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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

2021 Seminar Series: Obesity Medicine for Gastroenterologists

Start Date: 9/22/2021 7:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/22/2021 9:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online Program

Organization Name: New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Email: info@nysge.org
Phone: 646-218-0650

Obesity Medicine for Gastroenterologists
September 22, 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Online Program
Login information will be included in the registration confirmation email sent to individuals who register. 

Intended Audience
Gastroenterologists and GI Fellows
Course Description
This course will present gastroenterologists with information and options for the treatment of obesity, from the administration of medication to endoscopic therapies including balloons, botulinum toxin, and suturing. Learn about the latest diets, including intermittent fasting and what you need to know. Finally, understand when to refer to surgery and the latest surgical guidelines and techniques.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the latest fad diets and how to choose the best diet for each type of patient
  • Discuss the newest FDA-approved medications for weight loss including the latest “game changer”
  • Recognize the indications and contraindications for the latest endoscopic treatment for obesity
  • Recognize the indications and latest outcomes data associated with bariatric surgery

7:00 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, NYSGEF
Anthony A. Starpoli, MD, NYSGEF

7:00 - 7:20 pm
What You Should Know About the Latest Fad Diets
Rachel Lustgarten, MS, RD, CDN

7:20 - 7:40 pm
Pharmacotherapy and Obesity
Robert F. Kushner, MD

7:40 - 8:00 pm
Endoscopic Therapies for Obesity
Vivek Kumbhari, PhD, MD

8:00 - 8:20 pm
Surgery and Obesity
Marina S. Kurian, MD

8:20 - 9:00 pm
Panel Discussion
Vivek Kumbhari, MBCHB, PhD, MD
Rheka B. Kumar, MD, MS
Marina S. Kurian, MD
Rachel Lustgarten, MS, RD, CDN
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, NYSGEF
Anthony A. Starpoli, MD, NYSGEF
Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD


Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc, NYSGEF Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical college; Director of Therapeutic and Advanced Endoscopy, Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Endoscopy, New York-Presbyterian Medical Center Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Anthony A. Starpoli, MD, NYSGEF Attending Physician, Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Rheka B. Kumar, MD, MS Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY; Medical Director, American Board of Obesity Medicine

Vivek Kumbhari, PhD, MD Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions; Chair, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Florida

Marina S. Kurian, MD Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, NYU Grossman School of Medicine; Medical Director, Department of Surgery, Bariatric Division, NYU Langone Health; New York Minimally Invasive Surgery, PLLC, New York, NY

Robert F. Kushner, MD Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Medical Director, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Rachel Lustgarten, MS, RD, CDN Registered Dietitian, New York, NY

Violeta B. Popov, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health; Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, New York, NY

2021 NYSGE Seminar Series Course Directors
Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Associate Attending Physician, Clinical Director, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Service, Program Director, Clinical Nutrition Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Julie Yang, MD Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Director of Therapeutic Endoscopy, Einstein Division, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Amar Manvar, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Registration and Seminar CME is complimentary as a benefit of NYSGE membership. Online registration is required for all event participants. To register, visit www.nysge.org, login and click on the program title under Upcoming Events. To access the program, open your confirmation email, click on the online program link, then click where indicated to enter the program.

Note for Non-Members
To receive full benefits, please consider renewing or becoming a member of NYSGE. Non-member physicians may attend Seminar and Lecture Series programs but may only claim CME for two Seminars per year. Online registration is required for all event participants. Please login or create a user account before registering. Contact info@nysge.org for assistance if needed. Your support will help us to continue providing no-cost educational events for all.

CME Credit
CME credit is generally restricted to NYSGE members only for the tuition-free programs of the Seminar and Lecture Series. Non-member physicians are limited to claiming CME for only two Seminars per year. To join or renew, visit www.nysge.org. Membership is complimentary for trainees, but an application is required.

Joint Providership
The 2021 NYSGE Seminar Series is jointly provided by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center and the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Accreditation Statement
                            In support of improving patient care, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center 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.

Credit Designation
Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Statement
The “Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy” of Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience any relationship(s) with commercial interest; pharmaceutical or equipment company*. Any presenter whose disclosed relationships prove to create a conflict of interest, with regard to their contribution to the activity, will not be permitted to present.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center also requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device, not yet approved in the United States.

*The ACCME defines a Commercial Interest as an entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interest – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

Recording Waiver
NYSGE will record this program to use in educational, informational or promotional materials including print, electronic or other media such as the NYSGE website. By participating in this program, you grant NYSGE the right to record and use your remarks should this program offer live or online submission of questions and all such recorded live or online submissions become the property of NYSGE.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 9/22/2021 9:00 PM

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