Speakers from different health disciplines will present a scientific paper that changed or shaped their treatment of patients with severe obesity. Each presenter will discuss a patient experience or mentor’s advice that reinforced the concepts presented in the influential paper. A 15 minute panel discussion will conclude the session.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will identify influential scientific papers that shape the treatment of severe obesity.
  2. Participants will understand the integration of empirical research into clinical care of patients seeking bariatric surgery.
  3. Attendees will further their application of research into obesity management.

10:15am Introduction of Topics
David Creel, PhD RD; Lisa West-Smith, PhD LISW-S
10:25am Bad words: Why language counts in our work with bariatric patients, Sogg et al.
Gretchen Ames, PhD ABPP
10:50am A War on Obesity, Not the Obese Paper
Scott Butsch, MD MSc
11:15am Prolonged Sedentary time adversely relates to physical activity and obesity among preoperative bariatric surgery patients, Schumacher et al.
Catherine Tuppo, PT MS CLT-LANA
11:40am Wrap up and Q&A Panel
12:00pm Adjourn