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10:10 am - 10:30 am- Brunswick D Room
Intragastric Devices (IGB, TPS, Aspiration Therapy)
Dr. Amy Tyberg, MD

10:30 am - 11:00 am- Brunswick D Room
ESG and TORe
Dr. Avik Sarkar, MD


11:00 am - 11:20 am- Brunswick D Room
Small bowel Interventions (Duodenojejunal Linear, DMR, Magnets)
Dr. Haroon Shahid


11:20 am - 11:40 am- Brunswick D Room
Life after Weight Loss: Body sculpting
Dr. Philip Wey, MD


11:40 am - 12:00 pm- Brunswick D Room
The Future of EBT
Dr. Abu Dayyeh, MD


12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch and Exhibits - Brunswick A Room and Garden State Ballroom

Q and A session- Brunswick D Room

Panel Discussion- Brunswick D Room

12:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Garden State Ballroom


Hands-On Stations
IGB placement and retrieval
Fistula and perforation closure
Aspiration Therapy Station

7:00 am - 8:00 am 
Registration- Pre-function Area

Breakfast - Brunswick A Room

8:00 am - 8:10 am - Brunswick D Room
Welcome and Course Overview
Dr. Michel Kahaleh, MD, Course Director;
Dr. Avik Sarkar, MD, Co-Director


8:10 am - 8:30 am- Brunswick D Room
Epidemiology and Implications Obesity

in the Adolescent Population
Dr. Elizaveta Iofel, MD


8:30 am - 8:50 am- Brunswick D Room
Diet and Lifestyle Therapy
Valine Fox, APN
Laura Battista, APN


8:50 am - 9:10 am- Brunswick D Room
Medical Management of Adult Obesity
Dr. Ankit Shah, MD


9:10 am - 9:30 am- Brunswick D Room
Practice Development, Coding and Reimbursement for EBT
Dr. Abu Dayyeh, MD


9:30 am - 9:50 am- Brunswick A Room & Garden State Ballroom
Refreshment break/Exhibits


9:50 am - 10:10 am- Brunswick D Room
Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications
Dr. Michel Kahaleh, MD

Live Streaming Available for Didactic Sessions from 8 am to 12 pm

CME Information

Credit Tracking / Evaluation

In order to claim your CME/CE credits, complete the online Credit and Evaluation form and a certificate will be emailed.  Use the following URL:

Certificate will be emailed within 2 business days.


Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Presentation Slides

MALBEC presentations will be available to be viewed only within 7 business days. 


Target Audience

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of Advanced Endoscopists, Gastroenterologist, General Practice, Family Physicians, Obesity specialists, Pediatricians, Endocrinologists and Assisting Healthcare Personnel.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify advances in endoscopic procedures for the management of obesity.

  • Discuss the management and diet regimen of pre & post obesity weight loss procedures.

  • Recognize advances in therapeutic endoscopy for weight loss revisions, complication management from previously done weight loss procedures.

  • Define updates in the diagnostic & management of comorbidities associated with obesity.

  • Identify advances in devices and medications for weight loss and its impact on patients.


Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: 

Patient care, Medical knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, Interpersonal communication, skills, Provide patient-centered care, Employ evidence-based practice, and work in interdisciplinary teams.


Faculty Disclosure Summary

The following speakers have indicated they have No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose:  

R. Alkhiari, MD; I. Andalib, MD; M. Kim, DO; J. Liu-Burdowski; A. Sakar, MD: A. Shah, MD; H. Shahid, MD; A. Tyberg, MD



B. Abu Dayyeh, MD: Consultant - Metamodix, BFKW, DyaMx, Boston Scientific, USGI Medical /

Research Support - Apollo Endosurgery, USGI, Spatz Medical, Boston Scientific, GI Dynamics, Cairn Diagnostics, Aspire Bariatrics, Medtronic / Speaker - Johnson and Johnson, Endogastric solutions, Olympus

M. Gaidhane, MD: COO - Innovative Digestive Health Education & Research Inc.

Philip Wey, MD: Consultant – Allergan PLC / Scientific Advisory Board – Orthobond Corporation


Non-Endorsement Statement

Cine-Med verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process.  Cine-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and Innovative Digestive Health Education & Research. Cine-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.



This activity is being supported by an educational grant from Karl Storz and Olympus.

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