On Thursday, 30th April 2020, from 18:00 – 20:00 (Central European Time), BARIAlink will host the 35th BARIAlink Academy Virtual Classroom, with the aim of improving the knowledge and skills of bariatric and metabolic specialists to deal with complex cases. This latest online virtual classroom will consist of a series of presentations, discussions and polls, and will feature a special topic on ‘Visceral obesity: impact on COVID-19 pneumonia’, by Prof Dr Jan Mulier (AZ Sint Jan Brugge, Belgium).
The session will also include presentations by Dr François Pattou (Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, France), who will discuss the ‘Management of oesophagojejunal anastomotic stenosis after RYGB’ and Dr Matthias Lannoo (UZ Leuven, Belgium) who will review ‘Obstruction two years after RYGB: extraction of bezoar’.
Next, Dr William Carr and Dr Peter Small (Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK) will assess what can be done in cases of ‘Oesophageal dysmotility post bariatric surgery’, Dr Donald Van Der Fraenen (ASZ Aalst, Belgium) will examine instances of ‘Persistent hypoglycaemia’ and Dr Maria Solovyeva (St George’s City Hospital Saint-Petersburg, Russia) will discuss ‘RYGB after atypical Gastric Bypass’.
The session will finish with two presentations by Dr Bruno Dillemans (AZ Sint Jan Brugge, Belgium) who will outline how to ‘Undo Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass due to persistent severe dumping syndrome’ and ‘Shortening and plication of the entero-enterostomy after an Intussusception: a new surgical option’.
To access the 35th BARIAlink Academy Virtual Classroom, please visit: https://zoom.us/j/824090715
BARIAlink was started in 2016 by Dr Bruno Dillemans (AZ Sint Jan Brugge, Belgium). The primary aim and purpose of this bariatric network is to share and to discuss, on a high professional level, complex bariatric and metabolic surgery cases with interested bariatric surgeons worldwide.
The Academy is a virtual classroom where difficult (mostly revisional) bariatric surgery cases from all participating centres are presented and extensively discussed in plenary. The Academy mainly focusses on diagnostic workout and potential therapeutic surgical solutions of those cases. But also, pre- and postoperative problems or complications (with/without video clips) are dealt with. The cases are discussed between colleagues – friends, in a systematic and professional manner.
In conjunction with the Academy, the BARIAlink Library is an online collection of all patient cases discussed during the virtual classroom. Visitors can register and search for all interesting cases that have been presented on a virtual classroom, an overview of the active centres and the surgeons that presented the cases, as well as an overview of all interesting cases that were not presented in a virtual classroom.
For more information visit www.barialink.com and register.