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James W. Freston Conference: Obesity and Metabolic Disease — Integrating New Paradigms in Pathophysiology to Advance Treatment

When

Aug. 18 & 19, 2018

Where

Arlington, VA

About

This is a unique opportunity for researchers and clinicians to come together and examine new concepts in the pathophysiology of obesity and its clinical manifestations, current and emerging therapies, and areas of need in obesity research.

Don't miss your chance to:

  • Help combat obesity and enhance the continuum of obesity care.
  • Connect and engage with scientists, clinicians and other health-care professionals.
  • Foster future collaboration and expand your professional network.

Submit an Abstract for Poster Presentation
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 18, 2018

Share your obesity and metabolic disease research in a small, relaxed environment and receive valuable feedback from expert faculty and your peers.

Students, trainees and junior faculty are encouraged to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation. Travel awards will be provided to 10 individuals who submit outstanding abstracts as determined by the conference organizing committee. 

If you have questions regarding submitting an abstract, email agacouncil@gastro.org.

Funded by the Takeda Endowment in support of the James W. Freston Single Topic Conference.

Who Should Take this Course

Gastroenterologists, bariatric surgeons, obesity medicine specialists, registered dietitians/nutritionists, obesity basic science researchers, obesity translational and clinical researchers

Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

7–8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8–8:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH

Session 1 — What is Obesity?
Moderators: Samuel Klein, MD, and Sandeep Gupta, MD
8:10–8:30 a.m. The Problem: Clinical Complications
Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF
8:30–8:50 a.m. Socioeconomic Impact
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
8:50–9:10 a.m. Regulation of Body Mass: Set Point
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF
9:10–9:40 a.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
9:40–10 a.m. Coffee Break

Session 2 — Regulatory Mechanisms in Obesity: Integration of the CNS, Peripheral Metabolic Tissues, and the Gut
Moderators: Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF, and Helen E. Raybould, PhD, BSc
10–10:20 a.m. Central Pathways of Appetite and Energy Regulation
Josh Thaler, MD, PhD
10:20–10:40 a.m. Metabolic Physiology in the Periphery: Roles of the Pancreas, Liver, Muscle and Adipose Tissue
Randy Seeley, PhD
10:40–11 a.m. Integrating Role of the Gut: Nutrient Sensing, Motility and Signaling
Helen E. Raybould, PhD, BSc
11–11:20 a.m. Integrative Role of the Gut: The Microbiome
TBD
11:20–11:50 a.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m. Lunch and Keynote Presentation: Obesity as GI
Samuel Klein, MD

Session 3 — Factors That Influence Regulatory Mechanisms in Obesity: What is their Contribution to Disease?
Moderators: Fergus Shanahan, MD, and Ann Scheimann, MD
1:20–1:40 p.m. Genetics: Rare and Common Effects
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD
1:40–2 p.m. Developmental Effects on Obesity: Early Life, Epigenetics and Transgenerational 
Molly S. Bray, PhD
2–2:20 p.m. Environmental Impact on Obesity
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
2:20–2:40 p.m. The Role of Psychosocial Interaction in Obesity
Thomas A. Wadden, PhD
2:40–3 p.m. Diet and Microbiome Interactions in Obesity
Fergus Shanahan, MD
3–3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
3:30–3:50 p.m. Coffee Break

Session 4 — Obesity Effects on the GI Tract
Moderators: Anna Mae Diehl, MD, and Suresh Chari, MD
3:50–4:05 p.m. Impact of NAFLD and NASH
Anna Mae Diehl, MD
4:05–4:20 p.m. NAFLD in the Pediatric Population
Joel E. Lavine, MD, PhD
4:20–4:35 p.m. The Role of Obesity in Colon Cancer
Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, AGAF
4:35–4:50 p.m. Obesity and the Esophagus
Prateek Sharma, MD
4:50–5:05 p.m. Obesity and Pancreatic Diseases
Suresh Chari, MD
5:05–5:35 p.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
5:45–6 p.m. Young Investigator "Quick Shot" Presentations
6–6:45 p.m. Poster Reception

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

7–8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

Session 5 — Treatment of Obesity: Medical and Pharmacological
Moderators: Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF, and Philip Schauer, MD
8–8:15 a.m. Goals of Therapy and Lifestyle Intervention
Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
8:15–8:30 a.m. Pharmacological Therapies
Louis J. Aronne, MD
8:30–8:45 a.m. Challenges in Pediatric Obesity
Sandeep Gupta, MD
8:45–9:15 a.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
9:15–9:30 a.m. Coffee Break

