Program Description: 

This is a quarterly lecture series to exchange ideas and viewpoints between Clinicians, Researchers (basic, translational, and population health), and Policymakers and work towards “Decreasing the burden of obesity and metabolic diseases in Wisconsin and Beyond”. 

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. 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 speaker series is open all FH and MCW providers and scientists to develop a working knowledge and understanding of the status of treatment and prevention strategies for obesity, where the gaps lie, and engage in a productive dialogue to benefit patients in future.  In addition, it is open to all health care providers who wish to attend. 

There is no such forum at the College now that brings providers from all specialties under one roof to learn and discuss these topics.  Therefore, we have no local baseline data.  Informal survey of physicians and providers from various departments reveal that there is a huge need for this activity.

Target audience: 
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Nurse
Learning objectives: 

Each Session may have different goals. Broadly, attendees will be acquainted with the latest developments in:

  • Pathophysiological processes related obesity and metabolic diseases
  • Medical and Surgical treatment options for obesity and metabolic diseases
  • Prevention and policy initiatives related to obesity and metabolic diseases


Faculty & credentials: 

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Angela Parish
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-6724
Series date: 
04/21/2021 - 8:00am CDT to 12/14/2021 - 11:59pm CST

CCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

Series location: 
Virtual Meeting
United States


Session Date
Sleep & Diet: The Case for Bi-Directionality 04/21/2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm CDT
Weight-loss Independent Glycemic Effects of Bariatric Surgery 06/23/2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm CDT
A New Era in Obesity Treatment 09/22/2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm CDT
The effect of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy on NASH 11/17/2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm CST