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Obesity Management Perspectives

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    Expert Obesity Management Perspectives and Updates

    Speakers:Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, Professor of Medicine
    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, Instructor in Medicine

    Duration: 60 minutes

    Presented on: November 11, 2016

Speakers

Obesity Management Perspectives

  • Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Professor of Medicine

    Caroline Apovian is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, USA. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Her current research interests are in weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She is also an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies, and has been performing these biopsies on research subjects for over 10 years. She was on the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society which were published in Circulation, Obesity and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She was also the Chair of the recently published Endocrine Society guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Obesity. Dr. Apovian was a recipient of the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award given by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. This was for her work on developing and providing nutrition education, to medical students and physicians in training at Boston University School of Medicine. She has published over 200 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Apovian has recently published a new book entitled the “The Age-Defying Diet” and has also written the popular books “The Overnight Diet” and “The ALLI Diet Plan”. Dr. Apovian has been a member of The Obesity Society since 1992, and has served on the Clinical Committee as well as Secretary/Treasurer and the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008. She has been a faculty speaker and has presented papers at several of the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting and until recently she served as Associate Editor for the Society's journal, Obesity.
  • W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    Instructor in Medicine

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, is an obesity medicine specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His clinical interests focus on the management and treatment of obesity, including combination pharmacological treatment of obesity and complications of weight loss surgery. His academic interests focus in obesity and nutrition education. Dr Butsch is an author of several chapters and manuscripts, and lectures nationally and internationally on pharmacological treatment of obesity and the management of bariatric surgical patients. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

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  • Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

    Professor of Medicine

    Caroline Apovian is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, USA. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990. Her current research interests are in weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She is also an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies, and has been performing these biopsies on research subjects for over 10 years. She was on the expert panel for updating the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and The Obesity Society which were published in Circulation, Obesity and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She was also the Chair of the recently published Endocrine Society guidelines on the Pharmacologic Management of Obesity. Dr. Apovian was a recipient of the Physician Nutrition Specialist Award given by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. This was for her work on developing and providing nutrition education, to medical students and physicians in training at Boston University School of Medicine. She has published over 200 articles, chapters, and reviews on the topics of obesity, nutrition, and the relationship between adipose tissue and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Dr. Apovian has recently published a new book entitled the “The Age-Defying Diet” and has also written the popular books “The Overnight Diet” and “The ALLI Diet Plan”. Dr. Apovian has been a member of The Obesity Society since 1992, and has served on the Clinical Committee as well as Secretary/Treasurer and the Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008. She has been a faculty speaker and has presented papers at several of the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting and until recently she served as Associate Editor for the Society's journal, Obesity.
  • W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc

    Instructor in Medicine

    W. Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, is an obesity medicine specialist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston. His clinical interests focus on the management and treatment of obesity, including combination pharmacological treatment of obesity and complications of weight loss surgery. His academic interests focus in obesity and nutrition education. Dr Butsch is an author of several chapters and manuscripts, and lectures nationally and internationally on pharmacological treatment of obesity and the management of bariatric surgical patients. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.

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