Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery

 

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Cost

Registration fee:

Module 1: $550
Module 2: $1200

Discount rate for DAA* and Dietitians NZ** members:

Module 1: $399
Module 2: $699

*DAA members need to login to the DAA website prior to registering to access the discount rate.

**Dietitians NZ members to contact DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (details below) prior to registering to obtain a coupon code, needed to complete your discounted registration.

To register

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About the course

The DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and the Australian & New Zealand Metabolic and Obesity Surgery Society (ANZMOSS) have partnered to create a Professional Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery.

The 3-day short course features both introductory and advanced modules and aims to educate and upskill participants in the basics and complexities of medical nutrition therapy for the bariatric surgical patient.  The modular format allows flexibility for participants who have differing learning needs. Participants may take a single module or both modules.

The introductory module provides an updated perspective of bariatric surgery in Australia and increases awareness of the complexities of management of the bariatric surgery recipient.

The advanced module provides participants with knowledge and experience of evidence based practice in bariatric surgery, with a particular focus on nutrition assessment and education, medical nutrition therapy, managing complications and long-term outcomes.

In order to attain the relevant certificate, participants need to complete course work and assessments, in addition to attending the full schedule for the module.

Suitable for

Module 1:

  • Student dietitians or health professionals
  • Dietitians with no previous or limited bariatric surgery experience
  • Practice Managers
  • GPs, medical practitioners, and other health professionals with an interest in bariatric surgery

Module 2:

  • Dietitians with limited experience who have completed Module 1
  • Dietitians with bariatric surgery experience
  • Not for students

This course will enable you to

  • describe common medical and surgical procedures and processes for weight management in Australia;
  • identify surgical and medical therapies available for complicated weight management and characteristics of individuals suitable for referral for clinical assessment;
  • identify the role of the integrated health care team in optimising patient care.
  • identify and describe the role of medical nutrition therapy for all stages of the bariatric surgery patient including preoperative nutrition management, post-operative nutrition management, macro and micro nutrient targets and deficiencies, complications and weight regain.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to adapt medical nutrition therapy specific to each bariatric surgery procedure.

Modules

There are two independent, progressive modules each building from the complexity of the previous. Participants may attend a single module or both modules.

Focusing on the Australian environment, this module provides an introduction to medical and surgical procedures, processes, and therapies available for complicated weight management; and highlights the roles of the integrated health care team who work together to optimise the patient experience.

This module is suitable for:

  • Student dietitians or health professionals
  • Dietitians with no previous or limited bariatric surgery experience
  • Practice Managers
  • GPs, medical practitioners, and other health professionals with an interest in bariatric surgery

CPD Recognition

CPD hours can be logged if this course aligns with your APD Learning Goals.

Delegates attending this course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Outline

  • Treatment and management of obesity
  • Bariatric surgery procedures, medical considerations, and medication
  • The integrated health care team
  • The patient experience
  • Nutritional management of the bariatric patient

Course Format

  • 1 day face to face course (lectures and workshops).

Cost

DAA members $399.00

Non-members $550.00

Upcoming courses

Email learningcentre@daa.asn.au to be added to our mailing list for future courses.

 

This module provides knowledge and experience in evidence based practice in bariatric surgery, with a focus on nutrition assessment and education, medical nutrition therapy, managing complications and long-term outcomes.

This module is suitable for:

  • Dietitians with recent experience in dietetic management of bariatric surgery.
  • Dietitians with no previous or limited bariatric surgery experience, who have completed Module 1: Bariatric Surgery Principles.

CPD Recognition

CPD hours can be logged if this course aligns with your APD Learning Goals.

Dietitians attending this course will receive a Professional Certificate from DAA.

Course Outline

  • Pre- and post-operative nutrition management
  • Macro- and micro-nutrient concerns and management
  • Specific issues to consider for Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass, and Omega Loop Gastric Bypass
  • Nutritional care and management of critical illness, and for special populations
  • Nutrition counselling

Course Format

  • 2 day face to face course (lectures and workshops).

Cost

DAA members $699.00

Non-members $1200.00

Upcoming courses

Email learningcentre@daa.asn.au to be added to our mailing list for future courses.

About the Facilitators

Merril BohnMerril has been working in the area of Bariatric surgery as part of her clinical dietetic work for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in the area of gastric bands, sleeve gastrectomy and RY gastric bypass. Merril was the first Allied Health dietitian representative on the Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and NZ (OSSANZ) Executive and has been instrumental in getting the Bariatric Dietitians together and establishing both a networking and clinical program at the OSSANZ conferences.

Relevant Presentation experience includes:

  • Convener and Presenter at the DAA Bariatric Roadshow 2009 (both Victoria and SA)
  • International federation of Obesity (IFSO)conference in 2010 (sponsored by OSSANZ) on Multidisciplinary Bariatric Practices Around the World – the Australian Experience
  • Baker/IDI seminar on Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes in 2011
  • OSSANZ conference in 2012 on Can we enhance weight loss after bariatric surgery? Does the theory translate into improved clinical care
  • Developed two Webinars for Education in Nutrition series Back to Basics, Bariatric Nutrition and 2. Bariatric Surgery: Nutritional Issues and Care in 2013 and updated and presented again in 2017
  • DAA webinar on Micronutrient Deficiencies in Bariatric Surgery in 2014

Merril currently works in Private Practice for North Eastern Weight Loss Surgery.

She is delighted to have the opportunity to share her long and extensive experience in Bariatric Surgery as part of the joint DAA/OSSANZ program.

Dr Michéle Janse Van Vuuren BA(Hlth & Sci) HONS(Soc Sci) M Psych(Ed & Dev)PhD FAPS MEDCP is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who has more than 10 years experience in the assessment and intervention of bariatric surgery patients both pre-and post-surgery. Michéle is fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, and has memberships with the Australian Psychological Society and College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists and an Associate member of the Obesity Surgery Society of Australian and New Zealand.

Research.

Michele’s PhD research program focused on identifying the causes of weight-loss failure for primary, revisional and multiple revisional bariatric-surgery patients. The research examined the patients’ psychosocial functioning and their perceptions of the psychosocial factors that had contributed to these outcomes. The studies confirmed the importance of understanding primary and revisional bariatric surgery patients’ needs and vulnerabilities, and identified not only their unique psychosocial factors but combinations of factors, and, the increase in intensity of factors that explained these patients’ weight loss trajectories.Michele has authored and co authored a number of peer reviewed journal articles.