Grand Hyatt San Antonio

September 21-22, 2017


This interactive conference will focus on giving the bariatric coordinator and/or dietitian the tools needed to establish and/or maintain a successful bariatric surgery program.

Conference Registration
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP-3285, for 15 contact hours credit. Accepted in most mandatory CE states for continuing education credit. Also accepted for many national certifications. Call for details, 1-800-743-4006. Approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 8 CPEU’s.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

8:00am-8:20am Welcome
8:20am-8:50am “Managing a small or large volume Bariatric Surgery Program” Harpreet Gujral, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
8:50am-9:20am “How to use Online Support Groups to Increase Program Volume” Cyndi Inkpen, DHA, MPA, MA
9:20am-9:40am “Helping Patients Navigate the Surgical Pipeline” Brenda Mendoza, LPN
9:40am-10:10am “MBSAQIP Standards and Key Personnel” Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN
10:10am-10:30am BREAK  
10:30am-11:20am “Bariatric Fitness:  Insurance for Long-Term Weight Loss” Julia Karlstad, BS, M.Ed, MS
11:20am-11:50am “Making the Behavioral Health Evaluation More than a Ticket to Surgery” Sean Connolly, PhD
11:50am-12:20pm “Advocacy” Pam Davis, RN, CBN, MBA
12:20pm-1:20pm LUNCH WITH THE EXPERTS All Faculty
1:20pm-1:50pm “Recognizing and Dealing With Complications” Sameera Khan, RD, PA, MBA
1:50pm-2:20pm “Professional vs. Peer Led Support Groups” Pam Davis, RN, CBN, MBA
2:20pm-3:00pm “The Challenge of Behavior Change after Surgery” Sean Connolly, PhD
3:00pm-3:20pm BREAK  
3:20pm-4:00pm “Bringing Mindfulness into the Process for both the Patient and the Coordinator” Harpreet Gujral, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
4:00pm-4:30pm “Using Social Media in Your Bariatric Program” Pam Davis, RN, CBN, MBA
4:30pm-5:00pm “Basic Nutrition for Bariatric Coordinators” Cassie Story, RDN

Friday, September 22, 2017

8:00am-9:10am “Defeating Nutritional Deficiencies” Breakfast Sponsored by Bariatric Advantage Cassie Story, RDN
9:10am-9:40am “Preparing for Survey” Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN
9:40am-10:10am “DATA:  What the MBSCR Needs to Know and Importance to the Bariatric Team” Sameera Khan, RD, PA, MBA
10:10am-10:30am BREAK  
10:30am-11:20am “Balancing a Busy Workload with your Personal Life” Harpreet Gujral, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
11:20am-12:10pm “What you need to know about the Site Survey from the Surveyor’s Perspective” Dr. Richard Peterson, MD, MPH
12:10pm-1:10pm LUNCH WITH THE EXPERTS All Faculty
1:10pm-1:40pm “Leadership and Management Skills:  How I get it all done” Pam Davis, RN, CBN, MBA
1:40pm-2:10pm “Audits and Reports:  Using them to Ensure Quality” Sameera Khan, RD, PA, MBA
2:10pm-3:10pm An Interactive Session “Using the SAR to Develop Quality Improvement Projects” Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN Sameera Khan, RD, PA, MBA
3:10pm-3:30pm BREAK  
3:30pm-4:20pm Continue Interactive Session on “Developing QI Projects” Lynne Thompson, RN, CBN Sameera Khan, RD, PA, MBA
4:20pm-5:00pm Panel Discussion “Challenges and How to Manage Them” All Faculty

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