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Learning Objectives

  1. To better understand the relationship between obesity and cancer, as well as educate our colleagues and patients.
  2. To create awareness of current literature explaining the benefits of bariatric surgery and cancer prevention and allow us to take better care of our patients.
  3. To understand how to expand the research in this fascinating field to our bariatric practices. A call to action to study cancer and the effects of bariatric surgery. To be aware of research support and funding available to assist in these endeavors.

8:00am Welcome and Introduction
Shanu Kothari, MD FACS FASMBS
8:05am What is Currently Known About the Association Between Bariatric Surgery and Cancer
Daniel Schauer, MD
8:15am What Do We Need To Learn and How Do We Get There?
Edward Sauter, MD PhD MHA
8:30am State of the Science on the Relationship between Obesity and Cancer
Alpa Patel, PhD
8:40am Intentional Weight Loss as a Cancer Prevention Strategy: Cleveland Clinic Experience
8:50am Role of Bariatric Surgery on Breast Cancer
9:00am Panel Discussion
Bruce Wolfe, MD; Ann Rogers, MD; Matt Hutter, MD FASMBS; Alpa Patel, PhD
9:30am Adjourn