International Bariatric Club (IBC)

2021 Virtual Regularly Scheduled Series

January - March 2021

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How to Obtain CME

To be eligible to receive CME credits, learners must first register with a $99 registration fee. The registration fee covers all first quarter presentation credits (minimum 18 CMEs) from January - March 2021.

IBC will schedule weekly presentations/segments that the learner must view live. Following the live presentation/segment, learners are required to login to their account and document their participation by answer three (3) Assessment Questions.

At the conclusion of the first quarter, learners will receive a certificate of credit, cumulative to the number of presentations/segments viewed and documented.

What is a Regularly Scheduled Series?

Regularly scheduled series is a live activity planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly. A regularly scheduled series is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization's professional staff and generally targets the same audience over the whole series.

Education Topics

This series will focus on important components of the care of individual patients and population health interventions to improve patient outcomes.

  • January 5 - Leading a Culture of Excellence in Patient Care
  • January 12 - Evidence Based Metabolic, Bariatric & Liver Transplantation Surgery
  • January 19 - Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy - The Search for the Truth
  • January 26 - The Acute Sleeve Leak - an Evidence Based Management Strategy
  • February 9 - Hernia Repair in the Severely Obese Patient
  • February 16 - Gastro-jejunal Anastomosis Marginal Ulceration After LRYGB and MGB
  • March 2 - A Video Analysis and Interrogation of Laparoscopic Linear Surgical Staplers
  • March 16 - Buttressing the Gastric Staple Line in Bariatric Surgery

The target goal for this quarterly series is 18-24 CMEs. New dates and topics will be posted and emailed when available.

Activity Overview

The current practice environment of the targeted audience is a challenging one. Surgeons must adapt to new approaches to delivering care while concurrently staying abreast of advances in patient management. The goals of this educational program are to improve organizational performance quality, cost, and provider experience of care.

Target Audience

This regularly scheduled series is designed for Bariatric and General Surgeons.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / Team competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, System-based Practice, and Practice-based Learning.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, participant should be able to:

  • Describe the principles underlying a multidisciplinary approach to bariatric surgery
  • Discuss perioperative and postoperative care of obese patients
  • Describe the essentials of a successful bariatric program
  • Identify key risk management strategies
  • Discuss advanced issues in the surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity
  • Identify the components of metabolic syndrome and its relation to obesity
  • Identify the appropriate applications of robotic, computer-assisted technology in bariatric surgery


CineMed adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. - All CineMed employees and activity planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Non-Endorsement Statement

CineMed 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. CineMed does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

Accreditation Per Presentation/Segment

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by CineMed and the International Bariatric Club. CineMed 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.

CineMed designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity is being provided independent of industry support.



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