Learning Objectives:

After this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify common myths associated with bariatric surgery
  2. Develop evidence-based responses when faced with myths
  3. Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to promote evidence-based practice


The field of bariatric surgery is relatively new in the world of medicine and it continues to evolve. Many protocols have not been standardized from program to program which leaves room for variation. In some cases, protocols are passed from one generation of clinicians to the next with limited evidence for their support. To provide the highest quality care to our patients, it’s essential that we investigate the evidence backing our protocols. Join us for a multidisciplinary myth-debunking session and challenge your perceptions regarding best practices in bariatric surgery.

8:00am Introduction and Housekeeping
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE; Rachel Tierney, PA-C
8:05am Nutrition Myths
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE
8:20am Surgical Myths
Rachel Tierney, PA-C
8:35am Pharmacotherapy Myths
Lingtak-Neader Chan, PharmD
8:50am Behavioral Health Myths
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
9:05am Exercise Myths
John Apolzan, PhD; Corby K Martin, PhD
9:20am Question & Answer Panel
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE; Rachel Tierney, PA-C; Lingtak-Neader Chan, PharmD; John Apolzan, PhD; Stephanie Sogg, PhD