Allied Health Professional Specialty Track


Target Audience
Allied health professioanls in the fields of gynecologic oncology (GYO) and bariatric surgery.
This course is designed to assist the advanced practice provider with specific robotic procedures associated with GYO and bariatric surgeries.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize the surgical implications associated with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedures.
  • Demonstrate the importance of safely caring for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy procedures.
  • Distinguish between the metabolic changes that occur as a result of the Roux-en-y gastric bypass procedure and the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
  • Describe how weight loss is achieved following Roux-en y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures.

Schedule | Friday, March 16
Victor E. Clarke Education Center, SMH Classroom E

​6:30 a.m. ​Registration and Continental Breakfast 
​6:50 a.m.  
Welcome, Program Overview and Introductions
Mara Berman, R.N.
7:00 a.m.
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy 
John Diaz, M.D., Omar Llaguna, M.D.
​7:30 a.m. 
Bariatric Surgery Update  
Rupa Seetharamaiah, M.D.
​8:00 a.m. Adjourn


Schedule is subject to change.

NOTE: Partial credits are not available. Where credits are approved on a session-by-session basis, participants must attend each session in its entirety to receive complete credit for the session. (This does not apply to M.D.s and D.O.s.)

Attire for the symposium is business casual and comfortable. Please bring a sweater or jacket to the educational sessions since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary.