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This course will enable participants to learn how to reframe treatment paradigms and algorithms for the disease of obesity in the manner of successful multimodal cancer management models.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss multimodal approaches to the treatment of obesity.
  2. Identify current multimodal treatment recommendations
  3. Discuss opportunities for development of preoperative and postoperative care pathways

1:30pm Introduction: Why this session is important to the survival of our subspeciality. Why we have to treat obesity like cancer…
Dr. Teresa LaMasters, FACS FASMBS MD
1:35pm Introduction: What is NEO-ADJUVANT therapy for obesity
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD
1:37pm Medical Treatment as Neo- Adjuvant Therapy prior to Surgical Weight Loss
Angela Fitch, MD
1:52pm Introduction: What are PRIMARY INTEVENTIONS?
Rachel L Moore, MD FACS Dipl.ABOM
1:54pm Primary Endoscopic Intervention OUTCOMES
Erik Wilson, MD
2:04pm Primary Surgical Intervention OUTCOMES
Matthew Hutter, MBA MD MPH
2:14pm Introduction: What is ADJUVANT THERAPY?
2:16pm Anti-obesity medications as adjuvant therapy
Holly F Lofton, MD
2:26pm Post op Lifestyle and weight maintenance as adjuvant therapy
Kellene Isom, PhD MS RD CAGS
2:36pm Introduction: What are SECONDARY INTERVENTIONS
Rachel L Moore, MD FACS Dipl.ABOM
2:38pm Endoscopic approaches as secondary interventions
Matthew Kroh, MD
2:48pm Surgical approaches as secondary interventions
Eric DeMaria, MD
2:58pm Closing
Dr. Teresa LaMasters, FACS FASMBS MD
3:00pm Adjourn