Session 1: Evidence-based Weight Management Methods

Topic 1: Obesity Medicine 2015: Medication, Measurement, and Maintenance, Oh My!
Presented by Deborah Bade Horn, DO, MPH, FASBP

Dr. Deborah B. Horn is the Medical Director for the Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. Dr. Horn is the President of the Obesity Medicine Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

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Topic 2: Bariatric Surgery: Treatment Options for Severe Obesity
Presented by Sajani N. Shah, MD

Dr. Sajani N. Shah completed her general surgery residency at Downstate University in Brooklyn, New York and her advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She is a board-certified surgeon who performs laparoscopic gastric bypass, VBLOC device, sleeve gastrectomy, and revisions of previous bariatric operations.

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Session 2: The Whole Scoop – A Realistic Look at Nutrition: Balancing Nutrition Advice in Today’s World
Presented By Cassie I. Story, RD

Cassie I. Story has enjoyed a decade-long career working with clients who are focused on losing weight and improving their health. Ms. Story has been an advocate for obesity treatment and has served as a leader in multiple national healthcare organizations and societies.

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Session 3: Exercise Essentials – Learning What’s Safe and Effective
Presented By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT 500

Jessica Matthews serves as senior advisor for health and fitness education for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as assistant professor of exercise science at Miramar College in San Diego. A nationally recognized wellness expert and health coach, Jessica is a contributing editor for Shape magazine and is also a featured fitness expert and guest host on OWNTV’s web-based series #OWNSHOW.

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Session 4: Taking back Your Life by Talking back to Obesity:
How Changing the Conversation Really Can Change Your Motivation

Presented by Cari De La Cruz

Cari De La Cruz is a wife, mother, favorite daughter and little sister who hails from a long line of “natural” redheads and drama queens. In 2007, she had bariatric surgery, lost half her body weight and began writing and speaking about recovery from obesity to a “growing community of shrinking people.”

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