In this activity, Dr. Domino will discuss easy and effective strategies for encouraging weight loss in patients. He will discuss what constitutes healthy eating and dispel some food and diet myths.
Obesity is now recognized as a chronic illness that requires ongoing treatment, much like diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. This is now encompassed by Obesity Medicine, the fastest-growing new specialty. In this keynote talk, Dr. Louis Aronne discusses multidisciplinary approaches to combating obesity, including prescription of diet, exercise, and behavioral modification. He will further review pharmacologic therapies, devices, and surgeries that can be considered as adjuncts to lifestyle interventions in appropriate patients.
Inhibitors of the PCSK9 protein represent an important new therapeutic class for patients with familiar hypercholesterolemia or established CVD who require further LDL-C lowering beyond what statins can provide. This Case Curriculum illustrates two patient scenarios for the use of PCSK9 inhibitors, and reviews selection of patients who require more intensive LDL-C lowering and clinical efficacy and safety data for these novel agents.
Dr. Apovian will give an overview of obesity in children, including a discussion of the latest statistics and effects on long term health. She will discuss effective strategies to promote healthy behavior to combat childhood obesity and talk about how the clinician can encourage lifestyle modifications in their patients.
Obesity in childhood is associated with multiple comorbidities and one out of every 3 children is classified as obese or overweight by their 5th birthday. This program will review the epidemiology and etiology of obesity in childhood. Participants will be able to discuss behaviors within the family that can reduce the risk of obesity as well as discuss community based strategies for childhood obesity.
This program aims to provider the primary care physician community- and patient-based strategies to prevent and manage pediatric obesity.
Dr. Domino addresses several questions relevant to primary care providers regarding treating infections in children, obesity, diet and exercise. He also reviews new information on dietary supplements and lists suggestions for lifestyle for managing obesity.
This program aims to discuss the endocrine morbidity issues associated with obese children. This program will also discuss methods for screening for these metabolic complications and develop treatment plans for these complications.