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Life after Bariatric Surgery – Understanding complexities in the management of bariatric patients

July 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Black Swan Health is pleased to invite GPs, practice nurses and dietitians to an education event on Life after Bariatric Surgery – Understanding complexities in the management of bariatric patients

Dr Kenneth Orr, Consultant Psychiatrist – Psychotropics and Bariatric Surgery
Dr Orr’s talk will cover the principles of pharmacokinetics with specific reference to the drugs of psychiatry. This will lead to a consideration of the potential complications that bariatric surgery can have on the delivery and distribution of such medication and the possible clinical effects. This is a little-known area, often without clear directives for management

Dr Nikki Cummings, Accredited Practising Dietitian – The Bariatric Surgery Patient – Don’t they just eat less?
This presentation will include an overview of the different bariatric procedures; factors affecting weight regain and a discussion with regards to effectiveness of bariatric surgery on long term weight loss.

Dr Cummings will also discuss the role of the Dietitian in pre-and post-bariatric surgery care. The Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) is an essential member of the bariatric team and provides pre-surgery assessment and education on the long-term post-surgery dietary requirements, pre-surgery preparation to address eating habits/behaviours, and ongoing assistance to ensure the patient can cope with the mental and physical challenges of life after Bariatric Surgery

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain why the mental state of patients should be evaluated before and after undergoing bariatric surgery.
  2. Identify the short term and potential long-term effects of bariatric surgery on drug availability and distribution in the body.
  3. Identify potential nutritional deficiencies after bariatric surgery.
  4. Describe the role of a dietitian in pre- and post- bariatric surgery patient care.
  5. Explain why a patient’s eating behaviours should be monitored, post-bariatric surgery.
Event Details:

Thursday 27th July 2017

Black Swan Health 137 Main Street, Osborne Park, WA 6017

Registration and light supper at 6.00pm
presentations from 6.30pm – 8:30pm

Monday 21st July 2017. Please note that spaces are limited so an early response is recommended
To RSVP, please complete the form below, or download the registration form here and fax to 9201 0033 or email Clare.Leavy@blackswanhealth.com.au

This educations event is worth 4 CPD points

About the speakers

Dr Kenneth Orr

Dr Kenneth Orr is a Consultant Psychiatrist working clinically in both the private and public setting as well as being involved in the training of Psychiatric Trainees in WA.

He has had 7 years’ experience working part-time in a consultation-Liaison role in SJOG Subiaco. His private practice is centred at the Marian Centre and he currently works part-time in Acute adult psychiatry at Graylands Hospital


Dr Nikki Cummings

Dr Nikki Cummings is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD); she completed her nutrition degree, Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and her PhD at Curtin University. Her first role as a dietitian took her to Canberra where she held the position of Food Service and Sports Dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport; she assisted in the preparation of our Australian athletes in the lead up to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Since returning to Perth at the end of 2000 she has operated privately from St John of God Medical Clinic in Murdoch.  She offers individual counselling sessions which includes pre- and post-bariatric surgery management.

Nikki also teaches at Edith Cowan University. Nikki is co-author of the AIS’ Survival for the Fittest cook book and author of a chapter in the International Sports Nutrition text book, Clinical Sports Nutrition.



July 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Black Swan Health Osborne Park (137)
137 Main Street
Osborne Park, WA 6017 Australia
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