Bariatric surgery alone does not guarantee weight loss. Through assessment, education, long-term monitoring and ongoing education are essential. The presentation will cover: Pre-operative assessment and education Predictors of potential barriers to success Follow-up regimens Post-operative monitoring Biochemical monitoring Pregnancy post-surgery Addressing and managing weight regain after surgery Long-term outcomes Nutritional deficiencies Watching this presentation and completing the assessment may contribute towards assessable Continuing Professional Development points. About the presenter Merril Bohn, APD, has been working in the area of bariatric surgery as part of her clinical dietetic work for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience in 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. Merril is a sought-after speaker on bariatric nutrition and an active member of the DAA Obesity Interest group. Registration includes Access to a recording of the webinar Presentation notes Multiple-choice questions and answers Suggested further reading Registration types Recording: $38 to receive via post a DVD recording of the webinar, and associated documents Subscription: $33 monthly to receive all Education in Nutrition recordings (minimum 24 a year)

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