Pri-Med Irving - Regional CME/CE Conference

Irving, TX | June 28-29, 2022

Irving Convention Center

Weight Matters: Refocusing Diabetes Care in People with Obesity


PCPs stand on the frontlines of obesity management but often do not optimally provide the comprehensive and long-term care these patients require. Bias toward people with obesity can cloud clinical judgement, and comorbidities can take priority over addressing obesity. This expert-led session focuses on obesity as a serious, chronic illness and acknowledges intrinsic and extrinsic biases that negatively affect clinical judgment and relationships with patients. Clinicians will walk away with evidence-based strategies for obesity treatment that includes lifestyle interventions and long-term use of anti-obesity medications as indicated by recent guidelines. Finally, clinicians will hear about emerging treatment options that will likely expand their armamentarium.

Learning Objectives

Describe the abundant consequences of excess weight in people with diabetes (PWD) and how these contribute to increased comorbidities and progression of diabetes

Avoid therapeutic inertia by identifying people with diabetes and obesity who can benefit from weight-targeted treatment escalation early in their disease course

Select treatment options for patients with diabetes and obesity that target weight loss to achieve overall health

Outline communication strategies that overcome clinician bias towards people with obesity (PWO) and address obesity as a chronic health issue that requires long-term care


Robert F. Kushner, MD, FACP

Robert Kushner is a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Lifestyle Medicine in Chicago, IL. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, he went o...

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Richard E. Pratley, MD

Richard E. Pratley, MD, serves as medical director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute as well as senior investigator and diabetes program lead at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, both in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Prat...

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly