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This course will cover a variety of topics relevant to MBS, including body image concerns and sexual functioning after surgery; suggestions for educating patients about the risks of post-MBS addictions; and best practices for caring for transgender youth in bariatric programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Report one method in which body image concerns impact romantic relationships after MBS.
  2. Identify two strategies to increase inclusivity in obesity programs to support transgender patients.

10:15am Welcome and Introductions
Melissa Santos, PhD; Stephanie Sogg, PhD
10:20am How body image concerns after MBS affect romantic relationships and sexual functioning
Karri Lusk, PsyD
10:45am How should we be educating patients about the risks of addiction after MBS?
Lisa R Miller-Matero, PhD
11:10am Transgender youth and obesity: Clinical insights to best practices
Melissa Santos, PhD
11:35am Panel Discussion/Question and Answer
12:00pm Adjourn