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3rd Homerton Bariatric Surgery Symposium

The symposium will be held at the Education centre, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK
Keynote presentations, debates, discussions and live cases

The 3rd Homerton Bariatric Surgery Symposium will be held on 13th and 14th May, at the Education centre, Homerton University Hospital, London, UK.

As well as keynote presentations, debate and discussion, the meeting will once again include surgery demonstrations allowing delegates the opportunity to witness a number of live cases by UK and international experts (including duodenal switch, sleeve gastrectomy–single stage and sleeve gastrectomy as the first stage of duodenal switch, gastric plication, reduced port gastric bypass and revisional surgeries such as band to bypass and band to sleeve).

Due to the overwhelming success over the last two years we are holding a further symposium in 2013,” said Mr Kesava Mannur, Director of Homerton Bariatric Surgery and organiser of the symposium. “This year’s meeting will examine the current controversies within the speciality with a particular focus on revisions, innovations and the metabolic effects of surgery.”

The first session will assess the technical issues of, and how to manage complications arising from, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric plication procedures. The focus will then switch to metabolic surgery with an introduction by Francesco Rubino, followed by Mal Fobi who will discuss the merits of banding the bypass. The issue of whether to close mesenteric spaces will be addressed by Professor Mike McMahon and the prevention of post gastric bypass hypoglycaemia will be discussed by Simon Coppack and William Drake. The session will close following presentations on the management of gastric bypass complications (Rudolf Weiner) and the technique of mini gastric bypass and managing gastro-oesophageal reflux (Karl Miller).

The afternoon will begin with discussions on managing complications after biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch and a tips & tricks presentation, followed by Francesco Rubino who will assess which surgery is most suitable for treating diabetes.

The options available to a surgeon when a procedure fails will be reviewed in a revision surgery session. Guy-Bernard Cardiere will look at the options after gastric band failure, Antonio Lacy will examine the options after gastric bypass and Kesava Mannur and Rudolf Weiner will present the options after duodenal switch failure. Kamini Patel will close the session by examining radiological aspects of surgery.

The final session on new technologies and endoscopic interventions will focus on reducing the incision during laparoscopic bariatric surgery, as well as an update on new technologies and procedures (NOTES, Endo-barrier and POSE)

The invited international faculty includes including: Professor Francesco Rubino (Weil Cornel Medical College, New York, USA), Professor Phil Schauer (Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA), Professor Rudolf  Weiner (Frankfurt, Germany) Professor Karl A Miller (Kankenhaus Hallein, Austria), Professor Luigi Angrisani (University of Naples, Italy) and Professor Pradeep Chowbey (President – Asia Pacific Chapter of IFSO).

The invited UK faculty includes: Alberic Fiennes (President of IFSO European Charter), Mr Richard Welbourn (Consultant Surgeon, Taunton President of BOMSS), Professor Mike McMahon (Leeds, UK), Mr David Kerrigan (Consultant Surgeon, Wirral) and Dr David Haslam (National Obesity Forum).

The symposium is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and approved by IFSO.

To view the programme, please click here.

For further information please contact:
Magdalena Tosun (Medical Education Manager)
Tel: 44 20 8510 7747

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