ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the Integrated Health Audience

| October 1, 2016

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient.

Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN
University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health

This month: ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the Integrated Health Audience

by Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN

Bariatric Times. 2016;13(10):26–32.

FUNDING: No funding was provided for this article.

DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article.


A Message from the Column Editor

Dear Colleague,
We are counting down to Obesity Week 2016! This is one of our Professional Education and Program committee’s biggest events. As the name suggests, the goal for this committee includes providing a variety of education opportunities for our members to tend to their professional growth and competency needs. Our committee has been led by by Maureen Quigley (Chair), Kelli Freidman (Co-Chair), and  Paul Lorentz (Past Co-Chair). There are six subcommittees with a total membership of more than 30 integrated health professionals. These members span the professions of Behavior Health Counselors and Psychologists, Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists and Specialists, various degreed Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurses and Physician Assistants. This committee spends hours of volunteer work identifying, designing, and implementing courses based on member feedback and updates in the care of bariatrics. They secure experts in the field, especially among our general integrated health membership.
This year we have added a session specific to the Advanced Practice Provider level that includes Physician Assistants and all types of Advanced Practice RNs. Also of special mention is our Keynote Speaker Kelly Brownell, PhD, who is a leader in nutrition and public policy. Among his comprehensive list of achievements, Dr. Brownell has advised the White House, members of congress, governors, world health and nutrition organizations, and media leaders on issues of nutrition, obesity, and public policy.
And let’s not forget the value of networking. come join the discussions among other integrated health attendees on during the Integrated Health Professional Networking Groups on Wednesday, October 2, 2016, starting at 4:15pm.
Lastly, the future of this committee’s work will focus on other modalities for professional education and programming. If you find this of interest and have some time to volunteer your expertise and skills, please consider joining this or any of our 7 Integrated Health Committees; visit asmbs.org and click on “Join a Committee.”
The following is a sampling of the courses being offered this year in New Orleans. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Christine Bauer, MSN,RN,CBN
ASMBS Integrated Health President


The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has multiple committees that work toward specific goals to help fulfill the mission of the socity—Improving public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and its related diseases throughout the world.
Integrated health providers play important roles in the care of patients with obesity.Goals of the ASMBS Integrated Health are as follows:
•    Increase awareness of the importance of an integrated multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of obesity
•    Optimize patient access to comprehensive and long-term bariatric and metabolical surgical healthcare
•    Promote a better understanding of the role of integrated health professionals in bariatric and metabolic surgery
•    Be the recognized authority in the integrated multidisciplinary approach to caring for the bariatric and metabolical surgical patient
•    Increase integrated health professional membership value and retention
•    Cultivate a knowledgeable, skilled and enpowered membership inclusive of all integrated specialties

Integrated Health at ObesityWeek 2016
There are exceptional sessions taking place at ObesityWeek 2016, many of which are designed for us. The following is a list of sessions on the ObesityWeek 2016 conference scheduled that have been designated for integrated health audience.
For the full agenda, please visit http://obesityweek.com/schedule/.

Monday, October 31, 2016

    ABLS/Fundamentals
Time: 8:00am–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R06
Session Overview: This course is designed for both Surgeons and Integrated Health Professionals. This multidisciplinary course is designed for bariatric surgeons, general surgeons who provide call coverage for bariatric surgeons, emergency department physicians, critical care specialists, hospitalists, and internists who manage postoperative bariatric patients. The program gives a foundation of common knowledge for all members of the bariatric team who are involved in the evaluation and management of serious life-threatening conditions in bariatric patients. This knowledge is applicable in both large tertiary hospitals as well as small rural emergency departments.
Session Topics:
• Building a Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Program and Patient Selection
• The Bariatric Operation
• Complications
• Lack of Sustained Weight Loss
• The Future of Bariatric Surgery

    Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case: From Discovery to Trial
Time:  8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 215-216
Session Overview: In this post graduate course, speakers will provide insight into the major components of a medical malpractice experience including the claim, the process of discovery and the trial experience. The course is designed to dissect the various components of a medical malpractice “experience”. It will provide insight into the mechanisms of a med mal trial, various strategic approaches taken by both plaintiff and defense throughout the process, and methods for improving practice in order to reduce professional risk. A “real” case (de-identified) is the subject matter from which examples are drawn and ultimately the audience will be electronically polled regarding their perspective on innocence vs. guilt for the defendant hospital and its employees, including nurses, advanced practitioners, and physicians.

    IH – Nutrition I
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 295-296
Session Overview: This course is designed to provide the bariatric dietitian with evidence-based guidelines to apply to all aspects of nutritional care of the bariatric surgery patient.
Session Topics:
• Detecting and Treating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Fat soluble vitamins
• Detecting and Treating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Water soluble vitamins
• Detecting and Treating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Minerals
• Postoperative Diet Protocol & Macronutrients: What Guidance Do We Have for our Recommendations?
• RD 911: Nutrition-Related Complications
• Long-Term Weight Maintenance and Regain: Lifestyle Factors that Influence Body Weight

    IH – Support Groups
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 298
Session Overview: This symposium will introduce themes common in running existing groups and to foster enhanced skills in handling group issues. The symposium will offer both teaching and an opportunity for attendees to discuss specific group problems they are facing during a question and answer period. Individuals from any multidisciplinary specialty currently involved in running bariatric support groups would be appropriate for this session.
Session Topics:
• The Valuable Role of the Support Group
• Setting the Frame and Keys for Success in Establishing a Group
• Essential Skills for the Group Leader
• Current Research in Support Groups
• Innovative Group Topics
• Offering a Range of Support Group Formats
• Dealing with Family and Support Issues
• Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treatment
• Handling Behavioral Challenges with Group Members
• Specialized Groups for Adolescents
• Addressing Disordered Eating Issues

    CBN Review Part I
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 297
Session Overview: This review course is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who have been involved in the nursing care of patients with obesity, for a minimum of two years, and are preparing to take the Certification Exam.
NOTE: This is part one of a three part course. All are required to complete this course. Only one registration is required for this course.
Session Topics:
• Introduction to Obesity, History of Weight Loss Surgery
• Adjustable Gastric Band
• Positioning the Bariatric Patient in the OR
• Team Collaboration and Outreach
• Test Taking Strategies
• Closing Remarks

    IH – Nutrition II
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 295-296
Course Overview: This course is designed to provide the bariatric dietitian with evidence-based guidelines to apply to all aspects of nutritional care of the bariatric surgery patient.
Session Topics:
• Supporting, Engaging, and Retaining Your Patients
• Using the Science of Positive Emotion to Facilitate Behavior Change
• Revisions and Duodenal Switch: Adventures in Absorption and Utilization
• Pre-op and Post-op Exercise: What the RD Should Recommend
• Obesity as a Chronic Disease: The Role of Combination Therapy: Pharmacotherapy
• Obesity as a Chronic Disease: The Role of Combination Therapy: Endoscopic Bariatric Therapies

    Masters in Behavioral Health Session I
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 298
Session Overview: The Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological and behavioral issues of bariatric surgery patients both before and after surgery. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors and other mental and medical health professionals who work with bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is determined for an intermediate/advanced level.
Session Topics:
• Panel: Problems of Particular Interest to Mental Health Professionals
• Abstract Presentations: Changes in psychotropic medications after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy
• Panel: Revisions

    MBSAQIP
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 215-216
Session Overview: This course will review the evolution of MBSAQIP since its inception in 2013 as well as feature MBSAQIP surgeon committee leaders, MBSAQIP staff, & particular MBSAQIP-Accredited Centers & their associated quality improvement projects relative to MBSAQIP Standard 7, Continuous Quality Improvement. The target audience is any/all personnel involved in the MBSAQIP or those centers who may desire to become an MBSAQIP-accredited center.
Session Topics:
• 2014 vs. 2016 MBSAQIP Standards: Highlights, Changes & Updates
• Quality Improvement Overview & Tools
• The Semiannual Report (SAR): Site Summary Report, Bar Plots, Case Occurrence Report, & Model Drill Down
• From an MBSAQIP-Accredited Center #1 through 5: Standard 7: Continuous Quality Improvement Featured QI Project

