This comprehensive course offers an in-depth exploration of the interplay between bariatric surgery and transplantation, focusing on the impact of surgical weight management on transplant outcomes, and the integration of bariatric procedures in the treatment of organ failure. Participants will delve into the latest outcome, clinical practices, and collaborative models that enhance patient care in both bariatric and transplant medicine. From the physiological underpinnings of heart failure and its management through bariatric surgery, to the nuanced approaches in liver and renal transplantation, attendees will gain a understanding of the challenges and advancements in this multidisciplinary field.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn about the effects of weight loss surgery on the success rates of organ transplants, including heart, liver, and kidney, with an emphasis on patient selection criteria and timing for bariatric interventions in the context of organ failure.
  2. Gain insights into the pathophysiological mechanisms of organ failure that make bariatric surgery a viable treatment option, including the criteria for patient selection and the optimal timing for surgical intervention.
  3. Discuss the challenges and solutions in creating a collaborative bariatric and transplant care model, including the integration of multidisciplinary teams, protocol development, and patient care pathways to enhance outcomes and patient satisfaction.

8:00am Transplant and Bariatric Outcomes
Brandon Williams, MD
8:15am Losing Weight, Winning Hearts: Bariatrics Role in Heart Failure
8:30am From Reduction to Regeneration: Bariatric Surgery and Liver Transplantation
8:45am The Kidney Connection: Bariatric Surgery and Renal Transplantation
9:00am Pitfalls and Pearls of building a Joint Bariatric Transplant Cooperative at your Center
Shaina R Eckhouse, FASMBS MD
9:15am Discussion
9:30am Adjourn