Educational Conference | Samantha Pabich, MD, MPH
April 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Samantha Pabich, MD, MPH
Topic: assisting patients with weight loss (including pharmacologic management)
About the Speaker:
Samantha Pabich, MD, MPH
- University of Illinois, Champaign, IL – MD
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI – Residency in Internal Medicine
- University of Wisconsin – Fellowship in Endocrinology
- University of Wisconsin – MPH
Dr. Pabich is a faculty member is the Division of Endocrinology within the Department of Medicine. Recognizing that historically, there has been limited education on obesity management for medical students, residents, and fellows, Dr. Pabich works with trainees at all three levels, lecturing on obesity and directly teaching about its management. She additionally has provided learning materials on obesity for The Endocrine Society. She acts a reviewer for several academic journals on diabetes and obesity, and advocates for change in coverage policies by insurance companies and state government related to diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Pabich practices general endocrinology, and enjoys working with patients to manage diabetes, osteoporosis, hyperthyroidism, pituitary disease, PCOS, gonadal dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, and gender dysphoria. She additionally has a niche interest in obesity management, evaluating patients for pathologic causes of excess body weight, and helping them use evidence-based strategies to reduce their body weight. She is spearheading development of a multi-disciplinary obesity clinic at UW.
Dr Pabich’s research focuses on Obesity and Diabetes. With regard to obesity, she is involved in projects to assess the efficacy of weight loss strategies, particularly psychological motivators, low-carbohydrate dietary interventions, and effective pharmaceuticals. With regard to Diabetes, she is interested in factors which affect patient adherence to a therapeutic strategy, and dietary control of diabetes.
About the Series:
The Educational Conference series is a series of lectures designed to provide clinically useful information to the practicing psychiatrist (faculty or trainee). Every 1 to 2 months an intra- or extra-departmental speaker is invited to speak on a topic of interest selected by current faculty. This educational series is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Continue Medical Education units (CME’s) are available to eligible attendees.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.
Continuing Education Units
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.