Team Care of the Bariatric Patient Workshop


Are you involved in the care of obese patients? The number of Australians requiring bariatric care is increasing, and with this additional complications and risks may occur when a bariatric patient is involved.

Suitable for: General Practitioners, GP Proceduralists, Consultants, Trainees, Junior Doctors, Anaesthetists, Nurses, Dietitians, Allied Health Professionals and Medical Students (limited places)


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This multi-disciplinary approach to Bariatric patients workshop will be presented by a team of specialists in the field of surgery, general practice, dietetics and psychology. It will cover common comorbidities associated with obesity, recommendations for referral to specialists and allied health professionals, considerations relating to adolescent and elderly patients, and factors affecting fertility and pregnancy in the perioperative bariatric patient.  It will include a balance of didactic sessions and workshops.  

Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the interactive sessions which will include a skills workshop, small group discussions and case studies. Presentation content will include case studies, tips and some of the latest techniques relating to the topic. 


Workshop Convenor

Dr Ruth Blackham, Senior Lecturer, CTEC, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UWA

Keynote Speaker

Professor Alistair Vickery, General Practitioner


Workshop Content

Highly regarded specialists from across a variety of medical specialities will present interactive sessions on the following:


  • Introduction - An Overview and History of Bariatric Surgery in Australia - Professor Jeffrey Hamdorf AM, Director, CTEC, and Professor of Surgical Education, UWA
  • The Role of the General Practitioner in Bariatric Care - Dr Carla Drake-Brockman, Bariatric General Practitioner
  • Dietetic Considerations - Ms Charlene Grosse, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian


  • Medical Aspects of Bariatrics - Dr Michael D'Arcy Evans, General Practitioner


  • Cases and clinical considerations: - Associate Professor Susan Taylor, General Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, UWA
  1. Pregnancy and Bariatric Surgery
  2. Thrombo-embolic issues
  • Psychology and the Bariatric Patient - Ms Melanie Greenfeld, Psychologist
  • Dietetics and the Bariatric Patient - Dr Nikki Cummings, Dietitian


Workshop Schedule

8.40am Registration
8.55am Welcome
4.15pm End


2019 Fee

All Doctors: $295 (inc GST) 

All Nurses: $245 (inc GST)

All Allied Health Professionals: $245 (inc GST)

All Medical Students: $185 (inc GST)


CTEC PPE & COVID-19 Lab Safety Workshop Strategy


COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

CTEC Terms & Conditions

Workshop content, date and faculty/convenor may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.

Accreditations or CPD Approvals

RACS CPD Program reapproval will be sought for future workshops.


"I loved the smaller group interactive sessions this year. It was great to bounce off one another, ask questions and discuss real life case studies, most valuable. It was also nice to move around between rooms, I think this helped to keep people thinking and engaged even towards the end of the day. "
"All of the presenters were knowledgeable, informative and approachable, the work space was comfortable, the food was lovely and the time was managed well. It was one of the best educational days I have attended, thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable day."
"The faculty are always a wealth of knowledge and always very approachable and supportive of people's questions and discussions. There is always a pleasant atmosphere and everyone can be heard. The interactive sessions were especially valued. "
- 2019 Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Multifunction Room, 
Entrance No. 2, Hackett Drive 
Crawley, Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

Meagan Connor
Event Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8044

Work days - Wed, Thurs & Fri.

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