Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, along with Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, will host the Inaugural Obesity Summit on Saturday, February 21, 2015
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Edinburg, TX—Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System (DHR) is pleased to announce the Inaugural Obesity Summit, hosted in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. The summit will take place at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. This unique, one-day educational symposium will be comprised of multi-disciplinary didactic presentations designed to engage the audience with other healthcare practitioners interested in discussing the causes of obesity, effects of comorbidities, and current and novel preventive strategies. The Obesity Summit is designed for healthcare professionals who have an interest in the obesity-related subspecialties of bariatric surgery, endocrinology, internal medicine, nutrition and weight management, cardiology, and psychology.
The Obesity Summit will feature interactive workshops, a meet-the-presenter luncheon, clinical case presentations with an open panel discussion, and a question and answer session. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Cleveland Clinic staff will be present at the summit to allow participants to ask more detailed questions about the obesity treatment processes at their respective institutions.
During the Obesity Summit, participants will be able to view a live transmission of a bariatric surgery performed by Dr. Philip Schauer and Dr. Manish Singh. By viewing the live surgery, participants will gain better insight into the procedure and learn how to, in turn, provide quality follow-up care for postsurgical bariatric patients. Dr. Philip Schauer is a Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine as well as Chief of Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Director of Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. Dr. Schauer is also the President of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Manish Singh is the Medical Director of Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Adjunct Assistant Profession of Surgery at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
The distinguished panel of presenters includes world-renowned physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country. Dr. Robert Kushner, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will discuss the disease of obesity and its comorbidities. Dr. Bartolome Burguera, Director of Obesity Programs at Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, will speak about lifestyle intervention strategies and proven results. Dr. Leslie Heinberg, Director of Behavioral Sciences at Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, will present on the perioperative psychological management of the bariatric patient. Numerous other informative lectures will be provided throughout the day, with a concluding question and answer session with all presenters taking place at 3:00 PM.
Inaugural Obesity Summit
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Live Surgery – 10:30 AM; Question and Answer Session with Speakers – 3:00 PM
Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539
Contact: Anna Badillo, Director of Continuing Medical Education at DHR, 956-362-3240, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
The Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is a comprehensive program aimed to provide you with world-class care and personalized attention as you work towards your weight loss goals. The program offers proven and effective techniques for treating obesity and its related complications using a team approach. The full-time support team, which includes dietitians and nurses, is dedicated to providing the best preoperative and post-operative care for every patient. For more information, please visit www.rgvweightloss.com.
About Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
At Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, our bariatric weight loss surgery program is focused on addressing obesity with modern treatment strategies, research and education, because losing weight often is not as simple as it sounds. Our bariatric surgeons work with multi-specialty, full-time support staff that are dedicated to providing the best experience possible for the entire surgical process. Our team works with all patients to ensure they receive the best care before, during, and after their surgery. For more information, please visit www.weightloss.clevelandclinic.org.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is accredited through the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurse Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance provides up to 8 contact hours for successful completion of this educational activity.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance continues to be the premier healthcare provider in South Texas. For more information, please call (956) DOCTORS (362-8677) or visit our website at www.dhr-rgv.com. Join our community – www.facebook.com/thinkDHR, www.twitter.com/dhr_rgv, and www.pinterest.com/thinkDHR!