OVERVIEW AND TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for bariatric physicians and surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, and other clinical personnel involved with pharmaceutical care of the bariatric surgery patient.

OBJECTIVES

  • Address specific safety issues with anti-obesity medications.
  • Discuss optimal management of diabetes medications pre and post-bariatric surgery. *Highlight best blood glucose management strategies to achieve optimal balance between safety and efficacy utilizing patient case studies.
  • Identify current trends in psychiatric medication use pre and post bariatric surgery and provide clinical practice recommendations.
  • Evaluate new data on absorption, utilization, and pharmacokinetic impact of bariatric surgery on acid reducing medications and selected antibiotics.

8:00am Welcome and Introduction
8:05am Quick Bites: Clinical Practice Hot Topics in Bariatric Surgery & Pharmacology
April Smith, PharmD
8:15am Safety of Anti-Obesity Medications
Dhiren K Patel, PharmD CDE BC-ADM BCACP
8:45am Golden Age of Diabetes: Preparing, Transitioning and Troubleshooting Management in Bariatric Surgery
Scott Monte, PharmD
9:30am Break
10:00am Quick Bites: Research Gaps in Bariatric Surgery & Pharmacology
Kristine J Steffen, PharmD PhD
10:10am Psychiatric Medications in Bariatric Surgery Patients: Trends & Recommendations
Molly Orcutt
10:50am Acid-Reducing Medications in Bariatric Surgery Patients: Trends & Recommendations
Farnaz Fouladi, PharmD
11:10am Antibiotic Absorption post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Diana Langworthy, PharmD BCPS
11:40am Panel Q&A and Discussion
12:00pm Adjourn