Session 6 — GI Lumen-Targeted Therapies
Moderators: Shelby A. Sullivan, MD, and Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
9:30–9:45 a.m. Bariatric Surgery: Types and Clinical Outcomes
Philip Schauer, MD
9:45–10 a.m. Bariatric Surgery: Mechanistic Lessons
Randy Seeley, PhD
10–10:15 a.m. Bariatric Surgery: Pediatrics
Jim G. Patton, PhD
10:15–10:30 a.m. Endoscopic Treatments for Obesity: Goals, Uses, and Devices
Christopher Thompson
10:30–10:45 a.m. Advanced Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures
Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH
10:45–11:10 p.m. Panel Discussion (with audience participation)

Session 7 — The Future of the Gastroenterologist in Obesity Care
Moderators: Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH, and Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF
11:10–11:25 a.m. Precision Obesity Care: Which Treatment for Which Patient?
Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
11:25–11:40 a.m. Where Does the Gastroenterologist Fit in the Continuum of Obesity Care?
TBD
11:40–11:50 a.m. Putting Obesity Treatment into Practice: POWER Introduction
Andres Acosta, MD, PhD
11:50 a.m.–noon How Does the Gastroenterologist Make It Work Financially?
Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF
Noon–12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Future Directions in Obesity for AGA

POWER Roundtable Lunch (1–2 p.m.)
Immediately following the Freston conference, clinicians can discuss challenges and opportunities in obesity care and learn how to set up a successful obesity service line. To participate, sign up when you register for the conference. Limited to 50 participants.
- Diet Counseling and Lifestyle Change
- Negotiating with Payors and Navigating Payment Options
- Building a Team and Collaborating Across Disciplines
- Pharmacotherapy, Promoting Weight Maintenance and Preventing Regain
- Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

Price

Register early to take advantage of discounted fees and reserve your spot at the conference. Online registration ends Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. After this date, only on-site registrations will be permitted. Registrations made on site are subject to the availability of space.

  Early Bird*
(By June 11)
Standard**
(June 12–Aug. 6)
On Site
(Aug. 18 & 19)
AGA Member $400 $450 $550
Nonmember $530 $580 $680
AGA Member Trainee/Student $80 $130 $180

Not an AGA member?
Submit a completed membership application with your conference registration and pay the AGA member rate. Nonmember trainees must complete the trainee certification form before registering.

*If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than June 4, 2018, to qualify for the AGA member early rate.

**If applying for AGA membership, your application must be received no later than July 30, 2018, to qualify for the AGA member standard rate.

Cancellation Policy
A refund (minus a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing on or before Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Please send requests to AGA Member Relations via email (member@gastro.org), fax (301-272-1774) or mail (4930 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814).

No cancellations will be accepted for refunds after Aug. 1, 2018. Refunds cannot be made for no-shows.

Takeaways

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand the concept of defended fat mass.
  • Better understand perturbation of key regulatory mechanisms in obesity and how these mechanisms are influenced by therapeutic approaches.
  • Recognize the impact of obesity on common GI disorders.
  • Compare indications and effectiveness of therapeutic approaches to obesity, including lifestyle therapy, pharmacology, endoscopic therapy, and bariatric surgery.
  • Discuss the concept of precision care for obesity and the role of gastroenterologists, hematologists, endoscopists, obesity medicine specialists, surgeons, and other disciplines in obesity research and treatment.

Traveling? Recommended Accommodations

The reservation deadline is Friday, July 27, 2018. Room blocks have been reserved for attendees at the following hotel.

Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209

Room rate: $99 single/double per night, plus tax.

Make your reservation by calling 703-524-6400. Be sure to mention that you are attending the 2018 Freston conference to receive the discounted rate. You may also make your reservation online

Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card equal to one night’s room and tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid charges for the first night’s room and tax. Reservations may only be canceled by calling the hotel directly. No-shows will be charged first night’s room and tax.

About the Instructors

Planning Committee

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, AGAF
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF
Children's Foundation Research Institute

Sandeep Gupta, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria

Conference Chairs

Shelby A. Sullivan, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, MD
Mayo Clinic

Faculty

Andres Acosta, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic

Louis J. Aronne, MD
Cornell University

Molly S. Bray, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin

Joel V. Brill, MD, AGAF
Predictive Health, LLC

Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
Mayo Clinic

Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, AGAF
Massachusetts General Hospital

Suresh Chari, MD
Mayo Clinic

Anna Mae Diehl, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Samuel Klein, MD
Washington University School of Medicine

Michael L. Kochman, MD, AGAF
University of Pennsylvania

Joel E. Lavine, MD, PhD
Columbia University

Jim G. Patton, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Helen E. Raybould, PhD, BSc
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Philip Schauer, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Ann Scheimann, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Randy Seeley, PhD
University of Cincinnati

Fergus Shanahan, MD
University College Cork

Prateek Sharma, MD
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Josh Thaler, MD, PhD
University of Washington

Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
Brigham & Women's Hospital

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
New York University

Thomas A. Wadden, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Contact Information

For questions regarding registration, contact AGA Member Relations by emailing member@gastro.org.

For program-related questions, email agacouncil@gastro.org.

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