Opioidergic pathways have long been proposed as central mediators of food reward and contributors to the development of obesity. Additionally, there is emerging evidence of increased use of opioids after bariatric surgery. This session will review changes in opioid use after bariatric surgery and potential underlying mechanisms.


1:30pm Opioid Use Before and After Bariatric Surgery
Wendy King, PhD
2:00pm Opioid Use After Bariatric Surgery: Insight from Clinical Studies
Kristine J Steffen, PharmD PhD
2:30pm Alcohol Use After Bariatric Surgery
Jon F Davis, PhD