Post Graduate Courses

TUESDAY OCTOBER 19

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPY IN 2021, WHERE WE STAND – PART 1

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Chair: Barham Abu Dayyeh

Co-Chairs: Erik Wilson, Gontrand Lopez Nava, Reem Sharaya, Eduardo Grecco and Christine Steir

Module 1 – Understanding the Role of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy in the Spectrum of Obesity Care

  • Obesity Re-worked as Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease: Understanding the Disease and Therapeutic Spectrum

  • Observations and comments on: Obesity Re-worked as Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease: Understanding the Disease and Therapeutic Spectrum

  • Defining the Field: What is Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy and Where are We Going? 

  • Observations and comments on: Defining the Field: What is Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy and where are we going?

  • Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy for Obesity Comorbidities and Unique Patients Populations: NASH, HIV, Childhood Obesity, GERD Intersection, Bridge to Non-Bariatric Surgery, and Organ Transplantation. 

  • Observations and comments on: Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy for Obesity Comorbidities and Unique Patients Populations: NASH, HIV, Childhood Obesity, GERD Intersection, Bridge to Non-Bariatric Surgery, and Organ Transplantation.

  • Integrative Medicine: How to Optimize Outcomes of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy: Nutrition, Behaviors, Pharmacotherapy, Sequential Therapy.

  • Observations and comments on: Integrative medicine: How to Optimize Outcomes of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy: Nutrition, Behaviors, Pharmacotherapy, Sequential Therapy.

  • Discussion with the moderators and the audience about Module 1 – Understanding the role of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy in the Spectrum of Obesity Care
     

 

Module 2 – Bariatric Endoscopy to the Rescue: Orientation to Endoscopic Anatomy and Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications

  • Bariatric (endoscopic) Anatomy

  • RYGB complications endoluminal treatment. State of the art

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with Stents

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with internal drainage

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with e-vac

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with septomy

  • Discussion

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPY HANDS-ON

1:00 PM -4:30 PM

Chair: Luiz Quadros

Co- Chairs: Eduardo Grecco, Martín Edgardo Rojano Rodriguez, Sujey Romero Loera,Luiz Zurita Macias Valadez

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: INTEGRATED HEALTH FROM LATINOAMERICA TO THE WORLD

PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY. LONG-TERM PROJECT OF A CHRONIC, MULTIFACTORIAL AND PROGRESSIVE DISEASE

1:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Chair: Mg. Laura Fantelli Pateiro

Co-Chairs: Natalia Panpillon, Claudia Carbajal, Silvia Pereira, María José Escafi, Tarissa Prety and Lilia Cafaro

  • Opening of the course and words of welcome

  • Stigmatization of Obesity

  • A nutritional approach to the paradigm shift

  • Eating disorders

  • New drugs for the management of Obesity

  • Combination treatments: drugs and bariatric Surgery

  • Gut microbiota

  • Chrononutrition

  • Endoscopic therapeutic options

  • Weight recurrence or disease progression?

  • Patient-Centred Weight Regain Program

  • Closing Remarks

 

POST GRADUATE COURSE: REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY

8:30 AM – 4:40 PM

Chair: Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala

Co-Chairs: Christine Ren, Eric DeMaria, Alan Wittgrove, Jaime Ponce, Kelvin Higa    

  • Weight and Co-morbidities         

  • Revision Surgery – Ethical Considerations             

  • Disordered Eating Patterns and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Therapeutic Implications for Optimal Weight Loss.     

  • Weight Regain: Behavior or Biology?      

  • Role of Medications after Surgery?         

  • Adjustable gastric band: Salvage or convert? What is the best strategy? 

  • Best conversion strategy for weight loss failure: Sleeve gastrectomy        

  • Best conversion strategy for weight loss failure: Gastric bypass   

  • Best conversion strategy for weight loss failure: OAGB   

  • Best conversion strategy for weight loss failure: Duodenal Switch              

  • What would you do? Case Presentations              

  • Complications   

  • Panel Discussion: Should there be additional qualifications for surgeons and Centers?     

  • GERD: It ain’t what you think.    

  • Roux stasis: Is this a real disease?            

  • Marginal ulcers I have known    

  • Malnutrition, Malabsorption, Malpractice            

  • Intussusception: When to intervene and what to do        

  • Overview of OAGB complications             

  • Video Tips and Tricks 1-4

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: ONE ANASTOMOSIS PROCEDURE DISSECTED

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Chair: Jacques Himpens

Co-Chairs: Musella Mario, Jean-Marc Chevallier, Rui Ribeiro and Kamal Mahawar

Module 1 – Technical Aspects of OAGB.

  • Key steps of OAGB; differences with MGB?  The role of correct teaching of both procedures. The OAGB Masterclass

  • What is the ideal length of the biliopancreatic limb? Should we measure the entire bowel length?

  • Dimensions of the gastric pouch: how long, how wide, what are the landmarks?                 

  • The gastro-enteral anastomosis: size, shape, technique?

