The purpose of this symposium is to focus on the latest trends for optimizing patients for bariatric surgery and for post-operative weight loss and maintenance. Implementing a holistic approach to patient care based on Nutritional / behavioral interventions and weight loss medications Target audience: All Integrated Health Professionals (e.g. Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Behavioral Health Professionals, Licensed Practical Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Pharmacists), Physicians, and, Bariatric Surgeons.
- Introduce the use of anti-obesity medications into the pre-bariatric surgery process, Optimization at the time of surgery & postoperative implementation .
- Identify Potential Biological and Behavioral PhenoTypes of Obesity.
- Learn where PhenoTypes and patient-specific barriers impact ability to make Nutritional / Behavioral changes – and how this can drive choice of anti-obesity medication.
- Explore the existing data about use of anti-obesity medications on bariatric surgery outcomes: A call to action?
Jaymey Sweeney, RN MN FNP-C
Identifying Patient-Specific Barriers to Behavioral / Nutritional Changes
Collen Schreyer, PhD
Implementing AOMs Preoperatively: Who, When, Where, What and How
Fauzi F Feris Jassir, MD
Implementing AOMs Postoperatively: Who, When, Where, What and How
Nancy Puzziferri, MD
Impact of AOM use on Bariatric Surgery Outcomes – Call to Action?
Jaime Almandoz, MD
Panel Question & Answer