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    The Holistic Support of Patients Post Metabolic-Bariatric Surgery in Primary Care: Nutrition, Muscle Health, and Beyond
    Presented by Jillian Hyttenhove, MA, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CHES & Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LDN & Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA
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Jillian Hyttenhove, MA, RD, CSOWM, LDN, CHES is a Medical Affairs & External Engagement Liaison at Abbott Nutrition. Prior to joining Abbott, she worked in corporate wellness for several large national and global companies.

Jillian completed her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics at Bowling Green State University and her dietetic internship at East Carolina University. She went on to complete her Master of Arts in Health Education at East Carolina University as well. Following completion of her dietetic internship, she served as the lead outpatient dietitian for all outpatient services at a community hospital in North Carolina. She then went on to collaborate with a lead obesity specialist to create a comprehensive weight management program at the University of North Carolina, where she also served as a research dietitian on clinical trials.

Jillian is a Registered Dietitian, Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management, and a Board Certified Specialist in Health Education.

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Nina Crowley, PhD, RD, LDN is a devoted advocate for improving communication, patient-centered care, and accessibility in obesity care. With a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University, an MS in Health Care Policy and Management from SUNY Stony Brook, and a BS in Nutrition Science from Cornell University, Dr. Crowley began her career as a bariatric dietitian and later served as the program director for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently, in her role as the Director for Clinical Education and Partnerships for seca’s Medical Body Composition and Bioimpedance Analysis Division, she collaborates with healthcare providers to advance education on body composition analysis. Dr. Crowley has significantly contributed to the field through publications, presentations, and media involvement focusing on obesity care, behavior change, policy and advocacy, and body composition. A passionate and committed volunteer and leader, Nina is deeply entrenched in professional associations for dietitians and obesity care providers and serves on the board of directors for the Obesity Action Coalition, working to educate and champion for access to care individuals living with obesity. Follow her insights on obesity care on LinkedIn and Twitter @PsychoDietitian.

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Karli Burridge, PA-C, MMS, FOMA is a Physician Associate and a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association with over 12 years of experience in obesity care, including surgical and non-surgical obesity management. She is the co-founder and President of PAs in Obesity Medicine and serves as the Secretary on the Board for the Illinois Obesity Society. She was voted one of America’s Top PA 2023 by her peers. Karli is the Founder of Gaining Health, where they offer resources and support to clinicians who want to provide comprehensive, evidence-based obesity care to their patients. She is also the host of the Gaining Heath podcast, where she keeps clinicians up to date on the latest developments in obesity management. Karli works clinically as an obesity specialist at Ascension Medical Weight Loss Solutions in Westmont, Illinois. She holds the Certificate of Advanced Education in obesity management and has received several awards for her work in advancing the field of obesity medicine, and has authored numerous publications and Clinical Practice Statements on obesity care. She is passionate about educating clinicians on obesity care, as well as helping clinicians launch compassionate, evidence-based, and successful obesity medicine programs.


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