Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, February 14

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Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, February 14

"Is Obesity Really a Problem in Older Adults?" John A. Batsis, MD, FACP Assistant Professor of Medicine Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Friday, February 14, 2014
8:00am-9:00am
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, February 14, 2014 for the presentation titled:

 

Is Obesity Really a Problem in Older Adults?

By

John A. Batsis, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Research Collaborator

Mayo Clinic

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

 

Co-sponsored by the Section of General Internal Medicine, the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging,

 and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

 

Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology of an aging population developing obesity and discuss the combined impact on physical function
  2. Emphasize the inaccuracy of using body mass index to classify obesity in older adults
  3. Review the evidence supporting the benefits of weight loss in older adults and highlight the harms of loss of muscle and bone

 

Dr. John Batsis is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He received his Medical Degree with Honors from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland in 2002.  He completed a medical-surgical internship in Dublin at St. James’ Hospital, before undertaking his residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Geriatrics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, in Rochester, Minnesota between 2003 and 2008.  He holds a Certificate in Translational Science Activities from the Mayo Graduate School of Medical Education in Rochester.

Dr. Batsis joined the staff at Dartmouth in 2008 in the Section of General Internal Medicine as a Clinical Geriatrician in providing primary care to older adults with multimorbidity, in both the outpatient and nursing home setting.

Dr. Batsis’ research interests have sought to explore the phenomenology of obesity, sarcopenia and function in older adults, and intends on translating the information obtained from his large epidemiological datasets back to inform clinical practice. 

John A. Batsis, MD, FACP has stated that he has no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. John Batsis to Medicine Grand Rounds.

 

If you are unable to attend and would like to either view Grand Rounds live on your computer or if you would like to view it another time, please use this link.

http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/education/dept_medicine_grand_rounds_live.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact:
Lara Judd
603-650-6722

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.