  • Must we close Petersen's defect? Closure techniques 

  • Open Debate – Q&A

 

Module 2 – Physiology of OAGB versus RYGB.

  • Importance of the (absence of) Roux limb for overall absorption, including vitamins and minerals

  • Importance of the (absence of) Roux limb for glucose metabolism 

  • Importance of the (absence of) Roux limb for bile reflux

  • Weight loss and metabolic effects of OAGB in the long term, comparison with RYGB

  • Open Debate-Q&A

 

Module 3 – Controversies in OAGB. What is the evidence?

  • Nutritional deficiencies.

  • Duodeno-gastro-esophageal Reflux.

  • Esophago-gastric cancer.

  • Marginal ulceration. Published evidence.

  • Hiatal Hernia and the prevention/management of GERD.                                              

  • Open Debate-Q&A including audience voting debate leader

Module 4 – OAGB as a revisional procedure.

  • OAGB/MGB after adjustable gastric banding

  • OAGB/MGB after sleeve gastrectomy

  • OAGB/MGB after SADI Rudolph Weiner

  • Corrective measures versus conversion after flawed OAGB

  • Open Debate-Q&A including audience voting debate leader

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 20

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPY IN 2021, WHERE WE STAND – PART 2 

8:30 AM -12:00 PM

Chair: Manoel Galvao Neto
Co-Chairs: Rachel Moore, Mousa Khoursheed, Nicole Peña, Luis Zurita Macías Valadez

Module 3 – Endoscopic Bariatric and Metabolic Therapies: State of the Evidence             

  • Updates on Intragastric Balloons: NASH Breakthrough, CPT coding, Novel Designs, and Society Guidelines. 

  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Global Momentum: The Technique, The Evidence, The Future.

  • POSE2.0 gastroplasty: The Technique and Perspective

  • New and Novel Endoscopic Suturing Platforms

  • Endolumenal Treatment of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease: The role of the small intestines and combination approaches 

  • Aspiration therapy: Patient Selection and Optimizing Outcomes

  • Discussion

 

Module 4 – Endolumenal Bariatric Revisional Procedures            

  • Argon Plasma coagulation on RYGB weight regain. Niche procedure? Is there data? How it compares with endosuturing

  • Endosuturing as revision for Weight regain after RYGB, Sleeve gastrectomy, MGB/OAGB and gastro-gastric fistulas. Where do we stand?

  • Discussion

 

Module 5 – Video session. We heard them talking, so let’s see them perform.

  • Liquid filled balloon implant-explant state of the art

  • Adjustable balloon implant-explant state of the art

  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. Show me your best.

  • POSE 2.0 Gastroplasty. Show me your best…

  • RYGB endoluminal revision with APC + endosuturing. Show us your suture pattern and your tricks

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy endolumenal revision with endosuturing

 

GRADUATE COURSE: BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPY, HANDS-ON

1:00 PM -4:30 PM

Chair: Eduardo Grecco

Co-Chairs: Luiz Quadros, Martín Edgardo Rojano Rodriguez, Sujey Romero Loera, Luiz Zurita Macias Valadez

 

POST GRADUATE COURSE: INTEGRATED HEALTH - BUILDING POST-OPERATIVE MOMENTUM

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Mary O’Kane

Co- Chairs: Tracy Martínez, Silvia Leite Faria, Mary Ann Mosti, Nate Sann, Maureen Mosti

Session 1

  • The IH role in bariatric surgery, 18 months in the pandemic

  • Preventing and managing nutritional deficiencies

  • Management of reactive hypoglycemia

  • Chrono Nutrition and Obesity

  • Q+A, panel discussion

 

Session 2

  • The Role of Exercise for Weight Maintenance.

  • Eating behaviours after Surgery for weight maintenance

  • Pharmacological Support: When, why and how and which pharmacological agents cause weight gain?

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Behavioural Health evaluation, is it necessary?

  • Self-care for the provider  

  • Q&A Panel discussion

 

Session 3

  • Triaging Weight regain and how to manage it

  • Reconstructive Surgery after significant weight loss

  • The use of technology to promote adherence to pre and postoperative recommendations

  • Improving access to lifelong follow-up

  • Engaging Support Groups

  • Q&A Panel discussion

 

Session 4

  • The way forward - planning for the future

  • Meet the experts / Q+A / other interactive session

 

POST GRADUATE COURSE: RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION IN METABOLIC/BARIATRIC SURGERY

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Scott A. Shikora

Co-Chair: Raul Rosenthal & Jane Buchwald

 

Session 1: Initiating a Successful Research Project

  • Initiating a Successful Research Project

  • Why Write and Publish an Excellent Research Article?

