Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will describe the most important elements of preoperative evaluation for patients who have recovered from Covid-19 infection.
  2. Attendees will be able to engage effectively with their patient populations utilizing electronic and internet tools.
  3. Attendees will understand the factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy and recognize strategies for communicating with patients effectively regarding Covid 19 vaccination.

3:15pm Introduction
Laura Boyer, FNP-C CBN; Leslie Heinberg, PhD
3:17pm How to conduct preoperative evaluation in bariatric surgery patients who have recovered from Covid 19 infection. What are the recommended elements of a preoperative clearance plan for a safe surgical outcome?
Raoul Manalac, MD
3:37pm Engaging and staying connected to bariatric surgery patients utilizing telehealth, social media, and other internet connections.
Nini Peterson, PhD
3:57pm Vaccine Hesitancy in a Vulnerable Population and Strategies to Address Their Concerns.
Theodore Kyle, RPh MBA
4:11pm Discussion/Q & A