Obesity: Current Trends and Treatment Options (SBMC)

Presented by The Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ

6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Obesity is a complex disease that is poorly understood and requires a holistic approach in its management. This year's symposium will focus on understanding the disease process and its management. Medical management of obesity is challenging and combined with surgery the outcomes are excellent. Additionally, we will be defining the role of primary and revision surgical procedures, emerging technologies, and medications in the management of obesity. We will be discussing challenges in the management with discussion related to outcomes and complications.

The symposium includes lectures from the experts in the field that cover a wide variety of topics in the management of obesity.

Target Audience
Physicians, nurses, trainees and allied health clinicians involved in the treatment of obesity.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the most appropriate care and therapies for medical management of obesity.
  • Understand the anti-obesity medications and medical weight loss options.
  • Relate how the human gut biome functions.
  • Identify multidisciplinary strategies to manage weight regain.
  • Understand the role of intermittent fasting in weight management.
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with other providers for treatment of obesity.

Guest Speakers

  • Christopher D. Still, DO, FACP, FTOS, Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine; Medical Director, Center for Nutrition & Weight Management, Director, Geisinger Obesity Institute , Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
  • Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Director, Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, Professor of surgery, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, FIU; Senior Consultant, Hôpital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada
  • Mitchell S. Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Professor of Surgery, Barbara and Donald Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell; Chief Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital, New York
  • Arif Ahmad, MD, FACS, FRCS, Director of the Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery and Director of the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery at Mather Hospital, NY
  • Dr. Lillian Craggs-Dino, Bariatric Dietitian and Support Group Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic, Florida
  • Joseph Nadglowski, President, Obesity Action Coalition (Patient Advocacy), Tampa, Florida
  • Claudia Arroyos, MS, RDN, Clinical Specialist, Bariatric Advantage
    Symposium Chairman

Prakash Paragi, MD, FASMBS, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

7:00 – 8:00 am            Inauguration of the Symposium
                                    Breakfast Meeting
                                    Opening of the Vendors Exhibition
8:00 – 11:00 am          Medical Weight Loss Program
11:00 – 11:30 am        Break/Vendors
11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Multidisciplinary Program
1:00 – 1:45 pm            Lunch/Vendors
1:45 – 4:45 pm            Surgical Weight Loss Program
4:45 – 5:00 pm           Closing Remarks

Speakers and agenda are subject to change.

Industry Sponsored Dinner Meeting for Bariatric Surgeons (Non CME program):

  1. Mitchell S. Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS - Ethicon US, LLC
  2. Arif Ahmad, MD, FACS, FRCS- Intuitive Surgical

Continuing Medical Education

AMA Credit Designation Statement: Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement (for Directly provided): Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, transparency, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME sponsored educational activities. All participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict(s) of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussion of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devises. This information will be available as part of the activity material.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support: No commercial support was provided for this continuing educational activity.

Online registration is required by November 25, 2019. 

• SBMC Medical Staff Members: no fee
• Non-SBMC Medical Staff Members : $30.00

Please make checks payable to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and mail to:
Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
Attention Luciana Cinicolo
94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039

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