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    • 4th International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch

      Chair:
      Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      Co-chairs:
      Huang Chih-Kun (Taiwan-APC)
      João Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      Yuri Yashkov (Russia-EC)
      Moataz Bashah (Qatar-MENAC)
       08:55-09:00 WELCOME OPENING AND OVERVIEW
      Chair: Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      09:00-11:00 NOVELTIES AND CONTROVERSIES
      Moderators:
      Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC) and Santiago Azagra (Luxemburg-EC)
      • 09:00-09:12
        Switch and basic sciences– What’s new.

        Vivek Prachand (USA-NAC)
      • 09:12-09:24
        Endoscopic Surveillance for procedures who have a sleeve component
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        Antonio Iannelli (France-EC)
      • 09:24-09:36
        How to select patients for primary and 2nd stage DS?

        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • 09:36-09:48
        Is Mini-Bypass a Mini-BPD?

        Robert Maud (France-EC)
      • 09:48-10:00
        Long alimentary limb in DS, is it better?

        Simon Marceau (Canada-NAC)
      • 10:00-10:12
        Outpatient Sleeves and SADI-S?

        Henry Atlas (Canada-NAC)
      • 10:12-10:24
        Gastric banding conversions, Sleeve alone or SADS?

        Mitchel Roslin (USA-NAC)
      • 10:24-11:00
        Open Debate

        Q&A
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 OUTCOMES
      Moderators: Paul Kemmeter (USA-NAC), Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC)  
      • 11:30-11:40
        RYGB vs. DS. RCT’s and BAROS study.

        Magnus Sundbom (Sweden-EC)
      • 11:40-11:50
        SADS versus standard DS.

        Dana Portenier (USA-NAC)
      • 11:50-12:00
        SADS versus standard DS - preliminary results of a double- blind RCT.

        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • 12:00-12:10
        Long-term results of DS.

        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      • 12:10-12:20
        Long-term outcomes of SADS-S/250.

        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      • 12:20-12:30
        Long-term outcomes of SADI-S/300.

        Daniel Cottam (USA-NAC)
      • 12:30-12:40
        Long-term outcomes of Bipartition.

        Sergio Santoro (Brazil-LAC)
      • 12:40-12:50
        Long-term outcomes of SADJB for weight loss.

        Wei-Jei Lee (Taiwan-APC)
      • 12:50-13:00
        Long-term outcomes of SADJB for diabetes in low BMI’s.

        Huang Chih-Kun (Taiwan-APC)
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate

        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-17:30 LIVE SURGERY: SINGLE ANASTOMOSIS, STANDARD DUODENAL SWITCH AND REVISIONS.
      Moderators: Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC) 
      • 14:30-15:30
        LIVE SURGERIES MODULE 1.
        Discussants: Nilton Kawahara (Brazil-LAC), Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC), Helmuth Billy (USA-NAC)
        Live Surgery 1: Conversion of Sleeve to DS. - Surgeon: Gintaras Antanavicus (USA-NAC)
        Live Surgery 2: Conversion of Sleeve to SADI. - Surgeon: Mohammad Jawad (USA-NAC)  
      • 15:30-16:30
        LIVE SURGERIES MODULE 2.
        Discussants: Sergio Santoro (Brazil-LAC), Simon Marceau (Canada-NAC), Konrad Karcz (Germany-EC)
        Live Surgery 3: Bipartition A: Sleeve Gastrectomy with Transit Bipartition.- Surgeon: Alper Çelik (Turkey-EC)
        Live Surgery 4: Bipartition B: SASI Bypass. - Surgeon: Tarek Mahdi (Egypt-MENAC)
      • 16:30-17:30
        LIVE SURGERIES MODULE 3.
        Discussants:
        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC), Ranjan Sudan (USA-NAC), Kesava Reddy Mannur (UK-EC)
        Live Surgery 5: Revisional SADI-S to DS due to alcalin reflux. - Surgeon: Jordi Pujol (Spain-EC)
        Live Surgery 6: Revisional SADI. - Surgeon: Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute (Spain-EC)  
    • Live Surgeries Course: Primary, Revisional, Endoscopic, Robotic and Complications

      Chair:
      Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute (Spain-EC)
      Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela (Spain-EC)
      Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC)
      Raquel Sánchez Santos (Spain-EC)
      José Miguel Esteban (Spain-EC)
      Co-chairs:
      Nelson Rodríguez (Mexico-LAC)
      Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC)
      Ali Khamas (UAE-MENAC)
      Catalin Copaescu (Romania-EC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09.00–11.00 Module 1 – Surgery 1
      • ROOM 1 - Sleeve Gastrectomy.
        Primary Sleeve Gastrectomy
        Surgeon: José Alfredo Sadowski (Brazil-LAC)
      • ROOM 2 - Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass.
        Primary RYGB
        Surgeon: Salvador Morales Conde (Spain-EC)
      • ROOM 3 - Other Procedures.
        Gastric Clamp
        Surgeon: Moises Jacobs (USA-NAC)
        Surgeon: Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • ROOM 4 - Endoscopy /Robotics.
        Robotic RYGB
        Surgeon: Carlos Vaz (Portugal)
        Surgeon: André Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      11:00–11:30 COFFEE-BREAK
      11:30 - 13:30 Module 2 – Surgery 2
      • ROOM 1 - Sleeve Gastrectomy.
        RYGB conversion to SADI-S
        Surgeons: Mario Nora (Portugal-EC), Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      • ROOM 2 - Roux-n-Y Gastric Bypass.
        Limb length modification for failed RYGB
        Surgeon: Ricard Corcelles (UAE-MENAC)
      • ROOM 3 - Other Procedures.
        One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass
        Surgeon: Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • ROOM 4 - Endoscopy /Robotics.
        Bariatric Endoscopy
        Coordinator: José Miguel Esteban (Spain-EC)

        Case 1. Endosleeve.
        Surgeon: Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
        Surgeon:
        Eduardo Grecco (Brazil-LAC)
        Surgeon: Barham Abu Dayeh (USA-NAC)
        Case 2. Intragastric Balloon.
        Surgeon: Ricardo Fittipaldi (Brazil-LAC)
        Surgeon: Gontrand López Nava (Spain-EC)
        Case 3. Intragastric Balloon.
        Surgeon: TBC
        Case 4. Intragastric Balloon.
        Surgeon: Rachel Moore (USA-NAC)
        Surgeon: Alfredo Genco (Italy-EC)
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-17:30 Module 3Surgery 3
      • ROOM 1 – SADI-S.
        Primary SADI-S
        Surgeon: Frits Berends (Netherlands-EC)
      • ROOM 2 – Duodenal Switch.
        Primary DS
        Surgeon: Vivek Prachand (USA-NAC)
      • ROOM 3 - Other Procedures
        Nissen-Sleeve
        Surgeon: David Nocca (France-EC)
      • ROOM 4 - Endoscopy /Robotics.
        SADI-S
        Surgeon: André Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      • POSE 2
        Surgeon: TBC
      SHORT VIDEO PRESENTATIONS (5 MINS): COMPLICATIONS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
      • Sleeve leak
        Endoscopic Approach
        Gianfranco Donatelli (France-EC)
      • Laparoscopic Approach.
        Raquel Sánchez Santos (Spain-EC)
      • RYGB leak
        Endoscopic Approach
        Lyz Becerra (Brazil-LAC)
      • Laparoscopic Approach.
      • Intraoperative complications
        Stapler misfunction.
        Adriana Ruano (Spain-EC)
      • Unexpected bleeding.
        Aida Pérez (Spain-EC)
      • Bougie section with stapler.
        Esteban Martín (Spain-EC)
      • Anastomosis disruption.

