New Jersey Chapter of AACE February Dinner Program

Princeton, NJ US
February 6, 2019

Welcome, and thank you for attending the New Jersey Chapter of AACE February Dinner Program.

The New Jersey Chapter of AACE program committee has worked very hard to provide a relevant activity for the practicing clinical physician and other healthcare providers seeking education with an emphasis in endocrine disease.

This program has been planned to provide pertinent scientific and clinical information to help you achieve the best solutions in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of patients presenting with endocrine disease. Attendees will obtain updates in not only common and uncommon endocrine disorders, but also newer treatment modalities.

Providing exceptional patient care requires continuing high quality education. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) was founded in 1991 by a visionary group of leaders to serve as the active voice for clinical endocrinologists. The impetus behind AACE's efforts has always been quality and cost-effective patient care for those with endocrine diseases and disorders. We hope that you will find this program of great value to you in your practice.

Target Audience

Endocrinologists, MDs / DOs, and other advanced practice clinicians living in or around the state of New Jersey.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss why it’s hard for people to lose weight
  2. Identify the pathology of obesity
  3. Explain new obesity treatments
Additional information
Available for MOC Points?: 
No
Practice Area: 
Diabetes
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Event starts: 
02/06/2019 - 6:00pm
Event ends: 
02/06/2019 - 7:00pm
Cost:
$0.00

NJ-AACE Dinner Program

February 6, 2019

“Why Can’t People Just Lose Weight?”

Presented by:

Louis Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research

Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Center

Weill Center for Metabolic Health

New York, NY

Date:              Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Location:        Ruth's Chris Steak House

2 Village Blvd

Princeton, NJ 08540

609-452-0041

Time:              6:00 – 7:00pm  Social Hour

                                            7:00 – 8:00pm  Dinner w/ Program       

      

Objectives:

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss why it’s hard for people to lose weight.
  2. Identify the pathology of obesity
  3. Explain new obesity treatments

Disclaimer:

The material presented during the New Jersey Chapter of AACE dinner program is being made available by the New Jersey Chapter of AACE for educational purposes only and does not necessarily represent the only or best method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed. The opinions and views expressed represent the opinions of the presenters and not necessarily those of the New Jersey Chapter of AACE, AACE, or its governing body. Therefore, the New Jersey Chapter of AACE and AACE disclaim any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to an individual attending this meeting or to any third party for claims based upon the use of techniques and/or products presented by any party at this meeting.

Needs Assessment

Why Can’t People Just Lose Weight?

Objectives:

  1. Discuss why it’s hard for people to lose weight
  2. Identify the pathology of obesity
  3. Explain new obesity treatments

HEALTHCARE CHALLENGES:

Obesity is a global epidemic that is increasing in prevalence in adults, adolescents and children. Obesity is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Obesity and its complications are a significant economic burden on individuals and the healthcare system.  Body weight is controlled by complex interactions between hormones and neurons in the brain, gut and adipose tissue which influence appetite and food intake. The importance of weight loss for risk reduction is well understood, however patients are not appropriate counseled in regards to their health risk and treatment options.

BARRIERS:

The science of obesity is constantly evolving.  Although generally perceived as a disease, obesity is not commonly treated as such. Divergence in perceptions and attitudes potentially hinder understanding of the complex pathology and new management options.   

Patient costs and reimbursement of weight loss medications becomes a barrier to their use and compliance. Most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery, but do not cover lifestyle interventions or weight loss drugs.  Furthermore, most clinicians lack knowledge and comfort in selecting, prescribing and monitoring weight loss medications.

EDUCATIONAL NEED:

Obesity is a chronic disease that involves interaction between genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors.  Endocrinologists play an important role in identifying candidates and their risk status, evaluation of cause including behavioral and secondary causes, and educating patients on weight loss strategies. In order to identify, prevent, treat and reverse the complications of obesity, endocrinologists must understand the complex pathology of obesity and advancements in treatment options.

REFERENCES:

  1. Hales CM, Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Freedman DS, Ogden CL. Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016. JAMA. 2018 Apr 24;319(16):1723-1725.
  2. Kaplan LM, Golden A, Jinnett K, Kolotkin RL, Kyle TK, Look M, Nadglowski J, O'Neil PM, Parry T, Tomaszewski KJ, Stevenin B, Lilleøre SK, Dhurandhar NV. Perceptions of Barriers to Effective Obesity Care: Results from the National ACTION Study.  Obesity. 2018 Jan;26(1):61-69.
  3. Garvey WT, Mechanick JL, Brett EM, et al. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Care of Patients With Obesity. Endocr Pract. 2016;22(suppl 3);1-205.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
2 Village Blvd
Princeton, NJ 08540
United States
+1 (609) 452-0041

Louis Aronne, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM

Sanford I. Weill Professor of Metabolic Research

Director, Comprehensive Weight Control Center

Weill Center for Metabolic Health

New York, NY

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/06/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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