Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the unique aspects of rural Bariatric surgery practice.
  2. Learn how to ensure the highest quality of patient care in rural settings.
  3. Learn about the importance of, and how to build a highly functional team in a rural setting.

Speakers Coming Soon!!

8:45am Welcome and Introduction
Kevin Helling, MD FACS FASMBS
Bariatric Surgery ACCREDITATION, Does it Matter?
8:50am I am a rural bariatric surgeon: Why should I pursue accreditation?
9:00am Create a culture of YES, How to deal with your administrator
9:10am Why support your team? A CEO’s perspective
9:25am Question & Answer
Building a HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL TEAM with limited resources
9:35am The role of MBS director- How to build your team and meet standards
9:45am Medical Director and Coordinator: A perfect Marriage
9:55am SAR, your friend or your enemy
10:05am Question & Answer
10:15am Break
Unique challenges in the DELIVERY OF CARE in a rural setting
10:45am The right patient selection
10:55am You have a serious complication, Now what?
11:05am Long term Follow Up- Make technology your friend
11:15am Support Groups, make it meaningful
11:25am Question & Answer
11:35am How insurance affects Access to Care in the Rural Setting
11:45am Leaving a legacy, Surgical Education in a Rural Environment
11:55am Changing a paradigm: The Rural Surgery Center Collaborative
12:05pm Question & Answer
12:15pm Adjourn