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Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, attendees will have a better understanding of:

  1. Pharmacology, indications, and contraindications of anti-obesity medications
  2. When it is appropriate to refer patients being managed with anti-obesity medications for metabolic and bariatric surgery
  3. How to manage a patient requiring weight loss prior to metabolic and bariatric surgery
  4. When it is appropriate to refer patients who have undergone metabolic and bariatric surgery for anti-obesity medication management

3:45pm Introduction of Speakers
Wayne J English, MD
3:50pm Introduction to anti-obesity medications: A primer for surgeons
John B Cleek, MD
4:20pm Obesity Medicine Physician patient referrals for metabolic and bariatric surgery and the management of the patient requiring preoperative weight loss
Angela Fitch, MD
4:35pm Adjuvant anti-obesity medication treatment in the setting of weight regain and inadequate weight loss after metabolic and bariatric surgery: An academic institution’s experience
Wayne J English, MD
4:50pm Case Presentations:
Patient #1 Weight Regain after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Patient #2 Excessive BMI Prior to Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

5:05pm Questions and Answers
5:15pm Adjourn