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: The Updated Recommendations for the Pre-Surgical Psychosocial Evaluation of Bariatric Surgery Patients
Panelists: Stephanie Sogg, PhD; Jennifer Lauretti, PhD ABPP; Lisa West Smith, PhD LISW-S
Panel: Debate—Should All Patients Undergo a Psychological Evaluation?
Panelists: James Mitchell, MD; David Sarwer, PhD
9:15am Break
10:15am Keynote: New Devices
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
11:00am A177 Using the Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluation to Predict Suboptimal Weight Loss Outcomes 5-Years Following a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Authors: Ryan J Marek, MA; Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD; Manfred van Dulmen, PhD; Megan Lavery, PsyD; Kathleen R Ashton, PhD ABPP; Leslie J. Heinberg, PhD MA
Presenter: Ryan J Marek, MA
11:20am A178 Psychological predictors of adherence to dietary recommendations after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Authors: Irmelin Bergh, MSc; Ingela L Kvalem, PhD; Tom Mala, MD PhD
Presenter: Irmelin Bergh, MSc
11:30am A179 Pre-Surgical Depressive Symptom Clusters and Short-Term Post-Surgical Weight Loss Outcomes among Bariatric Surgery Patients
Authors: Misty Hawkins, PhD; Gail Williams, MS; Jennifer Duncan, PsyD; Christina Rummell, PhD
Presenter: Misty Hawkins, PhD
12:00pm Adjourn