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Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients

A Comprehensive Guide to Weight Loss Surgery for Primary Care and Specialty Physicians

Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Umstead Hotel
Cary, NC  27513

Overview

Web graphic for the "Selection and Medical Management of Weight Loss Surgery Patients"As weight loss surgery continues to become a commonplace procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity, primary care and specialty providers face constantly changing treatment options and a growing population of post-surgical patients who require different treatment methods. Recent advances in minimally invasive surgery have provided safer, more effective surgical treatment options.

Learn about how to identify patients suitable for surgery, how to assist patients in the weight loss surgery evaluation process, and how to provide the best treatment options for patients.  The course will focus on the long-term, post-surgical medical management of the patient for a successful weight loss, management of co-morbidities, how to address potential complications, and risks related to the surgical procedure.  

Target Audience

This course is intended to meet the needs of primary care providers and other specialists who manage patients with morbid obesity. This course is also beneficial to residents and fellows in surgical or medical training, as well as physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the disease of morbid obesity and its co-morbid conditions
  • Increase knowledge of weight loss surgery procedures and procedure outcomes
  • Explain common operative and post-operative complications
  • Review and discuss how to manage changes after weight loss surgery; diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bone metabolism, pregnancy, depression, and endocrine diseases
  • Help patients achieve and maintain successful weight loss

Course Director

Dana D. Portenier, MD  
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
Chief, General Surgery, Duke Regional Hospital 
Co-Director, Duke Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship
Duke University School of Medicine  

Course Faculty

Course agenda - the course will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3 and conclude at 3:30 pm. View agenda.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation

Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 6.5 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Registration

$50 - Physicians
$25 - Allied Health

Please register on-line by February 23, 2018 as seating is limited. 
​**ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED**

Cancellation Policy - to receive a refund, cancellations must be provided two weeks in advance of the course.  No refunds will be provided after 2/17/18.   Notify Amanda Stone for cancellations - amanda.stone@duke.edu.

Contact for Questions

Amanda Stone
amanda.stone@duke.edu
Phone: 919-470-7043

Location/Hotel Information

The Umstead Hotel
5 SAS Campus
Cary, NC   27513
Phone: 866-877-4141

Course Presentations