AASM leaders participate in national obesity summit

American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Nathaniel Watson and Immediate Past President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler recently represented the AASM at the National Obesity Summit on the Provision of Care for the Obese Patient, which was hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and involved representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations. During the summit, Dr. Morgenthaler gave the presentation, “Sleep Disorders and Obesity, Treatment Together is Best.”

One topic of conversation during the summit was how physicians can effectively and tactfully discuss the topic of obesity with patients. Learn more by reading the article, “Patients’ Preferred Terms for Describing their Excess Weight: Discussing Obesity in Clinical Practice,” and by watching the video, “What Not to Do,” produced by The Stop Obesity Alliance.

2017-08-31T19:31:01+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Professional Development|