Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Saturday, June 24, 2017


Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

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Overview

For comprehensive information about this course, including faculty, schedule, and pricing, please visit the Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2017 Website.

For 29 years the goal of this course has been to provide healthcare professionals in diverse disciplines with the latest evidence-based tools and knowledge needed to optimize the care of patients with obesity. There remains a large gap between clinical need and current practice in the treatment of obesity and its associated disorders. Despite the undisputed recognition of the magnitude and severity of obesity, fewer than 5% of patients with obesity undergo clinical evaluation for this disorder in the primary care setting. The primary reasons for this include inadequate provider knowledge about obesity, misunderstanding of the causes, consequences and effective treatments of obesity, and limited options for additional education. Without adequate knowledge and skills, it is not possible to address these problems in an effective manner. In the 2017 Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine, attendees will hear authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country's leading obesity treatment and research centers speak on critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. The program will include didactic lectures, panel discussions, case-based interactive workshops, interactive case review using an audience response system, and patient panel discussions. The course is designed to improve the participants' ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, we offer a subspecialty board review for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine subspecialty board examination in Obesity Medicine.

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