Bariatric Education Days


Thursday, May 23, 2019 to Friday, May 24, 2019


Radisson Blu Mall of America

Bariatric Education Days: Safety and Quality Considerations for Treating Obesity


This conference is intended for multidisciplinary members who work with obese patients; these include bariatricians, psychologists, registered nurses, registered dietitians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and program managers. The material discussed during the 1.5 day course will be geared toward quality and safety improvements in the care of the obese patient population. We will have both national and local presenters speak about these vital topics that affect patient outcomes. There will also be time allotted for participants to have their questions answered during the panel discussions.


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

Educational Objectives

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

  • Recall tool that are necessary to treat obesity.
  • Discuss appropriate management of bariatric patients with psychological disease to improve their weight loss outcomes.
  • Evaluate the risks and benefits related to the very low calorie diet.

Provided By

University of Minnesota Medical School, Interprofessional Continuing Education
University of Minnesota Department of Surgery


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

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

Disclosure of Commercial Support

An Acknowledgement of Support will be posted onsite for all activities that have received funding from educational grants.



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 12.75 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 12.75 ANCC contact hours.

Minnesota Board of Social Work

The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a CE Provider. This activity is offered for up to 12.75 continuing education hours.

Minnesota Board of Psychology

This activity has been approved for up to 13.5 CEs by the Minnesota Board of Psychology.

Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice

This activity has been approved for up to 12.75 CEUs by the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice.

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.


Early Rate: On or Before April 26, 2019

Physician: $325
Other Healthcare Professional: $225
Medical Industry Professional: $325
Resident/Fellow/Student: Fee-Waived

Regular Rate: On or After April 27, 2019

Physician: $400
Other Healthcare Professional: $300
Medical Industry Professional: $400
Resident/Fellow/Student: Fee-Waived

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and light refreshment breaks.

Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for on-site/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.


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

How to Register


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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 for single or double per night plus the current tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of April 22, 2019. To make your reservation online, click here. To make your reservation over the phone, call 800-333-3333 and ask for the Bariatric Education Days rate room block. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.


Self-parking in the South Ramp located directly underneath the hotel is available for a fee; these costs are not included with registration. Complimentary parking is available in the East and West Mall of America parking ramps.


Acknowledgement of Support

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

  • Bariatric Advantage
  • Ethicon US, LLC
  • Gore & Assocaites
  • Karl Storz
  • Microline Surgical, Inc.

(List current as of 3/11/2019)

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