BMC2 Participates in the Inaugural Obesity Management Summit

BMC2 Project Manager, Annemarie Forrest, greets summit attendees at the BMC2 table. There are a variety of pamphlets on the table and a large poster display to the left of the table. A man and a woman look on.

The Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative (MBSC) held the 2022 Obesity Management Summit on September 23rd from 7 am – 4 pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. This event, hosted by Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network, featured expert speakers presenting on topics such as the latest and best practices for obesity management in behavior modification, diet, and pharmacological approaches. The goal of the Summit was to help participants foster better communication and collaboration between surgical care teams and primary care teams to help patients achieve long-term success in obesity management.

BMC2's display at the 2022 Obesity Management Summit. A table displays a variety of hand outs about BMC2 and there is a large poster with BMC2 data to the left.There was also a CQI forum, where CQIs were invited to share information about their organization with attendees. BMC2 attended and made a wide range of materials available to participants, including statistics on obesity among PCI and VS patients and links to our publications, best practices, and annual report. See BMC2’s poster on our website.

Administrators, House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals in the fields of endocrinology, general medicine, primary care, and surgery were in attendance.