UNY Prevention and Management of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders & Annual Meeting

Upper New York Chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Prevention and Management of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders
& 2012 Annual Meeting

October 13, 2012


7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Registration / Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
Joseph Torre, MD, FACP, FACE – UNY-AACE Chapter Chair
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Pre-meeting Assessment
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Controversies in Thyroid Hormone Therapy
Joseph Torre, MD, FACP, FACE

  1. Understand the control of thyroxine (T4) and 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) secretion, activation and deactivation.
  2. Understand the relationship of T4, T3 and TSH levels to body weight, body composition and energy expenditure, as well as the potential relationship to "hypothyroid" symptoms.
  3. Understand the controversy regarding optimal thyroid hormone replacement therapy and consider the risk: benefit ratio of combination T4/T3 therapy in various clinical situations.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. A Pediatric Perspective on Obesity
Lauren Lipeski, MD

  1. Discuss the impact of the fetal and early childhood environment on the risk for development of obesity.
  2. Discuss the presentation of monogenetic and syndromic forms of obesity and the lessons learned from these patients which we can apply to all patients with obesity.
  3. Discuss the differences in the clinical presentation and diagnostic evaluation of endocrine causes of obesity between adult and pediatric patients.    
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Medical Nutritional Therapies for the Patient with Metabolic Syndrome
Jeff Ensminger, RD, CDN, CDE

  1. Identify the types of nutritional therapies available to help patients lose weight
  2. Identify which course of diet therapy would be appropriate for different patients
  3. What makes a well-balanced diet for patients with metabolic syndrome
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. The Circadian Clock and Obesity: The Tick, Tock of the Metabolism Clock
Michael Sellix, PhD

  1. Describe the core components of the circadian clock mechanism and identify and describe the interaction between the circadian clock and genes involved in metabolic function.
  2. Explain the intersection between the circadian timing system and metabolic homeostasis as it relates to obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.
  3. Appreciate the impact of circadian disruption, clock gene mutations and sleep disturbances on metabolic function and the potential clinical relevance of these disturbances to the management of metabolic disease.
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch / Business Meeting
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Role of Bariatric Surgery in Obesity Disorders
Alan Posner, MD

  1. Understand the indications for bariatric surgery
  2. Have a working knowledge of what surgical procedures are available for bariatric surgery
  3. Have a better understanding of the effects of bariatric surgery on the comorbid conditions of obesity
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Past, Present and Prospective Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity
Antoine Makdissi, MD

  1. List the medications used in the treatment of obesity.
  2. Know the mechanisms of action of the various medications used in the treatment of obesity
  3. Identify the risks and benefits associated with the use of medications in treatment of obesity
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Morbid Obesity, Gastric Bypass Surgery and Implications for Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Alzheimer's Disease and Asthma
Paresh Dandona, MD

  1. Oxidative and inflammatory stress in obesity
  2. Reversal of oxidative and inflammatory stress following gastric bypass surgery
  3. Reversal of gene expression related to asthma and Alzheimer's disease following gastric bypass surgery. 
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Post-meeting Assessment

Registration Fees:
AACE members - $30
Non AACE members - $40
Fellows in Training – Free

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Beaver Hollow Conference Center
1083 Pit Road
Java Center, NY 14082

Program Committee
Joseph J. Torre, MD, FACP, FACE – Program Chair
Seth Charatz, DO, FACE

Accreditation Statement
This This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Upper New York Chapter of AACE. The AACE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

The material presented during the Upper New York Chapter of AACE annual meeting is being made available by the Upper New York Chapter of AACE for educational purposes only, and does not necessarily represent the only or best method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed.  The opinions and views expressed represent the opinions of the presenters and not necessarily those of the Upper New York Chapter of AACE, AACE, or its governing body. Therefore, the Upper New York Chapter of AACE and AACE disclaim any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to an individual attending this meeting or to any third party for claims based upon the use of techniques and/or products presented by any party at this meeting.

Target Audience:
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