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CME / ABIM MOC

Bariatric Surgery… Now What?

  • Authors: Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC; Robert Kushner, MD; Caroline M. Apovian, MD; Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C)
  • CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/4/2020
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 9/4/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for surgeons, diabetologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians.

The goal of this activity is to inform clinicians regarding the pathophysiological effects of bariatric surgery and guidelines on best patient management post-surgery to minimize weight regain.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Pathogenesis of post-bariatric surgery partial weight loss response and weight regain
    • Guideline-based recommendations for post-bariatric surgery care, monitoring, education, and follow-up
    • Best practice tips for effective management of patients after bariatric surgery


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Moderator

  • Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC

    Professor of Surgery
    Digestive Surgery Service
    Assistant Director of Professional Services
    Université de Montréal Medical Center (CHUM)
    Montréal, Québec, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Panelists

  • Caroline M. Apovian, MD

    Director
    Nutrition and Weight Management
    Professor of Medicine
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Caroline M. Apovian, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: EnteroMedics; Ferring; Gelesis; Merck; Nutrisystem; Novo Nordisk; Orexigen; Rhythm; Sanofi-Aventis; Scientific Intake; Set Point Health; Takeda; Xeno Biosciences; Zafgen
    Received grants for clinical research from: Aspire Bariatrics; Atkins Foundation; Gelesis; GI Dynamics; MetaProteomics; MYOS Corporation; Novo Nordisk; Orexigen; Pfizer; Takeda; The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Foundation

  • Robert Kushner, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Director for Lifestyle Medicine
    Northwestern Medicine in Chicago
    Past President of The Obesity Society
    Past Chair of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
    Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Robert Kushner, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Novo Nordisk; WW (formally Weight Watchers)
    Received grants for clinical research from: Novo Nordisk

  • Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C)

    Internal Medicine Specialist
    Adjunct Professor
    McMaster University & York University
    Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C), has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Bausch Health Canada; Lilly; Novo Nordisk
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Bausch Health Canada; Novo Nordisk; Lilly
    Received grants for clinical research from: Novo Nordisk

Editors

  • Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Joy P. Marko, MS, APN-C, CCMEP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Rosalyn Blumenthal, PhD

    Medical Content, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Rosalyn Blumenthal, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewer

  • Esther Nyarko, PharmD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

     

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Esther Nyarko, PharmD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / ABIM MOC

Bariatric Surgery… Now What?

Authors: Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC; Robert Kushner, MD; Caroline M. Apovian, MD; Sean Wharton, MD, PharmD, FRCP(C)Faculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / ABIM MOC Released: 9/4/2020

Valid for credit through: 9/4/2021

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