10th Annual Bariatric Symposium: A Roadmap for Successful Weight Loss

Friday, September 29, 2023

This conference has already taken place.

Ohio Stadium - Columbus, OH
1 Day Conference September 29th, 2023
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This continuing medical education activity will explore the different paths that a bariatric patient can take - whether it be surgery, medication, diet, or exercise (or a combination), and what to do if one of those “fail.”  Content will include how care providers can ensure a successful bariatric procedure and what to do when a patient regains weight and needs a revision procedure. Lectures will also explore alternative options to surgery, help care providers understand obesity as a disease, and what roles providers play in the care of a bariatric patient.  The main theme of this year’s course will be the different paths to success for bariatric patients. This CME activity will address the challenges of patients who regain weight after a bariatric procedure, understanding obesity as a disease, medications available for treatment, and how to ensure a successful surgery the first time. These challenges will be addressed through lectures from care providers as well as a patient panel, allowing participants to hear from experts in the field and patients who have been on these paths. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions to each speaker as well as patients apart of our panel. This will allow patients to address specific gaps in knowledge they may have to expand their understanding of the field and how to provide better care.

Dates and Times

Start: 9/29/2023 7:50 AM
End: 9/29/2023 5:00 PM


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the causes of obesity and what factors may contribute to it (ex: location, diet, exercise, family support).
2. Describe behaviors of both the patient and caregiver that help to ensure successful weight loss.
3. Recall strategies that can be used when bariatric surgery fails the first time.
4. Explain the role of drugs in weight loss and how they help patients with or without surgery.
5. Name and describe endoscopic therapies useful in bariatric treatment.
6. Identify how and when to intervene when patients have regained weight post-surgery.



Tier Price
Physician, participating online $25.00
Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, participating online $20.00
Dietitian, participating online $20.00
Allied Medical Professional, participating online $20.00
Resident/Fellow/Student, participating online $15.00
Physician, attending in person $100.00


  • Dr. Stacy Brethauer, MD
    • Current Trends in Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. John Linn, MD
    • Do Revisions Work? What We Can Offer to help a second or third time…
  • Dr. Vimal Narula, MD
    • Role of Endoscopic Therapies for Weight Regain
  • Dr. Bradley Needleman, MD
    • The Role of the Primary Care Physician in Bariatric Surgery
  • Dr. Sabrena Noria, MD
    • Understanding What Causes Obesity
  • Dr. Benjamin O'Donnell, MD
    • GLP-1 Agonists: The New Weight Loss “Miracle Drugs?”
  • Dr. Eva Panigrahi, PhD
    • Readiness for Change: A Tool for Treating Weight Loss
  • Dr. Ashleigh Pona, PhD
    • Patient Panel: “What I Did to Stay Successful”
  • Dr. Keeley Pratt, PhD
    • Can Where You Live Affect Your Weight? / Role of Family & Support in Patient Success
  • Dr. Patrick Sweigert, MD
    • Reflux After Surgery
  • Ms. Kirsten Tychonievich, CNP
    • Strategies for Weight Regain After Surgery: When to Intervene/Role of Medications


Ohio Stadium
The Ohio State University
411 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Accreditation Statement

The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this conference?

Please contact the conference coordinator listed below:

Kaitlyn Mooney
Department: Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Phone: (614) 293-9072
Email: Kaitlyn.Mooney@osumc.edu