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Treating Obesity 2017: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, a subspecialty board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine subspecialty board examination.

 

Highlights of the 2017 program include:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity

  • Medical and surgical management of the adult patient with obesity

  • Effective counseling and motivation techniques

  • Matching patients with optimal therapies (lifestyle, dietary, medical, surgical)

  • Precision medicine for obesity and metabolic disorders

  • Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery

  • Treating children and adolescents: new medical and surgical options

  • Emerging therapies for genetic obesity

  • How food regulates metabolism

  • Building and maintaining a successful obesity medicine practice

  • Enhancing communication skills around obesity with patients, payers, colleagues, and referring physicians

    Jun 2017
    22
    Jun 2017
    24

    Address details

    296 State Street
    Boston, 02109
    United States

    Location information

    Boston Marriott Long Wharf