Course Overview and Target Audience:

This symposium will focus on bariatric surgical topics and clinical challenges particularly geared toward advanced practice providers (PAs, NPs & CNS’). The lecture series will include the topics of marginal ulcers, reducing post op nausea, revision candidate characteristics, internal hernias, evaluation of GERD, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, detection of malnutrition, and APP bariatric credentialing.

Target audience: Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physicians, and other Integrated Health Disciplines (Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Behavior Health Professionals, Exercise Physiologists, Pharmacists, Etc.)

Learning Objectives:

  1. To describe occurrence of marginal ulceration and treatment measures.
  2. To describe medications used to reduce nausea in the perioperative period.
  3. To identify characteristics of appropriate candidates for revisional surgery.
  4. To explore an approach to diagnosis of internal hernia using an algorithm.
  5. To explore evaulation of GERD and its effect on surgery choice.
  6. To discuss evaluation of the bariatric patient with nonalchoholic fatty liver disease.
  7. To identify techniques to evaluation nutrition status and stages of malnutrition
  8. To discuss the current status of the ASMBS project for APP bariatric credentialing.

1:30pm Introduction
Jessie Moore, FNP-BC MSN; Michael Dougherty, PA-C
1:35pm An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosis of Internal Hernia
Fernando Bonanni, MD MBA FACS FASMBS
1:55pm Bariatric Revisions: Assessing the Ideal Surgical Candidate
Marguerite Sheipe-Dunham, CRNP
2:15pm An In-Depth Look at Reducing Post-op Nausea and the Incorporation of ERAS Medications
Scott Monte, PharmD
2:35pm An Update on Advanced Practice Provider (PAs, NPs, CNS') Bariatric Credentialing
William Gourash, PhD CRNP RN
3:05pm Closing Q&A
3:15pm Break
3:45pm Introduction
3:50pm The Marginal Ulcer: Prevalence, Diagnosis & Treatment
Geoffrey S Nadzam, MD
4:15pm Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: How to Evaluate & When to Refer
Andrew J Duffy, MD FACS FASBMS
4:40pm Pre-op evaluation of Acid Reflux/GERD/heartburn and surgery choice
Bruce Schirmer, MD
5:05pm Closing Q&A
5:15pm Adjourn