      SHORT VIDEO PRESENTATIONS (3 MINUTES): TECHNICAL TIPS
      • Hand-sewn anastomosis for RYGB.
        Raquel Sánchez Santos (Spain-EC)
      • Lineal mechanic anastomosis for RYGB.
        Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC)
      • Circular anastomosis for RYGB.
        Bruno Dilemans (Belgium-EC)
      • Closure of mesenteric and Petersen spaces.
        Option 1: Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
        Option 2: Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
        Option 3: Alan Saber (USA-NAC)
      • Right gastric artery ligation for DS/SADI-S + Hand-sewn anastomosis.
        Amador García (Spain-EC)
      • Circular anastomosis for DS.
        Ainitze Ibarzabal (Spain-EC)
    • 4th International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch

      Chair:
      Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Huang Chih-Kun (Taiwan-APC)
      João Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      Yuri Yashkov (Russia-EC)
      Moataz Bashah (Qatar-MENAC)
      09:00-11:00 Complications Prevention and Management
      Moderators:
      Andre Teixeira (USA-NAC) and Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      Discussants:
      • 09:00-09:10
        Analysis of complications in SADI-S/SIP-S from a multicenter study.
        Mitchel Roslin (USA-NAC)
      • 09:10-09:20
        Prevention and medical management of nutritional deficiencies.
        Ranjan Sudan (USA-NAC)
      • 09:20-09:30
        Surgical management of nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition.
        Simon Marceau (CAN-NAC)
      • 09:30-09:40
        How to manage Reflux? STRETTA?
        Davit Sargsyan (Qatar-MENAC)
      • 09:40-09:50
        LINX for sleeves and/or other procedures with sleeves.
        Antonio Iannelli (France-EC)
      • 09:50-10:00
        Fundoplication of the sleeve for GERD.
        David Nocca (France-EC)
      • 10:00-10:10
        Ligamentum Teres?
        Chih-Kun Huang (Taiwan-APC)
      • 10:10-10:20
        Management of Duodenal leak: Standard versus Single anastomosis DS.
        João Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      • 10:20-10:30
        Fistulojejunostomy: An update

        Elie Chouillard (France-EC)
      • 10:30-10:40
        Management of strictures.
        Catalin Copaescu (Romania-EC)
      • 10:40-10:50
        Stents. Which ones, duration and protocol.
        André Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      • 10:50-11:00
        Bowel Obstruction and mesenteric defects.
        Helmuth Billy (Mexico-LAC)
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
      11:30 -13:30 Weight regain and conversions
      Moderators:  Ara Keshishian (USA-NAC) and Mahir Ozmen (Turkey-EC)
      Discussants:
      • 11:30-11:40
        Band to DS. Tips, tricks and results.
        Daniel Krawczykowski (France-EC)
      • 11:40-11:50
        Stomach is growing.
        Robert Maud (France-EC)
      • 11:50-12:00
        Re-sleeve.
        Antonio Iannelli (France-EC)
      • 12:00-12:10
        Weight regain after Sleeve: SADS.
        Konard Karcz (Germany-EC)
      • 12:10-12:20
        Weight regain after SADJB, what should be done?
        Wei-jei Lee (Taiwan-APC)
      • 12:20-12:30
        Revisional Surgery after Duodenal Switch and SADS - quite different indications
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        Yuri Yashkov (Russia-EC)
      • 12:30-12:40
        SADIS to DS, on who, when, and how?
        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      • 12:40-12:50
        Bypass to sleeve, first!
        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      • 12:50-13:00
        Bypass to DS, direct!
        Ara Keshishian (USA-NAC)
      • 13:00-13:10
        Revisions strategy for DJB.
        Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      • 13:10-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 Interesting videos.
      Moderators: Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC) and Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC) 
      • 14:30-14:37
        Stricturoplasty.
        Ranjan Sudan (USA-NAC)
      • 14:37-14:44
        Robotic DS complication.
        Ramón Vilallonga Puy (Spain-EC)
      • 14:44-14:51
        Robotic SADI/DS complication.
        Mahir Ozmen (Turkey-EC)
      • 14:51-14:58
        Duodeno-ileostomy by complete stapled technique.
      • 14:58-15:05
        Conversion of Gastric Bypass to Duodenal Switch. Tips and tricks.
        Ara Keshishian (USA-NAC)
      • 15:05-15:12
        Gastric bipartition revisión.
        Sergio Santoro (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:12-15:19
        Duodeno-jejunal Bypass complication.
        Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      • 15:19-15:26
        SADI-s with right gastric artery ligation.
        João Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:26-15:33
        Conversion of lap band to SADS-300.
        Daniel Cottam (USA-NAC)
      • 15:33-15:39
        Ligamentum Teres for GERD after DS.
        Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      • 15:33-15:40
        Biliary leak after DS.
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • 15:40-15:47
        Internal hernia after DS.
        Vivek Prachand (USA-NAC)
      • 15:47-15:54
        Leak after SADI.
        Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute (Spain-EC)
      • 15:54-16:01
        Reversal of gastric bypass to SADI.
        Helmuth Billy (Mexico-LAC)
      • 16:01-16:08
        Malrotation revision.
        Ranjan Sudan (USA-NAC)
      • 16:08-16:15
        Closing of Petersen’s in SADI.
        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      • 16:15-16:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      16:30-17:30 DS CONSENSUS STATEMENT
      Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      17:30 FINAL REMARKS AND COURSE CLOSURE
      Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
    • Bariatric Endoscopy Pathway: from treatment of complications to primary procedures

      Chair:
      Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
      Gontrand López Nava (Spain-EC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
      Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
      Barham Abu Dayyed (USA-NAC)
      Josemberg M. Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      Silvana Perreta (France-EC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00-11:00 MODULE 1 – Understanding Bariatric Endoscopy ... do not reject before you know it... it may be useful...
      Chair:
      Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      Moderators: Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC), Josemberg M. Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 09:00-09:15
        Obesity... the worst disease of mankind... even worst is that we don’t properly understand it nor we even recognizing it as a disease

