Weight Management Symposium - 2020 Calories, Exercise and Beyond

Green Bay, WI US
June 19, 2020

The goal of our one-day symposium is to provide health care providers with state-of-the art lectures on currently available options for the treatment of obesity. Increasing this knowledge will make health care providers more likely to be able to address obesity in their patients and help in decreasing weight and improving the outcomes of associated health conditions.


Dear Attendees,

We are closely monitoring the nationwide concern over COVID-19 and are closely following Medical College of Wisconsin administration guidelines.  As of this moment, we are planning to host the event.  However, this may change at any time and final decisions on whether the conference will be held will be made by the end of April 2020. Please contact Roland James at rjames@mcw.edu with any further questions.

Thank you
The organizing committee

Target Audience

Physicians, Family Care Physicians, Adult Endocrinologists, Pediatric Endocrinologists, Fellows, Residents, Medical Students, Dietitians, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners The target audience has been identified not only from the educational aims, but also from the previous meetings after post-meeting evaluations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain further knowledge about the pathophysiological processes involved in obesity and metabolic disease.
  2. Increase awareness of the patient's perspective of obesity care.
  3. Improving patient care by using a multidiciplinary approach
  4. Present the latest knowledge of drugs and therapy for obesity, using well-controlled clinical trial data.
  5. Present the most recent medical and surgical treatment options for obesity and metabolic diseases
Additional information

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Roland James
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-4992
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/19/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
06/19/2020 - 3:00pm

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.              Registration & Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:05 a.m.              Welcome

8:05 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.              Robert Kushner, MD – “Approaching the Topic of Obesity with Patients and Evaluation of Obesity” Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine

8:40 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.              Lisa Morselli, MD, PhD – “Weight Regain after Weight Loss: Role of Resting Metabolic Rate” – University of Iowa Hospitals

9:15 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.              John Batsis, MD – “To Treat or Not To Treat: Clinical Pearls in Geriatric Obesity” – Geisel School of Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute

9:50 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.            Break

10:05 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.           Lisa Cadmus-Bertam, PhD – “The Role of Physical Activity in Supporting Weight Loss and Maintenance” – School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.           Andrea Busby, PhD – “Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment for Obesity: The “How” of Weight Loss” – Michigan Avenue Neuropsychologists, Chicago, IL

11:15 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.           Eileen Vincent, MS, RDN – “Forget the Fads: Healthy Eating for Weight Management” – Fienberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

11:50 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.           Kathleen Lak, MD – “Surgical Options for Obesity and Associated Conditions” – Medical College of Wisconsin

12:25 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.             Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.               Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD – “Adolescent Bariatric Surgery” – Medical College of Wisconsin

1:50 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.               Bradley Javorsky, MD – “Medication Options for the Treatment of Obesity” – Medical College of Wisconsin

2:25 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.               Srividya Kidambi, MD, MS – “Intersection of Obesity and Diabetes Management” – Medical College of Wisconsin

Tundra Lodge Resort and Conference Center
865 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304
United States
+1 (920) 405-8700

To arrange for accommodation, please contact the Tundra Lodge Resort and Conference Center at (920) 405-8700.. A special room ate of $89.95 per night has been arranged for all attendees and exhibitors. 

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

  • John Batsis, MD (Presenter)
  • Andrea Busby, PhD (Presenter)
  • Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, PhD (Presenter)
  • Kate Glasenapp, DNP (Planning Committee)
  • Bradley Javorsky, MD (Planning Committee/Presenter)
  • Srividya Kidambi, MD (Course Director/Presenter)
  • Tammy Kindel, MD, PhD (Planning Committee/Presenter)
  • Robert Kushner, MD (Presenter)
  • Kathleen Lak, MD (Presenter)
  • Lisa Morselli, MD, PhD (Presenter)
  • Eileen Vincent, MS, RDN (Presenter)

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved:

John Batsis, MDInstrumental Resistance BoardPatent Holder
Srividya Kidambi, MDTOPS Club, Inc.Medical Advisor
Srividya Kidambi, MDRegeneronPI- Clinical Study
Srividya Kidambi, MDNovo NordiskPI-Clinical Study
Robert Kushner, MDNovo NordiskAdvisory Board
Robert Kushner, MDWW International, Inc.Advisory Board


ACCME 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 for a maximum of  5.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 5.75 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.







Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 5.75 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


Please login or register to take this course.

All registrations will be assessed an $5.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Allied Health Care Professionals$125.00
Residents/Fellows/Students* (full course)$125.00

Please note! The billing address entered upon checkout must match the billing address on the credit card you will be using to pay for this course. MCW accepts MasterCard, VISA and Discover.

*Residents, Fellows, Students of the Medical College of Wisconsin may attend this conference at no cost however,  on-line registration is required.To obtain your complementary registration fee instructions contact Roland James at 414-955-4992 or via email at rjames@mcw.edu  prior to registering on-line.

Refund Policy: 
Cancellations dated seven or more business days prior to the start of the course will be refunded. Cancellations received less than seven days before the course will be refunded at 50%.  Cancellations received after the course begins will not be refunded.  In the unlikely event the symposium is cancelled, the Medical College of Wisconsin is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.