In this interactive session, MBS Coordinators will have the opportunity to learn from one another and network with their peers. We go over the basics of the MBS Coordinator role and how to set your program up for success; discuss the virtual site visit process and best practices for preparing for one; how to show the value of your program to hospital leadership; and how to improve your team dynamic. MBS Coordinators will have the opportunity to hear about novel ideas for supporting patients, discuss ways of structuring and staffing a program, and learn ways other MBS Coordinators approach QI projects with their teams. Bring your business cards and be prepared to pick the brains of your peers.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the coordinator role and ways improve team dynamics.
  2. Discuss options for implementing positive change in their program through improved patient pathways, novel ideas for patient support, and project management tools
  3. Describe how to show the value of their program to hospital leadership.
  4. Describe best practices for organizing documentation and preparing for a virtual site visit.

8:00am Introduction
Kimberly Evans-Labok, BA
8:15am MBSAQIP Coordinator Panel
Chelsea Price, MS RD LDN; Amber Kelly, RDN LDN; Jane Cauley, BSN RN; Katie Hiller, BSN RN
9:15am MBSAQIP Resources and Tools to Support the MBS Coordinator Role
Kimberly Evans-Labok, BA
9:30am Break
10:00am Virtual Site Visits: How to Prepare
Megan Daniels, BSN RN
10:20am Virtual Site Visits: What to Avoid
Cassie Peters, BA
10:40am Getting Your Obesity Medicine Practice Off the Ground
Gail Rosen, RN MSN MBA
11:15am Lessons in Leadership
Teresa Fraker, FACHE RN CPHQ CBN
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Showing the ROI of Your Program to Hospital Leadership
Stacy Brethauer, MD MBA
2:00pm Quality Improvement Panel
Lorie Medlar, BSN RN; Rina Lister, RN MS HM; Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN
3:00pm Break
3:30pm Supporting Our Patients’ Long-Term Journey
Lisa Nackers-Schmidt, PhD MPH; Amber Schreiner, BSN RN; Samantha Gollup, MS RD
4:00pm Teamwork Panel
L. Renee Hilton, MD FASMBS; Melissa Majumdar, MS RD CSOWM LDN; Lisa Allen, RN
4:30pm Closing and table breakout
5:00pm Adjourn