January 16, 2014 Dinner Meeting


Thank you for making this program a success! We had more than 70 participants attend this lively presentation. 

 “Calories to Gut, What to Cut: Nutritional and Surgical Approaches to Treating Obesity”

Cecilia Rokusek, PhD Nova Southeastern University, Davie FL &
Robert Cywes M.D., Ph.D. Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery

PFD File Presentation Links of each speakers presentation:  

Nutritional Approach: Cecilia Rokusek, PhD 

Surgical Approach: Robert Cywes M.D., Ph.D.

 Dr. Cywes' narrated PowerPoint lecture is now on

YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJCkgM4FIRQ&list=HL1390749494.  

It can also be viewed on our website www.obesityresolved.com under the tab "Dr. Cywes Blog"

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 5:30—9:00 PM   Breakers West Country Club

2 hours CME credit

Overall Goal of the Program….
Provide the primary care physician with more tools and understanding of childhood obesity; prevention, diagnosis and treatment options ranging from patient education, cutting calories, and lifestyle changes to the possibility and realities of bariatric surgery.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Cecilia Rokusek, PhD Nutritional Approach:
1) Recognize how we can prevent childhood obesity through healthy eating habits.
2) Review healthy eating habits and indicate how to convey them to our patients
3) Describe tools to access obesity risks and address nutrition plans and education for these patients.

Robert Cywes M.D., Ph.D. Surgical Approach:
1) Understand the causes of obesity 2) Review the links to metabolic disease
3) Distinguish which children meet surgical criteria 4) Define the types, role and efficacy of surgery

Members and Guests of the Palm Beach County Pediatric Society, Pediatric Dentists, Hospital and Office Staff, Nurses, Medical Assistants and all other interested HCA Providers.

Breakers West Country Club, West Palm Beach, Florida
(3 miles west of Florida Turnpike or ¼ mile east of State Road 441 on Okeechobee Boulevard)

Schedule of Meeting:
5:30-6:45 Reception & Registration 6:45- 7:00 - Business Meeting & Community Update
7:00 – 8:00 Calories Nutrition: Cecilia Rokusek, PhD 8:00 – 9:00 Surgery: Robert Cywes M.D., Ph.D.

Course Director:

Alberto Marante, M.D., Medical Director Pediatric Critical Care Services of Palms West Hospital

Category 1 AMA-PRA (2. 0 hours)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of JFK Medical Center and Palms West Hospital. The JFK Medical Center is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The JFK Medical Center designated this education activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s).
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.