Sep 22, 2023 - Dec 08, 2023

ECHO Ontario Bariatric Network (OBN) at Guelph General Hospital

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This 12-week virtual, educational program allows primary care providers to connect with a multi-disciplinary team of specialist from the Bariatric Centre of Excellence to update their foundational knowledge on post bariatric care and obesity management. Participants are asked to register for the series however, attendance at every session is not required.

Foundational Program Session Dates and Topics

  • September 22 Introduction to Obesity in Ontario
  • September 29: Etiology of Obesity:
  • October 6: Non-Surgical Treatment of Obesity:
  • October 13: Prescribing and Managing Anti-Obesity Drugs:
  • October 20 Understanding Mental Health Impacts on Obesity Care:
  • October 27 Surgical Management of Obesity and Postoperative Care of Bariatric Surgical Patients
  • November 3 Weight Regain
  • November 10 Assessment and Management of Nutritional Deficiencies Following Bariatric Surgery
  • November 17 Long Term Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies Associated with Bariatric Surgery
  • November 24 Postoperative Management of Comorbidities
  • December 1 Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Mental Health
  • December 8 Pregnancy Considerations Following Bariatric Surgery.

Host: ECHO Ontario Bariatric Network (OBN)