Innovative Approaches to Obesity Medicine for Healthcare Professionals

September 6-8, 2024

SoMeDocs is proud to be carefully building this curated event, filled with quality lectures from the verified healthcare experts of today. In this conference, we’ll be bringing you up to date content about obesity medicine.

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Meet the Co-Chair

Franchell Hamilton, MD specializes in helping people who struggle with complex obesity (those who continue to yo-yo diet or those who have had bariatric surgery and have regained their weight) with nonconventional lifestyle methods. She is board-certified in both surgery and obesity medicine.

Dr. Hamilton believes that the brain is the controller of our health. She teaches how we can use neuroscience, combined with our genetics, to take charge of our behaviors and in turn, genuinely live healthier, effortlessly.

Dr. Hamilton “geek outs” on the role our brain and genetics play in the health journey and is passionate about helping others see the correlation and break free from disease. She is a natural adventurer and believes that we would have more fun if we all used more curiosity in our everyday life.

Meet the Co-Chair

Everybody eats, yet some diminish their health by eating. Teasing out nutrition truths from fallacies has been a lifelong focus for Sue Benson-Davies, PhD, DCN, MPH.

Dr. Benson-Davies is a clinical assistant professor and registered dietitian with the Sanford School of Medicine in South Dakota. She holds 2 doctorate degrees in clinical nutrition and completed a NIH clinical research sabbatical. Her knowledge and skills are reflected in a diverse career with teaching, bariatric clinic practice, publications, position papers and legislative policy.  Dr. Benson-Davies’ bariatric practice is known for extensive nutrition assessments and strong patient relationships. Body composition using DEXA scans and indirect calorimetry are her primary research interests.  By implementing more objective nutrition assessment data into clinical practice, Dr. Benson-Davies provides an innovative approach to nutrition and a new therapeutic direction for patients who struggle with obesity, eating behaviors, body image, and weight loss/regain. 

Meet the Organizer

Dana Corriel, MD A board-certified internist who decided to shift gears mid-career to become a digital healthcare expert and entrepreneur. Dr. Corriel founded SoMeDocs – the site you’re on this very moment – to empower doctors, and promote their autonomy, by helping them build accounts online that help establish their authority as the experts in health. Dr. Corriel now works as a freelance consultant to both professionals and large companies, strategizing on growth and building unique digital content and pathways for businesses and brands that want to stand out.

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Talks that teach out of box thinking in obesity medicine, combining lifestyle and functional approaches.


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What other factors weigh in to obesity medicine?


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How do we approach this important niche non-traditionally?


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Options outside of medications and surgery.


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Looking at food as a therapeutic medicine.

Conference Schedule

(All times listed in EST)
Friday, June 9: 
6:30-7:00 PM: Introduction (Dana Corriel, MD)
7:15-8:15 PM: “A Cardiologist’s Practical Tips to Reduce Your Cardiovascular Risk” (Nicole Harkin, MD)
8:30-9:30 PM: “Optimizing the Developing Brain with Food and Life Choices” (Jane Tavyev Asher, MD)
Saturday, June 10:
9:00-10:00 AM: “Lifestyle Medicine: The Path towards Wellness and Resiliency” (Sheila Lakhoo, MD)
10:15-11:15 AM: “Managing Stress and Building Resiliency with Mindfulness” (Holly MacKenna, MD, ABPN, ABOIM)
11:30-12:30 PM: “Anti-Inflammatory Living Made Easy — A Lifestyle and Integrative Approach to Low Back Pain and Joint Pain” (Saloni Sharma, MD)
12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH BREAK
2:00-3:00 PM: “The Truth About Dietary Supplements: Separating Fact from Fiction” (Melinda Ring, MD)
3:15-4:15 PM: “Food and Fitness in Perimenopause” (Nicole Solomos, MD)
4:30-5:30 PM: “How to Decrease Stress with the Mind-Body Connection” (Cindy Tsai, MD)
5:45-6:45: “Optimal Kidney Nutrition: The Power of Plant-Based Diets” (Sean Hashmi, MD, MS, FASN)
Sunday, June 11: 
9:00-10:00 AM: “Optimizing Brain Health with The Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine” (Melissa Sundermann, DO, DipABLM)
10:15-11:15 AM: “Lifestyle and Fertility: Healthy Choices to Maximize Your Reproductive Health” (Rashmi Kudesia, MD)
11:30-12:30 AM: “Nontoxic without the Nonsense: Safer Swaps for Optimizing Immune System Health” (Kara Wada, MD)
12:30-2:00 PM: LUNCH BREAK
2:00-3:00 PM: “Evidence-Based TIGER Protocol for Autoimmune Disease” (Akilesh Palanisamy, MD)
3:15-4:15 PM: “Radiant Self-Care Through Ayurveda” (Sheetal Ajmani, MD)
4:30-5:30: “Implementing Activity As the 5th Vital Sign” (Manzur Moidunny, MD)

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  • CME credit for lectures (through CMEfy)
  • Early Bird pricing gives you 60% off until May 1, 2023
  • Early-ish Bird pricing gives you 30% off May 1-June1, 2023

Free Ticket

SoMeDocs Members
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  • Access to ALL lectures, while they're live
  • Entry into our virtual "conference grounds" (in a pop-up FB Group)

VIP Ticket

Open to everyone!
$ 249/ticket
  • Access to lectures for 2 full months after conference ends
  • Entry into our virtual "conference grounds" (in a pop-up FB Group). Enter one day before everyone else does.
  • CME option for lectures (through CMEfy)
  • Early Bird pricing gives you 60% off until May 1, 2023
  • Early-ish Bird pricing gives you 30% off May 1-June1, 2023

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  • 15 exciting lectures
  • Variety of topics
  • Standout physician lecturers
  • CME credits (through CMEfy)

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Innovative Approaches to Obesity Medicine for Healthcare Professionals.

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