Free Educational Event for Physicians

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Giancarlo's Steakhouse
5110 Main Street
Williamsville, NY

Host Speaker

Joseph A. Caruana, MD, MS
Medical Director
Bariatric Surgery
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, NY
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo


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 and 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).