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Provider Training

Let’s Go! provides a variety of training opportunities for practice teams including the National Obesity Conference hosted annually in the fall, previously recorded webinars, a podcast series, and Let’s Go! Shorts. Please contact us to discuss additional trainings for your practice team.

On-Demand Trainings

Let’s Go! is committed to providing registered sites training opportunities. Current on demand virtual trainings can be accessed at LetsGoLearning.Thinkific.com.

The Let’s Go! Childhood Obesity Project ECHO series was held monthly from November 2021 through September 2022. Each session provided care team members with new evidence and guidance on the assessment, management and treatment of childhood obesity to optimize management of patients with obesity. Let’s Go! ECHO series recordings can be accessed online.

Five-minute video vignettes that deliver innovative, evidence-based, obesity curriculum for care team members. These “shorts” will bring new tools and techniques to the health care community to help improve care for patients with obesity. Watch the Let’s Go! Shorts online.

A podcast series focused on thought-provoking and informative conversations to support medical providers interested in obesity prevention and treatment hosted by Carrie Gordon, MD. Listen at LetsTalkAboutObesityCare.podbean.com or wherever you listen to podcasts.

National Obesity Conference Recordings

Conference Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge in understanding the physiology, benefits, and efficacy of metabolic & bariatric surgery.
  • Understand which patients will benefit from metabolic & bariatric surgery, the requirements, and risks.
  • Increase confidence to initiate early conversations with patients about metabolic & bariatric surgery.
  • Understand support needed to help ensure long-term patient success including integrating other treatments for the chronic disease of obesity.

These sessions were recorded September 21 & 22, 2023. Click here to read speaker bios.

Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Basics
Speaker: Kirk Sahagian, DO

Adolescents, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Basics
Speaker: Sarah Armstrong MD

Evaluation of Mental and Behavioral Health Risks for Patients Considering Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: Codie R Rouleau, Ph.D., R.Psych

Talking with Patients about Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: Selvi Rajagopal, MD, MPH

Addressing Barriers to Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: David Sarwer, PhD

Factors Influencing Primary Care Provider Referral for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: Boris Zevin, MD PhD FRCSC

Dietary Evaluation & Recommendations Before & After Bariatric Surgery
Speaker: Melissa Page, RD 

Effect of Exercise Training Before and After Surgery
Speaker: Paul M. Coen, MSc, PhD

Intensive Lifestyle Programs & interaction with Surgical Programs
Speaker: Melissa Santos, PhD

Long-term Medical Management of Patients after Bariatric Surgery in Primary Care
Speaker: Andrew Kraftson, MD

Increase awareness and understanding of the impact of inequity on obesity and how to change practice to reduce disparities in care. Expand clinical knowledge, learn current best practice and hear about how to support patients. Conference dates: September 22 & 23, 2022.

Challenges in Obesity Prevention: Addressing Inequities Through Policy, System, and Environmental Change
Speaker: William H. Dietz, Jr. MD, MPH

Disparities in Obesity Prevalence: It’s Complex
Speaker: Cynthia Ogden, PhD

Cultural Competence: Understanding Your Patients’ Context
Speaker: Erika McMullen, MA Ed HD, SHRM-SCP

A Regional Look at Reducing Disparities in Health Care: What Works
Speaker: Karen Freund, MD, MPH

How Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapies Impact Obesity Among U.S. Transgender Individuals
Speaker: Michael S. Irwig, MD

Sexual Orientation, Gender and Body Size
Speaker: Natalie Ingraham, PhD, MPH

Challenges for Children with IDD and Obesity: How You Can Help
Speaker: William G. Sharp, PhD

Setting the Stage for Success: Reducing Weight Bias, Stigma and Shame
Speaker: Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP

Maine’s Indigenous People: Past, Present and Future of Obesity Care
Speaker: Lisa Sockabasin, MS, RN

The Impact of Poverty on Obesity
Speaker: Rita Hamad, MD, PhD, MPH

Race-Based Algorithms: Are They Affecting Health Care?
Speaker: Monica Hahn, MD

Explore the link between mental health and obesity. Expand your clinical knowledge, learn current best practice and hear about programs to support patients. Conference date: September 23 & 24, 2021

Learn about the latest evidence of the impact of obesity and cancer on patients. Presentations include a focus on the relationship of diet and physical activity on these diseases, and programs and resources to support patients in clinical and community settings. Conference dates: September 24 & 25, 2020