Harvard The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine Treating Obesity 2024

Education to Optimize Your Care of Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric Patients with Obesity

Treating Obesity 2024: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.


Effective treatment of patients with obesity is an increasingly important part of modern medical practice. This course delivers practical strategies to optimize the management of obesity and its many complications, and provides the most up-to-date approaches to obesity prevention and treatment.

Highlights of the 2024 program include:

  • Update on using the newer GLP-1 based therapies
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the patient with obesity
  • Emerging precision medicine approaches to obesity and metabolic disorders
  • Optimizing medical outcomes after bariatric surgery
  • Effective counseling and motivation techniques
  • Medical and surgical treatment of children and adolescents with obesity
  • Emerging strategies and therapies for genetic obesity
  • Navigating our understanding of how diet influences metabolic processes
  • Building and maintaining a successful Obesity Medicine practice
  • Enhancing communication about obesity with patients, referring providers, payers, and the public

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures and panel discussions to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, an Obesity Medicine board review is offered for participants preparing for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination.

This course is designed to give health care providers the knowledge to:

  • Identify, evaluate and manage patients with high-risk obesity
  • Provide lifestyle-based therapies for obesity, including nutritional, physical activity, and behavioral approaches
  • Apply effective counseling and behavioral modification techniques
  • Apply current pharmacological approaches to the treatment of obesity
  • Assess patients for their need and appropriateness for bariatric surgery and determine surgical options

Price : $ 100