2022 VBS Program 

Friday, August 12, 2022

​12:00PM - 12:30PM Registration / Lunch / Exhibits 

12:30PM - 12:40PM 


Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 


12:40PM - 1:00PM Integrating MWL to build a comprehensive practice - How and Why

Kristina Kratovil, MD

1:00 - 1:05 Q&A 

1:05PM - 1:25PM How we address teaching diet principles in 2022 - COVID, Telehealth, Remote Care

Mandy Mirzaie, RDN, CSOWM 

1:25 - 1:30 Q&A 

1:30PM - 1:50PM Building a Comprehensive Bariatric Psychological Practice - How we did it, pitfalls and advantages

Kati Duncan, Psy.D.

1:50 - 1:55 Q&A 

1:55PM - 2:20PM CBN/APP What they are, benefits, and why we do them 

Nate Sann, FNP-BC

2:20 - 2:25 Q&A

2:25PM - 2:45PM Break /Posters/ Exhibitors 


2:45PM - 4:15PM Difficult Patients: Different Viewpoints, Different Approaches, Same Goal

Panel: Gregory Schroder, MD, FACS

Catherine Varney, DO

Kati Duncan, Psy.D.

Kristina Kratovil, MD


Moderator: Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS


4:15PM - 4:35PM Break /Posters/ Exhibitors 



What are the building blocks to a successful practice from different perspectives? How are those blocks changing?

4:35PM - 4:40PM Intro: Moderator - Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 

4:40PM- 4:50PM RD: Jacqueline Browning, RD

4:50PM - 5:00PM CBN: Edita Kantzler, BSN, RN, MHA, CBN

5:00PM - 5:10PM Surgeon: Joshua B. Alley, MD 

5:10PM - 5:20PM System Strategic View: Melodye Myers

5:20PM - 5:30PM Panel Q&A 


Wrap Up 

Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 

5:30PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception