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.
- Describe nutrition considerations for unique populations undergoing bariatric surgery including adolescents, older adults, patients pending organ transplants, athletes, and people with type 1 diabetes.
- Explain how bariatric surgery impacts gut microbiota.
- Apply strategies to prevent and manage weight regain after bariatric surgery.
Topic: Bariatric Surgery in Special Populations: Nutrition Considerations
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
Weight Loss Surgery in Teens with Severe Obesity
Mary Susan Sewell, MS RD
Sue Cummings, MS RD
Patients Bridging to Organ Transplant
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD MPH RD LDN
Sharon Zarabi, RD CDN CPT
Vegetarians and Vegans
Kellene Isom, MS RD LDN CAGS
Special Populations Panel
Topic: Post-op Nutrition Considerations
Microbiome and Bariatric Surgery - Where are We?
Victoria Gershuni, MD MSGM
Managing Post-op Weight Regain
Angela Fitch, MD
Wrap-up: pre- and post-pathways