6th Annual BC Obesity Summit

Target Audience:

Family physicians, surgeons, registered dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, midwives, residents, others with an interest in caring for the obese patient

Course Format: Lectures, panel discussions
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
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This meeting serves as a forum to connect health care practitioners who have a specific interest in caring for the obese patient. Expert and guest speakers from the obesity discipline will review a broad range of topics on obesity and bariatrics.


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0745 Breakfast, Registration & Exhibits    
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks, Drs. David E. Harris, Sharadh Sampath    
0835 Intermittent Fasting Diets: What's All the Hype About? Dr. David E. Harris    
0905 The Dollars and Sense of Obesity Surgery, Dr. Elaine Lam
0925 Evaluating New Endocsopic Technology in the Treatment of Obesity, Dr. Eric Lam
0950 Question Period    
1000 Refreshment Break & Exhibits    
1015 Why I Became a Batriatric Surgeon, Dr. Dennis Hong
1100 Infertility and Obsesity - The Vicious Cycle, Dr. Jordanna Kapeluto
1130 Supporting Our Patients - How to Prevent Mental Health Decompensation After Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Maria Mariano 
1200 Question Period    
1215 Lunch Break & Exhibits    
1300 Getting the Sedentary Patient to Move - First Steps, Ms.Sara Hodson 
1330 The Role of Meal Replacements and Intensive Medical Programs for Weight Management, Dr. Judy Shiau 
1415 Examining Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Dennis Hong 
1445 Question Period    
1500 Refreshment Break & Exhibits  
1515 How Family Physicians Can Manage Patients Post-Surgery - Common Issues Patients Experience After Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Judy Shiau
1550 Question Period 
1600 Closing Remarks, complete evaluations
1615 Cocktail Hour  


Physicians by Mar 25: $180
Physician after Mar 25: $195
Nurses & Allied Health by Mar 25: $85
Nurses & Allied Health after Mar 25: $95
Residents & Students by Mar 25: $60
Residents & Students after Mar 25: $70
*Residents/Students must provide proof of status on-site.
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