        Carel Le Roux (UK-EC)
        09:15-09:25
        Comments:
        Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 09:25-09:40
        Well… what is really “Bariatric Endoscopy”? Is that new? It is only about balloons? Why do I need to know about it?
        Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
        09:40-09:50
        Comments: Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • 09:50-10:05
        Obesity comorbidities and associated conditions, were Bariatric Endoscopy fits?... HIV, NASH, Child Obesity, Bridge for orthopedics/column procedures, pre kidney/Liver transplant weight loss, infertility. How bariatric endoscopy can be at help?
        Barham Abu Dayyed (USA-NAC)
        10:05-10:15
        Comments: Silvana Perretta (France-EC)
      • 10:15-10:30
        Integrative medicine. If there is behave modification associated to a tool (endoscopic or surgical) that we seek; Will be this a definitive approach?
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
        10:30-10:40
        Comments: Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)   
      • 10:40-11:00
        Open Debate – Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 – Bariatric (endoscopic) anatomy and endolumenal treatment of complications... Bariatric endoscopy helping Bariatric Surgery
      Chair: Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
      Moderators: Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC) and Christine Stier (Germany-EC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Bariatric (endoscopic) Anatomy
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        Christine Stier (Germany-EC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        RYGB complications endolumenal treatment. State of the art.
        Muffazal Lakdawa (India-APC)
      • 12:00-12:10
        Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with Stents.
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
      • 12:10-12:20
        Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with internal drainage.
        Silvana Perretta (France-EC)
      • 12:20-12-30
        Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with e-vac.
        Cristine Stier (Germany-EC)
      • 12:30-12-40
        Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks treatment with septomy.

        Vivek Kumbhari (USA-NAC)
      • 12:40-12:50
        Sleeve Gastrectomy leaks (and stenosis) endolumenal treatment. So many options... Can we have an unbiased treatment flowchart?
        Josemberg M. Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 12:50-13:00
        Extreme bariatric endoscopy. Can you handle it?
        Ricardo Zorron (Germany-EC)
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 Endoscopic treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders / Endolumenal bariatric revisional procedures / Evidences
      Moderators: Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC), Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
      • 14:30-14:45
        Intragastric Balloon – Critical analysis of the best evidences.
        Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC)
      • 14:45-14:55
        41 thousand intragastric balloons. Tell us about it … Brazilian Intragastric balloon Consensus.

        Eduardo Grecco (Brazil-LAC)
      • 14:55-15:10
        Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) under the scrutiny of scientific evidence. Were we are and what are the perspectives? Also tell us about suture patterns…
        Barham Abu Dayyed (USA-NAC)
      • 15:10-15:25
        POSE gastroplasty. Actual status and future perspectives.
        Gontrand López Nava (Spain-EC)
      • 15:25-15:40
        Endolumenal treatment of diabetes and other metabolic conditions. How far we are from its clinical use?
        Christopher Thompson (USA-NAC)
      • 15:40-15:50
        Aspiration therapy. Show us the data and tell if it will fly…

        Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      • 15:50-16:05
        Argon Plasma coagulation on RYGB weight regain. Niche procedure? Is there data? How it compares with endosuturing.

        Joao Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      • 16:05-16:20
        Endosuturing as revision for weight regain after RYGB, Sleeve gastrectomy, MGB/OAGB and gastro-gastric fistulas. How do we stand?

        Erik Wilson (USA-NAC)
      • 16:20-16:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Video session. We heard them talking so let´s see them performing…
      Chair: Joao Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)     
      Moderators: Mohit Bhandari (India-APC), Josemberg Campos (Brazil-LAC), Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela (Spain-EC) and Rachel Moore (USA-NAC)    
      • 16:30-16:40
        Liquid filled balloon implant-explant state of the art.
        Rachel Moore (USA-NAC)
      • 16:40-16:50
        Adjustable balloon implant-explant state of the art.
        Baham Abu Dayyed (USA-NAC)
      • 16:50-17:00
        Swallowable balloon implant-explant state of the art.
        Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC)
      • 17:00-17:10
        Intragastric balloon ugly complications. How to handle it...
        Eduardo Grecco (Brazil-LAC)
      • 17:10-17:20
        Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. Show me your best.
        Manoel Galvao (Brazil-LAC)
      • 17:20-17:30
        POSE Gastroplasty. Show me your best...
        Gontrand López-Nava (Spain-EC)
      • 17:30-17:40
        RYGB endolminal rvision with APC + endosuturing. Show us your suture pattern and your tickets.
        Christopher Thompson (USA-NAC)
      • 17:40-17:50
        Sleeve Gastectomy endolumenal revision with endosuturing.
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • 17:50-18:00
        Duodenal mucosal resurfacing (the procedure and its endoscopic follow-up... not just the animation...)
        Eduardo Grecco (Brazil-LAC)
    • Bariatric ER: Prevention and treatment of emergency, urgencies and complications after Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

      Chair:
      Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Samer Mattar (USA-NAC)
      Cunchuan Wang (China-APC)
      Fábio Almeida (Brazil-LAC)
      Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      Aayed Al Qahtani (KSA-MENAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00-11:00 MODULE 1 – EARLY COMPLICATIONS
      Moderators: 
      Samer Mattar (USA-NAC) and Aayed Al Qahtani (Saudi Arabia-MENAC)
      Discussants:
      • 09:00-09:20
        Risk factors for early postoperative complications after metabolic surgery
        Samer Mattar (USA-NAC)
      • 09:20-09:40
        Early systemic complications after metabolic surgery (thiamine deficiency, dehydration)
        Aayed Al Qahtani (Saudi Arabia-MENAC)
      • 09:40-10:00
        Thrombo-embolic conditions and metabolic surgery: prevention and treatment
        Cunchuan Wang (China-APC)
      • 10:00-10:20
        Acute complications after RY gastric bypass: incidence, diagnosis and treatment
        Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      • 10-20:10:40
        Acute complications after sleeve gastrectomy: incidence, diagnosis and treatment
        Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • 10:40-11:00
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 – LATE COMPLICATIONS
      Moderators:  Luciana El Kadre (Brazil-LAC) and Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      Discussants:  
      • 11:30-11:45
        Emergencies linked with pregnancy after metabolic surgery.
        Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        Internal hernias after single or RY Bariatric Procedures.
        Alan Saber (USA-NAC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        Late systemic complications after metabolic surgery: (malnutrition, vitamin deficiency): prevention and treatment:
        Luciana El-Kadre (Brazil-LAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        Late complications after adjustable gastric band.
        Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • 12:30-12:45
        Late surgical complications after sleeve gastrectomy: chronic leaks, structures.
        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      • 12:45-13:00
        Late surgical complications after RYGB: marginal ulcer, gastro-gastric fistula:
        Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)  
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A 
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
       14:30-16:30 MODULE 3SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
      Moderators:  Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC) and Pablo Omelanczuk (Argentina-LAC)
      Discussants: 
      • 14:30-14:50
        Hypoglycemia after metabolic surgery.
        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      • 14:50-15:10
        GERD after metabolic surgery:
        Michel Gagner (Canada-USA)
      • 15:10-15:30
        Hiatal hernia including para-esophageal hernia after metabolic surgery:
        Pablo Omelanczuk (Argentina-LAC)
      • 15:30-15:50
        Stents for complications of metabolic surgery:
        Ricardo Zorron (Germany-EC)
      • 15:50-16:10
        Biliary issues after bypass:
        Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC)
      • 16:10-16:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
       16:30-17:30 MODULE 4 – TEST QUESTIONS
    • Creating good quality researches in bariatric/metabolic surgery: How to plan, write and publish

