January 12 - 14, 2017Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii
Join us on Waikiki Beach for this Premier Summit
Focused on the Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Prevention
of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
About Us


The Cleveland Clinic Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute (DDSI) offers patients the most advanced, safest and proven medical and surgical treatments primarily focused on disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract.

Of the top digestive disease centers in the United States, DDI is the first of its kind to unite all specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, hepato-pancreato-biliary and transplant surgery, and nutrition within one unique, fully integrated model of care – aimed at optimizing the patient experience.

This exciting model of care also helps us offer effective and patient-friendly service, including shorter waits for appointments and more seamless interaction with all of our specialists. In addition, our institute model enhances opportunities for cutting-edge research and physician education.

The Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute has been ranked second in the nation by U.S.News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey since 2003, and first in Ohio since 1990.


Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education

The Center for Continuing Education is committed to sharing a wealth of knowledge with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals worldwide for more than 80 years. Its objective is to provide high-quality, innovative educational programs that increase the knowledge of health care providers, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

In December 2015, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) awarded the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education "Accreditation with Commendation," for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians, the highest accreditation status awarded by the ACCME.

Under the leadership of the Medical Director Alexander Rae–Grant, MD, the Center is dedicated to providing a wide array of quality continuing medical education opportunities to medical professionals throughout the world.

Global Academy for Medical Education
Global Academy for Medical Education Inc. develops educational programs (live, web, and print) that are accredited through joint sponsorship with ACCME-accredited providers. All activities are planned and implemented in accordance with Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). These activities are under the complete control of the accreditation partner.

For more information regarding our live CME events, please click here