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Session highlights of the 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes
Date:9/12/2008

surgical treatment of diabetes, as well as for future research in this field, will be critically discussed by officially designated experts representing leading scientific societies in the field of endocrinology and surgery, including the AACE, ASMBS, TOS, Diabetes UK, WHO, ADA and IFSO.

X: The Economics of Interventional Therapies and Implications for Public Health
(3:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m.)

During a specially highlighted portion of the Congress, faculty, including health economists and top health authorities from United States and around the world, will discuss economic and social implications of surgical treatment of diabetes. New data from major medical and economic journals will be presented showing that diabetes surgery can benefit individual patients and actually represent a potential cost-savings.

Social implications and insurance coverage will be among the topics of a lively debate between a panel, including the undersecretary of health of England, the director of the British National Health Service, chief executives of patients' advocacy groups, scientific societies, managed care organizations, and U.S. public and private insurance plans.

Session XI: Comprehensive Management of Patients with Diabetes: The Role of Interventional Therapies
(4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m.)

Dr. Robin Goland, associate professor of medicine and co-director of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, City, and Dr. Louis Aronne, obesity-diabetes expert from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, will have a practical discussion on the role of surgery in the comprehensive management of patients with diabetes. The presentation will touch upon and utilize data and discussions from the previous sessions in an attempt to define acceptable applications of surge
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Contact: John Rodgers
jdr2001@med.cornell.edu
212-821-0560
New York- Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center/Weill Cornell Medical College
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