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Description:

This course is a multi-disciplinary session focusing on surgeons, as well as allied health team members,
improving their clinical practices. Sessions will include ways to add revenue to a practice and starting
the use of weight loss medications. In addition, presentations will be given on how to manage patients
with post-operative behavior complications. Also, learn techniques to identify patients preoperatively
that may be challenging.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review Weight Loss Medications and Role in Surgical Patient Management

  2. Learn to Identify and Manage Challenging Patients Post-operatively

  3. Identify Opportunities to Add Services and Revenue to the Practice


8:00am Introduction
Joseph Northup, MD
8:05am Weight Loss Medications 101
Elizabeth Hooper, MD FACS FASMBS
8:30am Identifying Patients in Trouble: Case Presentation
Sue Benson-Davies, PhD DCN MPH RDN LN FAND; Leslie Heinberg, PhD
9:00am Medication Strategies for the non-responders and weight recurrence
John Scott, MD
9:30am Break
10:00am Incorporating cosmetic surgery into your practice
Carl Pesta , DO
10:30am Predictors of Success (and failure)
Leslie Heinberg, PhD
11:00am Additional Revenue Stream
Helmuth Billy, MD
11:30am Panel Discussion
12:00pm Adjourn