      Chair:
      Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Miguel Herrera (MEXICO-LAC)
      Michael Talbot (AUSTRALIA-APC)
      Gerhard Prager (AUSTRIA-EC)
      Mohamad Hayssam El Fawal (Lebanon-MENAC)
      Rami Lutfi (USA-NAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00-09:05 Welcome
      Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      09:05–11:00 Module 1 – Starting a Research project
      Chairs: Scott Shikora (USA-NAC), Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC) and Mohamad Hayssam El Fawal (Lebanon-MENAC)
      • 09:05-09:20
        How to develop an idea to research.
        Salvador Morales (Spain-EC)
      • 09:20-09:35
        Conducting a proper literature search.
        Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      • 09:35-09:50
        Overview of methodological designs.
        Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC)
      • 09:50-10:05
        Preparing a protocol for the IRB.
        Wendy Brown (Austria-APC)
      • 10:05-10:20
        Obtaining funding.
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • 10:20-10:35
        Sampling
        Enrique Luque de Leon (Mexico-LAC)
      • 10:35-11:00
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 - The Correct Use of Statistics
      Chairs: Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC) and Michel Talbot (Australia-APC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Why do we need statistics?
        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        Statistical significance versus clinical significance.

        Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        An overview of basic statistics – part 1.
        Alan Saber (USA-NAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        An overview of basic statistics – part 2.

        Paul Davidson (USA-NAC)
      • 12:30-12:45
        Lies, damn lies and bad statistics.

        Italo Braghetto (Chile-LAC)  
      • 12:45-13:00
        Power analysis – determining the size of N.
        Aparna Govil (India-APC)
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate
         
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 Writing a Manuscript
      Chairs: Scott Shikora (USA-NAC) and Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
      • 14:30-14:45
        Analyzing the data.

        Luigi Angrisani (Italy-EC)
      • 14:45-15:00
        Overview of manuscript components.
        Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC)
      • 15:00-15:15
        Proper use of tables and figures.

        Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • 15:15-15:30
        Selecting the best journal.
        Moataz Bashah (Qatar- MENAC)
      • 15:30-15:45
        Practical Guidelines for Research Article Development.
        Jane Buchwald (USA-NAC)
      • 15:45-16:00
        The process of evaluating your manuscript.

        Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • 16:00-16:15
        Addressing editorial feedback.
        Yosuke Seki (Japan-APC)
      • 16:15-16:30
        Open Debate

        Q&A
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Testing Learning Process - Interactive Case Studies
      Chairs: Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC), Michel Talbot (Australia-APC), Mohamad Hayssam El Fawal (Lebanon- MENAC)

      Clinical Case
      :
      • 16:30-16:45
        Case 1.
        Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC)
      • 16:45-17:00
        Case 2.
        Prasad Arun (India-APC)
      • 17:00-17:15
        Case 3.
        Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC)
      • 17:15-17:30
        Open Debate - Q&A
    • Current concepts on Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

      Chairs:
      Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC)
      Shashank Shah (India-APC)
      Alcides Branco (Brazil-LAC)
      Khaled Gawdat (Egipt-MENAC)
      Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      08:55-09:00 Introduction
      09:00-11:00 MODULE 1 – The Basics.
      Chairs: Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC) and Khaled Gawdat (Egypt-MENAC)
      • 09:00-09:15
        How do our operations work; when and why do they fail?
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      • 09:15-09:30
        Overview of Revision Consensus: Definition of Failure and Operative Strategies.

        Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC)
      • 09:30-09:45
        Programs, Guidelines, Support, Psychology: What is their role in the treatment and preparation for re-operative surgery?

        Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC)
      • 09:45-10:00
        Pharmacotherapy: Adjuvant Chemotherapy?
        Poonam Shah (India-APC)
      • 10:00-10:15
        Restriction/Malabsorption: Is it time to abandon these concepts?

        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • 10:15-11:00
        How I approach initial inadequate weight loss failure or weight regain. An algorithm from four different experts + Open Debate – Q&A.

        Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
        Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
        Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
        Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 – What and How? – Video Based Rationale – Tips and Tricks
      Chairs:Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC), Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • 11:30-11:40
        Vertical Banded Gastroplasty
        Bruno Dilemans (Belgium-EC)
      • 11:40-11:50
        LSG Stricture / Leak.
        Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • 11:50-12:00
        Sleeve Gastrectomy – Weight Regain
        Raquel Sánchez Santos (Spain-EC)
      • 12:00-12:10
        Sleeve Gastrectomy – GERD
        Dieter Birk (Germany)
      • 12:10-12:20
        One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass - Weight Regain
        Rui Ribeiro (Portugal-EC)
      • 12:20-12:30
        One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass – Complications
        Eduardo Lemos S. Bastos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 12:30-12:40
        Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass - Weight Regain
        Torsten Olbers (Sweden-EC)
      • 12:40-12:50
        Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass – Obstruction
        Enrique Arias (El Salvador-LAC)
      • 12:50-13:00
        BPD / DS – Complications
        Antelmo Sasso Fin (Brazil-LAC)
      • 13:00-13:10
        Banded Procedures
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • 13:10-13:30
        Special Considerations: Esophageal Dysmotility/Achalasia/Gastroparesis
        Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC)
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 Other Considerations
      Chairs:Alcides José Branco Filho (Brazil-LAC), John Melissas (Greece-EC)
      • 14:30-14:40
        Bariatric – A New Paradigm.
        Josemberg Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 14:40-14:50
        How to assess risk/benefit.
        Jan Willem Greve (Netherlands-EC)
      • 14:50-15:00
        Minimal requirement of the surgeon.
        Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • 15:00-15:10
        Minimal requirements of the institution/program
        .
        Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      • 15:10-15:20
        Fistulas that will not close
        Miguel Herrera (México-LAC)
      • 15:20-15:30
        The resik of the short bowel
        Mario Nora (Portugal-EC)
      • 15:30-15:40
        When is reversal the best strategy?
        Guilherme Campos (USA-NAC)
      • 15:40-15:50
        Should malnutrition be considered a complication or an expected result
        Sérgio Santoro (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:50-16:00
        The decision about the type of surgery is always a patient’s right. PRO.
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)  
      • 16:10-16:30
        The decision about the type of surgery is always a patient’s right.  CON.
        Mehran Anvari (Canada-NAC)  
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Testing Learning Process
      Chairs:  Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)            
      All faculty
      17:30 FINAL REMARKS AND COURSE CLOSURE
      Chair:Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
    • Enhanced Recovery in Bariatric Surgery – ERAS/ISPCOP/IFSO

