Bariatric Times

MAY 2017

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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18 Hot Topics in Integrated Health Bariatric Times • May 2017 W hat a busy year 2017 has been so far; but with all good things. Let me take this opportunity to update everyone on what has been happening among the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Integrated Health. Improved communication has been a major goal of this presidency. In January 2017, an IH Town Hall webinar was held, which included several updates, and highlighted two of the IH committees—the IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee and the IH Support Group Committee. Plans are underway for another IH Town Hall webinar in the early summer. Integrated Health also held an educational webinar in March 2017 with focus on the 2016 update of the ASMBS Integrated Health Nutritional Guides for the Surgical Weight Loss patient. 1 The webinar was hosted by Nate Sann, FNP-BC, MSN, and included presentations by guideline co-authors Julie Parrott, MS, RDN, and Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD. They discussed several of the recommendations within the document, including thiamin, folate (folic acid), iron, and zinc. The ASMBS offered Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) through Taylor College for this course. A fee of $35 USD is required to claim CME credit for this course; $25 for CEU. ASMBS members may view an archive of the webinar at ih-nutritional-guidelines-webinar- mar-29-2017. To view all webinars, visit webinar-series. The IH Professional Education and Program Committee has been busy planning both the ASMBS Weekend, June 8 to 10, 2017, in San Diego, California, and ObesityWeek 2017, October 29 to November 2, 2017, in Washington, DC. If you are not already registered for ASMBS Weekend, please consider attending. The program is designed to appeal to members of integrated health. The IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee has been working on several different projects, both old and new. Some of the new topics include macronutrients, pregnancy, and advanced practice provider guidelines. Documents for the long anticipated IH Tool Kit are completing the approval process and should be available to members in the very near future. IH Communications Committee has been the driving force behind the webinars and has been actively working to bring the IH Tool Kit to the ASMBS website. Also of note, ASMBS now has an IH presence on Twitter. If you are not already on Twitter, please consider joining and following @ASMBSIH. The Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Committee is coming up on their 10-year anniversary. Many congratulations to William Gourash, MSN, CRNP, and Jessie Moore, APRN, and the committee for executing this certification, and for maintaining its success. In addition to some changes to the exam, the committee is obtaining new software to assist with the database and renewal process. This will enable a quicker and easier renewal for CBNs. Stay tuned for the CBN newsletter with other significant Column Editor: Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health THIS MONTH: An Update from the ASMBS Integrated Health President by KAREN FLANDERS, MSN, CNP, CBN Bariatric Times. 2017;14(5):18–19. This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Hot Topics in INTEGRATED HEALTH A Message from the Column Editor Dear Colleague, I have had a great start to my term serving as ASMBS IH President. Since ObesityWeek 2016, there have been a lot of exciting happenings, including an increased social media prescence via our Twitter account @ASMBSIH and two webinars. This month, I provide a comprehensive update on our past and upcoming initiatives. I would like to extend a huge thank you to the ASMBS staff, IH Executive Council members, comittees, and members. I could not serve without your continued support and dedication to the advancement of the specialty of metabolic and bariatric surgery. If you have any comments or concerns you would like to share, please feel free to contact me at Sincerely, Karen Flanders, MSN, CNP, CBN ASMBS Integrated Health President ASMBS now has an IH presence on Twitter. Follow @ASMBSIH Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN IH President Pamela Davis, MBA, BSN, RN, CBN IH President-Elect Sue Cummings, MS, RD IH Secretary Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN IH Past President Karen Schulz, MSN, CNS, CBN IH Senior Past President Samer Mattar, MD, FASMBS Executive Council Liaison Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN IH Member-at-Large Lynn Bolduc, MS, RD, LD, CDE IH Member-at-Large Lisa Luz, MSN, RN, CBN IH Member-at-Large Nathaniel Sann, MSN, CRNP, FNP- BC IH Member-at-Large Stephanie Sogg, PhD IH Member-at-Large Christa Trigilio-Black, PA-C IH Member-at-Large 2017 ASMBS INTEGRATED HEALTH LEADERSHIP

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