Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe differences in obesity trends between racial/ethnic cohorts
  2. Describe disparities in obesity-related comorbidity and mortality impact
  3. Describe psychological and socioeconomic impact of obesity between racial/ethnic cohorts
  4. Describe current barriers to MBS access
  5. Describe strategies for improving MBS access for BIPOC patients
  6. Describe policy needs and the role of ASMBS in improving access for BIPOC patients
  7. Discuss racial differences and trends in MBS outcomes
  8. Review practice patterns and potential impact on disparate outcomes
  9. Mitigating strategies to reducing disparate outcomes
  10. Define cultural competency in MBS care
  11. Discuss strategies to optimize cultural competency in MBS care
  12. Identify racial and gender inequities in medicine
  13. Discuss how individuals can support the careers of colleagues considering intersectionality
  14. Discuss the importance of diversifying the healthcare workforce to improve the quality of care

1:30pm Welcome and Introduction
Tuesday Cook, MD
1:32pm Disparate impact of obesity: has anything changed?
Ivaesa Pardo, MD FACS FASMBS
1:45pm Barriers and strategies to improving MBS access in minority populations: Policy needs?
L. Renee Hilton, MD FASMBS
1:58pm Cultural competency in bariatric surgery care
Vasanth Stalin, MD FASMBS
2:11pm Concordance and discordance in MBS provider-patient relationships: Implications for patient outcomes and message for ASMBS
Juliet Holder-Haynes, MD
2:24pm Creating an inclusive workforce: Going Beyond Diversity and Implications to MBS patients
Arghavan Salles, MD PhD
2:37pm Role of the ASMBS in advancing diversity, inclusivity and cultural competency.
Matt Hutter, MD FASMBS
2:47pm Question & Answer
3:00pm Adjourn