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    MBSAQIP Clinical Reviewers Course
Time:  8:00am – 5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R06
Session Overview: This course is designed for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Reviewers (MBSCRs) with data extraction, assignment of variables, report generation, preparation of data, and understanding of their role with their local MBS Committees and MBS Directors.
Session Topics:
• Introduction to the MBSAQIP Data Collection Program and the Importance of High Quality Data
• Data Abstraction into the MBSAQIP Registry: Clinical Support RN
• Interpretation of the Semi-Annual Report (SAR) for the MBSCRs
• Role of the MBS Director & the MBSCR: How to Create an Optimal Collaborative Data-Driven Program
• Difficult Definitions & Case Abstraction: Clinical Support RN
• Review of the “Big Three” Surgical Procedures: Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, & Adjustable Gastric Banding
• Review of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Procedure Complications: Leaks, Bleeds, Internal Hernias, Small Bowel Obstructions
• Products Used in Bariatric Procedures—Staplers, Reinforcements, Stents, Drains, and More
• Intraluminal Therapeutic Procedures & Emerging Technologies
• The Future—What Data Collection Might Look Like and Final Conclusions
    CBN Review Part II
Time:  8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 297
Session Overview: This review course is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who have been involved in the nursing care of patients with obesity, for a minimum of two years, and are preparing to take the Certification Exam.
NOTE: This is part two of a three part course. All are required to complete this course. Only one registration is required for this course.
Session Topics:
• Gastric Bypass
• Program Administration
• Nutrition
• Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Challenges and Opportunities in Bariatric Nutrition
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 225-227
Session Overview: In bariatric surgery, there are a number of different surgical procedures each netting unique effects on weight loss and comborbidity, with surgery both affecting, and being affected by, the nutritional disposition of the patient. This course is designed to provide an overview of best practices for systematic approach to perioperative nutrition assessment and intervention, with focus sustaining longer term outcomes such as bone and neurologic integrity. The course will also include other topics related to nutrition in the current context of obesity and weight loss surgery, including the microbiome and the status of obesity’s routine consideration as a function of food addiction.

    IH – Pharmacology
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 295-296
Session Overview: This course is designed for bariatric physicians and surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, and other clinical personnel involved with pharmaceutical care of the bariatric surgery patient.
Session Topics:
• Neurohormonal Influences on Obesity
• Pharmacotherapy for Obesity Management
• Hypoglycemia Prevention & Management
• Perioperative Pain Management Challenges & Strategies
• Opioid Abuse/Misuse in the Post Bariatric Surgery Patient
• Pain Management Case Studies
• Perioperative Nausea/Vomiting Challenges & Strategies
• Nausea/Vomiting Case Studies – Sleeve and Balloon Patients

Masters in Behavioral Health Session II
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 298
Session Overview: The Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological and behavioral issues of bariatric surgery patients both before and after surgery. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors and other mental and medical health professionals who work with bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is determined for an intermediate/advanced level.
Session Topics:
• Panel: The Updated Recommendations for the Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients
• Panel: Debate—Should All Patients Undergo a Psychological Evaluation?
• Keynote: New Devices

    Perioperative Care
Time: 8:00am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 220-222
Session Overview: This ASMBS course provides of overview of perioperative care of the bariatric surgery patient. It is designed for Integrated Health professionals including nurses, dietitians, behavioral health clinicians and advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.
Session Topics:
• Preoperative and postoperative diets: What are the current recommendations and evidence
• Perioperative pain management: Managing Pain and preventing Addiction
• Fasten your seatbelts: The use of Checklists
• Preoperative Psychological evaluations: Face to face vs. Remote
• Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery (ERABS): Outpatient utilization for best outcomes

    CBN Review Part III
Time:  1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 297
Session Overview: This review course is designed for licensed Registered Nurses (RN) who have been involved in the nursing care of patients with obesity, for a minimum of two years, and are preparing to take the Certification Exam
NOTE: This is part three of a three part course. All are required to complete this course. Only one registration is required for this course.
Session Topics:
• BPD/DS
• Medical Weight Management and Pharmacology
• Pyschological Aspects related to Bariatrics
IH – Multimodal Therapies for Weight Management
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 295-296
Session Overview: To review the spectrum of therapies available for weight management, as standalone therapies and as multimodal (combination) therapies. Efficacy and risks associated with each therapy will be reviewed. The role of the multidisciplinary care team in multimodal weight management therapy will also be covered.
Session Topics:
• Medical Nutrition Therapy for the weight management patient
• Evidence-based behavioral therapy for the overweight and obese patient
• Activity and exercise guidelines along the weight management spectrum
• Care model considerations in a multidisciplinary weight management practice
• Panel Discussion
• Pharmacotherapy’s role along the weight management continuum
• Endoscopy as a primary and secondary treatment option
• Surgical considerations in weight management

