Course Overview and Target Audience

The Behavioral Health Course provides an overview of the psychological and behavioral issues of bariatric surgery patients both before and after surgery. The course is designed for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors and other mental and medical health professionals who work with bariatric surgery patients. This educational content is determined for an intermediate/advanced level.

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Panel: Sleep and Circadian Timing of Eating in Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
Panelists:: Janelle Coughlin, PhD; Jessica Salwen, PhD
Abstracts
2:30pm A180 Body Image and Anthropometric Outcomes Three Months After Bariatric Surgery
Authors: Julie A. Varns, PhD RN; J. Christopher Eagon, MD; Anne Fish, PhD RN FAHA
Presenter: Julie A. Varns, PhD RN
2:50pm Hopsital Course for Post-Surgical Bariatric Patents Requiring Speicalty Eating Disorder In Patient
Colleen Schreyer, PhD
3:10pm A182 Group binge eating treatment reduces mood symptoms in addition to binge eating behaviors and attitudes
Authors: Rheanna Ata, PhD; Megan Lavery, PsyD; Kathleen R Ashton, PhD ABPP; Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD MA
Presenter: Rheanna Ata, PhD
3:30pm Break
Abstracts
4:00pm A175 Efficacy of a Peer Coaching Model in Improving Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
Authors: Dana Schroeder; Kaci Dudley, MD MPH; Wes Turner, BS; Lindsey Voller, BA; Rachel Dwinal, BA; John M Morton, MD MPH FACS FASMBS
Presenter: Lindsey Voller, BA
4:20pm A176 Family support for changing eating habits three years after bariatric surgery
Authors: Ingela L Kvalem, PhD; Tom Mala, MD PhD; Irmelin Bergh, MSc
Presenter: Ingela L Kvalem, PhD
Audience Discussion: How will what you learned impact your clinical practice
Panelists:: Kelli Friedman, PhD; Allison Grupski, PhD; Ninoska Peterson, PhD
5:30pm Adjourn