Current Issues in Obesity: Stigma, Science, and Solutions
Obesity is a serious chronic illness that requires long-term management; however, it is also drastically underdiagnosed and undertreated. Arm yourself with a concrete understanding of the physiologic factors that contribute to obesity so that you can effectively manage this disease and prevent comorbid conditions. Hear strategies for developing personalized treatment plans based on current and emerging pharmacotherapies. Most importantly, identify biases that may be hindering your care of patients with obesity.
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Nicholas Pennings, DO, FOMA: Contractor for Medifast
Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA: Advisory Board for Gelesis
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP (moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
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