Meet the Speakers

Featuring 12 experts speakers featured in 12 interesting lectures, in a 3 day conference focused on obesity medicine (for doctors, though also open to the public). Topics will span from obesity medicine, to neurobehavioral approaches, to the role of food and culinary medicine, to building an independent obesity med practice, and more.

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Miriam Zylberglait, MD explores holistic obesity management: integrating clinical expertise and emerging tech for sustainable, personalized care, enhancing patient outcomes and well-being.

Anti-Obesity Medications: Tips And Tricks For Prescribing

Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD teaches doctors how to feel confident in choosing and prescribing anti-obesity medications.

Jill Feffer, MD teaches why and how, before considering either approved or off-label prescriptions for weight loss, certain medications should potentially be discontinued or substituted, given comorbidities.

Why Consider a Neurobehavioral Approach to Weight Loss?

Franchell Hamilton MD will teach how and why obesity is a brain disease and how to shift treatments to use neuroscience as a foundational approach to which all other treatments should be built.

Beyond BMI: Uncovering The Truth About Body Composition

Tracy Norfleet, MD teaches about the limitations of BMI and the importance of body composition in assessing overall health.

The Current State And Controversies In Obesity Medicine

Kirsten Frederiksen, MD will provide insight into best practices and standards of care, controversies surrounding obesity medicine and what the future of care may look like, focusing on innovation.

Amanda Kirzner, DO, MPH shares how research is showing that GLP-1 medications can treat more than diabetes and obesity such as NASH, kidney disease, alcoholism, and more.

Metabolic Makeover: A Guide To Perimenopausal Weight Gain

Sejal Desai, MD, DABOM explores the causes of perimenopausal weight gain and evidence-based management for healthcare providers aiding patients.

Sleep Loss Cancels Out Weight Loss

Audrey Wells, MD highlights the role that healthy sleep plays in obesity intervention. Sleep deprivation will make weight loss more difficult and create vulnerability to weight regain.  

Integrative Approach To Addressing Obesity: Combining Clinical Expertise With Emerging Technologies

Miriam Zylberglait, MD explores holistic obesity management: integrating clinical expertise and emerging tech for sustainable, personalized care, enhancing patient outcomes and well-being.

Starting Your Independent Obesity Practice

Pankaj Rajvanshi, MD, Dipl. ABOM aims to empower healthcare providers to start, or enhance, their obesity care practices using GLP-1+ medications, advanced AI tools, and various business models to remain independent and financially viable.

Integrating Culinary Medicine Into Obesity Medicine To Improve Practice And Patient Outcomes

Dietitian and cuklinary medicine specialist Christina Badaracco, MPH, RDN, LDN teaches the fundamentals and practical steps for integrating culinary medicine into obesity medicine to improve your clinical practice and your patients' outcomes

Maria Cecilia Mosquera, MD lectures and provides a brief cooking demonstration regarding the use of plant-predominant dietary patterns to help prevent and manage overweight and obesity.

Overcoming Environmental Factors To Treat Obesity: Addressing Social Determinants Of Health, Environmental Factors, And Cultural Influences

Nisha Kuruvadi, DO lectures on why obesity means understanding and overcoming social, environmental, and cultural barriers through policy, community interventions, and culturally competent care.

Agenda

(All times listed in EST)

 

Friday, September 6

6:30-7:00 PM | Introduction | Dana Corriel, MD

 

7:00-8:00 PM | Anti-Obesity Medications: Tips And Tricks For Prescribing | Carolynn Francavilla Brown, MD, FOMA, DABOM

 

8:00-9:00 PM | The Current State And Controversies In Obesity Medicine | Kirsten Frederiksen, MD, MS, FACP, FOMA, DABOM

 

9:00-10:00 PM | Beyond BMI: Uncovering The Truth About Body Composition | Tracy Norfleet, MD, MBA, DABOM, FACP

 

Saturday, September 7

10:00-11:00 AM | Integrative Approach To Addressing Obesity: Combining Clinical Expertise With Emerging Technologies | Miriam Zylberglait, MD, FACP, DipABOM, CWO

 

11:00-12:00 PM | Overcoming Environmental Factors To Treat Obesity: Addressing Social Determinants Of Health, Environmental Factors, And Cultural Influences | Nisha Kuruvadi, DO, DABOM

 

12:00-1:00 PM | Starting Your Independent Obesity Practice | Pankaj Rajvanshi, MD, Dipl. ABOM

 

1:00-2:00 PM | Lunch

 

2:00-3:00 PM | Why Consider A Neurobehavioral Approach To Weight Loss? | Franchell Hamilton MD, FACS, FASMBS, Dipl ABOM

 

3:00-4:00 PM | Sleep Loss Cancels Out Weight Loss | Audrey Wells, MD

 

4:00-5:00 PM | Parents Are The Key: Successfully Navigating Childhood Obesity By Focusing On Holistic Support For The Parents | Sheila M. Carroll MD, MS, DABOM

 

Sunday, September 8

10:00-11:00 AM | Metabolic Makeover: A Guide To Perimenopausal Weight Gain | Sejal Desai, MD, DABOM

 

11:00-12:00 PM | Integrating Culinary Medicine Into Obesity Medicine To Improve Practice And Patient Outcomes | Christina Badaracco, MPH, RDN, LDN

 

12:00-1:00 PM | Treating Obesity With Food: The Power Of Using A Whole Food, Plant-Based Lifestyle Medicine Approach | María Cecilia Mosquera, MD, MPH, FAAP, DiplABOM, DiplABLM

 

1:00-1:30 PM | Closing Remarks | Dana Corriel, MD

 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM | Panel Discussion (for VIP Ticket Holders Only) | Various Conference Speakers



Register By Choosing:


Free While Live OPTION!



  • We now allot a number of free attendee seats, for whom the lectures will be FREE while they're live. Please note that free entry will not give you access to the recordings. You must buy a ticket for recording access, or become a SoMeDocs NETWORK-level member. To earn free entry, we simply ask you to share the conference with your contacts.

A Virtual Event to Remember

Sept 6-8, 2024



SoMeDocs is proud to be carefully building this curated event, filled with quality lectures from experts from the obesity medicine field. In this conference, we'll be bringing you up to date content about everything "staying healthy".