Learning Objectives:

  1. The participant should be able to identify three surgical options and describe the mechanisms of action.
  2. Describe the requirements for surgery and the different strategies involved in using nutrition, psychology, and advance practice to optimize patient readiness for surgery.
  3. Discuss different approaches to pre-operative weight loss
  4. Explain the role of behavioral health in the preoperative workup

8:30am Welcome: Overview and Agenda
Connie Klein, NPC CBN
8:35am Bariatric Surgery 101: Understanding the Options and Mechanisms
Chris Daigle, MD FRCSC FACS
9:00am What are the requirements for surgery and who should make them?
Nathaniel Sann, MSN FNP-BC
9:25am Nutrition Guidelines: The Initial Consult and Preparing for Surgery
Katie Chapmon, MS RD
9:45am Break
10:15am The Role of Behavioral Health Professionals Beyond “Clearance” (e.g., surgery type, postponing surgery)
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
10:40am Medical Optimization for Surgery
Karen Flanders, MSN ARNP CBN
11:05am Nuts and Bolts of the Psychological Evaluation
Lisa West-Smith, PhD LISW-S
11:30am Pre-operative (mandatory?) Weight Loss: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Panel Discussion
Deb Allis, PA-C MBA; Rich Peterson, MD; Sue Benson-Davies, PhD DCN MPH RDN LN FAND; Stephanie Sogg, PhD
12:00pm Adjourn