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Clinician Update: Current Care of the Bariatric Patient

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This conference is designed to provide strategies that health care professionals can use in caring for the acute needs of bariatric patients.


Physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, dietitians, nurse practitioners and nurses in the emergency and critical care setting will benefit most from attendance. Other health care professionals are welcome to attend. All participants should find this a particularly rewarding conference.


  • 7:15 a.m. | Check-in/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibitors
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
    Ann Rogers, MD
  • 8:10 a.m. | When Is Re-Sleeving an Option
    Rami Lutfi, MD

    • List revisional options after sleeve gastrectomy.
    • Discuss the rationale for re-sleeving.
    • Describe the best candidates and outcomes of re-sleeving.
  • 9 a.m. | Updating Bariatric Guidelines – Finally!
    Ann Rogers, MD

    • List 1991 NIH guidelines for bariatric candidacy.
    • Discuss why updated guidelines are appropriate.
    • Describe how updated guidelines will expand access to bariatric care.
  • 9:30 a.m. | Endoscopic Management of Bariatric Complications
    Joshua Winder, MD

    • List bariatric complications that require reintervention.
    • Describe how endoscopy can treat complications without requiring reoperation.
    • Discuss new endoscopic therapies that are now available.
  • 10:05 a.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:20 a.m. | Getting People With Disabilities Moving
    Mike Zehner, MS, RCEP

    • Discuss the impact of metabolic rate on weight loss and maintenance.
    • Describe ways to assist persons with disabilities in increasing their calorie use.
    • List other beneficial effects of exercise.
  • 10:50 a.m. | Covid’s Effect on Eating Behaviors
    Antoinette Hu, MD

    • Describe the covid pandemic’s effect on healthcare in general.
    • Describe how the pandemic has affected the eating behaviors of a bariatric population.
    • List ways eating behaviors can be improved despite the time spent at home.
  • 11:20 a.m. | Stigma and Bias in Healthcare Visits
    Andrea Rigby, PsyD, MEd, MS

    • Discuss innate bias among healthcare providers.
    • Describe how bias can be measured.
    • List ways to decrease bias among healthcare providers.
  • Noon | Lunch/Visit Exhibitors
  • 1:05 p.m. | OAGB Is Now Endorsed – Whether and How To Incorporate It Into Your Practice
    Fiza Shariff, MD

    • Describe the ASMBS endorsement process for new procedures.
    • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of one anastomosis gastric bypass.
    • Suggest ways this new procedure may be introduced into a bariatric practice.
  • 1:35 p.m. | Sleeve as a Bridge to Aortic Valve Replacement
    Luciano DiMarco, DO

    • Discuss the physiology of critical aortic valve disease.
    • Describe how weight loss improves the complication rate of aortic surgery.
    • Examine how bariatric surgery can be done safely in patients with aortic disease.
  • 2:10 p.m. | Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 2:25 p.m. | Anesthesia for Bariatric Patients
    Joseph Answine, MD

    • Discuss physiologic issues pertinent to providing anesthesia for bariatric patients.
    • List new modalities now available in bariatric anesthesia.
    • Describe how newer anesthetic modalities are making bariatric surgery safer.
  • 3 p.m. | Wrap-Up and PSBS Annual Business Meeting
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Course Director

Ann Rogers, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Department of Surgery
Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery/Bariatrics
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
President – Pennsylvania State Chapter
American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery



Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in five and a half hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.

Social Work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and 49.36(a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn five and a half clock hours of continuing education for completing this course.

Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

This program has been approved for a maximum of 5.25 CPEU credits from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).


The fee is $125 per person and includes the cost of instruction, online handout materials and all listed meals.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at

Registrations received after Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

Accommodations and Room Block

Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.

Special group rate available at:
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
4650 Lindle Road Harrisburg, Pa. 17111
Group Name: Bariatric Conference – Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education
717-564-5511 or Toll-Free 1-800-325-3535
Arrival Sept. 8, 2022, 119 USD – 475 USD plus taxes and fees
Deadline Aug. 18, 2022


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.


On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow health care facility guidelines, including masks. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue, which may not require masks. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for off-campus activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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