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Weight Management Symposium

Calories, Exercise and Beyond

Save the Date | Friday October 29, 2021

About This Symposium

Obesity and metabolic disease prevalence is rising in Wisconsin along with rest of the world. Patients we see daily, in clinics and hospitals, are increasingly suffering from these conditions. In addition to its serious health consequences, obesity has real economic costs that affect all of us. The estimated annual health care costs of obesity-related illness are a staggering $190.2 billion or nearly 21% of annual medical spending in the United States.

Every primary care and sub-specialty practice (e.g., Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Transplant Surgery etc.) is trying to find ways to provide appropriate care for these patients. In addition to being challenging, these patients also need multidisciplinary care and each specialty needs to have more than basic understanding of what the available treatments and innovations are. This program is open all health care providers to develop a working knowledge and understanding of the current status of treatment and prevention strategies for obesity, where the gaps lie, and engage in a productive dialogue to benefit patients in future.

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Registration

Registration will be open starting July 19, 2021.

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Venue

In person attendance will be held at Brookfield Conference Center 325 S Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Lodging

Details to come regarding lodging specials.

Virtual

Virtual attendance will include a live video stream during the live event on October 29, 2021. Virtual attendees will be able to access recordings until November 4 at 4:00 pm.

Event Speakers

Andrea Busby

Andrea Busby, PhD
Psychologist
Michigan Avenue Neuropsychologists
Chicago, Illinois

Lisa Cadmus Bertam

Lisa Cadmus-Bertam, PhD
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Javorsky Bradley

Bradley Javorsky, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
Community Division
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Srividya Kidambi

Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tammy Kindel

Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Associate Professor
Director of Adult and Adolescent
Bariatric Surgery Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert Kushner

Robert Kushner, MD
Professor of Medicine
Endocrinology and Medical Education
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Kathleen Lak

Kathleen Lak, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lisa Morselli

Lisa Morselli, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Eileen Vincent

Eileen Vincent, MS, RDN
Assistant Director of Clinical Nutrition Research
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Contact

For questions regarding the Weight Management Symposium or interest in being an exhibitor.

Angela Parish

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