Tackling Diabesity (Diabetes & Overweight) at the Workplace: New Evidence-based Recommendations for Metabolic Surgery

Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  /  Online
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Diabesity is the new term for diabetes caused by obesity, creating a multi-dimensional issue for employers and the workforce.  Breaking from traditional thinking around narrowly defined surgical recommendations, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has recently developed guidelines opening up thinking about bariatric surgery recommendations for patients with lower BMIs as a means to ameliorate Type 2 Diabetes.  David Cummings, MD, prominent endocrinologist and co- author of the ADA  recent guidelines will share his clinical perspective on this topic. Additionally, learn how some employers have modified their thinking about the stigma of bariatric surgery as a remedy for lifestyle choice vs. to address a disease state and the overall impact on an employer’s health strategy.


Employer Breakfast

Reference Pricing: An Innovative Employer Strategy for Managing Drug Prices and Spending

Thursday, October 12, 2017
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM  /  New York, NY
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Hear from this employer-focused breakfast panel on:

  • Reference pricing as a strategy for managing drug spending
  • Results from a reference pricing study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine
  • How reference pricing has worked for non-drug services
  • Lessons and implications for purchasers

Annual Membership Meeting

Pivot: Reinventing Your Purpose & A Life You LOVE with Adam Markel

Thursday, November 9, 2017
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM  /  New York, NY
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Transformational leader and best-selling author of Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life, joins us to help “shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance” and start us on the road to positive transformation!


Among the topics he’ll talk about include:

  • How to use the principles of “change utilization”
  • Standing in a “space of leadership” for yourself and those you work with
  • Rituals and resilience for growth and living a life you love

Join fellow NEBGH members in learning how to leap out of your comfort zone to reap rewards in your work and your personal life.

Don’t miss this high-energy interactive afternoon session, followed by drinks, snacks and networking!



Morning Session

Unlock the Value of Second Opinion Services

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  /  Livingston, NJ
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The right diagnosis combined with the right treatment plan is key to better outcomes for patients and better value for employers.

As a result, many employers have signed on with second opinion services.  These services can provide essential guidance through virtual consultations with world-class clinicians and physician case managers, and offer everything from medical records collection to full-blown concierge assistance.

Should you be thinking about a second opinion service for your employees?  

Join your colleagues for a second opinion vendor showcase that will help you better understand these services and what type might be best for your employee population.  You’ll also hear about effective ways to engage your employees with second opinions, work with your health plans, and track ROI and cost savings.