The session topics, objectives, and dates are outlined below.  Individuals are encouraged to register for the series of sessions offered by one Bariatric Centre of Excellence.

Obesity Management and Post Bariatric Care of Patients living with Obesity

Introduction to Obesity in Ontario

Objectives:
Describe the OBN referral process & criteria for referral
Describe the OBN approach to patient assessment preparation/management prior to treatment
Describe concepts of weight bias & weight stigma & their impact on patient care

Dates:

Humber River Hospital : August 19, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  September 30, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (Sudbury):  September 29, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital: October 6, 2022 (12 – 1:30 pm)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  September 12, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Etiology of Obesity

Objectives:
Describe the comorbidities & chronic conditions associated with obesity
Identify factors & approaches that facilitate a discussion about weight with patients living with obesity
Initiate assessment & treatment discussion related to obesity in a non-judgemental & patient-centered way with a patient living with obesity

Dates:

Humber River Hospital: August 26, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  September 19, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Thunder Bay Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (Sudbury):  October 6, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  October 14, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  October 20, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Medical Management of Obesity

Objectives:
Describe the efficacy of lifestyle & dietary regimes in order to recommend options for patients living with obesity
Describe components of the OBN Medical Program-Initiate assessment & treatment discussions related to obesity with patients

Dates: 

Humber River Hospital: September 9, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  September 26, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (Sudbury): October 20, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  October 28, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  November 3, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Prescribing & Managing Anti-Obesity Drugs

Objectives:
Describe pharmacological options & their indications for treating obesity.
Recommend pharmacological options for therapy if clinically indicated for patients living with obesity.

Dates:

Humber River Hospital: September 16, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  October 3, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre:  October 27, 2022 (12:00-1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  November 11, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  November 17, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Understanding Mental Health Impacts on Obesity Care

Objectives:
Describe common mental health concerns & their impact on weight management
Initiate assessment of psychiatric co-morbidities & the use of psychiatric medications & their impact on obesity care
Describe approaches to behavior management & motivational interviewing

Dates:

Humber River Hospital: September 23, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre: October 17, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (Sudbury):  November 10, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  November 25, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital: December 1, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Surgical Management of Obesity & Postoperative Care of Bariatric Surgical Patients

Objectives:
Describe components of the OBN bariatric surgical program, the types of surgery, resulting in anatomical changes & expected patient outcomes
Assess for common complications following bariatric surgery

Dates:

Humber River Hospital: September 30, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 AM)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  October 24, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Health Sciences North (Sudbury):  November 17, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  December 9, 2022 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  December 15, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Assessment & Management of Nutritional Deficiencies Following Bariatric Surgery

Objectives:
Describe common vitamin & mineral deficiencies before & after bariatric surgery
Assess & manage vitamin & mineral deficiencies before & after bariatric surgery

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital: Sept 15 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital:  October 7, 2022 (7:30 -9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre: October 31, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  January 12, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  January 13, 2023 (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)

Long Term Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies Associated with Bariatric Surgery

Objectives:
Describe potential long-term vitamin & mineral deficiencies following bariatric surgery (Iron Deficiency Anemia & Vitamin B12 Deficiency)
Assess & manage Anemia and Vitamin B12 deficiencies for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital: Sept 22, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital: October 14, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  November 7, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital: January 26, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  January 27, 2023 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)

Postoperative Management of Comorbidities

Objectives:
Describe medication changes/absorption/pharmacokinetics for common comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, OSA
Assess & manage these comorbidities

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital:  Oct 20, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital:  October 21, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  November 14, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital: February 9, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: February 10, 2023 (11:30 – 1:00 pm)

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Mental Health

Objectives:
Describe how mental health impacts weight loss trajectories & weight regain
Identify practical behavioral/CBT approaches to weight regain
Recommend pharmacotherapy for binge eating disorder

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital: Monday Sept 26, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital: October 28, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre: November 21, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  February 23, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  February 24, 2023 ( 11:30 – 1:00 pm)

Pregnancy Considerations Following Bariatric Surgery

Objectives:
Describe physiological factors following bariatric surgery that contribute to the potential for malnutrition, increased potential for adverse perinatal outcome & increase risk of maternal morbidity and/or mortality
Describe optimal care for pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital: Oct 13, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital:  November 4, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre:  November 28, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  March 9, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: March 10, 2023 (11:30 AM – 1:00 pm)

Weight Regain

Objectives:
Describe expected weight trajectories for bariatric patients post-surgery
Identify an approach to assess for factors (physical & mental health) that may contribute to weight regain

Dates:

Guelph General Hospital:  Oct 20, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 PM)

Humber River Hospital: November 18, 2022 (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre and London Health Sciences Centre: December 6, 2022 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

Toronto Western Hospital:  March 23, 2023 (12:00 – 1:30 pm)

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton:  March 24, 2023 (11:30 am – 1:00 pm)