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Center for Lifestyle Medicine Presentations 2009–2010

  • “Obesity: What Works, How, Why, and When?” Invited speaker, American College of Physicians (ACP) annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 24, 2009.

  • “Treating overweight and obese patients: Engaging and motivating patients in 15 minutes or less” Invited speaker, Digestive Disease Week, Chicago, IL, June 3, 2009.

  • “A Physician’s perspective: Defining obesity medicine as an independent specialty” Invited speaker, The World Health Congress 4th Annual Obesity Congress, Washington DC, September 30, 2009.

  • “Feeding the obese patient” Invited speaker. 4th International Erasmus Master Class: Obese Patients, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. March 26–26, 2010

  • “Total Nutrition Therapy (TNT) – Diabetes” Invited speaker, Abbott Nutrition International. Beijing, China. April 10, 2010.

  • “Advances in the clinical management of obesity: Implications for prevention” Invited speaker. Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 16th annual symposium. Schaumburg, IL, April 15, 2010.

  • “Update on Obesity” Invited speaker. Illinois Dietetic Association 2010 Assembly, Oak Brook, IL, April 16–17, 2010.

Publications 2009–2010

  • Talarico JA, Torquati, A, McCarthy EM. Preoperative group education in Medicaid Population: Does it really make a difference. SOARD 2010 (ahead of press).

  • Kushner RF. Understanding obesity by asking the right questions. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 53(1):148–151, 2010.

  • Kushner RF, Neff L. Bariatric surgery – a key role for registered dietitians. Editorial. J Am Diet Assoc 110(4):524–526, 2010.

  • Kushner RF. Tacking Obesity. Is primary care up to the challenge? Commentary. Arch Intern Med 170(2):212–123, 2010.

  • Kushner RF, Choi SW. Prevalence of unhealthy lifestyle patterns among overweight and obese adults. Obesity (published 2009 online ahead of press).

  • Kushner RF. Obesity and Nutrition, Chapter 36. In: Waldman SA Terzic A, Eds., Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Principles to Practice. Sanders Publ., Philadelphia, PA, 2009, pp 549–556.

  • Shikora SA, Bergenstal R, Bessler M, Brody F, Foster G, Frank A, Gold M, Klein S, Kushner R, Sarwer DB. Implantable gastric stimulation for the treatment of clinically severe obesity: results of the SHAPE trial. SOARD 5;31–37, 2009.

  • Kushner RF, Kushner N, Jackson Blatner D. Counseling Overweight Adults: The Lifestyle Patterns Approach and Tool Kit, American Dietetic Association, Chicago, IL, 2009.

  • Kushner RF. Assessment of the Obese Individual, Part A. In: Nonas CA, Foster GD, Eds., Managing Obesity. A Clinical Guide, 2nd Edition. American Dietetic Association, Chicago, IL, 2009, pp 3–10.

  • Sharma AM, Kushner RF. A proposed clinical staging system for obesity. Int J Obes 33:289–195, 2009.

  • Kushner RF, Sujak M. Prevention of weight gain in adult patients with type 2 diabetes treated pioglitazone. Obesity 17:1017–1022, 2009.

  • Kushner RF, Kushner N. Lifestyle and behavior: Weight management counseling using a targeted lifestyle patterns approach. Diabetes Spectrum 22(1):26–28, 2009.

  • Mechanick JI, Kushner RF, Sugerman HJ, for the writing group. AACE/TOS/ASMBS Guidelines.  The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery medical guidelines for clinical practice for the perioperative nutritional, metabolic, and nonsurgical support of the bariatric surgery patient. Endocrine Practice 14(3):318–336, 2008; Obesity 17 (Suppl 1):S1–S70, 2009.

Last UpdateAugust 24, 2011