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In this interactive session, MBS Coordinators will have the opportunity to learn from one another and network with their peers. We go over the basics of the MBS Coordinator role and how to set your program up for success; the virtual site visit process and best practices for preparing for one; discuss strategies for getting your patients through your program to surgery efficiently; increasing engagement in support groups; and partnering with other services to treat the whole patient. MBS Coordinators will have the opportunity to hear about novel ideas for supporting patients and learn from each other’s approach to quality improvement. Bring your business cards and be prepared to pick the brains of your peers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the coordinator role and resources available.
  2. Discuss options for implementing positive change in the program through improved patient pathways, novel ideas for patient support, and quality improvement.
  3. Describe best practices for maintaining a state of accreditation readiness and preparing for a site visit.

8:00am Welcome
Chelsea M Price, MS RD
8:15am MBS Coordinator Panel
Chelsea M Price, MS RD; Dina Abualsheak; Erica Amianda, MHA PA-C; Betsy Felde, RD LDN
9:30am Break
10:00am Staying Ready Between Site Visits
Linda Neumann-Potash, MN RN CBN
10:15am The Site Reviewer's Perspective
Richard M Peterson, MD FACS FASMBS MPH
10:30am Top Standards Clarifications
Amy Szkorla
10:45am Getting Patients to Surgery
Rina B Lister, BSN MS
11:10am Support Groups
Kate Fuss, PA-C CSOWM MMS; Jennifer C Group, BSN CBN RN; Maria C Immonen, CBN MSN RN
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm QI Projects
Jaci Gill, LD RD; Kristen Gordon, BSN RN CBN; Catherine M Tuppo, PT MS; Sarah E Muntel, RD; Betsy Felde, RD LDN
2:30pm Quality Improvement Basics
Cassie Peters, BA
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Treating the whole patient
Emily L Thevis, CDE MBA RD; Danielle M Houston, RDN LD; Jaci Gill, LD RD
4:15pm Coordinator Catch-Up
Melissa C Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN; Carah D Horn, MBA-HCA BSN RN CBN; Chelsea M Price, MS RD
4:50pm Closing
5:00pm Adjourn