OHSU Bariatric Surgery Program Co-Hosts Successful Obesity Management Seminar

October 17, 2014

In accordance with its stated objective of extramural collaborative educational efforts, the OHSU Bariatric Services held another successful joint symposium with its counterpart from Legacy Health, entitled: “Maximizing Success in Obesity Management: It takes a Team”. This seminar was held on Friday, October 17th, 2014 at the Lorenzen Conference Center, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, and was CME/CEU credited by OHSU. It was attended by 50 health care providers, many of whom were primary care physicians and integrated health professionals from across Oregon. The topics were wide-ranging and included all aspects of managing the patient with weight-related problems, including the recently published national guidelines for treating obesity, novel pharmaceutical options for these patients, evaluating and optimizing patients, and providing multi-disciplinary support for the patients within the psychological, physical, nutritional and activity domains, and web-based tools for behavior modification. Speakers included faculty from both OHSU and Legacy Emmanuel.