Discussing the combined and respective roles of nutrition and pharmacological agents in the management of obesity.
Despite being one of the most prevalent medical conditions in the nation, the role of obesity management in the care of patients is also among the most overlooked.
Designated a disease by the American Medical Association in 2013, the condition is still fighting for what experts consider deserved recognition. One of the organizations leading that charge is the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), who hosted the Obesity Medicine 2020 Virtual Conference.
With more than 40 sessions held across 3 days, from May 15-17, the virtual meeting featured a variety of presentations, case reports, and Q&A panels. The conference’s theme, which was “Treat Obesity First”, emphasizes the organization’s push to bring the proper attention to obesity and its role in other diseases.
“At the Obesity Medicine 2020 Virtual Conference, shift your mindset regarding the treatment of obesity. The disease of obesity is associated with hundreds of serious chronic conditions, but those complications can be addressed efficiently and effectively when you Treat Obesity First,” reads the OMA’s website.
Among the clinicians presenting at the virtual meeting was Angela Golden, DNP, owner and sole provider with NP From Home and the NP Obesity Treatment Clinic—who led multiple discussions centered around topics including the roles of nutrition and anti-obesity medications in management of the disease.
For more insight into obesity management in a real-world setting, HCPLive® invited Golden to take part in an HCPLive House Call.