14th Annual Bariatric Summit for the Comprehensive Management of Severe Obesity

September 16-17, 2017 Savannah, GA

Hurricane Irma Update - The Meeting Will Proceed As Scheduled

Earlier today, the management team at the Hyatt Savannah informed us the evacuation order for the city has been lifted and the hotel has reopened for business. The Hyatt has reassured us that all regular services in the city will be up and running by Wednesday, 9/13, and that the Bariatric Summit will proceed as planned. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has resumed commercial flights as of today, and transportation between the airport and the hotel is not an issue.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

The Bariatric Summit Management Team

Please make plans to join us on the weekend of September 16-17 in Savannah, Georgia for the 14th Bariatric Summit. For the past 13 years, surgeons and other health care professionals have gathered at the Bariatric Summit to explore leading-edge clinical and technical innovations related to the advanced management and treatment of severe obesity.

This informal and interactive program has been developed to address the educational needs of the entire surgical team towards achieving and maintaining the rigorous standards associated with becoming a Center of Excellence.

Once again, this year's program will showcase relevant and cutting edge talks from well-known thought leaders in Bariatric Surgery, focusing on a spectrum of the most relevant issues in bariatric surgery. We will review decision-making, operative strategies, advanced technical details, controversies, management of complications and many other topics including the essentials of a successful bariatric program.

Please join us in Savannah for another exciting Bariatric Summit.

Scott Shikora, MD
Course Director
Professor of Surgery Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Brigham and Women's Hospital


Hyatt Regency Savannah
2 W. Bay Street
Savannah GA, 31401


Target Audience

General Surgeons, Bariatric Surgeons, Bariatric Physicians, Primary Care Physicians, Pediatricians, Plastic Surgeons, Legal Professionals, Nurses, Hospital Administrators, Nutritionists, Dieticians, Psychologists, Behavioral Health Professionals, and other Allied Health Professionals interested in the medical and surgical advancements and management of clinically severe obesity.

Activity Goal

Explore leading-edge clinical and technical innovations related to the advanced management and treatment of severe obesity. This activity is designed to address the following ABMS / IOM competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Learning Objectives

After attending this program, healthcare professionals should be able to:

  • Describe criteria for identification of appropriate surgical candidates
  • Describe the principles underlying a multidisciplinary approach to bariatric surgery
  • Discuss perioperative and postoperative care of obese patients
  • Explain diet and lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery
  • Describe the essentials of a successful bariatric program
  • Identify key risk management strategies
  • Discuss advanced issues in the surgical treatment of clinically severe obesity
  • Identify the components of metabolic syndrome and its relation to obesity
  • Discuss treatment path for severe type II diabetes and the impact of surgical intervention

Learning Objectives for Nursing Track

After attending this program, nurses should be able to: