Presented by the Obesity Medicine Association

Using the four pillars of clinical obesity medicine as the foundation for patient and provider monitoring of nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication. An interactive learning discussion around how to collect and use monitoring in a clinical setting to improve patient care in real time.

Target Audience:

Clinical Providers including: Obesity Medicine Specialists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians, Exercise Physiologists, Behavioralists, and Researchers in the area of monitoring.

Educational Objectives:

To provide an evidence review and an interactive real world clinical practice discussion around patient and physician monitoring in the treatment of overweight and obesity using the Obesity Medicine Association 4 Pillars of treatment: Nutrition, Physical Activity, Behavior, and Medication. Upon conclusion of this symposium attendees will be familiar with innovation options that will allow them to engage their patients outside of the clinical appointment. This will allow participants to better:

  • Assess patients’ dietary intake and adjust nutritional prescriptions as needed
  • Evaluate the impact of stressors and/or sleep issues that may be affecting patients’ progress
  • Audit patients’ physical activity and develop plans unique to that patient’s capabilities
  • Educate patients on pharmacological agents prescribed and expectations and effects of each unique to an obesity treatment program

8:30am Dietary Logs in the 21st Century….Do We Need Them? Monitoring Nutrition during Obesity Treatment
Wendy Scinta, MD FAAFP FOMA
8:55am Too Little Sleep, Too Much Stress! Monitoring Sleep and Stress during Obesity Treatment
Angela Fitch, MD FACP
9:15am Real Life on the Move! What Does Meaningful Physical Activity Monitoring Look Like?
Deborah Bade Horn, DO MPH MFOMA
9:35am Monitoring Anti-obesity and Obesity Co-morbidity Medications. A Shared Patient/Provider Responsibility
Craig Primack, MD FACP FAAP FOMA