IH-State of the Art Perspectives and Approaches to Understanding Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Overview: This course is focused on how understanding of bariatric surgery’s effects on behavioral and psychosocial patterns is evolving in response to recent and ongoing research that capitalizes on advances in research methodology that allow these issues to be studied in new and more sophisticated ways. The course will highlight behavioral and psychosocial factors with the greatest impact of health outcomes after bariatric surgery (i.e., eating and physical activity), those with newly recognized importance (cognitive functioning and impulsivity), those of heighted concern to healthcare providers (disordered eating and addictive behaviors). The course will include an emphasis on advances in research methodology and the specific findings that they are yielding, and the practical implications of these findings, including strategies for identifying and treating common behavioral and psychosocial problems occurring after bariatric surgery. The course therefore targets the broad audience of healthcare providers with an interest and investment in behavioral health following bariatric surgery, and the scientific community.
Session Topics:
• Mechanisms of Cognitive Improvements after Bariatric Surgery
• Addictive Disorders after Bariatric Surgery
• Loss of Control Eating after Bariatric Surgery
• Changes in Food Reward and Preferences after Bariatric Surgery
• Role of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
• Ecological Momentary Assessment of Behavioral and Psychosocial Predictors of Weight Loss After
• Behavioral, Psychosocial, and Environmental Predictors of Weight Loss Failure and Regain
• Psychopathology, Disordered Eating, and Impulsivity as Predictors of Weight Loss and Behavioral Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery
• Mathematical Modeling to Identify Behavioral and Psychosocial Predictors of Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
• Treatment of Loss of Control Eating Following Bariatric Surgery

    Masters in Behavioral Health Session III
Time: 1:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 298
Session Overview: The Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological and behavioral issues of bariatric surgery patients both before and after surgery. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors and other mental and medical health professionals who work with bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is determined for an intermediate/advanced level.
Session Topics:
• Panel: Sleep and Circadian Timing of Eating in Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
• Body Image and Anthropometric Outcomes Three Months After Bariatric Surgery
• Hospital Course for Post-Surgical Bariatric Patents Requiring Speicalty Eating Disorder In Patient
• Group binge eating treatment reduces mood symptoms in addition to binge eating behaviors and attitudes
• Efficacy of a Peer Coaching Model in Improving Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
• Family support for changing eating habits three years after bariatric surgery
• How do we evaluate patients considering new options? Does Psychology Play a Role?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Integrated Health Abstract Session
Time: 10:15am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210

    Integrated Health Keynote Speaker, Presidential Address and Town Hall
Time: 1:30pm–3:30pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Presidential Address: Christine Bauer, MSN RN CBN
Integrated Health Keynote Speaker: Kelly Brownell, PhD

    Integrated Health Professional Networking Groups
The Integrated Health Professional Networking Groups (PNG) consist of individuals who are involved in the care of the bariatric surgery patients. Each group will consist of at least one facilitator as well as professionals with a similar practice area. ASMBS membership is strongly encouraged for all participants in the networking groups.

Nursing
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R07
Overview: The Nursing professional networking group may include nurses working in the in- and out-patient settings.

    Advanced Practice
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R04
Overview: The Advanced Practice networking group may include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and nurse anesthetists.

    Behavioral Health
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R08
Overview: This session will be an informal but engaging opportunity for behavioral health professionals to interact in both a large- and small-group format. The overarching goal of this networking group is to promote the creation of a strong network of ASMBS affiliated behavioral health providers from across the country and around the world. Ideally, this networking opportunity will advance the continued development of the bariatric behavioral health field by fostering connections among a community of providers who are willing to form collaborative partnerships and support one another in specific areas of interest.

    Dietitians
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R05
Overview: The Dietitians networking group may include dietitians working in the in- and out-patient settings.

    MBS Clinical Reviewers
Time:  4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 231
Overview: The MBSCR (Metabolic and Bariatric Clinical Reviewers) networking group is designed for those individuals involved in the data abstraction process as it relates to the MBSAQIP Data Registry.

    Physical Activity
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R09

    Practice Management/MBSAQIP Coordinators
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 232
Overview: The Practice Management networking group may include secretarial staff, insurance coordinators, office managers and other professionals involved in the management of a bariatric surgery practice.

