Bariatric nutrition is highly relevant in the life of every patient. However, the field is littered with misconceptions that can negatively impact the health and success of patients. This course is designed with the bariatric dietitian in mind but all health care professionals will benefit from an update on the latest evidence-based guidelines in bariatric nutrition. Preoperative and postoperative periods will be covered as well as topics that apply to both inpatient and outpatient settings. Multidisciplinary topics relating to nutrition will be incorporated to provide attendees with the ability to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams.


8:00am Intro and Housekeeping
8:05am Paradigm Shifts in Thinking About and Treating Obesity
Sue Cummings, MS RD
8:30am Micronutrient Deep Dives: Iron
Mary Litchford, PHD RD LDN
8:55am Micronutrient Deep Dives: Thiamin
Laura Frank, PhD MPH RD CD
9:20am Micronutrient Deep Dives: Vitamin A
Mary Litchford, PHD RD LDN
9:45am Break
10:15am Facilitating Successful Support Groups
Paul Davidson, PhD
10:45am Bariatrics D.A.R.E.
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
11:20am To Feed or Not to Feed: Surgical Complications
Malcolm Robinson, MD FASMBS
12:00pm Adjourn