ken Fujioka, MD; Robert Kushner, MD, FACP, FTOS
8:00am Panel Discussion
Louis Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS, and panel
8:15am Questions and Answers