AACE Obesity Algorithm Symposium

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | EST

Location: A311-A312

Chair: W. Timothy Garvey, MD

Faculty: Alan J. Garber, MD; W. Timothy Garvey, MD; Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD

Educational Objectives

  1. To be familiar with risk stratification methods for patients with overweight/obesity
  2. To be able to formulate a comprehensive management plan based on risks for obesity-related complications
  3. To understand the specific roles and mechanisms of action of new anti-obesity drugs


Time Topic Faculty
1:00pm AACE Algorithm Overview
Purpose of Algorithm
Review Algorithm
Alan J. Garber, MD
1:10pm Obesity Risk Stratification
Shortcomings of Traditional BMI Stratification Schema
Rationale for Complication Based Stratification
Validated Obesity Risk Scoring Systems
W. Timothy Garvey, MD
1:30pm Lifestyle Management of Obesity
Role of Lifestyle in Clinical Medicine
Nutrition: Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Strategies
Physical Activity, Sleep, Stress Reduction
Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD
1:50pm Weight Loss Pharmacotherapy
History of Weight Loss Meds
Context of Emergence New Meds (Clinical Trials, FDA, Risks)
Itemized Survey of Current Approved Meds w/ Mechanisms, Trial Data, How to RX, etc.
W. Timothy Garvey, MD
2:10pm Panel Discussion
Jeffrey I. Mechanick, MD (Moderator)
2:30pm Adjourn
W. Timothy Garvey, MD