9thAnnual Obesity Conference
A Practical Look at Obesity, Diabetes,
and Current Strategies

November 1-3, 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Agenda Registration

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Enjoy an hour of wine and networking before the conference!

*Mask in the photo is just a representation. You are not guaranteed to receive that exact mask.*

Thursday Night Dinner Lecture


Talk Speakers
Peter Menzel & Faith D’Aluisio
“World on a Plate: A Photographic Journey”

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
7:30pm - 9:00pm

The conference will cover a wide range of topics on Obesity Treatment & Prevention. Some topics include (but are not limited to):

  • The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder & Diabetes Mellitus (ED-DMT1)
  • Neurobiology of Pharmacotherapy
  • Treatment of Diabetes in Obese Patients
  • High-Intensity Interval Training: Exercise Considerations for Obesity
  • Sex & Relationships After Extreme Weight-Loss
  • New Devices & Role of Gastroenterologists
  • Treatment of Obesity: Using a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)
  • Obesity & Cancer


Early Bird Rate - $580.00

*Expires July 3, 2018

Regular Rate - $720.00

*Expires October 31, 2018

Late Rate - $800.00

*Begins November 1, 2018

For group discount rates please contact the Project Manager,
Jennifer Hodge


John Hernried, MD, FACP

John Hernried, MD, FACP
Course Director

CEO & Medical Director
The Hernried Center for
Medical Weight Loss
Sacramento, California

Andrew Storm, M.D.
Senior Associate Consultant

Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota


Medical Director Child & Adolescent Services

Chief Clinical Education Officer
Eating Recovery Center, LLC
Denver, Colorado

Faith D’Aluisio

Faith D’Aluisio

Editor and Lead Writer
Material World Books
Napa, California

Maged N. Guirguis, MD

Scott Kanoski, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

j. morton

John Morton, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery

Stanford University Medical Center

Maged N. Guirguis, MD

Ethan Lazarus, MD, FOMA
President and Physician

Clinical Nutrition Center
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Jennifer Ligibel, MD

Jennifer Ligibel, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Peter Menzel

Peter Menzel
Photojournalist and Author

Chief Clinical Education Officer
Eating Recovery Center, LLC
Denver, Colorado

Faith D’Aluisio

Mary Jo Rapini, MED, LPC
Relation, Intimacy, Sex Psychotherapist

Lecturer, Author and Television Personality
Houston, Texas

Peter Menzel

I. Phillip Snider, DO
Medical Director

Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute
Amelia Medical Associates
Norfolk, Virginia

j. Sarasohn-Khan

Jane Sarasohn-Khan, MA (Econ.), MHSA

Health Economist, Advisor, Trend Weaver
Phoenixville, PA

Christian Zamora

Christian Zamora, CSCS
Chief Exercise Physiologist

The Hernried Center for Medical
Weight Loss
Jefferson City, Missouri

Collen Fairbanks, PhD

Collen Fairbanks, PhD

Public Speaker

Leigh Perreault, MD

Leigh Perreault, MD
Visiting Associate Clinical Professor

University of Colorado

Julie Steanski

Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDE
Registered Dietician

Owner, Stefanski Nutrition Services

Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

Intended Audience

This educational activity is intended for Physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, behaviorists, and other professionals from hospitals, ACO’s, private practices, large group practices and clinics who are currently involved in the care and management of obese and overweight individuals

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • Use screening and diagnostic tools to effectively diagnose patients with obesity
  • Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient centered treatment strategies
  • Create patient centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care

Method of Participation

This program consists of lectures, enhanced by slide presentations, daily question and answer periods with ARS, and a link to the digital syllabus. The course sessions will provide an update of current pain management practices. This program offers ample opportunity for the participants to interact one-on-one with the faculty throughout the conference.

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accredited

In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Dannemiller designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physican Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Registered Dieticians


Dannemiller is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 16.50 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity. CDR Provider #DM002. Level 2 Activity.

Registered Nurses

Dannemiller designates this educational activity for 16.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners


Dannemiller is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 090419. This program is accredited for 16.25 contact hour(s) which includes 0 hours of pharmacology.

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  • Located just one block off Market Street
  • In the heart of America’s birthplace
  • Within walking distance of popular landmarks and attractions as well as dining and shopping
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is only 12 miles away!

Room Rates:
Rate includes complimentary Wi-Fi and 24 hour Fitness Center plus discounted overnight parking ($20/night) plus two complimentary bottles of water upon arrival.

Rooms ______________Single/Double Rate
King Bed ______________ $169.00
Two Double Beds ______________ $169.00

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Cut-off dateCut-off date for reserving rooms in the Dannemiller Room Block is 4:00 PM EST/ local time at hotel on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Guests need to be registered in the Dannemiller room block to qualify for discounted parking

Room Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes currently 16.36%

Room Rates will be available 3 days prior and 3 days after the Event Dates of October 31 - November 4, 2018, subject to room availability at the time of reservation! Check in time is 4PM and checkout time is 11 AM.

Hotel Amenities Include: Wireless High Speed Internet, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Same Day Dry Cleaning, Sundry Shop, Full Service Restaurant and Bar, Room Service

Dannemiller fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact Theresa Nycz at 210-641-8311 by October 15, 2018 in order to receive service.



For exhibiting information please contact:
Theresa Nycz
(210) 641-8311