Whether you are new to practice, want to learn more about foundations of nutrition care in bariatric surgery, or are looking for a refresher, this session will bring you back to the basics. Each section will review the current evidence base, current recommendations, and practical tips for application of the bariatric nutrition care process.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current state of literature on nutrition recommendations for patients throughout the bariatric surgery process
  2. Identify the most recent recommendations for nutrition care of bariatric surgery patients
  3. Describe practical applications of bariatric nutrition evidence base and recommendations to practice

11:00am Welcome and Introduction
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD RD CSOWM; Emily Thevis, RDN LD CSOWM CDE
11:10am Back to Basics: Preoperative Nutrition Assessment
Meghan Ariagno, RD
11:35am Back to Basics: Preoperative Medical Weight Management and Preoperative Weight Loss
Colleen Tewksbury, PhD RD CSOWM
12:00pm Back to Basics: ERAS and Early Postoperative Recovery
Sarah Muntel, RD
12:25pm Break
12:40pm Back to Basics: The First Year, Food and Supplements
Emily Thevis, RDN LD CSOWM CDE
1:05pm Back to Basics: Long-term Post-Bariatric Nutrition
Casey Flowers, MS RD LDN
1:30pm Panel Discussion
2:00pm Adjourn