Learning Objectives

  1. Describe essential aspects for IH professions to assist in building and maintaining a successful bariatric surgery practice
  2. Identify ways to improve patient retention within an interdisciplinary bariatric practice
  3. Described components needed to improve support group utilization

8:00am Welcome
Kelli Friedman, PhD; Connie Klein, NP
8:05am Why Patients Don't Come Back: Improving Patient Retention & Follow-up
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN
8:30am Helping our Patients Get to Surgery: The Non-Adherent Patient
Leslie J Heinberg, PhD
9:00am Implementing Energy Techniques into Your Practice
April Smith, PharmD BCPS
9:25am Break
10:00am Communication skills with challenging patients
Dana Beall Brown, PhD
10:30am Keeping Patients Engaged: The Importance of Support Groups
Julie Parrott, MS RDN CPT
11:00am Hot Topics in Bariatrics: Panel Discussion
Karen Schulz, MSN CNS CBN; Dana Beall Brown, PhD; Kelli Friedman, PhD; Connie Klein, NP; Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
12:00pm Adjourn