Clinician Update: Current Care of the Bariatric Patient

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

The Hotel Hershey
100 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA

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This conference is designed to provide strategies that health-care professionals can use in caring for the acute needs of bariatric patients.


Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses in the emergency and critical care setting will benefit most from attendance. Other health-care professionals are welcome to attend.


  • Discuss program requirements to care for pediatric special needs patients
  • List treatment and outcome options for bariatric patients with cardiac risk
  • Discuss current treatments for pediatric obesity
  • Differentiate between outdated and current treatments for post-bypass hypoglycemia
  • Present reasonable nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) treatment options to patients
  • Counsel patients on appropriate options for post-bariatric weight gain
  • List the required equipment and personnel for live surgery broadcasts
  • Discuss nonsurgical interventions for post-bariatric complications
  • Describe food insecurities and provide logical approaches to treatment



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 5.75 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Application has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetics Registration.

Social Work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and 49.36(a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn 1.25 clock hours of continuing education for completing this course.


7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In and Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
  • 8:15 a.m. | Bariatric Surgery for Children with Neurocognitive Disorders
    Evan P. Nadler, MD
  • 9 a.m. | Why Surgery Works and Impact on the Heart
    Mitchell Roslin MD, FACS, FASMBS
  • 9:45 a.m. | Childhood Obesity: Treatment in Context
    Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP
  • 10:15 a.m. | Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:30 a.m. | Work-Up and Management of Post-Bariatric Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia
    Ann M. Rogers, MD, FACS
  • 11 a.m. | Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    Jennifer Au, MD
  • 11:30 a.m. | Management of Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgery
    Samantha R. Witte, MD
  • Noon | Lunch in the Circular Dining Room
  • 1 p.m. | Live Surgery Broadcast of Bariatric Surgery
    Justin Doble, MD, and Cassie Sonntag, MD, MS
  • 1:30 p.m. | Endoscopic Interventions in the Bariatric Patient
    Salvatore Docimo Jr., DO, MS
  • 2 p.m. | Prevalence and Correlates of Food Insecurity in a Bariatric Population
    Andrea Rigby, PsyD, MEd
  • 2:30 p.m. | Refreshment Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:45 p.m. | Presentation – Patient Story
  • 3:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks and Adjournment
  • 3:45 p.m. | Annual Business Meeting, PSBS

For a printable PDF brochure of this program, please email


Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Justin Doble, MD
General Surgery Resident

Andrea Rigby, PsyD, MEd
Assistant Professor
Clinical Psychologist
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine

Ann M. Rogers, MD, FACS
Course Director
Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Leadership and Professional Development
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Penn State College of Medicine

Cheyenne “Cassie” Sonntag, MD, MS
General Surgery Resident
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery
Research Fellow
Department of Surgery

Samantha R. Witte, MD
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellow

Invited Faculty

Jennifer Au, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Transplant Hepatologist
Digestive Diseases and Transplantation
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Salvatore Docimo Jr., DO, MS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Bariatrics, Foregut and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, MS, FAAP
Medical Director
American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight
Itasca, IL

Evan P. Nadler, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Co-Director, Children’s National Obesity Institute
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Children’s National Health System
Washington, DC

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


Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

Room block: A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hotel Hershey.

Deadline: July 23, 2018
Rate: $179 plus tax
Group: Continuing Education/Bariatric Program

Rooms reserved after this date are at regular rates and will be based on availability. We recommend that you make reservations as early as possible.

Online: Reserve here
Phone: 855-729-3108

Other lodging: A list of additional Hershey area lodging is available upon request or online.


Fee of $125 per person includes listed meals, cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Registrations received after Sept. 6, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.


Cancellations received after Aug. 30, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be given after Sept. 3, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.


The Penn State shield next to the logotype for Penn State College of Medicine.A stylized cutout "C" in a darker circle, with the logotype for Christiana Care Health System next to it.

This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine in collaboration with Christiana Care Health System.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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