Objectives:

  1. Participants should learn how to start and build a solid bariatric practice that has the correct elements to provide comprehensive care of the morbidly obese patient
  2. Participants will be educated about different ways to have their practice be viable and sustainable economically while providing the best care to their patients
  3. Participants should learn from the experts best way to incorporate cash pay procedures, perioperative testing, body contouring and other elements that they may want to incorporate to expand the scope of their practice.

Updated information coming soon


8:00am Welcome
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS; Josh Pfeiffer, MD FACS; Helmuth Billy, MD
8:05am Surviving the First 5 Years in Practice
Josh Pfeiffer, MD FACS
8:25am Contracting for private practice
Ashutosh Kaul, MD
8:45am Contracting with hospitals for employment
Jaime Ponce, MD
9:05am Making it big in private practice
Paul R Kemmeter, MD
9:25am Question & Answer
9:30am Break
10:00am Welcome Back
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS; Josh Pfeiffer, MD FACS; Helmuth Billy, MD
10:05am From academic to private practice and back lessons lessons learned
Eric DeMaria, MD FACS FASMBS
10:25am CPT ICD-10 updates; understand how to avoid costly mistakes
Matthew Brengman, MD
10:45am Surviving an employment lawsuit
Helmuth Billy, MD
11:05am Making Sense of Liability in Medicine?
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS
11:25am What your Chief of Staff is Thinking When Hiring, or Firing You
Raul Rosenthal, MD
11:45am Question & Answer
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Welcome Back
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS; Josh Pfeiffer, MD FACS; Helmuth Billy, MD
1:35pm Making web presence in the digital age
Mark Scholtemeyer
1:55pm Forming the Right Corporation for the Practice
Paul Enochs, MD
2:15pm Financial planning: Is it possible to ever retire?
Brad Goldenberg, CST
2:35pm Getting Involved Politically, Worthy or Waste?
John M Morton, MD MPH FACS FASMBS
2:55pm Question & Answer
3:00pm Break
3:25pm Welcome Back
Rami Lutfi, MD FACS; Josh Pfeiffer, MD FACS; Helmuth Billy, MD
3:30pm Debate: Private vs. Employed vs. Academic Practice
Marina Kurian, MD; Shanu Kothari, MD; Ann M Rogers, MD FASMBS
4:00pm "I Need A Job, I Need A Partner!"
4:30pm Adjourn