Workshops

Workshops are FREE to conference registrants, but are ticketed, and are not included in ObesityWeek OnDemand. Workshop attendees must take their seats at least 5 minutes before the session begins. Anyone without a ticket who wishes to attend will be admitted at that time. Clinical Consultation Workshops are CME/ABIM MOC sessions. Check the interactive program for many more sessions including symposia, orals, key lectures, and awards – search by keyword, title, speaker, or track.

Beverly Tchang Clinical Consultation Workshop
Sunday, Nov. 3, 1:30-3:00 pm

Master obesity management at ObesityWeek’s Clinical Consultation Workshop with Dr. Beverly Tchang, who is triple board-certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and obesity. Gain practical insights into common issues like menopausal weight gain or navigate complex cases in pharmacotherapy “non-responders.” Bring your challenging cases for discussion. Register now to elevate your patient care.

Philip Schauer Clinical Consultation Workshop
Sunday, Nov. 3, 3:30-5:00 pm

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Leon Igel and Katherine Saunders Clinical Consultation Workshop
Monday, Nov. 4, 8:00-9:30 am

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your most challenging patient cases to two leading experts in the field, Dr. Katherine Saunders and Dr. Leon Igel. Dr. Saunders and Dr. Igel have extensive clinical experience in both Obesity Medicine and Endocrinology, and are happy to discuss cases regarding weight-centric diabetes management, drug-induced weight gain, post-surgical weight regain, advanced pharmacotherapeutic combinations, and any other topic you’d like to discuss.

TOS/NIH Joint Early Career Academic Workshop
Monday, Nov. 4, 10:00-11:30 am

Are you a student, postdoc, or junior faculty interested in learning more about how the NIH supports early career investigators? This workshop is for you! Join experienced NIH program staff for an informative session on opportunities to support early-stage investigators, and a chance to interact in small groups with experienced program officers.

Amanda Velazquez Clinical Consultation Workshop
Monday, Nov. 4, 1:30-2:30 pm

Practical Solutions: Problem-Based Learning Cases for Tackling Complex Obesity Treatment Challenges

Bring your questions to this session!  Participants will engage in problem-based learning exercises designed to tackle the complexities of obesity treatment, addressing today’s pressing challenges head-on. From navigating shortages of GLP1s to interchanging between anti-obesity medicines, this session confronts the real-world hurdles faced by healthcare professionals. We’ll explore strategies for addressing non-responders to anti-obesity medicine, optimizing treatment for medically complex patients, and more. Join us for an insightful discussion of clinical challenges and effective interventions in the ever-evolving landscape of obesity management.

Lee Kaplan Clinical Consultation Workshop
Monday, Nov. 4, 3:30-5:00 pm

In this Clinical Case Workshop, we will be discussing a few challenging clinical dilemmas and strategies for their management, with a particular focus on patients who respond less well to evidence-based treatment or who experience a variable treatment response over time. If they wish, workshop participants are welcome to bring and present one-minute summaries of one of their own challenging patients for brief discussion.

Meera Shah Clinical Consultation Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 8:30-9:30 am

In the field of obesity medicine, practitioners frequently encounter management decisions that lack a solid evidence base. This session is designed to provide practical guidance for addressing those challenging questions that often arise. Explore topics like managing weight plateau on anti-obesity medications, navigating the process of scaling back on such medications, and determining the focus for post-bariatric surgery patients experiencing weight regain. Engage in insightful discussions and share your own cases, benefiting from the collective experience and expertise of the group. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and decision-making!

John Morton Clinical Consultation Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10:00-11:30 am

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Claudia Fox Clinical Consultation Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1:30-2:30 pm

Use of Anti-Obesity Medications to Treat Pediatric Obesity: A Case-Based Workshop

Pediatric healthcare providers will learn the practical application of obesity treatments for children and adolescents from experts in the field using an interactive case-based format.

Design a Rigorous Study to Test Both Implementation Strategies and Intervention Outcomes Using Randomized Trials
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3:30-5:00 pm

It is well documented that even the most effective, evidence-based interventions may take more than a decade to be widely disseminated and many are never disseminated. Implementation Science is designed to evaluate ways to increase the adoption, reach, and integration of evidence-based interventions into routine health care and public health settings, and to reach hard-to-reach populations.  Often investigators want to examine the impact of both implementation strategies and interventions in one study.

The Dual Randomized Controlled Trial (DRCT) design addresses this goal by employing 2 RCT’s: one testing implementation strategies on implementation outcomes and one testing an intervention on health-related outcomes.  Although the utility of this approach is evident, such studies are rare in the published literature, probably because their design is surprisingly complex.  This workshop will give a concise tutorial on implementation research and draw comparisons with behavioral research.  We will then deconstruct the basic components of a DRCT and provide a step-by-step explanation of how to use the design to construct a rigorous study.  Examples are shown to demonstrate the utility of the paradigm in different settings, and session participants will design a DRCT in their own research area.

Deborah Horn Clinical Consultation Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8:00-9:30 am

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