7th Annual BC Obesity Summit (2019)

7th Annual BC Obesity Summit (2019)

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: Full day of lectures and 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.


Sat Apr 6 click to expand agenda

(Note that we are confirming the final titles of Dr. Glazer's presentations)
0745 Breakfast & Registration 
0830 Welcome & Opening Remarks Drs. Sharadh Sampath & David E. Harris
0835 KEYNOTE: Internal Medicine Considerations and Preparation of the Patient for Bariatric Surgery Dr. Stephen E. Glazer
0915 Why Switch to the Switch? The First Duodenal Switch Done in Western Canada Drs. Jordanna Kapeluto & Nam Nguyen
0935 Lifestyle Change in Bariatrics: Processed, Food-Like Substance Addiction Dr. Jesse Pewarchuk
1005 Question Period
1015 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1030 KEYNOTE: Bariatric Surgery - Learning from the Past to Shape the Future Dr. Alfons Pomp
1115 The Evaluation of Sexual Health, Attitudes and Behaviours in Male Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Dr. Stephen E. Glazer
1145 On and Off-Label Medications for Obesity Dr. David E. Harris
1215 Question Period
1230 Lunch (provided) & Exhibits
1315 Bread or Butter? Low Carb vs Low Fat Diets Dr. Jay Wortman
1355 How to Stop the Burn - Managing Post-Sleeve Reflux Dr. Alfons Pomp
1425 The Patient Experience: Life After Obesity Surgery Ms. Sheila Vataiki
1455 Question Period
1510 Refreshment Break & Exhibits
1525 Ask the Experts! Complex Case Discussions Drs. Alfons Pomp, Dr. David E. Harris, Stephen E. Glazer
1605 Closing remarks; complete evaluations;conference ends
1615 Cocktail Hour


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Physicians by Mar 26: $210
Nurses & Allied Health by Mar 26: $95
Residents & Students by Mar 26: $70

Physicians after Mar 26: $235
Nurses & Allied Health after Mar 26: $105
Residents & Students after Mar 26: $70

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