The Assessment Based Certificate (ABC) in Obesity Medicine Pharmacology for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient course is designed for Advanced Practice Providers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and clinical nurse specialists who have been involved in the care of patients with severe obesity. The ABC course curriculum includes all educational components and will culminate with an exam, testing the knowledge of the attendee. Physicians and other Integrated Health members are invited to attend the course, but they are not eligible to sit for the certificate exam. The certificate exam will be offered the on Tuesday for Advanced Practice Providers only.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review patient selection and evaluation of potential candidates for pharmacological weight loss.
  2. Describe multimodal obesity management options for weight loss. 3.Discuss the various pharmacological options available for weight loss.
  3. Explain how pharmacotherapy can be used in the preoperative and postoperative metabolic and bariatric surgery patient.
  4. Discuss programmatic planning and considerations to adding pharmacotherapy to a metabolic and bariatric surgery practice.

Overview and Objectives: Obesity Medicine Management
8:00am Introduction to Multimodal Management of Obesity
Deb Allis, PA-C MBA
Principles of Obesity Medicine Management
8:10am Patient Selection
Jeanne Hutson, MPH MSN NP
8:40am Patient Evaluation
Jaymey Sweeney, RN MN FNP
9:30am Break
Multimodal Obesity Management
10:00am Nutritional Interventions
Melissa Page, BS LD MS RD
10:20am Physical Activity/Exercise
Kathi Ling, PT DPT WCC
10:35am Behavioral Modification & Lifestyle Changes
Janelle W Coughlin, PhD
10:55am Surgery - Primary or Revision & Other Procedures
Michael P Dougherty, II, PA-C
11:10am Anti-Obesity Medications History
Brittany Howard, PA-C
11:20am Off Label and OTC Medications/Supplements
Kristin Louden, MSN APRN
11:50am Question and Answer
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Sympathomimetic Amine & Combinations
Jean Domercant, MD DABOM
2:20pm Question and Answer
2:30pm GLP-1 Receptor Agonist
Tammy Kindel, MD/PhD
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Multiple Receptor Agonist
Tammy Kindel, MD/PhD
4:00pm Question and Answer
4:10pm Plenity
Brittany Howard, PA-C
4:20pm Other -- emerging medications/future medications
Jean Domercant, MD DABOM
4:40pm Question and Answer
5:00pm Adjourn