      Chairs:
      John Morton (USA-NAC) (IFSO)
      Olle Ljungqvist (Sweden-ERAS Society)
      Anupama Wadhwa (USA-ISPCOP)
      Co-Chairs:
      Faruq Badiuddin (UAE-MENAC) (IFSO)
      Kassim Alanee (Qatar-MENAC)
      Luiz Fernando Falcao (Brazil-ISPCOP)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00–11:00 WELCOMING ADDRESS
      Chairs:
      John Morton (USA-NAC)
      Olle Ljungqvist (Sweden-EC)
      Anupama Wadhwa (USA-NAC)
      09:00–11:00

      Module 1
      Chairs and Moderators:
      Luiz Fernando Falcao (Brazil-LAN)
      Olle Ljungqvist (Sweden-EC)

      • ERAS: History, components and importance.
        Olle Ljungqvist (Sweden-EC)
      • Implementation and setup of ERABS in high volume bariatric centers: What are the considerations?
        Faruq Badiuddin (UAE-MENAC)
      • EIAS:
        Olle Ljungqvist (Sweden-EC)
      • Snap chats
        • Carbohydrate loading in bariatric patients
          Anders Thorell (Sweden-EC)
        • ERAS NPO guidelines in patients with morbid obesity.
          Luiz Fernando Falcao (Brazil-LAC)
        • Prehabilitation and pre surgery weight loss.
          John Morton (USA-LAC)
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2
      Chairs and Moderators:
      Faruq Badiuddin (UAE-MENAC)
      Anupama Wadhwa (USA-NAC)
      • Opioid free or opioid sparing anesthesia.
        Tomasz Gasynski (Poland-EC)
      • Surgical pain: Contributors, markers
        Kassim Alanee (Qatar-MENAC)
      • Insulin resistance after surgery.
        Anders Thorell (Sweden-EC)
      • Snap chats
        • Deep relaxation with NMB.
          Adrian Sultana (Australia-APC)
        • Abdominal wall blocks: Surgical perspective.
          Juan Pablo Pantoja (México-LAC)
        • Abdominal wall blocks: Anesthesiologist perspective.
          Anu Wadhwa (USA-NAC)
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3
      Chairs and Moderators:
      John Morton (USA-NAC)
      Kassim Alanee (Qatar-MENAC)
      • RCTs on a Quality Registry-The Future Method.
        Erik Stenberg (Sweden-EC)
      • ENERGY US National ERAS Project.
        Alan Saber (USA-NAC)
      • The Standardized Postoperative Checklist for Bariatric Surgery; a Tool for Safe Early Discharge?
        Guido Mannaerts (UAE-MENAC)
      • Snap Chats on Issues in PACU: How to avoid and manage them?
        • PONV
          Anupama Wadhwa (USA-NAC)
        • Mx of OSA patients.
          Luiz Fernando Falcao (Brazil-LAC)
      • OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) in Morbid Obese Patients
        Kassim Alanee (Qatar-MENAC)
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Test
    • IFSO Hands on Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques
      09:00–11:00 Module I

      Chairs:
      Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      Ahmad Bashir (Jordan-MENAC)
      Luiz Gustavo Quadros (Brazil-LAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Julián Varas (Chile-LAC)
      Ashraf Haddad (Jordan-MENAC)
      Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
      Nasser Sakran (Israel-EC)
      Aparna Govil Brashker (India-APC)
      • The role of simulated training.
        Julián Varas (UK-EC)
      • Hand Sewn jejuno-jejunostomy.
        Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC), Nasser Sakran (Israel-EC)
        Exercise 1: Hand sewn jejuno-jejunostomy
      • Stapled jejuno-jejunostomy.
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
        Exercise 2: Stapled jejuno-jejunostomy
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 Module II. Gastro-jeunostomy
      • Hand sewn.
        Ahmad Bashir (Jordan-MENAC)
      • Linear.
        Aparna Govil Brashker (India-APC)
      • Circular.
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
        Exercise 3: Gastrojejunostomy
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 Module III. How I do it, tips and tricks 
      Sleeve Gastrectomy. Ricardo Funke (Chile-LAC)
      Gastric Bypass. Ahmad Bashir (Jordan-MENAC)
      SADI. Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
      OAGB. Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      SWITCH. Ashraf Haddad (Jordan-MENAC)
      16:30 - 17:30 Module IV Final Assessment: Bowel Anastomosis
      Julián Varas (Chile-LAC)
    • Integrative Support: Optimizing Long Term Patient Outcomes

      Chair:
      Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Mary O’Kane (UK-EC)
      Dale Bond (USA-NAC)
      John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA-NAC)
      Blanca Ríos (Mexico-LAC)
      Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00–11:00 Module 1 – Setting Patient Expectations for Long- term Health following Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Pre and Early Post Operatively
      Moderators: John Dixon (Australia-APC) and Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA-NAC)
      • 09:00-09:05
        Welcome, Overview and Introductions.
        Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC)
      • 09:05-09:25
        The difference between “Multidisciplinary” and “Interdisciplinary”.
        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • 09:25-09:43
        Patient education- what’s important.
        Laura Andromalos (USA-NAC)
      • 09:43-10:02
        Expectations of the team and the patient.
        Andrea Schroder (New Zealand-APC)
      • 10:02-10:17
        Nutritional guidelines to focus pre and early post operatively
        Julie Parrot (USA-NAC)
      • 10:17-10:35
        Importance of increasing PA pre and early post operatively
        Dale Bond (USA-NAC)
      • 10:35-11:00
        Assessment and Management of Preoperative Psychosocial and Behavioral Issues in Candidates for Bariatric Surgery
        David B. Sarwer (USA-NAC)
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 Building Momentum in Patients New Lifestyle.
      Co-Chairs: Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC) and Blanca Ríos (Mexico-LAC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Use of pharmacology in bariatric surgery, early and late.
        Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        Monitoring co morbidity resolution following surgery.
        Alan Wittgrove (USA-NAC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        Psychological and behavioral outcomes after bariatric surgery.
        David B. Sarwer (USA-NAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        The role of support groups and current research in the benefits of support group attendance.
        Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA-NAC)
      • 12:30-12:45
        The impact of physical activities in brain-obesity interaction.
        Cristina Aquino (USA-NAC)
      • 12:45-13:00
        Evidenced based behavioral therapy in weight management 

        Paul Davidson (USA-NAC)
      • 13:00-13:15
        What surgical outcomes should we measure?

