Interactive Schedule

Program highlights include sessions focused on the areas important to you. Network with peers and make new connections outside of your specialty. ObesityWeek is the one conference where you’ll find everything you need, for your research, and for your patients. CME accreditation information can be found under the Education tab.

ASMBS Program Highlights

  • 15+ post-graduate courses
  • 2 hands-on, skills labs
  • 50+ oral abstract research presentations
  • 40+ scientific sessions

Surgeon Courses

Bariatric Endoscopy CME

This hands on and didactic course will build upon basic endoscopic skills by teaching more advanced techniques specific to the treatment of bariatric complications and an understanding of the equipment and devices needed to treat the complications endoscopically.

Diabetes and the Metabolic Surgeon – How, Who, Where, and What? CME

This session will explore an individualized approach to metabolic surgery and discuss how to select the most appropriate metabolic surgical procedure for patients with type 2 diabetes. Attendees will also learn the effect of metabolic surgery on micro- and macro-vascular complications of type 2 diabetes and the mechanisms of action of metabolic surgery.

Students, Residents and Fellows CME

This session provides a format for students, residents and fellows to present their research in an oral presentation format that did not qualify for the Scientific Sessions. Presentation content will be moderated by past presidents of the ASMBS with opportunity for critique and discussion that will be invaluable for the continuing development of the presenters’ research expertise. Junior faculty will find this session valuable as well.

MBSAQIP Quality Improvement 101: An Interactive Session for Novice QI Leaders CME

During this interactive session attendees will begin with an overview of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) requirements for annual quality improvement (QI) and how to leverage and interpret data available via the MBSAQIP Data Registry to choose meaningful initiatives. Attendees will learn from surgeon experts about QI methodologies, interventions, prioritization, and culture.

Integrated Health Courses

Managing Diabetes Pre and Post Op CEU

With evidence strongly supporting the use of metabolic & bariatric surgery as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, there is a growing number of people with diabetes presenting for surgery. This population brings some unique challenges to medical, nutrition, behavioral health, and exercise providers for pre- and post-op management. In this session, our speakers will provide best practice guidelines for optimizing the care of people with diabetes before and after metabolic surgery.

What’s New With The Guidelines? CEU

This symposium provides an overview of the AACE/TOS/ASMBS Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Perioperative Nutrition, Metabolic, and Nonsurgical Support of Patients Undergoing Bariatric Procedures – 2019 Update. The symposium is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, dietitians, behavioral health providers, and other medical health professionals who work with metabolic and bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is designed for an intermediate/advanced level.

IH Diversity and Inclusion & LGBTQ CEU

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to describe the current literature in bariatrics related to LGBTQ, diversity and inclusion issues, identify key issues in the management of adolescents and adults undergoing bariatric surgery who identify from a diverse background, and summarize gender affirming therapy in adults undergoing bariatric surgery

Tele-Health: The Good and the BadCEU

After attending this symposium, attendees will be able to identify the spectrum of modalities that can be used in Tele-Health, and a variety of different ways that these modalities can be employed, appreciate both the advantages and the potential drawbacks or challenges of using tele-health modalities, start thinking about ways to incorporate Tele-Health into their practices, and understand the complexities of billing for Tele-Health services.

Surgeon and Integrated Health Collaborative Courses

Non-responders and Weight Gain CME/CEU

This session will review the prevalence of non-response and weight regain following bariatric surgery and discuss multidisciplinary interventions to prevent, manage, and treat non-response and weight regain.

Medicinal Marijuana CME/CEU

The medical and psychosocial impact of tobacco and alcohol have been investigated in bariatric surgery populations. Little, however, is known about marijuana and its impact on peri-operative risk and post-operative outcomes. Although previously published guidelines have suggested that substance use/abuse is a contra-indication for bariatric surgery, states vary in the legality of recreational and medicinal marijuana. This collaborative course will examine what is known about marijuana use in populations with obesity, the impact on surgical outcomes and implications for post-operative problematic use. Panelists will discuss implications for clinical practices.

This schedule is subject to change.

TOS Program Highlights

The best in obesity science, prevention and intervention—all under one roof!

