Obesity and Bariatric Update: Battle of the Bayou Bulge

Obesity and Bariatric Update: Battle of the Bayou Bulge

After attending this conference you will understand:

1. Introductory remarks on the epidemiology, causes and complications of Obesity 
2. What is Obesity Medicine and why is it important in today’s medical care model 
3. The role and place of the dietician in effective weight management 
4. The role of physical therapy and exercise in effective weight management 
5. The role and place of pharmacotherapy in effective weight management 
6. Update on the role of minimally invasive procedures and devices for weight management 
7. The role and place of metabolic and bariatric surgery in effective weight management 
8. The role and place of meal replacement vs structured meal plan programs in effective weight management  
9. Updates on Obesity pathophysiology, future prospects

Hotel Information

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

We have reserved a very limited number of rooms for registrants at the special rate of $149.00 for a single or double. To make your hotel reservations, telephone New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center at 1-800-305-6342 and mention the Obesity and Bariatric Update or click here. Please note that the special rate will be available until Friday, January 5, 2018, after which reservations will be on a space available basis. We recommend that you make your hotel reservations early. 

The Ochsner Clinic Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Ochsner Clinic Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please note: Refunds will not be issued after any conference has begun. For refunds to be made in advance of a conference please contact ktschirn@ochsner.org. All refunds must be made 24 hrs. in advance of the specified conference in order to be able to process accordingly. Please be aware that all refunds are subject to cancellation charges which vary dependent upon the specified conference.