        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • 13:15-13:30
        Open Debate

        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3Long Term Follow up Support
      Chair: Dale Bond (USA-NAC) and Mary O’Kane (UK-EC)
      • 14:30-14:40
        Introduction by Co-Chairs
      • 14:40-14:52
        Nutrition for long term weight maintenance

        Mary O’Kane (UK-EC) 
        14:53-15:05
        Physical activity for long-term weight maintenance.

        Dale Bond (USA-NAC)   
        15:05-15:15
        Open Debate

        Q&A  
      • 15:15-15:27
        Lifestyle Modification Interventions for Postoperative Weight Regain

        David B. Sarwer (USA-NAC)
        15:28-15:40
        How and Why to Enhance Long Term Patient Engagement

        Tracy Martínez (USA-NAC)   
        15:40-15:50
        Open Debate

        Q&A
      • 15:50-16:02
        Innovative ways to help patients reach their goals

        Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA-NAC)
        16:03-16:15
        Innovate approach to improving adherence to nutritional supplements.

        Yitka Graham (UK-EC)
        16:15-16:30
        Open Debate

        Q&A for all speakers / directors
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Roundtable Discussion and Post Test
      Moderator: Tracy Martínez (USA-NAC)
      Discussants All co-chairs
    • Metabolic Surgery for T2D and other comorbidities: Who should be operated, who not and expected results

      Chair:
      Francesco Rubino (UK-EC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Carel Le Roux (Ireland-EC)
      Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      Khaled Mirza (Saudi Arabia-MENAC)
      09:00-11:00 MODULE 1 –Metabolic Surgery for T2D and Metabolic Disease: What is the evidence that surgery affects disease mechanisms?
      Chairs: Francesco Rubino (UK-EC) and John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • 09:00-09:30
        Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes: Biological Rationale.
        Rachel Batterham (UK-EC)
      • 09:30-10:00
        Metabolic Surgery for NASH: Biological Rationale.
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      • 10:00-10:30
        Panel Discussion: Which of the mechanisms of action of surgery have real clinical implications?
        David Cummings (USA-NAC)
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
        Ralph Peterli (Switzerlad-EC)
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
       11:00-13:30 MODULE 2 – RESULTS
      Chairs: Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC) and David Cummings (USA-NAC)
      • 11:00-11:30
        Metabolic Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes: Glycemic Control, CV Risk reduction and preoperative predictors of outcomes.
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      • 11:30-12:00
        Metabolic Surgery for NASH: Evidence that Surgery can Reverse NASH.
        Carel Le Roux (Ireland -EC)
      • 12:00-12:30
        Metabolic Surgery for Hypertension: Short and Long-Term Outcomes.
        Michel Sutter (Switzerland-EC)
      • 12:30-13:00
        Metabolic Surgery for Lipodystrophy : What is This?
        Francesco Rubino (UK-EC) 
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:45 MODULE 3 Who Should be Operated: Guidelines and Real-Life Clinical Practice
      Chairs: Francesco Rubino (UK-EC) and John Dixon (Australia-APC)         
      • 14:30-15:00
        Surgical Treatment of Diabetes: What Do Guidelines Say?
        David Cummings (USA-NAC)
      • 15:00-15:30
        What the Guidelines do not say: Real-Life Indications outside guidelines.
        Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      T2D: What is the Operation of Choice?
      • 15:30-15:45
        RYGB –
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:45-16:00
        VSG –
        Ralph Peterli (Switzerlad-EC)
      • 16:00-16:15
        OAGB –
        Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC)
      • 16:15-16:30
        BPD –
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • 16:30-16:45
        SADI –
        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      16:45 - 17:30 MODULE 4 – LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER: CLINICAL CASES MANAGEMENT
      • 58 yo pt; T2DM 6 year duration, 2 Oral drugs + Insulin; HbA1c 8%
      • with NASH.
      • with Dyslipidaemia.
      • with GOERD.
      • With Previous Ventral Hernia Repair.
      Discussants:
      Samer Mattar (USA-NAC)
      Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      Rachel Batterham (UK-EC)
      Ralph Peterli (Switzerland-EC)
      Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      John Dixon (Australia-APC)
    • OAGB/MGB – Indications and controversies

      Chair:
      Miguel A. Carbajo (Spain-EC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC) 
      Kuldeepak S. Kular (India-APC) 
      Mario Antozzi (Argentina-LAC)  
      Cesare Peraglie (USA-NAC) 
      Osama Taha (Egypt- MENAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      08:55-09:00 Welcome Opening and Overview
      Miguel A. Carbajo (Spain-EC)
      09:00–11:00 module 1 - Technical Aspects of OEAGB and MGB / Weight loss, Comorbidity resolution and quality of life
      Moderators: Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC) and Mario Antonzzi (Argentina-LAC)
      • 09:00-09:15
        Key steps to correctly perform an OAGB
        .
        Miguel A. Carbajo (Spain-EC)
      • 09:15-09:30
        Key steps to correctly perform a MGB
        .
        Kuldeepak S. Kular (India-APC)
      • 09:30-09:45
        Long-term outcomes after OAGB
        .
        Enrique Luque de León (Mexico-LAC)
      • 09:45-10:00
        Long-term outcomes after MGB.
        Mario Musella (Italy-EC)
      • 10:00-10:15
        Long-term Diabetes remission after OAGB/MBG.
        Osama Taha (Egypt-MENAC)
      • 10:15-10:30
        Long-term results after OAGB at the Extremes of Life

        Jaime Ruiz-Tovar (Spain-EC)
      • 10:30-10:45
        Long-term results after OAGB/MBG in Super-Super obese Patients

        Cesare Peraglie (USA-NAC)
      • 10:45-11:00
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 – Metabolic effects of OAGB/MGB / Comparative results with other techniques / Roles of OAGB/MBG as revisional surgery
      Moderators: Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC) and Jorge Santos (Portugal-EC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Metabolic effects after OAGB/MBG
        .
        Jean-Marc Chevallier (France-EC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        Type II Diabetes before and after OAGB/MBG.
        Lorea Zubiaga (France-EC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        Metabolic Syndrome: Long-Term Results after OAGB/MBG

        Salvador Navarrete (Venezuela-LAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        Comparative Studies between OAGB/MBG and Sleeve
        Gastrectomy
        Eduardo Silva (Colombia-LAC)
      • 12:30-12:45
        Comparative Studies between OAGB/MBG and Roux-Y-Gastric
        Bypass
        Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC)
      • 12:45-13:00
        “OAGB vs RYGB as Revisional Surgery after failed restrictive procedures