  • How to Develop a Research Topic

  • Conducting a Proper Electronic Literature Search

  • Selecting an Optimal Study Design for the Research Topic

  • How to Successfully Obtain Research Funding 

  • Panel Discussion and Q & A

 

Session 2: Correct Use of Statistics to Describe and Interpret Research Data

  • Correct Use of Statistics to Describe and Interpret Research Data

  • Why Do We Need Statistics? and Five Key Steps of Analysis in a Research Article

  • Part 1–Overview of Medical Statistics for the New Researcher

  • Part 2–Overview of Medical Statistics for the New Researcher

  • Interpreting the Results and Organizing the Data Into a Manuscript

  • Guidelines for Construction of Tables and Figures

  • Panel Discussion and Q & A

 

Session 3: Writing a Research Manuscript Worthy of Publication

  • Writing a Research Manuscript Worthy of Publication

  • Primary Content of Manuscript Components

  • Writing the Technique Section Unique to Surgical Manuscripts

  • Nine Forms of Study Bias and How to Avoid Them            

  • Writing the Article Limitations, Conclusions, and Abstract

  • Tips for Selecting the Best Journal for Your Manuscript

  • How to Maximize the Likelihood of Acceptance for Publication:  What is the Journal Looking For?

  • Ethics in Research and Publication

  • Panel Discussion and Q & A

 

Session 4:  Critiquing the Published Bariatric Literature

  • Case 1 – 4

  • Panel Discussion and Q & A

 

POST GRADUATE COURSE: METABOLIC SURGERY PRIME TIME: FACTS & MYTHS

8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Chair: Miguel Herrera

Co- Chairs: Laurent Biertho, Carlos Schiavon, Mal Fobi, Matias Sepulveda

  • History of Metabolic Surgery      

  • Hormonal changes are the main players of metabolic improvement: Fact or Myth?           

  • Weight loss is the main player of metabolic improvement: Fact or Myth?              

  • Physiological mechanisms of metabolic Surgery other than weight loss and hormonal changes    

  • MS in patients with Diabetes and CKD    

  • MS in patients with Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

  • MS can improve NASH: Fact or Myth?    

  • MS in patients with hyperlipidemia         

  • Cardiovascular risk and mortality: Can MS reduce them?

  • Differential outcomes of surgical procedures      

  • Endoscopic metabolic procedures           

  • Questions & Answers    

 

POST GRADUATE COURSE: HOW TO PREVENT BARIATRIC SURGERY COMPLICATIONS – CURRENT MANAGEMENT OF TREATMENT

8:30 AM -4:30 PM

Chair: Luigi Angrisani

Co-Chairs: Antonio Torres, Rudolf Weiner, Catalin Copaescu

Sleeve Gastrectomy 1

  • Hiatal hernia and GERD: pre-operative diagnosis

  •  Intra-operative Diagnosis

  • Post-operative Diagnosis

  • The appropriate operative setting, technical options: orogastric tube – cartridges – staple line reinforcement

  • Modifications of Sleeve Gastrectomy (Sleeve gastrectomy +)

 

Sleeve Gastrectomy 2

  • Leak management

  • Barrett’s, what do we mean by that?

  • Gerd and Barrett’s management

  • Esophageal motor disorder diagnosis and management

  • Weight Regain

 

RYGB

  • The perfect operation: pouch size – gastro-jejunostomy size – limbs length – mesenteric spaces closure

  • Bowel obstruction - Internal Hernia – adhesions – invagination: Diagnosis and management

  • Weight Regain – GERD: Treatment options

 

OAGB

  • The perfect operation: pouch size – gastro-jejunostomy size – limbs length – mesenteric spaces closure.

  • The real rate of complications and their management:

  • Leak – Digestive bleeding – Ulcers – DGE Reflux – Internal hernias - Malabsorption

 

POSTGRADUATE COURSE: HERNIAS AND THE MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENT

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Chair: Samuel Szomstein

Co-Chairs: Brian Jacob, Diego Camacho

  • Update Pre-operative Optimization for the Obese patient

  • Hernia in the obese patient, before bariatric Surgery

  • Hernia in the obese patient, during bariatric Surgery

  • Hernia in the obese patient, after bariatric Surgery

  • No weight loss after bariatric Surgery or Weight regains and Hernia; now what?

  • MESH Update

  • Mesh vs no mesh during bariatric Surgery?

  • Trocar Strategies in the Obese patient

  • Is Placation of the rectus muscle during Hernia repair in the post-bariatric necessary 

  • Wound complications in the obese patient, what have we learned?

  • Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia in the Obese Patient

  • Open Inguinal Hernia in the Obese Patient 

  • Laparoscopic Robotic-Assisted Inguinal Hernia in the Obese Patient.

  • Laparoscopic Umbilical Hernia in the Obese Patient 

  • Open Umbilical Hernia in the Obese Patient 

  • Laparoscopic Robotic-Assisted Umbilical Hernia in the Obese Patient

  • Laparoscopic Ventral/Incisional Hernia in the Obese Patient

  • Open Incisional/Ventral Hernia in the Obese Patient

  • Laparoscopic Robotic-Assisted Incisional/Ventral Hernia in the Obese Patient 

  • Abdominoplasty and Hernia repair after Bariatric Surgery?

 

                 

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