    Support Groups
Time: 4:15pm–6:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room R06
Overview: The Support Groups networking group may include healthcare professionals responsible for conducting bariatric surgery support group meetings including nurses, dietitians, behavioral health providers, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Integrated Health – Physical Activity
Time: 8:00am–9:45am
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Overview: The session will be geared toward attendees interested in developing more in depth knowledge and understanding of the impact of exercise and weight loss on physiological and functional measures in individuals with obesity who engage in either conservative or surgical disease management.
Topics to be discussed will include cardio metabolic function; body composition; fitness and functional measures, and outcomes. Development and implementation of activity programs for individuals who are overweight or obese will be considered. Evidence-based practice guidelines and related research will be highlighted.
Session Topics:
• Obesity, exercise, weight loss and bariatric surgery: physiological impact, cardio metabolic parameters
• Exercise dosage, weight loss and body composition
• Exercise, weight loss and bariatric surgery, impact on pain, quality of life, and motivation for exercise
• Use of functional and fitness measures in obesity and bariatric surgery

    Panel Research
Time: 8:00am–9:45am
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 220-222
Session Overview: This course provides an overview of how to develop interesting research questions within the field of bariatric surgery, develop appropriately designed studies, obtain funding, and publish study findings. It will be of interest to surgeons, bariatric surgical fellows, primary clinicians, and integrated health professionals seeking to improve their research knowledge, skills, and grant application or manuscript acceptance rate.
Session Topics:
• Developing a Hypothesis and Performing a Literature Review
• Study Design with consideration of sample size/power
• Clinical vs. Research Data
• Big Data: Strengths, Weaknesses and Where/How to Start
• Tips for Writing a Successful Grant Proposal
• Editors’ Tips for Getting Published: Pearls and Pitfalls

27th Annual Mason Lecture, Presidential Address and Passing of the Gavel
Time: 10:30am–12:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Great Hall B-C

    Integrated Health: Advanced Practice
Time: 1:30pm–3:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 220-222
Session Topics:
• Prevalence/Assessment of obesity comorbidities with youth who are overweight/obese/severely obese
• Fear Factor in the Adolescent population: Using a developmental assessment/ approach
• Research and importance of databases: POWER: Pediatric Obesity Weight Assessment Registry

    Panel: Pediatric and Adolescents
Time: 1:30pm–5:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Topics:
• Clinical Practice 101
• Clinical Practice Masters

Friday, November 4, 2016

    Social Media
Time: 8:00am–10:30am
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 220-222
Session Topics:
• Facebook, Twitter and Surgery
• HIPAA, Apps and ASMBS Web Presence

    Integrated Health: Case Studies
Time: 8:00am – 10:15am
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Overview: This educational activity will include presentation of several complex metabolic and bariatric surgery case studies, each offered by a provider of a different discipline, to illustrate different approach options, and to demonstrate collaboration of the multidisciplinary team in the care of the bariatric patient. Case presentations will include discussion around the case and treatment options, both by the panel of presenters and with the attendees as well.

    Integrated Health: “Bad” Words: Language to Avoid in Working with Bariatric Patients
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Overview: The language we use when working with our patients is crucial, as language shapes how we think and how we approach the world. Obesity and behavior change can be extremely sensitive, highly emotionally-charged topics, and extra care is required when we choose the words we use with our patients. This presentation will review the importance of language in shaping the work we do with our patients. A number of specific words and phrases (similar to the classic comedian George Carlin’s list of “The 7 Words You Can’t Say on Television”) will be reviewed, and the rationale for avoiding these terms will be presented, along with preferable alternatives. For example, using the word “candidate” suggests that patients are being evaluated as to whether they are “right for” bariatric surgery, rather than the evaluation being about whether bariatric surgery is the right option for this particular patient.

    IH Review of Guidelines
Time: 3:45pm–5:15pm
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 208-210
Session Topics:
• Lipids and bariatric procedures
• Metabolic Surgery in the Treatment Algorithm for Type 2 Diabetes
• ASMBS position statement on alcohol use before and after bariatric surgery
• Recommendations for the presurgical psychosocial evaluation of bariatric surgery patients
• ASMBS updated position statement on insurance mandated preoperative weight loss requirements
• Obesity and the Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip And Knee: A Review of the Literature
• New Guidelines for OSA

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