Jens Juul Holst, MD, DMSc

Deputy Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the University of Copenhagen

Integrated Health Keynote Speaker

Jens Juul Holst is a Professor of Medical Physiology and Deputy Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. He is also Research Director at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen. Click here to view Dr. Holst’s full biography.


Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN

MBS Program Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner

Integrated Health Presidential Address

Ms. Flanders is the current American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health President. She is actively involved with several committees within ASMBS and has recently edited a chapter in the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, as well as co-authored the Gastric Band Adjustment Guidelines and Sensitivity Training Recommendations. Ms. Flanders is a metabolic and bariatric surgery coordinator and nurse practitioner with 17+ years of experience in metabolic and bariatric surgery. She is responsible for the management of the metabolic and bariatric surgery program at Winchester Hospital in Winchester, MA, as well as responsible for the in-patient care of the patient post-metabolic and bariatric surgery.


1:30pm Integrated Health Awards
2:00pm IH Keynote Address
Jens Juul Holst, MD DMSc
3:00pm IH Presidental Address
Karen Flanders, MSN ARNP CBN