Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery

Sun 8:00 AM -- 5:00 PM

Location: Room 30B

Tracks: CE , CME

Before 5/17/12: Member: $250 | Non-Member: $350

After 5/17/12: Member: $300 | Non-Member: $400

Course Directors:
Raul Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS; Scott Shikora, MD, FASMBS; Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN; Jessie Moore, APRN

*Up to 7.5 CME credits available.*
*Up to 8.0 CE credits available.*

Course Overview and Target Audience:
This is an ASMBS course designed for physicians who are interested in pursuing or refining a career in Bariatric Surgery and for Integrated Health professionals involved in the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders.  This course provides an overview of the comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of the morbidly obese patient through all stages of care.

A post-test will be provided at the conclusion of the course; three attempts are allowed in order to achieve a passing score of 70%.  Upon successful completion, the learner will be issued a Certificate of Completion for an ASMBS Fundamentals activity.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the disease of morbid obesity and its comorbid conditions
  • Determine how to manage and increase growth of a bariatric program
  • Identify how to use successful marketing strategies in relation to a bariatric practice
  • Relate the history of weight loss surgery
  • Demonstrate familiarity with common surgical procedures and their outcomes
  • Select and optimize bariatric surgical candidates through medical, nutritional and behavioral assessment
  • Explain common perioperative complications and long-term nutritional consequences

Maintenance of Certification:
For practicing bariatric surgeons and surgeons new to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery, this event is designed and intended to provide CME in their specific specialty to comply with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in the following areas:  (1) Patient Care, (2) Medical Knowledge, (3) Interpersonal and Communication Skills, (4) Professionalism, (5) Systems-Based Practice, and (6) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement.


Course Outline:

7:00am
Registration

8:00am
Welcome and Introduction

Session I: The Foundations of a Bariatric Program

8:10am
History of Bariatric Surgery – Robert Brolin, MD

8:30am
Need to Have a Multidisciplinary Team – Bobbie Lou Price, BSN, RN, CBN

8:55am
Accreditation in Bariatric Surgery: A New Paradigm – Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN

9:15am
Insurance Approvals, Appeals and Cash-Pay Issues – Mary Lou Walen 

9:35am
The Consequences of the Global Obesity Epidemic – John Dixon. MD, PhD

9:55am
Q & A Session

10:00am
Refreshment Break

Session II: Elements of a Successful Bariatric Program

10:15am
Marketing a Bariatric program.  What Works and What Doesn’t Work – Kelly Rudolph

10:35am
How to Manage a Bariatric Program – Successfully Herding the Cats – Jessie Moore, APRN

10:55am
Program Growth – Tips for Attracting More Patients – Harpreet Gujral, MSN, CRNP

11:15am
Preoperative Workup and Medical Optimization – Christopher Still, DO

11:45am
Q & A Session

12:00pm
Lunch

Session III: Operative Choices

1:00pm
Laparoscopic Adjustable Band – Raul Rosenthal, MD, FASMBS

1:20pm
Roux-Y Gastric Bypass – Scott Shikora, MD, FASMBS

1:40pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy – Raul Rosenthal,MD, FASMBS

2:00pm
BPD/DS – Alfons Pomp, MD, FASMBS

2:20pm
Panel Discussion on the Merits of Each Procedure and Patient Selection

3:00pm
Refreshment Break

Session IV: The Basics of Aftercare

3:15pm
Postoperative Nutrition – Jeanne Blankenship, MS, RD

3:35pm
Role of Physical Activity Before and After Bariatric Surgery – TBD

4:15pm
Behavioral Support Group Meetings.  How Often? What Should They Comprise? – Leslie Heinberg, PhD

4:45pm
Q & A Session

5:00pm
Adjourn


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