        Osama Taha (Egypt-MENAC)
      • 13:00-13:15
        Current and Future role of OAGB/MBG as Revisional Surgery after other Failed procedures
        .
        Luciano Antozzi (Argentina-LAC)
      • 13:15-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 Controversies in OAGB/MGB / Perioperative and Long-term complications / Limb lengths
      Moderators: Nasser Sakran (Israel-EC) and Glenda Herrera (Ecuador-LAC)
      • 14:30-14:45
        Biliary reflux – Myths and realities

        Mario Mussela (Italy-EC)
      • 14:45-15:00
        Esophageal Cancer – Myths and realities

        Karl Rheinwalt (Germany-EC)
      • 15:00-15:15
        Leaks, Bleeding, Internal hernias and other perioperative complications after OAGB/MBG
        Ramiro Carbajal (Perú-LAC)
      • 15:15-15:30
        Prevention and management of nutritional deficiencies
        Enrique Luque de León (México-LAC)
      • 15:30-15:45
        Revision of OAGB/MGB – Indications, Alternatives and Outcomes
        Arun Prasad (India-APC)
      • 15:45-16:00
        Limb Lengths in MGB – Current Concepts and Controversies
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • 16:00-16:15
        Ideal Limb Lenghts – Progressive Principles after a Long-Term Experience with OAGB
        Jaime Ruiz-Tovar (Spain-EC)
      • 16:15-16:30
        Open Debate – Q&A
        Moderators: Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC), Nasser Sakran (Israel-EC)
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Testing learning process interactive session
      Moderators: Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC), Enrique Luque de León (México-LAC)

      Clinical Case Discussions
      :
      • Case Report No. 1
        “OAGB/MGB in the setting of a large hiatal hernia and Barret´s esophagus” Description: 54 year-old male with BMI=42, type II DM, HTN and GERD with a hiatal hernia > 4 cm and Barrett’s esophagus. Is this a contraindication for OAGB/MGB? How should this case be approached?
        Luciano Antozzi (Argentina-LAC)
      • Case Report No. 2
        “Malnutrition after conversion of MGB to RYGB for bile reflux – The importance of whole small bowel measuring”Description: Patient with bile reflux after OAGB/MGB with a presumed 2 m. biliopancreatic limb (BPL) led to conversion to RYGB. Malnutrition was later developed and upon reoperation a BPL of 2.7 out of a total small bowel length of 4 m. was found!!
        Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC) 
      • Case Report No. 3
        “Revision for weight regain in a patient with previous MGB and gastro gastric fistula” Description: video case presentation with discussion
        Cesare Peraglie (USA-NAC)
      • Case Report No. 4 Video
        “Fixed vs tailored limb lengths in OAGB/MGB” Description: 44 year-old superobese female (BMI=63) with metabolic syndrome including type II DM and HTN is submitted to OAGB. How should degree of malabsortion be determined? Fixed 150, 200 or 250 cm bilio-pancreatic limb?...or should total small bowel length be included as a variable in the equation?
        Miguel A. Carbajo (Spain-EC) 
      • Case Report No. 5 Video
        “Management of malnutrition after OAGB associated with Whipple disease – A novel method for lengthening the common limb”Description: 47 year-old male with BMI=48, central obesity and severe metabolic syndrome. OAGB was performed (BPL=320 cm, common limb=170 cm). At follow-up one year after he was asymptomatic, with BMI=26.6 and nutritionally intact. Later, a severe pneumonic process was followed by intense diarrhea and malnutrition. Which diagnostic algorithm should be followed? Differential diagnosis? How should this patient be managed: Conservative (medical) measures and/or surgical treatment?
        Lorea Zubiaga (France-EC) 
      • Case Report No. 6 Video
        “Prevention and Laparoscopic Management of Perforated Marginal Ulcer”Description: 31 year-old female. An uneventful OAGB was performed. Nine months after she developed suddenly severe abdominal pain after intake of Aines and analgesics drugs. Endoscopy and emergency laparoscopy was performed successfully. What kind of ulcers appear in the OAGB/MBG? What role can play the use of pre, intra and postoperative endoscopy? How long do they have to take PPI treatment? What kind of prevention measures should be taken?
        Luciano Antozzi (Argentina-LAC) 
      • Case Report No. 7
        “A severe complication of MGB: Twisted MGB with Bleeding and Leakage”Description: We present a case of total twisted MGB procedure accompanied by bleeding and leakage. Urgent surgical solution was required. What causes it? Type of anastomosis?  No intestinal fixation? What is its frequency and what mechanisms should be used to prevent this serious complication? In case of anastomotic leak, what attitude should be followed? In case of intestinal leak, which is advised to perform?
        Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC) 
      • Final Remarks and conclusions
        Miguel A. Carbajo (Spain-EC)
    • The Failed and Complicated Sleeve

      Chairs:
      Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC)
      Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      Co-Chairs:
      Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      Ralph Peterli (Switzerland-EC)
      Eduardo Silva (Colombia-LAC)
      Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      John Morton (USA-NAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      09:00–11:00 Module 1 – Failure of weight loss
      Chairs: Lilian Kow (Australia-APC) and David Nocca (France-EC)
      • 09:00-09:15
        Definition of failure and review of incidence in the literature. Understand failure of weight loss or recurrence of morbidity.
        Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • 09:15-09:30
        Reasons for failure. Review technical aspects, poor indications
        .
        David Nocca (France-EC)
      • 09:30-09:45
        Diagnostic algorithm and non-surgical treatment modalities
        .
        Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      • 09:45-10:00
        Conversion of SG to GBP. Technique and outcomes
        .
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
      • 10:00-10:15
        Conversion of SG to OAGP. Technique and outcomes
        .
        Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC)
      • 10:15-10:30
        Conversion of SG to SADI/DS. Technique and outcomes
        .
        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      • 10:30-10:45
        Unusual treatment options: Banding and Re-sleeve. Technique and outcomes
        .
        Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
      • 10:45-11:00
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 - Long Term Complications: GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus.
      Chairs: Scott Shikora (USA-NAC) and Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Understanding the pathophysiology of GERD
        .
        Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC)
      • 11:45-12:00
        GERD after sleeve. Indications and contraindications for conversion. Literature review
        .
        Mirto Foletto (Italy-EC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        Diagnostic and treatment algorithm. Surveillance algorithm
        .
        Josemberg Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        Understanding Barrett’s esophagus
        .
        Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • 12:30-12:45
        Best procedure to convert in patients with GERD and failure of weight loss
        .
        Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • 12:45-13:00
        Best procedure to convert in Barrett’s
        .
        Pablo Omelanczuck (Italy-EC)
      • 13:00-13:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 – Short Term Complications. Leaks and Strictures
      Chairs: Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC) and Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      • 14:30-14:45
        Classification of leaks. Diagnostic Algorithm

        Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      • 14:45-15:00
        Endoscopic treatment modalities
        .
        Marius Nedelcu (France-EC)
      • 15:00-15:15
        Gastroesophageal-jejunal anastomosis. Technique and outcomes.

