This course is designed for experienced and novice health care professionals and will focus ontechnology and innovations in bariatric surgery which affect practice.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: ● Recognize technological advantages and patient resources ● Discuss the benefits of established surgical treatment options versus innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for morbid obesity ● Identify surgical considerations for treating high risk surgical candidates ● Explain the impact of substance use and abuse after bariatric surgery ● Explore options for the use of social media for bariatric patients and programs ● Describe treatment considerations for patients seeking surgical revision


8:30am Welcome and Introduction
Point/Counterpoint: The Tried and True Bariatric Procedures are the Way to Go (RNY Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Biliopancreatic Diversion/ Duodenal Switch)
Point/Counterpoint: Make Way for New Opportunities (Single Anastomosis, Duodenoileal Bypass with Sleeve Gastrectomy, Vagal Blocking, Intra gastric Balloon, Intestinal Sleeve)
9:25am You Can't Touch This? Considerations in Treating High Risk Patients: Transplant, Heart Failure LVAD, Pulmonary Hypertension, HIV/AIDS, Cancer
Stacy Brethauer, MD
10:00am Break
10:30am How to Handle Narcotic Use and Abuse in a Bariatric Program Kelli Friedman, PhD
Kelli Friedman, PhD
10:50am Alcohol Use after Weight Loss Surgery: What Have We Learned and Now What?
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
11:15am GERD and Obesity: Surgical Options and Novel Endoscopic Treatments
Guilherme Campos, MD
11:45am Panel discussion: Surgical Revision vs Medical Management?
12:30pm Adjourn