Multidisciplinary Obesity Care Workshop - 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

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MART Auditorium - Stony Brook , NY
1 Day Conference November 22nd, 2019
3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This educational workshop aims to provide an overview of evidence based interventions for obesity, and the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma, and teach providers strategies to prevent and address weight based stigma, and skills they can use to discuss obesity and weight management with their patients. This program will begin with a series of presentations reviewing surgical, pharmacological, cognitive behavioral, nutritional and physical activity interventions for obesity. The second half of the program will include a presentation on weight bias and weight stigma and strategies for creating an office environment that is free of weight bias and weight stigma. Small group discussion will focus on addressing common barriers to obesity care in various medical settings and techniques for talking about obesity with patients in an empathic and motivating way.

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Dates and Times

Start: 11/22/2019 12:30 PM
End: 11/22/2019 5:00 PM


  • Discuss evidence based interventions that are available to patients with obesity
  • Provide appropriate referrals to clinicians and programs that can provide evidence based interventions to obesity
  • Describe etiological factors that lead to development and maintenance of obesity 
  • Discuss weight based stigma, the impact of weight bias and weight based stigma
  • Describe ways to prevent weight bias and weight stigma in a health care setting 
  • Implement strategies for talking to patients about obesity and interventions for obesity 


12:30 pm -12:40 pm     Coffee & Registration
12:40 pm -  1:00 pm:    Keynote Speech – Where we are and Next Steps – Silvana Obici, MD
  1:00 pm -  1:20 pm :    Bariatric Surgery Approaches - Dino Spaniolas, MD
  1:20 pm -  1:40 pm:     Medication Management for Obesity- Silvana Obici, MD
  1:40 pm -   2:00 pm :   Break
  2:00 pm -   2:20 pm:    Nutrition interventions for obesity - Megan Bennett, RD. and Marianna Dayre, R.D.
  2:20 pm -   2:40 pm:    Physical Activity and Weight Management- Catherine Tuppo, P.T.
  2:40 pm -   3:00 pm:    Lifestyle Interventions for Obesity- Jenna Columbo, Psy.D.
  3:00 pm -   3:20 pm:    Group discussion and reactions – Jenna Columbo, PsyD and Genna Hymowitz, PhD
  3:20 pm -   3:40 pm:    Break
  3:40 pm -   4:00 pm:    Weight Sensitivity and Weight Bias - Genna Hymowitz, PhD
  4:00 pm -   4:20 pm:    Motivational Interviewing- Jenna Columbo, PsyD
  4:20 pm -   5:00 pm:    Break out discussion and Next Steps/Group Discussion– Jenna Columbo, PsyD


Tier Price
Admissions $0.00


  • Ms. Megan Bennett
    • Nutrition Interventions for obesity
  • Dr. Jenna Columbo
    • Break out discussion and Next Steps/Group Discussion
    • Group Discussions and Reactions
    • Lifestyle Interventions for Obesity
    • Motivational Interviewing
  • Ms. Marianna Dayre
    • Nutrition Interventions for Obesity
  • Dr. Genna Hymowitz
    • Group Discussion and Reactions
    • Weight Sensitivity and Weigh Bias
  • Dr. Silvana Obici
    • Medication Management for Obesity
    • Where we are and Next Steps
  • Dr. Konstantinos Spaniolas
    • Bariatric Surgery Approaches
  • Ms. Catherine Tuppo
    • Physical Activity and Weight Management


MART Auditorium
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook , NY 11794


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222