Don’t Miss: 12th Annual Obesity Summit
Attend the 12th Annual Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit, Sept. 28-29, to hear about pharmacologic management, behavioral and lifestyle modification, and surgery.
Obesity is recognized today as a crippling disease and one of the world’s most devastation public health problems, a fact reflected in the title of Cleveland Clinic’s 12th Annual Obesity Summit, “New Strategies for Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Management,” Sept. 28 and 29.
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“The Summit has evolved to reflect what research and clinical experience has shown us, that obesity is really the major driver in diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” says Summit Director Philip R. Schauer, MD, Director of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery in Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric and Metabolic Institute.
The Summit is evolving in other ways, too, with the expansion this year to two locations — Cleveland and Biloxi, Mississippi, where Cleveland Clinic is collaborating with the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute. Some of the Summit presenters will be speaking from Cleveland, some from Biloxi, and the two centers will be linked by audio-visual teleconferencing.
That’s not by accident, Dr. Schauer says. According to 2016 data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Mississippi ranks third in the country in obesity, with 36.4 percent of its citizens classified as obese (defined as a BMI of 30 or more). Ohio has improved in recent years, but is still ranked 26th, with 29.8 percent of Ohioans meeting criteria for obesity.
Highlighting this year’s Summit will be addresses by Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Toby Cosgrove, MD, and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. The Summit will bring together leaders in all the major treatment modalities for obesity: pharmacologic management, behavioral and lifestyle modification, and surgery.
Says, Dr. Schauer, “Physicians and other health professionals who want a concise update on scientific advances in understanding the pathophysiology of obesity as well as practical, evidence-based treatment strategies for managing obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease from leading scientists and clinicians — this is the conference for you.”
The 12th Annual Obesity Summit is Sept. 28 and 29, 2017, at the InterContinental Hotel on the Cleveland Clinic Campus and at Hospitality Management Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
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