Free Educational Event for Physicians

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM
CRU Restaurant
13499 S. Cleveland Avenue #241
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Host Speakers

Rishi Ramlogan, MD
General and Bariatric Surgeon
Surgical Healing Arts Center
Fort Myers, FL

Roger Eduardo, MD
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Surgical Healing Arts Center
Fort Myers, FL


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   Welcome Cocktail and Network Reception
6:30 PM   Welcome, Key Note, and Introductions - Rishi Ramlogan, MD
6:45 PM   Diagnosing and Treating Obesity: Pathophysiology of T2DM - Roger Eduardo, MD
7:05 PM   Diet and Nutritional Treatments - Rishi Ramlogan, MD
7:25 PM   New Guideline for Metabolic Surgery & Practical Treatment Options - Roger Eduardo, MD
7:45 PM   Group Panel Discussion - Q&A
8:30 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).