Participants will explore the unique challenges that bariatric surgery creates in relationship to micronutrient deficiencies and will provide evidenced based strategies for identifying and treating deficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session learners will be able to:

  1. Identify vitamin and mineral deficiencies that commonly occur post-bariatric surgery.
  2. Evaluate appropriate laboratory values and nutrition focused physical findings to assess micronutrient status.
  3. Implement the 2016 ASMBS Micronutrient Guidelines and best practice recommendations for care of the bariatric patient.

3:15pm Introduction
Jeanne Hutson, NP-C; Kellene Isom, PhD MS RD CAGS
3:20pm Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies during Pregnancy
Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN
3:35pm Which Labs to Choose? Assessing and Monitoring Health with Accuracy
Kellene Isom, PhD MS RD CAGS
3:50pm Nutrition Focused Physical Exam, Sarcopenia, and Malnutrition
Mary Litchford, PhD RDN LDN
4:10pm SIPS/SADI Nutrient Guidelines
Heather Mackie, MS RDN LD
4:25pm Question & Answer Panel
4:45pm Adjourn