Overview and Target Audience

Bariatric nutrition is highly relevant in the life of every patient. However, the field is littered with misconceptions that can negatively impact the health and success of patients. This course is designed with the bariatric dietitian in mind but all health care professionals will benefit from an update on the latest evidence-based guidelines in bariatric nutrition. From pre-op to post-op, best practices will be provided to support optimal nutrition care in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe nutrition considerations for unique populations undergoing bariatric surgery including adolescents, older adults, patients pending organ transplants, athletes, and people with type 1 diabetes.
  2. Explain how bariatric surgery impacts gut microbiota.
  3. Apply strategies to prevent and manage weight regain after bariatric surgery.

Topic: Bariatric Surgery in Special Populations: Nutrition Considerations
1:30pm Intro and Housekeeping - person-first language reminder, pre- and post- pathways
Laura Andromalos, MS RD CDE; Colleen Tewksbury, PhD MPH RD LDN; Mary Susan Sewell, MS RD
1:35pm Weight Loss Surgery in Teens with Severe Obesity
Mary Susan Sewell, MS RD
1:50pm Older Adults
Sue Cummings, MS RD
2:05pm Patients Bridging to Organ Transplant
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD MPH RD LDN
2:20pm Athletes
Sharon Zarabi, RD CDN CPT
2:35pm Vegetarians and Vegans
Kellene Isom, MS RD LDN CAGS
2:50pm Special Populations Panel
3:15pm Break
Topic: Post-op Nutrition Considerations
3:45pm Microbiome and Bariatric Surgery - Where are We?
Victoria Gershuni, MD MSGM
4:20pm Managing Post-op Weight Regain
Angela Fitch, MD
4:55pm Wrap-up: pre- and post-pathways
5:00pm Adjourn