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The course is to designed to discuss and dispel myths often associated with the metabolic and bariatric surgery journey. The course covers nutrition, relationships, exercise, addiction, and medical misconceptions. Polling of the audience will occur and popular belief will be clarified/challenged.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 3 nutritional myths associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
  2. Articulate why exercise will not compensate for increased calorie intake.
  3. State why all bariatric and metabolic surgery patients do not experience "dumping syndrome".

8:00am Welcome
Connie Klein, APRN CBN
8:05am Nutrition Myths
Danielle M Houston, RDN LD
8:20am Exercise Myths
JJ Rodriguez, MS MBA
8:35am Relationship Myths
Timisha Malone, LICSW AABC
8:50am Anatomy Myths
C. Kenneth Mitchell, MD
9:20am Results of polling/wrap up questions with the panel
Connie Klein, APRN CBN; Jill Myers, RN; Ginny Ledbetter, MSN APRN ACNS-BC CBN
9:30am Adjourn