This session focuses on concepts relevant to promoting physical activity among pre- and postoperative patients. The course is designed to be relevant to all clinical disciplines and includes a review of the impact of physical activity on MBS patients, medical considerations, and body composition assessment. Presenters from various disciplines will highlight the important role all caregivers have in promoting a more physically active lifestyle among our patients.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the benefits and risks of physical activity among MBS patients.
  2. Describe the role of the non-exercise professional in helping patients increase physical activity.
  3. Understand how to effectively use body composition data in clinical care.

1:30pm Introduction
Catherine M Tuppo, PT MS; Kathi Ling, PT DPT WCC
1:35pm Medical Considerations
Omar M. Ghanem, MD
2:00pm Body Composition and Metabolism
Ricardo Rosero
2:25pm What We Know, What’s Left to Learn?
David Creel, PhD RD CDCES
2:50pm Question and Answer
3:00pm Break
We All Have a Role: Using our unique skills to promote physical activity
3:30pm RDN
Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN
3:40pm Behavioral Health
Genna Hymowitz, PhD
3:50pm Exercise Physiologist
Angela Glauser, PhD Candidate
4:00pm Physical Therapist
Kathi Ling, PT DPT WCC
4:10pm Nursing, APP
4:20pm Panel Discussion
Catherine M Tuppo, PT MS; Kathi Ling, PT DPT WCC
4:45pm Question and Answer
5:00pm Adjourn