Obesity: What Should We Do?

Thursday, September 20
6:00 - 9:30 PM

Tamarack Country Club
55 Locust Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital Center
Professor of Surgery
Barbara and Donald Zucker of School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Louis Aronne, MD, FACP
Sanford I Weill Professor of Metabolic Research
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dyan Hess, MD
Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatric
Director, American Board of Obesity Medicine

Brianna Farrand, MS, RD, CDN
Surgical Weight Loss Program

Amanda Messina, MD, FACS
Chief of Surgery NWHC

Caroline Messer, MD
Medical Director 5th Ave Endocrinology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Barbara and Donald Zucker of School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Benjamin J. Hirsh, MD, FACC
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital (NSUH)
Northwell Health

Sharon Zarabi, RD, CDN, CPT
Program Director
LHH Surgical Weight Loss Program


We are all confused about what to eat and how to manage our patients with weight problems and related illness. This CME is designed to combine a healthy dinner specially selected with the latest information about weight management and its consequences. This course is designed to have broad appeal and be of interest to all medical providers offering CME while discussing the preparation and choice for healthy eating.

6:00 PM   Welcome and Introduction - Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
6:10 PM   What we are eating and why. A guide to eating healthy REAL food - Brianna Farrand, MS, RD, CDN; Sharon Zarabi, RD; Chef Patrick
6:30 PM   Butter: To Eat it or Not to Eat it? A Cardiologist's Perspective - Benjamin J. Hirsh, MD, FACC
6:45 PM   An update on Pediatric Obesity - Dyan Hess, MD
7:00 PM   Obesity and Women's Health Issues - Amanda Messina, MD
7:15 PM   Break and Making dessert healthy - Sharon Zarabi, RD; Chef Patrick
7:30 PM   How I manage Type 2 diabetes - Caroline Messer, MD
7:45 PM   Pharmacologic Therapies for Obesity - Louis Aronne, MD
8:05 PM   Why Surgery Works - Mitchell Roslin, MD, FACS, FASMBS
8:25 PM   Obesity town hall - Joel Seligman, CEO; Marla Koroly, CMO, Northern Westchester Hospital
9:00 PM   Wrap Up

Target Audience

This activity meets the needs of Bariatric Surgeons who diagnose and treat patients suffering from morbid obesity and related co-morbidities.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Learning Objectives


In support of improving patient care, Ciné-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.

Ciné-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 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 supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.