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This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pacira, Inc.

To register, visit http://VindicoCME.com/110214

6:30pm Registration and Dinner
7:00pm Introduction and Pretest
7:05pm The Importance of Postsurgical Pain Management in the Bariatric Patient – Philip R. Schauer, MD
7:25pm Reducing the Opioid Burden with Novel Anesthetic Delivery Techniques -Alfonso Torquati, MD
7:45pm Particulars of Pain and Pain Management in Patients with Obesity – Stephanie B. Jones, MD
8:05pm Case Presentation: Managing Post-surgical Pain in the Bariatric Patient
8:15pm Posttest
8:20pm Question and Answer
8:30pm Adjourn

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of US adults are considered obese. Bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to be the most effective, long-term treatment for obesity, but these procedures can be complicated by poorly managed postoperative pain. The potential benefits of optimal pain control include improved cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal functions, among others. In this activity, leading bariatric surgeons will review current postoperative pain assessment, evaluation, and management techniques, and compare the benefits and disadvantages of long-acting versus short-acting local anesthetics and opioids.

Symposium Details

6:30pm Registration and Dinner 7:00pm Introduction and Pretest 7:05pm The Importance of Postsurgical Pain Management in the Bariatric Patient – Philip R. Schauer, MD 7:25pm Reducing the Opioid Burden with Novel Anesthetic Delivery Techniques – Alfonso Torquati, MD 7:45pm Particulars of Pain and Pain Management in Patients with Obesity – Stephanie B. Jones, MD 8:05pm Case Presentation: Managing Post-surgical Pain in the Bariatric Patient 8:15pm Posttest 8:20pm Question and Answer 8:30pm Adjourn