SessionTopicsObjectives
1Etiology of Obesity– Describe the etiology of obesity
Stratify patients presenting with obesity in terms of actual health status to determine optimal treatment
– Identify factors such as stigma that impact discussion with patients
– Identify strategies and approaches to facilitate discussion about obesity management options with patients
2Medical Management of Obesity– Describe pharmacological options and their indications for treating obesity
– Recommend pharmacological options for therapy if clinically indicated for patients living with obesity
3Postoperative Care of Bariatric Surgical Patients– Describe BCoE referral process, the types of surgery, resulting anatomical changes and expected patient outcomes
– Assess for common complications following bariatric surgery
– Identify when a referral back to the BCoE is indicated
4Assessment & Management of Nutritional Deficiencies Following Bariatric Surgery – Describe common vitamin and mineral deficiencies before and after bariatric surgery
– Identify and manage vitamin and mineral deficiencies before and after bariatric surgery
5Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Mental Health– Identify common mental health concerns before and after bariatric surgery
– Identify mental health domains affecting readiness for bariatric surgery
– Assess for common mental health concerns before and after bariatric surgery
– Identify and recommend psychological and pharmacological interventions to manage mental health after bariatric surgery
6Topic to be Determined by Session ParticipantsSeries participants will be polled to identify the topic for this session by choosing from a list of topics such as:
– medication management following bariatric surgery
– Weight regain
– Pregnancy post bariatric surgery