Free Educational Event for Physicians

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Marco Polo Restaurant
345 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Host Speakers

Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD
Chief of Surgery, Director of Bariatric Surgery
Brooklyn Hospital Center
New York, NY

Sarita Dhuper, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Melaine Howell, MD
General Surgery
Bronx, NY


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.

6:00 PM   Networking and Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM   Welcome, Key Note & Introductions - Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD
6:45 PM   Obesity 360: Diabetes, The Physical, Mental and Social Dilemmas - Sarita Dhuper, MD
7:15 PM   Diet & Nutritional Treatments - Melaine Howell, MD
7:25 PM   New Guideline for Metabolic Surgery & Practical Treatment Options - Melaine Howell, MD
7:55 PM   Group & Panel Discussion - Q&A
8:20 PM   Wrap Up

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).