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1st annual Erlanger Metabolic Symposium for Health Care Professionals

Join us for this inaugural learning event focused on the latest trends in treating individuals with obesity and obesity-related health complications. CME credits are available.

The half-day learning event is followed by a Vendor Reception and Celebration for healthcare professionals, pre and post bariatric surgery patients, as well as family members and support individuals.

October 20, 2017
The Westin Chattanooga – 801 Pine St.

1PM – 5PM - Educational Symposium for Healthcare Professionals
5PM - Wellness Fair and Vendor Reception
6PM - Metabolic Milestones Celebration

Online registration is officially closed. If you are interested in attending the Metabolic Symposium for Healthcare Professionals or the Celebration Metabolic Milestones event, please contact the Erlanger Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center at 423-778-2906.


Christopher Sanborn, MDChristopher Sanborn, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Medical Director, Erlanger Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Center
Dr. Sanborn is board certified in general surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Jennifer Dooley, MDJennifer Dooley, MD
Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Dr. Dooley is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who has been treating inpatients and outpatients at Erlanger for over 10 years. Her focus is adult medical weight management.

Arslan Kahloon, MDArslan Kahloon, MD
Gastroenterologist, Academic Gastroenterology
Dr. Kahloon is board certified in gastroenterology. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Learning Objectives

Treating Obesity in 2017
An update on the latest research and trends in the medical and surgical treatment of obesity.

Pharmacological Treatment of Obesity
The impact of pharmaceuticals on the disease of obesity focusing on obesogenic medications commonly used in healthcare. Highlights will include alternatives and medication now available to treat obesity.

NASH Update
NASH is a common co-morbidity of chronic obesity. Dr. Kahloon will review current research and treatment options.

Panel Discussion
Open discussion with our three speakers. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and interesting case studies to share.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Behavioral Health professionals

Additional Downloads

Exhibitor Prospectus

W-9 form

Conference Brochure

Celebrating Metabolic Milestones

Take a “peak behind the curtain” at what the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center does to help patients achieve their goals. Attendees also learned about the newest innovations in the field of bariatric surgery, observed demonstrations of the latest surgical equipment, and participated in a health expo featuring health and wellness professions in the Chattanooga area.

October 20, 2017
The Westin Chattanooga – 801 Pine St.
6PM - Celebration & Dinner
Smart Casual Dress

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