Free Educational Event for Physicians

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
The Grand Marlin Restaurant
4000 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
Pensacola, FL

Host Speakers

Patrick Gatmaitan, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director
Baptist Weight Loss Center

Jeffrey Lord, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Sacred Heart Surgical Weight Loss Center

Ashton Wilkins, Med, RD, CSOWM, LD/N
Baptist Weight Loss Center

Bridget Rak, RD, LD/N
Baptist Weight Loss Center


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 Cocktail & Network Reception
7:00 PM   Welcome, Key Note & Introductions - Patrick Gatmaitan, MD, FACS, FASMBS
7:15 PM   Diagnosing and Treating Obesity: Pathophysiology of T2DM - Jeffrey Lord, MD
7:35 PM   Diet & Nutritional Treatments - Ashton Wilkins, RD and Bridget Rak, RD
7:55 PM   New Guideline for Metabolic Surgery & Practical Treatment Options - Patrick Gatmaitan, MD, FACS, FASMBS
8:15 PM   Panel Discussion - Q&A
9:00 PM   Adjourn

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).