Course attendees will learn about the newest scientific approaches to understanding and treating critical behavioral and psychosocial aspects of bariatric surgery that can impact achievement and maintenance of weight loss and other clinical outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define impulsivity; describe relationships of impulsivity with psychological disorder symptoms, risky behaviors, and weight loss in the context of bariatric surgery.
  2. Discuss how preoperative taste preference may function as a precision medicine tool by informing selection of surgical procedure; summarize evidence for effects of bariatric surgery on neural processing of reward-based taste processes.
  3. Identify challenges to defining and measuring problematic eating behaviors after bariatric surgery; describe a new method for classifying bariatric binge/locus of control eating.
  4. Explain objectively-measured patterns of physical activity and sedentary behavior after bariatric surgery; identify several barriers and facilitators to making pre- and postoperative physical activity and sedentary behavior changes.

6:15pm Introduction to Course
Dale Bond, PhD; Graham Thomas, PhD
6:19pm Introduction of Speaker
Dale Bond, PhD
6:21pm Wait…slow down: Does impulsivity weigh down ability to achieve optimal postoperative outcomes?
David Sarwer, PhD
6:37pm Introduction of Speaker
Graham Thomas, PhD
6:39pm Evidence taste-medicine: Does bariatric surgery reset the neural processing of rewarding taste stimuli?
Kimberley Steele, MD PhD FACS FASMBS
6:55pm Introduction of Speaker
Dale Bond, PhD
6:57pm It’s a both/and: Classifying binge and loss of control eating after bariatric surgery.
Valentina Ivezaj, PhD
7:13pm Introduction of Speaker
Graham Thomas, PhD
7:15pm Motivation States for Muscular Movement and Exercise: Wants, Desires, Urges and Cravings
Matthew Stults-Kolehmainen, PhD
7:31pm Closing Questions and Answers
7:45pm Adjourn