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-- Metabolic/Bariatric Agenda

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Session I: The Science

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


KEYNOTE: Obesity and CVD
Steven E. Nissen MD, MACC

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM


Obesity and CVD Drivers
John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM


KEYNOTE:  CVD Outcomes of New Diabetes Agents: GLP1, SGLT2
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM


CVD Outcomes of Metabolic Surgery
Ali Aminian, MD

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM


How does Obesity Cause HF/Effects of BS on HF
Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD

12:50 PM - 1:05 PM


Q&A Panel with Faculty
Ali Aminian, MD; John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD; Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD; Tammy Lyn Kindel, MD, PhD; Steven E. Nissen MD, MACC

1:05 PM - 1:20 PM



1:20 PM - 2:05 PM


Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
Refining Patient Outcomes and Developing Access to Care Strategies

Faculty:  Jonathan S. Aranow, MD, Joshua E. Roller, MD and Donald Davenport
Sponsored by: Medtronic

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM


Dessert Break/Exhibits/Posters


Session II: Hot Topics

2:35 PM - 2:55 PM


Bariatric Surgery 20 Years Ago: Then, Now and a Vision of 20 Years from Now
Philip R. Schauer, MD

2:55 PM - 3:10 PM


SADI - Now Ready for Prime Time?
Eric J. DeMaria, MD

3:10 PM - 3:25 PM


Obesity Stigma is the Root of all Barriers to Obesity Treatment
John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD

3:25 PM - 3:40 PM


Using Social Media to Combat Obesity Stigma
Neil Floch, MD

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM


DEBATE: Does Gastric Sleeve Cause Barrett's?
Michel Gagner, MD
Scott A. Shikora, MD

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM


How to Use Weight Loss Medications in Your Surgical Practice
Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

4:15 PM - 4:35 PM


Surgeon Burnout

4:35 PM - 4:45 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
Eric J. DeMaria, MD; John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD; Neil Floch, MD; Michel Gagner, MD; Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD; Philip R. Schauer, MD; Scott A. Shikora, MD


Session III: Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes   

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM


New MBSAQIP Standards- Medical Weight Loss
John Morton, MD, MPH, MHA

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM


Standards for Patient Safety and Efficacy in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Scott A. Shikora, MD

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM


Round Table Discussion: Board Certification for Metabolic   Bariatric Surgery, Is it Coming?
Robin P. Blackstone, MD
Eric J. DeMaria, MD
Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD
Jaime Ponce, MD

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM


Recent Changes in Insurance Coverage for Bariatric Surgery
Eric J. DeMaria, MD

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM


What Happens to Patients who are Denied for Bariatric Surgery? 12-year Follow up
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS

6:00 PM - 6:20 PM


KEYNOTE: Surgeon Volume Does Predict Outcomes
Aurora D. Pryor, MD

6:20 PM - 6:30 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty



Thursday, March 19, 2020

6:30 AM



7:10 AM - 7:55 AM


Breakfast Symposium


Session IV: Your Practice/VideoFest/Complications

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM


Laparoscopic Ligamentum Teres Fundoplication for GERD after Sleeve or DS (video and results)
Michel Gagner, MD

8:15 AM - 8:30 AM


Technical Pearls for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Robin P. Blackstone, MD

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM


RYGB for Failed Nissen - Tips and Tricks
John H. Rodriguez, MD

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


Sleeve Leaks - Still an Issue

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM


Bariatric Surgery in LVAD Patients - Tips and Tricks
Corrigan McBride, MD

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM


Robotic Techniques for Bariatric Surgery
Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM


Stump the Experts
Moderator:  Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM




Session V: Controversies and New Frontiers

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


Machine Learning - Our Future?
John Morton, MD, MPH, MHA

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM


Balloons without Endoscopy and the New Expanding Cellulose Pill
Jaime Ponce, MD

11:05 AM - 11:20 AM


Aspiration Therapy, Really?  
Michel Gagner, MD

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM


New Apps to Individualize Care in Metabolic Surgery
Ali Aminian, MD

11:35 AM – 11:50 AM


Distal Bypass after RYGB
Philip R. Schauer, MD

11:50 AM - 12:05 PM


Duodenal Switch after RYGB
Michel Gagner, MD

12:05 PM - 12:20 PM


Endoscopy Frontiers in Bariatric Surgery
John H. Rodriguez, MD

12:20 PM - 12:35 PM


OAGB for Failed Sleeve Gastrectomy
Scott A. Shikora, MD

12:35 PM - 12:50 PM


Banding the Sleeve - Better Results?
Philip R. Schauer, MD

12:50 PM - 1:05 PM


Decision Regret after Procedure Selection: What are Patients Telling Us?
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS

1:05 PM - 1:25 PM


DEBATE: Robotics for Metabolic Surgery  
Cheguevara Afaneh, MD
John Morton, MD, MPH, MHA

1:25 PM - 1:40 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty

1:40 PM


MISS Adjourns

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