Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe essential aspects for IH professions to assist in building and maintaining a successful bariatric surgery practice
  2. Describe patient adherence and ways to measure adherence in a bariatric surgery population
  3. Identify interdisciplinary team methodologies for optimizing patient care
  4. Describe how new technologies (e.g. telemedicine) can be implemented into a bariatric surgery practice

8:45am Welcome: Overview and Agenda
Kelli Friedman, PhD; Connie Klein, NP CBN
8:55am Secrets of Support Groups: How to Keep Patients Engaged
Paul Davidson, PhD
9:20am Telemedicine: Pros and Cons in a Bariatric Surgery Practice
Angela Fitch, MD
9:50am Utilizing the Interdisciplinary Team to Improve the Patient Experience
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
10:15am Break
10:45am Post-surgery Behavioral Adherence and Adherence Measurement
Megan Hood, PhD
11:15am Electronic Medical Record: Usefulness of Bariatric Surgery Banners
Sharon Hillgartner, APRN WHNP-BC CBN
11:45am Integrating Patient-Centered Counseling Into Your Practice
Nina Crowley, PhD RD LD
12:15pm Adjourn