2023 District XI Annual District Meeting

Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Next Frontier

Houston, Texas | Sep 15-17, 2023

CME Forum

Practical Conversations: Improving Health Outcomes in Women With Obesity

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Provided by: The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education, Inc.

Obesity is a significant health challenge and public health concern in women, and obstetricians and gynecologists (ob-gyns) are well positioned to address this. Evidence points to a lack of knowledge and confidence among ob-gyn healthcare professionals (HCPs) in discussing obesity with women under their care and implementing appropriate management. This program will use case studies to focus on the health risks of obesity and excess weight in women and provide clinically applicable tools for discussing obesity management with patients.

Topics will include:

  • Best practice for initiating discussions on the topic of weight and fostering a supportive environment.
  • The impact of weight on women’s health disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, pregnancy outcomes, and metabolic parameters.
  • Evidence-based information regarding implementation of obesity treatments, including pharmacotherapy options.

Registration for this session will be available onsite.


Time Session Title Speaker (If Applicable)

6:30–7 a.m. CT

Registration and Breakfast

7–7:10 a.m. CT

Welcome and Introductions

Holly Wyatt, MD

7:10–7:50 a.m. CT

Interactive Case Study Discussions

  • Addressing the Impact of Obesity on Reproductive Health
  • Obesity and PCOS: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Optimizing Postpartum Weight Outcomes

Holly Wyatt, MD, and Samantha Schon, MD, MTR

7:50–8 a.m. CT

Summary, Final Questions, and Close



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the association between obesity and women’s health issues, and the impact of weight loss on health outcomes
  • Display compassion and lack of bias when speaking with women about obesity as a disease
  • Discuss the range of obesity treatment options with women (lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy, bariatric surgery) and advise about their efficacy, safety, and suitability at different points in a woman’s health journey
  • Implement evidence-based obesity treatment strategies that consider factors specific to women’s health (eg, family planning and pregnancy, and comorbidities such as PCOS)

CME Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

The Institute for Medical and Nursing Education Inc. (IMNE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

IMNE designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


It is the policy of IMNE to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All individuals involved in planning (eg, faculty, CME provider staff, and educational partner staff) are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies over the past 24 months. It is also required that faculty identify and reference off-label product or investigational uses of pharmaceutical agents and medical devices.

Mitigation of Relevant Financial Interests

IMNE utilizes a peer review process to mitigate potential and actual conflicts of interest disclosed by all persons in a position to influence the planning process or content development of this educational activity. All peer reviewers are without relevant financial relationships. A copy of the mitigation worksheet is available by request from [email protected].

Faculty Disclosures

  • Holly Wyatt, MD, Program Chair
    • Intellectual property rights or patent holder: IP licensed to University of Colorado; IP owned by Shakabuku LLC; Energy Gap patent
    • Ownership interest: Shakabuku LLC; Dr Holly LLC; Roman Health
    • Speaker’s fees: Novo Nordisk
    • Contracted research: Novo Nordisk; Epitomee; Gelesis; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; General Mills
    • Other: Royalties from published book
  • Samantha Schon, MD, MTR
    • Consultant: Fertility Forward, LLC