        Jacques Himpens (Belguim-EC)
      • 15:15-15:30
        Proximal Gastrectomy and T-Tubes. Technique and outcomes
        .
        Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:30-15:45
        Stenosis. Etiology and Treatment algorithm
        .
        Ralph Peterli (Switzerland-EC)
      • 15:45-16:00
        Surgical Treatment modalities
        .
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • 16:00-16:15
        Endoscopic Treatment modalities
        .
        Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • 16:15-16:30
        Open Debate
        Q&A
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – Testing Learning Process. 
      Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC) and Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
    • The IFSO Worldwide Registry - How do registries improve quality and the concept of benchmarking

      Chair:
      Wendy Brown (Australia-APC)
      Co-Chairs:
      John Morton (USA-NAC)
      Ronald Liem (Netherlands-EC)
      Osama Taha (UAE-MENAC)
      Kuldeepak Sing Kular (India-APC)
      Matías Sepulveda (Chile – LAC)

      COURSE OBJECTIVES
      08:55-09:00 Welcome and Introduction
      Wendy Brown (Australia-APC)
      09:00–11:00 Module 1 - What can registries offer?
      Chairs:
      Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      Kuldeepak Sing Kular (India-APC)
      • 09:00-09:15
        Using registry data to improve patient care - can it be done? The MBASQIP experience.
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
      • 09:15-09:30
        Data is the issue! How do we ensure we have high quality data? Scandinavian Bariatric Surgery Registry.
        Johan Ottosson (Sweden-EC)
      • 09:30-09:45
        What are the barriers to an effective registry? Michigan Collective.
        Amir Ghaferi (USA-NAC)
      • 09:45-10:00
        What about the patient? What is their role in registries?
        Claire De Vries (Netherlands-EC)
      • 10:00-10:15
        The Brazillian Patient Reported Outcomes Program (BR-PRO).
        Joao Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      • 10:15-10:30
        What should a global IFSO registry be aiming to provide that would be useful beyond surgery?
        Rachel Batterham (UK-EC)
      • 10:30-11:00
        Open Debate
        Q&A 
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 MODULE 2 - Tips and tricks for starting and maintaining a registry
      Chairs:
      John Morton (USA-NAC)
      Salman Al-Sabah (Kwuait- MENAC)
      • 11:30-11:45
        Defining and staying true to your purpose. Anz Bariatric Surgery.
        Andrew MacCormick (New Zealand-APC) 
      • 11:45-12:00
        Resourcing the registry - funds, staff, databases and beyond. Norwegian Bariatric Surgery Registry.
        Villy Vage (Norway-EC)
      • 12:00-12:15
        IT solutions to support a registry.
        Osama Taha (UAE-MENAC)
      • 12:15-12:30
        Good Governance; Relevant Reporting. French Bariatric Surgery.
        Francois Pattou (France-EC) 
      • 12:30-12:45
        How much IFSO/Dendrite Registry can facilitate your starting. 
        Peter Walton (UK-EC)
      • 12:45-13:30
        Open Debate

        Q&A
      13:30-14:30 LUNCH
      14:30-16:30 MODULE 3 - Current Bariatric Surgery Registries
      Chairs:
      Jerome Dargent (France-EC)
      Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • 14:30-14:45
        Data dictionary alignment project - How similar are our current registries?  What needs to be done to improve this?
        Ronald Liem (Netherlands-EC)
      • 14:45-15:00
        Ideas to have more IFSO Societies involved. 
        Mehran Anvari (Canada-NAC)
      • 15:00-15:20
        Presentation of summary of IFSO Global Registry and National Registry activity in Bariatric Surgery. 
        Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      • 15:20-16:00
        Overview of current national registries. 
        Representatives from national registries 
      • 16:00-16:30
        Open Discussion
        Q&A
      16:30 - 17:30 Module 4 – An International Collaborative IFSO Registry - what needs to be done?
      Chairs:
      Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
      Matías Sepulveda (Chile-LAC) 
      • 16:30-16:45
        GDPR - how will European Law affect the IFSO Global Registry?
        Richard Welbourn (UK-EC)
      • 16:45-17:00
        What are the possible barriers to effective collaboration? How might IFSO can help to overcome them?
        Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
      • 17:00-17:15
        Strategic direction of the IFSO Global Registry. 
        Wendy Brown (Australia-APC)
      • 17:15-17:30
        Open Discussion

        Q&A 
      17:30 FINAL REMARKS AND COURSE CLOSURE
      Wendy Brown (Australia-APC) 
  • AOE COURSE: WRITING AND PUBLISHING A RESEARCH ARTICLE OF EXCELLENCE [AOE]
    IFEMA PALACIO DE CONGRESOS MUNICIPAL - Room Berlin
    Chair: Jane N. Buchwald

    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    • Thursday, Sept. 5 – MORNING #1
      WRITING & PUBLISHING A RESEARCH ARTICLE OF EXCELLENCE (AOE)
      Chair:
      Jane Buchwald
      09-00-13.00
      • Welcome
      • Why Write and Publish an Article of Excellence?
      • Limiting Bias: Modern Scientific Method
      • Aerial View of the Research Writing Process: The AOE RoadMap
      • Introduction: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Introduction: Defining the Research Question in Scientific Context
      • Introduction: Electronic Literature Search, Journal Selection
      • Methods: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Methods: Experimental and Observational Study Designs
      • Methods: Selecting a Study Design
      • Methods: Five Key Interactions with the Statistician
      • Results: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Results: Guidelines for Constructing Tables and Figures
        11:05-11:30     COFFEE BREAK
      • Special Guest Lecture: “Memoir of a Surgeon Scientist”
        Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, (Hon)FRCS, Professor of Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah D. Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery, University of Minnesota, USA
      • 12:20    Adjourn Half Day #1
    • Friday, Sept. 6 – AFTERNOON #2
      WRITING & PUBLISHING A RESEARCH ARTICLE OF EXCELLENCE (AOE)
      Chair:
      Jane Buchwald
      15.00-18.00
      • Results: Reporting Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
      • Discussion: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Discussion: Interpreting Results and Answering the Research Question
      • Discussion: Limitations and Conclusions
      • References: Anchoring the Study
      • Abstract and Title: Critical Synopses
      • Macro and Micro Editing and the Quality Audit
      • Research Writing Teams
      • Ethics of Authorship and Funding Disclosure
      • Manuscript Submission
      • Succeeding in the Peer-Review Response Process
      • Principles of Scholarly Research Writing
      • The International Literature and Individual Researcher
      • Questions & Adjourn Course