Translating early weight loss into long-term benefits
16:00-18:00, 18 April 2013, Hall B, Austria Center Vienna
Chair: Lawrence Leiter, Toronto, Canada
Effective management of obesity to prevent the development of complications including diabetes is challenging. While obesity and related health issues receive considerable and growing attention worldwide, there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings that are widely accepted and can be obstacles to reducing long-term health risks associated with overweight/obesity. In this symposium, we will review the evidence to separate the facts from the fiction in the management of obesity. Many overweight/obese people fail to achieve long-term goals for weight management and associated cardiometabolic risk factors. With the availability of new treatments and an evolving evidence base, we will consider how to best use available therapies including lifestyle measures, pharmacotherapy and surgery to achieve optimal outcomes taking into account not only the weight loss achievable but effects on factors including insulin resistance, β-cell function and cardiometabolic risk factors. Implementation of rational, tailored treatment strategies based on the clinical evidence will be addressed through a series of interactive case studies.
|16:00-16:15||Welcome and introduction||Lawrence Leiter
|16:15-16:40||Long-term success in treating obesity.
What’s true? What’s false?
|16:40-17:05||Reinforcing weight loss: options for surgery and pharmacotherapy in 2013||Nicholas Finer
|17:05-18:00||Case study series: Optimizing health outcomes in individual patients||All|
Hot in the news: fact and fiction in obesity
Arne Astrup will be discussing his much publicized publication on obesity myths and misconceptions