This course is designed for experienced and novice health care professionals and will focus on thedisease of obesity, associated co-morbid conditions, and the impact of surgical weight loss on chronic diseases. Objectives will be met through discussions focusing on body systems, case studies, and the evolution of medical and surgical weight loss.


8:00am Welcome & Introduction
8:05am The Evolution of Diets throughout the Ages
Paul Davidson, PhD
8:30am The Cardiovascular System: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Derrick Cetin, DO
9:00am Case Study
9:10am The Respiratory System: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Shanu Kothari, MD
9:40am Case Study
9:50am Break
10:05am Gastrointestinal System: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Dana Portenier, MD
10:45am Case Study
10:55am Genitourinary & Gynecologic Systems: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Maureen Quigley, MS APRN
11:30am Case Study
11:40am Lunch
1:00pm Bariatric Surgery: How did we get here and where are we going?
Guilherme Campos, MD
1:30pm Endocrine System: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Derrick Cetin, DO
2:15pm Case Study
2:25pm Musculoskeletal System: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Hilary Blackwood, NP
2:55pm Case Study
3:05pm Break
3:20pm Psychological Being: Implications of obesity on the Body System and Resolution of Disease Processes Following Bariatric Surgery
Kelli Friedman, PhD
4:00pm Case Study
4:10pm The Evolution of the use of the Multidisciplinary Team in Bariatric Surgery and the Impact on Care
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
4:30pm Question & Answer
5:00pm Adjourn