Free Educational Event for Physicians

Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Capital Grille
301 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Host Speakers

George M. Eid, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Professor of Surgery, Temple University
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
System Chair, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
System Division Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Allegheny Health Network

Jennifer Holst, MD
Director, Comprehensive Weight Management
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Allegheny Health Network

Patricia Bononi, MD
Director, Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Health
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
West Penn Hospital


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   Network Reception
7:30 PM   Welcome & Introductions
7:45 PM   Diagnosing and Treating Obesity: Pathophysiology of T2DM
8:05 PM   Principles of Obesity in the Medical Practice
8:25 PM   New Guideline for Metabolic Surgery & Practical Treatment Options
8:45 PM   Panel Discussion - Q&A
9:30 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).