Bariatric Education Days: An Integrated Approach to Treating Obesity

Date:

Thursday, May 25, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

Location:

Radisson Blu Mall of America

This one-and-a-half-day event, exclusively for health care practitioners, will focus on the latest advances in the care and treatment of bariatric patients. National and local leaders, scholars and experts will present on a variety of topics designed to improve the way you approach bariatric care.

Description

Providing excellent care means knowing as much as possible about available treatment options. Join us for the 2017 Bariatric Education Days conference. This one-and-a-half-day event, exclusively for health care practitioners, will focus on the latest advances in the care and treatment of bariatric patients. National and local leaders, scholars and experts will present on a variety of topics designed to improve the way you approach bariatric care.

Learn how the state of Minnesota is working to fight obesity and promote a healthy lifestyle in its communities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions throughout the conference and a special surgical video session on Thursday evening.

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Audience

This conference is intended for multidisciplinary members of the bariatric surgery and weight management team, including bariatric surgeons, nurses, nurse coordinators, program managers, dieticians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and psychologists. The material will also be valuable for primary care providers, insurance medical directors, insurance case managers, and hospital administrators.

Key Topics

  • Adolescent Obesity
  • Behavioral and Psychological Factors Related to Obesity
  • Current Research
  • Surgical Video Sessions
  • Community Measurement
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Comorbidity Treatment Before & After Surgery
  • Review of Obesity Guidelines

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe adolescent obesity trends and opportunities for treatment to improve the overall health of the adolescent patient.
  • Review current research outcomes regarding adolescence and weight loss surgery.
  • Discuss appropriate management of patients with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and obesity.
  • Evaluate risks and benefits of weight loss drugs.
  • Examine new research and advances in bariatric medicine and surgical intervention.

Presented By

University of Minnesota Department of Surgery

Directors

Daniel Leslie, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

Bridget Slusarek, RN, BSN
System Director, Comprehensive Weight Management Services
Fairview Health Services

Additional Planning Committee Member

Megan Hadley, BA
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

This activity is awarded up to 12.5 ANCC contact hours.

Minnesota Board of Psychology

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (Board Assigned Log #201702.151) for 12.5 continuing education hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Registration

Early Rate: On or Before April 27, 2017

Physician: $325
Other Healthcare Professionals: $225
Resident/Fellow/Student: Fee-Waived

Regular Rate: After April 27, 2017

Physician: $400
Other Healthcare Professionals: $300
Resident/Fellow/Student: Fee-Waived

Requests

Special needs, such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc., should be requested in advance. These requests cannot always be honored on site.

How to Register

Cancellation

Photo Release

CPD may take photos/video of participants at CPD events and these may appear in CPD's promotional materials. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for photography and video subsequent usage.

Location

Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
Phone: 952-881-5258

Overnight Accommodations

A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $169 single or double per night plus tax, a savings of $100 from the regular rate! Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of May 10, 2017. To make your reservation online, click here or use Promotional Code: UNIVMN on the main booking page; to make your reservation over the phone, call 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the Bariatric Education Days rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

  • The hotel boasts 500 superb guest rooms and suites where guests can enjoy one of three fashion-inspired Urban, Naturally Cool or Mansion House room styles, all of which include amenities such as complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet, flat-screen televisions and individual climate control.
  • Guests also enjoy complimentary 24-hour access to the hotel's Fitness Center, which includes a fully equipped fitness room, indoor pool and spa.

Parking

Complimentary parking is available on site.

 

Exhibit

Acknowledgement of Support

We gratefully acknowledge the following organizations for their financial contributions to this activity:

  • Bariatric Advantage
  • Boehringer Labs/NorthStar Surgical
  • Chainbreaker
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • EnteroMedics
  • Ethicon
  • Gore & Associates
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Medtronic
  • Novadaq
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Obesinov Corp.
  • Olympus America, Inc.
  • Sanofi
  • Shire
  • Stryker Endoscopy
  • University of Minnesota Health
  • U.S. Army Healthcare

(List current as of 5/22/17)

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