You are cordially invited
to attend a CME symposium and dinner to be held in conjunction with ObesityWeek 2014
Join your colleagues and be part of an interactive, issue-based collaborative symposium using the latest audience response iPad technology.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014Register Now

The Westin Boston Waterfront
Harbor Ballroom
425 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts

Registration and Dinner
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Scientific Program
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

To educate obesity medicine specialists about the rapidly evolving landscape of obesity pharmacotherapy and to present complications-centric strategies that will result in improved long-term maintenance of weight loss in patients with obesity.


7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Registration, Dinner, and Premeeting Audience Polling

7:30 PM – 7:50 PM The Changing Landscape of Obesity Management
Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS

7:50 PM – 8:20 PM Pharmacotherapy for Obesity
Ken Fujioka, MD, FTOS

8:20 PM – 8:40 PM Long-term Management and Sustained Weight Loss: The Importance of Maintaining Success
Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP, FTOS

8:40 PM – 8:50 PM Case Study and Faculty Discussion
Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP, FTOS, and faculty panel

8:50 PM – 9:00 PM Audience Questions

Program Chair
Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP, FTOS
Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg
    School of Medicine
Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Louis J. Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS
Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Center for Weight Management
    and Metabolic Clinical Research
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Ken Fujioka, MD, FTOS
Director, Center for Weight Management
Director, Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center Department of Endocrinology
Scripps Clinic
San Diego, California

Course Director
Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, FTOS
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center
Director, Nutrition Support Service
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

  Learning Objectives
After participating in this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Incorporate into practice the components of a comprehensive, individualized, long-term treatment plan for obesity management based on new guidelines
  • Adopt a complications-centric, risk-stratification approach to obesity treatment
  • Describe patient selection and safety criteria for recently approved medications and those in the pipeline that address the underlying pathobiology of obesity
  • Apply effective counseling principles to conversations with patients about obesity to improve long-term treatment outcomes

Target Audience

Physicians and other healthcare professionals who treat obesity.

Program Description

Advances in our understanding of obesity have expanded therapeutic options in weight management. In just the last 3 years, antiobesity medications that consider the pathobiology of weight regulation have become available. These medications, used as an adjunct to lifestyle modification, can help selected patients with obesity achieve greater weight loss. Because the goal of weight loss is to improve the overall health of the patient, a multidisciplinary effort among healthcare providers will provide optimal results.

Jointly Provided By

Boston UniversityThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Continuing Education Alliance. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Boston University School of Medicine complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If any participant is in need of reasonable accommodations, please FAX a written request to 203.487.0406 for consideration at least 2 weeks prior to the activity.

Dinner is supported by Continuing Education Alliance.

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

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