Overall Description:

Join us for an update on the top substances used by bariatric surgery patients, including tobacco, marijuana, alcohol and opioids, potential risk for postsurgical abuse and impact on surgical and medical outcomes. Each presentation will include a summary of landmark studies, recent research, assessment and clinical considerations, and areas for future research. We will conclude with a discussion of postsurgical treatment of opioid abuse, with time for questions and answers from our panel speakers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize current clinical and research considerations related to tobacco, marijuana, alcohol and opioid use for bariatric surgery patients
  2. Describe how to reduce substance abuse risk and related complications for bariatric surgery patients
  3. Outline postoperative opioid abuse management strategies

11:00am Introduction
Kristine Steffen, PharmD PhD; Janelle Coughlin, PhD
11:05am Tobacco Use Trends in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Ivy Haskins, MD
11:20am How Much is Too Much: An Update on Marijuana Use in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Allyson Diggins, PhD
11:35am Current Research on Alcohol Use Following Bariatric Surgery
Scott Engel, PhD
11:50am Opioid Use Disorders in Bariatric Surgery Patient Populations: An Update
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD
12:05pm Prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder in the postsurgical bariatric period
Traci Speed, MD
12:20pm Closing Question & Answer
12:30pm Adjourn