The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Premier Health will present a bariatric symposium, “A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Loss,” on Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Bieser Auditorium of the Berry Building at Miami Valley Hospital.
The bariatric symposium will explore the latest updates in nutritional guidelines, operative procedures and patient management for the bariatric surgery patient.
The symposium has been designed especially for physicians, surgeons, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, allied health professionals who care for bariatric patients, medical fellows, medical residents and medical students.
Participants will learn about weight loss treatment options and the components of a comprehensive weight loss program, the spectrum of care for the bariatric patient and the roles of various health care providers in the care of the bariatric patient.
Guest speakers include:
- Kellie Armstrong, manager for The Center for Bariatric Surgery at The Miriam Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery in Providence, Rhode Island
- Dene Berman, Ph.D., clinical professor, Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology, and adjunct professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, University of Dayton
- Mukul Chandra, clinical associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, cardiologist, Miami Valley Cardiologists, Inc., and director, Preventive Cardiology and Clinical Research, Miami Valley Hospital
- Theresa Gasper, bariatric patient
- Kimberly Maloomian, lead dietitian, The Miriam Hospital’s Center for Bariatric Surgery in Providence, Rhode Island
- Joe Northrup, M.D., bariatric surgeon, Premier Health
- Joon Shim, M.D., assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine, minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon, Wright State Physicians, director of the Heartburn Center, Miami Valley Hospital, and bariatric symposium chair
- Mujeeb Siddiqui, D.O., clinical assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Boonshoft School of Medicine, and bariatric surgeon, Premier Health
- Siva Vithiananthan, M.D., associate professor of surgery (clinical), Brown University Alpert Medical School, site-director for the Surgical Residency and Medical Student Programs, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and chief, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island.
Information about Continuing Medical Education credits for this activity is available at medicine.wright.edu/bariatric-symposium. To register for the symposium, go to medicine.wright.edu/bariatric-symposium.
For more information, contact the Miami Valley Hospital CME office at 937-208-2144 or email Theresa Cory at email@example.com.
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based medical school affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in the Dayton area. The medical school educates the next generation of physicians by providing medical education for more than 444 medical students and 443 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties. Its research enterprise encompasses centers in the basic sciences, epidemiology, public health and community outreach programs. More than 1,500 of the medical school’s 3,229 alumni remain in medical practice in Ohio.