Free Educational Event for Physicians

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:20 PM
Ruth Chris's Steak House - Boise
800 W. Main Street
Boise, ID 83702

Host Speakers

David J. Brown, MD
Medical Director
St. Alphonsus Metabolic and Bariatric Center
6140 W. Curtisian Ave., Suite 100
Boise, ID 83704

Robert Cywes, MD, PhD
Adult & Pediatric General Surgery
Robotics, Laparoscopy & Thoracoscopy
Foregut Surgery
Adult & Pediatric Bariatric Surgery
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Erin Rae
Boise Apex Chiropractic, Nutrition & Wellness
Boise, ID


This evening dinner symposium will discuss research on mechanisms of action of metabolic surgery and their RCTs, which explain where such operations fit in the overall treatment algorithm for type 2 diabetes & obesity. It will also cover how new data from those RCTs has led to policy changes pertaining to surgery that are evolving based on recommendations from the Diabetes Surgery Summit 2 (DSS-2) consensus conference.

6:30 PM   Welcome, Key Note & Introductions - David Brown, MD
6:45 PM   Diabesity & Obesity: Treatment to Remission - Robert Cywes, MD, PhD
7:15 PM   Diet & Nutritional Treatments - Erin Rae
7:25 PM   New Guideline for Metabolic Surgery & Practical Treatment Options - David Brown, MD
7:55 PM   Group & Panel Discussion - Q&A
8:20 PM   Wrap Up - David Brown, MD

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Primary Care Physicians, Endocrinologists, Physician Assistants and APRNs who regularly treat and manage overweight and obese patients.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Learning Objectives


In support of improving patient care, Ciné-Med 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.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

ADA Publication

Download ADA's publication outlining their Standards of Care for Diabetes and the newly extensive section on Obesity (bariatric/metabolic surgery) derived directly from Diabesity Surgery Summit 2 (DSS-2).