Multi-Perspective Symposium on: CME

  • TOS President’s Symposium: Are the Cards Stacked Against Us? The Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity

Basic Science—Metabolism and Integrative Physiology, including: CME

  • Hitting A Triple – Diabetes, Obesity and the Emerging Links to Cancer Risk
  • I Like to Move It Move It – How the Brain Interacts With Exercise
  • It Does Matter if It’s Black or White: Addressing Racial Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Key Lecturer Alyssa Hasty – Immunometabolism and the Role of Macrophages in Obesity and Metabolic Disease
  • Key Lecturer James Johnson – What Comes First, Hyperinsulinemia or Obesity?
  • The Hand That Nature Dealt – The Links Between Genetic Disorders and Obesity
  • Who’s Got the Heat – Emerging Methods and Discoveries Using In-vivo Measures of Tissue Metabolism

Basic Science—Neuroscience, including: CME

  • Blunt Talk – The Role of Cannabinoids in Obesity
  • I Like to Move It Move It – How the Brain Interacts With Exercise
  • It’s Getting Hot in Here – Brain Thermoregulation and Impact on Body Weight
  • Key Lecturer Holly Ingraham – Neural Control of Body Weight and Metabolism
  • Let’s Talk About Sex… Differences
  • My Brain Made Me Eat It – Neural Circuitry Promoting Feeding

Intervention and Clinical Studies, including: CME

  • Hitting the Mark – Transforming Treatment Response Heterogeneity into Precision Medicine
  • Intervention and Clinical Studies Orals Session 3
  • Key Lecturer Dennis Villareal – Treatment of Geriatric Obesity
  • Key Lecturer Joe Donnelly – Exercise, Weight Loss, and Weight Loss Maintenance
  • Rolling the Dice – Incentives and Gamification in Weight Management
  • Taking a HIIT or Sweating the Small Stuff – Tools to Create Changes in Patients’ Physical Activity

Population Health, including: CME

  • Hitting A Triple – Diabetes, Obesity and the Emerging Links to Cancer Risk
  • It’s a Disparate Day in the Neighborhood – Cutting Edge Neighborhood Research With an Equity Lens
  • Key Lecturer Christopher Lynch – NIH’s Nutrition Research Strategic Plan – Implications for Obesity Research
  • Key Lecturer Sara Bleich – My Year In the White House
  • Let’s Talk About Sex… Differences
  • Social Determinants of Energy Balance and Obesity

Clinical/Professional Practice, including: CME

  • Constant Craving – Food Addiction, Binge Eating and Loss of Control Eating-Differences Treatment Options
  • Debate: Management of Type 2 Diabetes – Glucose vs. Obesity-centered Approach
  • Dietary Fast Track to Weight Loss – Fasting, Macro-aggressions or Focusing on Behavior
  • Key Lecturer Robert Berkowitz – Weight Off Your Mind – Weight Management in Patients With Psychiatric Conditions
  • Obesity Medicine Bootcamp
  • Show Me the Money – Insurance Coverage and Regulatory Considerations for Clinical Weight Management
  • Taking a HIIT or Sweating the Small Stuff – Tools to Create Changes in Patients’ Physical Activity
  • Why Don’t You Meet Me in the Middle – Management of Obesity in Adolescence and Transitions of Care

Health Care Policy/Public Health Policy, including: CME

  • Are We Winning the Battle? Policies to Help Moms and Kids Fight Obesity
  • Food Insecurity and Obesity – Strange Bedfellows?
  • Gambling With Public Health or a Sure Bet to Combat Obesity & Diabetes? A Debate on Taxes
  • It Does Matter if It’s Black or White: Addressing Racial Disparities in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Key Lecturer Diana Thomas – Are We Fit to Fight? Evaluating the BMI Guidelines for Military Service
  • Show Me the Money – Insurance Coverage and Regulatory Considerations for Clinical Weight Management
  • The Internet & Obesity – Contributing to the Problem or Creating Solutions?

Joint Symposia, including: CME

  • TOS/ACSM Joint Symposium: Is “Sit Less” Sufficient for Obesity Prevention and Treatment? Contemporary Perspectives
  • TOS/ASMBS Joint Symposium: Meladaptive Behaviors
  • TOS/ASMBS Joint Symposium: Pancreas/Diabetes
  • TOS/EASO Joint Symposium: Policies of Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children – An International Perspective
  • TOS/NIH Joint Workshop: Grant Submission
  • TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Joint Symposium: Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity
  • TOS/OAC/Obesity Canada Joint Symposium: Personal Stories
  • TOS/SSIB Joint Symposium: Taste Great, Less Filling: Role for the Gustatory System in Ingestive Behavior and Obesity
  • TOS/WMDPG Joint Symposium: Partnering for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care and Following Bariatric Surgery: Evidence-Based Dietary and Lifestyle Practices for Health Care Providers
  • TOS/WOF Joint Symposium: Sugar – Natural and Pure or Is It Deadly?

Sub-tracks on: CME

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity Medicine Exam Prep
  • Pediatrics

Check back for a detailed schedule, coming soon!

This is a preliminary schedule that is subject to change.