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7.5 CME 7.5 MOC 7.5 CEU

Course Directors

Jessica L. Chorney-Wilson, RN, MSN, CBN; Eric J. DeMaria, MD; Giselle G. Hamad, MD; Tracy Martinez, BSN, RN, CBN; Alfons Pomp, MD; David S. Tichansky, MD; Corrigan L. McBride, MD; Jessie M. Moore, APRN; Lindsay Burke, APRN

This course is designed for both Surgeons and Integrated Health Professionals. The first 1/2 of the day is dedicated to Advanced Bariatric Life Support and open to all attendees. The second 1/2 of the day will break into two sessions covering the Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery, one for Surgeons and the other for Integrated Health Professionals. Only one registration is required for this course.

ABLS – Advanced Bariatric Life Support

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course is designed for both Surgeons and Integrated Health Professionals. This multidisciplinary course is designed for bariatric surgeons, general surgeons who provide call coverage for bariatric surgeons, emergency department physicians, critical care specialists, hospitalists, and internists who manage postoperative bariatric patients. The program gives a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the bariatric team who are involved in the evaluation and management of serious life-threatening conditions in bariatric patients. This knowledge is applicable in both large tertiary hospitals as well as small rural emergency departments.

Course Objectives

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

  • Identify the various types of bariatric surgeries and recognize the complications associated with each type
  • Identify procedures and policies to minimize complications in bariatric surgery patients
  • Recognize and manage the common bariatric surgical emergencies
  • Identify and manage the common nutritional and metabolic complications associated with bariatric surgery
  • Optimize postoperative follow up and support of the bariatric surgical patient.

Breakout #1

Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery for Surgeons

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course will provide an overview and fundamental understanding of bariatric surgery practice and relevant clinical issues. The target audience is practicing and newer surgeons; however, integrated health professionals involved in pre-operative and post-operative care of bariatric patients may also find the content useful. The goal is to establish basic understanding of current bariatric practice through discussion of common procedures, non-surgical weight management follow-up algorithms, and best care for routine patients. Complication strategies will also be discussed.

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe the common bariatric procedures from both a technical and outcomes standpoint.
  • Describe appropriate follow-up algorithms for routine post-operative patients.
  • Recognize new non-surgical weight management advances and outcomes
  • Discuss management strategies for acute and chronic complications.

Maintenance of Certification

For bariatric surgeons, surgeons new to the field of bariatric surgery, and primary clinicians, this event will provide CME in their specific specialty to comply with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in the following areas: (1) Patient Care, (2) Medical Knowledge, (5) Systems-Based Practice, and (6) Practice-Based Learning and Improve

Breakout #2

Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery for Integrated Health

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course is designed primarily for Integrated Health Professionals involved in bariatric care and gives a foundation of the multidisciplinary aspects of care, as well as program issues related to the bariatric surgery.

Course Objectives

Recognize the ingredients for establishing and maintaining a successful program
Discuss keys to maintaining weight loss success
Describe the role of nutritional monitoring and exercise in post operative care
Identify treatment measures for weight regain.

Course Agenda

Advanced Bariatric Life Support (ABLS)
Moderators: Jessica L. Chorney-Wilson, RN, MSN, CBN; Eric J. DeMaria, MD; Giselle G. Hamad, MD; Tracy Martinez, BSN, RN, CBN
8:00am
Welcome & Introduction
Jessica L. Chorney-Wilson, RN, MSN, CBN; Eric J. DeMaria, MD; Giselle G. Hamad, MD; Tracy Martinez, BSN, RN, CBN
8:10am
Overview and Procedures for Treatment of Clinically Significant Obesity
Giselle G. Hamad, MD
8:30am
Hospital volume and Failure to Rescue
Robin L. Blackstone, MD
9:00am
Peri-operative Work-up of the Bariatric Patient
John M. Morton, MD
9:20am
Identifying the Troubled Candidate: Psych Evaluation and Ongoing Therapy
Martin Binks, PhD
9:40am
What Procedure Did This Patient Have?
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
10:00am
BREAK
10:20am
Diagnosis/Management of Long-Term Metabolic Complications
Alfons Pomp, MD
10:40am
Evaluation of Abdominal Pain and Impending Disasters in the Post-Operative Bariatric Patient
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
11:00am
Post-operative Follow-up
Jessica L. Chorney-Wilson, RN, MSN, CBN
11:15am
The Importance of Hospital Staff Education
Tracy Martinez, BSN, RN, CBN
11:30am
Panel Discussion
12:00pm
Adjourn
Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery for Surgeons
Moderators: Alfons Pomp, MD; David S. Tichansky, MD; Corrigan L. McBride, MD
1:30pm
Welcome & Introduction
Alfons Pomp, MD; Corrigan L. McBride, MD; David S. Tichansky, MD
1:35pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy: Best Data, Complications, QOL & Required Follow up
Samuel Szomstein, MD
1:55pm
Gastric Bypass: Best Data, Complications, QOL & Required Follow up
Shanu N. Kothari, MD
2:30pm
Gastric Banding:Updated Data Review & Is This Procedure Still Worthwhile?
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
2:45pm
Duodenal Switch: Updated Data Review & What Follow-up is Required to Safely Offer This?
Vivek N. Prachand, MD
2:55pm
Essentials of Follow – Up: Nutrition, Exercise Counseling & Psychological Support and Behavior Modification
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
3:15pm
BREAK
3:30pm
Non- Surgical Weight Management: Updates and New Meds: Primary Weight Loss & Weight Regain
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
3:50pm
Acute and Chronic Complications Overview Panel Discussion
4:20pm
Laparoscopic operative management of complications: Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Pain, Perforated Ulcer, Bowel Obstructions, Internal Hernias & CBD stones
Morgan Bresnick, MD
4:40pm
ICU Rescue: Resources & Outcomes
Corrigan L. McBride, MD
4:55pm
Patient Selection and Informed Consent
David S. Tichansky, MD
5:05pm
Program Set-up: Necessary Resources; Assistants at Surgery: Trainees, Extenders, Robots; & Accreditation
Alfons Pomp, MD
5:15pm
Question & Answer and Closing Remarks
Fundamentals of Bariatric Surgery for Integrated Health
Moderators: Jessie M. Moore, APRN; Lindsay Burke, APRN
1:30pm
Welcome & Introduction
Alfons Pomp, MD; Corrigan L. McBride, MD; David S. Tichansky, MD
1:35pm
Sleeve Gastrectomy: Best Data, Complications, QOL & Required Follow up
Samuel Szomstein, MD
1:55pm
Gastric Bypass: Best Data, Complications, QOL & Required Follow up
Shanu N. Kothari, MD
2:30pm
Gastric Banding:Updated Data Review & Is This Procedure Still Worthwhile?
Christine Ren-Fielding, MD
2:45pm
Question & Answer
2:55pm
Break (Integrated Health moves to BCEC Room 211)
3:10pm
Ingredients of an Excellent Program
Lindsay Burke, APRN
3:30pm
Nutritional Assessment and Long Term Bariatric Nutrition
Elizabeth M. Goldenberg, MPH, RD, CDN
3:50pm
Role of Exercise Fitness and Training
Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, PhD, ACSM-HFS
4:10pm
Long Term Behavioral Change and its Role in Success
Allison E. Grupski, PhD
4:30pm
Insurance Approval Process and Access to Care for Weight Loss Surgery
Ann Couch, RN, CBN, CPC
4:50pm
“Back on Track” Medical Management of Weight Regain
Christopher D. Still, DO, FACN, FACP
5:10pm
Community Outreach & Marketing Your Program
Jessie M. Moore, APRN
5:30pm
Adjourn