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Get Registered for Obesity as a Disease: Innovative Approaches to Treatment

Aug 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski

The aim of this conference is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to support and treat patients who struggle with obesity and obesity-related comorbidities. Participants will gain an evidence-based understanding of obesity as a disease that is influenced by a complex dynamic of physiological and psychosocial variables. Upon completion of the conference, participants will leave with a basic skill-set that enables them to identify treatment strategies that goes beyond 'eat less and move more'. Live Webinar is October 1st, 8am - 4pm, make sure to join us!

"This conference is a great learning opportunity for providers of all types who care for patients with obesity. Attendees will get to hear from regional and national experts as they get up to speed on the current evidence base for treatment of this chronic disease.”
- Kristina Henderson Lewis, M.D., M.P.H., Activity Director

Visit our website for more info and Register today!

obesity2021What you can expect to walk away from this conference with:
  1. Learn about evidenced based weight loss treatments that can help patients across the lifespan - from pediatric to geriatric populations.
  2. Identify patients who meet the guideline criteria for anti-obesity medications and how to optimize medication selection
  3.  Learn how advanced practice practitioners and nursing staff can support patients in their efforts for weight loss and weight management in a multidisciplinary setting.

Cost and Registration

$100 — Registration Fee on or before September 10, 2021
$125 — Registration Fee after September 10, 2021


Past participants have said this conference helped them to learn how to “use a more patient centered approach to weight loss methods and not just a one size fits all philosophy


Visit our website for more info and Register today!




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Tags: Social Determinants of Health, Nursing, obesity, weight loss, pharmacotherapy

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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