Comprehensive Approach to Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Bariatrics

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Program Co-Directors

Tamas A. Gonda, MD
Abraham Krikhely, MD
Alfons Pomp, MD
Reem Z. Sharaiha, MD, MSc

Introduction

The Comprehensive Approach to Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Bariatrics program will provide up to date and evidenced based clinical information on the comprehensive management of obesity — a rapidly evolving field. There is a significant emphasis on new endoscopic modalities and a component of hands-on training. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations on the latest data on the innovations in minimally invasive bariatric surgery, as well as, the growing field of endobariatrics.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the indications and outcomes of approved bariatric procedures and surgeries
  • Learn about new technologies, their benefits and use in obese patients
  • Learn about the comprehensive approach to bariatric care

Target Audience

This program is designed for an audience of bariatric surgeons, primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, endoscopists, endocrinologists, general surgeons, internists, family medicine physicians, nutritionists, pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric gastroenterologist, RNs, PAs, NPs, nutritionists and other medical professionals involved in the evaluation, diagnosis and/or management of endoscopic and bariatric patients.

Registration

NYP Affiliates
  • $200 - MD, DO
  • $125 - RN, NP, PA, PhD
  • FREE - Fellows, Residents & Students
Non-NYP Affiliates
  • $250 - MD, DO
  • $175 - RN, NP, PA, PhD
  • FREE - Fellows, Residents & Students

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Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Amedco and Columbia University Department of Surgery. Amedco is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians

Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.

Educational Grant/Exhibit Support Interest

If you are interested in supporting this medical education program with an educational grant and/or an exhibit, please contact:
Christine Rein
Medical Education Liaison
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, External Affairs
Phone: 212.304.7814
Fax: 917.591.8734
E-mail: cmr2146@cumc.columbia.edu

Meeting Location

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
Myrna L. Daniels Auditorium
173 Fort Washington Avenue, First Floor
New York, NY 10032
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Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Surgery, CME Office

400 Kelby Street, Floor 9, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 212.304.7813
Fax: 917.591.8734
Email: info@columbiasurgery.org

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