Session Overview and Target Audience
Bariatric surgery involved anatomic changes to the gut, but many of the physiological changes after surgery result in behavior changes that appears to be the result of neurologically altered processes. This symposium will outline the evidence for the neuroscientific basis of bariatric surgery to explain much of the reduced food intake and weight loss after surgery. The target audience is intended for healthcare professionals including, surgeons, neuroscientists, family practitioners, psychologists, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, clinicians, endocrinologists and physical activity specialists.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Illustrate the confidence of practitioners to effectively approach the neuroscientific changes after bariatric surgery.
- Recognize the underlying neuroscience of bariatric surgery.
- Interpret the concepts that obesity is a neurological disease and bariatric surgery’s effect on food intake and weight loss have a neuroscientific explanation.