Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1) Describe the current literature in bariatrics related to LGBTQ, diversity and inclusion issues.
2) Identify key issues in the management of adolescents and adults undergoing bariatric surgery who identify from a diverse background.
3) Summarize gender affirming therapy in adults undergoing bariatric surgery


8:00am Welcome
Melissa Santos, PhD
8:05am An introduction to diversity in bariatric surgery
Melissa Santos, PhD
Transition to Adolescent Focus
8:20am An adolescent surgeon's perspective
Christine Finck
8:35am Psychology considerations
Rebecca Kamody, PhD
Transition to Adult Focus
8:50am An adult surgeon's perspective
Tanyaradzwa Kajese, MD
9:05am Gender affirmation therapy
Philip Borger, MD
9:20am Panel Discussion / Question & Answer