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2017 Bariatric Southeastern Conference, sponsored by TN Chapter of ASMBS

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Music City Center

201 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

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7:00-7:45 Onsite Registration & Breakfast

7:45-8:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Virginia M. Weaver, M.D., FACS

Tennessee Chapter President

8:00-9:00 Revisional Bariatric Surgery: Interventions from the 2nd International Consensus

Eric DeMaria, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

ASMBS Secretary/Treasurer

9:00-10:00 Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery

Samer Mattar, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

ASMBS President Elect

10:00-10:15 BREAK!

10:15-11:00 Decoding the MBSAQIP Semi-Annual Report

Kristopher Huffman, M.S.

11:00-11:45 Improving Nutritional Deficiencies & Post-op Micronutrition

Cassie Story, R.D.

11:45-12:00 Preoperative Psychological Evaluation & Intervention

Paul B. Davidson, Ph.D.

12:00-1:15 Lunch with the Experts, Visit Sponsors!

1:15-2:00 Molecular Mechanisms of Metabolic Improvement after Bariatric Surgery: Terra Incognita

Charles R. Flynn, Ph.D.

2:00-2:45 Lessons Learned from the ASMBS Closed Claims Registry

Eric DeMaria, M.D., FACS, FASMBS

2:45-3:30 Running Successful Bariatric Support Groups

Paul B. Davidson, Ph.D.

3:30-3:45 BREAK!


The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Obesity and Review of a Novel Probiotic Clinical Study

Lewis Chang Ph. D.

4:30-5:00 State Collaborative Update

Wayne English, M.D., FACS and

Virginia M. Weaver, M.D., FACS



This course is designed to address recent innovations in metabolic surgery, advanced revisional surgery, MBSAQIP data reporting, measures to increase adherence to post surgical protocols. Learners will discuss aspects of their most challenging cases with faculty who are experts in their field.


This course is designed to meet the continuing education needs of bariatric surgeons, general surgery residents, physician extenders and integrated health professionals.


  • Review techniques for revision of gastric bypass, sleeve and banding procedures
  • Classify interventions resulting in enhanced recovery for bariatric surgery patients
  • Identify opportunities for utilization of the MBSAQIP SAR to enhance quality initiatives
  • Illustrate techniques for improving nutritional deficiencies and post-operative diet adherence
  • Discuss the role of the pre-surgical psychological evaluation
  • Summarize key components for running successful support groups
  • Identify the relationship between the gut microbiome and the effect of probiotics


Approval pending for 8.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM.

Approval pending for 8.0 CE contact hours by Taylor College, Los Angeles, California (may or may not be accepted for national certification).


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is readily available in the Music City Center parking garage and at multiple lots surrounding the Music City Center.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at tnasmbs@gmail.com or contact Pam Davis at (615) 414-4094

What options are available for lodging?

We do not have a room block. Hotels near Music City Center include:

Omni Hotel
Hyatt Place
Hilton Downtown
Hampton Inn
Union Station
Hilton Garden
Courtyard Marriott

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