Shifting the Paradigm for Managing Obesity:
New Challenges for Primary Care Physicians
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Evans Hall, 334 A/B
4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
Eugene Mochan, PhD, DO, FACOFP
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|The prevalence of overweight/obesity for both adults and children has increased dramatically
and has now become an international public health problem. Most strikingly, this rising
prevalence of obesity has lead to increase in mortality, type 2 diabetes mellitus,
hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, cancer, stroke and many other
medical complications that primary care physicians battle on a daily basis. This program
will discuss the public health issues, pathophysiology, assessment of obesity, surgical
and behavioral interventions, and new pharmacologic approaches with an emphasis on
its clinical consequences.
- Summarize key public health issues associated with obesity.
- Identify the multiple influences and physiology of the obese patient.
- Describe new data that helps clarify how obesity accelerates cardiovascular disease,
type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemias.
- Explain how to perform an assessment of obesity in the primary care setting.
- Describe appropriate evidence-based behavioral and pharmacologic treatment for the
- Understand the multiple behavioral issues relating to obesity.
- Review the indications and contraindications to bariatric surgery.
- Discuss the pre and post operative medical requirements of the bariatric surgery patient.
- Review current research issues and programs in underserved communities.
||Registration & Continental Breakfast
||Welcome and Introduction
Christopher D. Still, D.O., FACN, FACP, Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Associate, Department of Gastroenterology
& Nutrition, Geisinger Health System
Eugene Mochan, Ph.D., D.O., FACOFP, Associate Dean for Primary Care and Continuing Education, Professor of Family Medicine,
Director of PCOM Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
||Public Health Issues Associated with Obesity
Gopal Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Public Health, West Chester University
||New Information on the Impact of Obesity on Card i ovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes
Eugene Mochan, Ph.D., D.O., FACOFP
||New Advances in the Management of Obese and Morbidly Obese Patients
Christopher D. Still, D.O., FACN, FACP
||Behavioral Treatment of Obesity
David B. Sarwer, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery, Director
of Clinical Services Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
||Surgical Interventions for the Morbidly Obese Patient
Nicholas Bertha, D.O., Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons, Florham Park, NJ
||Pre and Post Operative Medical Management of the Bariatric Surgery Patient :What Every
PCP Should Know
Christopher D. Still, D.O., FACN, FACP
||Update on Obesity Research Projects and Programs in Urban and Rural Communities
Eugene Mochan, Ph.D., D.O., FACOFP, Christopher D. Still, D.O., FACN, FACP
|12:45 - 1:15 p.m.
|Continuing Education Credit
|Physicians: This program anticipates being approved for five of AOA Category 1-A CME credit hours
pending approval by the AOA CCME. Sign-in and full day attendance of program is required
for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored
by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not
have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to
the content of their presentation(s).
|On-campus parking is available in our garage; please enter on Stout Road. All-day
parking is $5.00. PLEASE NOTE: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five, and ten dollar bills. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.
|Physicians $125.00, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals, $75.00.
Registration fees for Saturday and Sunday programs are not refundable, nor can they
be credited to future programs.
|Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at (215) 871-6351 ask the guard to transfer your
call to ext. 5350 which is the phone in Evans Hall.