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Managing Obesity through COVID-19
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

September 29, 2020 @ 8:00 PM CT - Managing Obesity through COVID-19

Get advice from Dr. Auriemma and Dr. Okeagu on how to manage your patients with obesity during COVID-19.  Share your challenges and questions in treating your patients.

Anthony Auriemma, MD, JD, is medical director for AMITA Health Weight Loss Solutions.  He graduated from Loyola University Medical School, completed his family medicine residency at AMITA Hinsdale, received his law degree from John Marshall Law School.  His is a diplomat of ABFM and ABOM.

Uzoma Okeagu, PharmD, is a medical science liaison for Novo Nordisk. He graduated from University of Michigan School of Pharmacy.  He is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist.


Learning Objectives


  • Provide an overview of obesity pathophysiology
  • Summarize obesity prevalence in the US over time
  • Discuss risk factors that contribute to weight gain and obesity
  • Explain the hormonal adaptation to weight loss and its effect on body weight regulation
  • Share current guidelines for medical management of weight loss
  • Describe relationship between obesity and poor COVID-19 outcomes


Register for 9/29