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Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery
March 19-21, 2015

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL

Endorsed by

Statement of Need

This course is designed to address the most recent innovations in endoscopic procedures for bariatric surgery, advanced revisional surgery, metabolic surgery, and the management of weight regain after bariatric surgery. Learners will gain hands-on experience performing advanced, flexible endoscopy techniques and learn more about the integral role of these procedures in the management of bariatric complications. Learners will discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures with faculty who are experts in their field.

Endorsed by SAGES

This institution meets the guidelines as established in the "Framework for Post-Residency Surgical Education and Training" and is endorsed by the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)."

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Describe approaches and technical issues in various bariatric surgery procedures
• Discuss options for patients experiencing weight regain after bariatric surgery
• Describe techniques for revision of gastric bypass, sleeve, and banding procedures
• Explain laparoscopic and endoscopic management techniques for correcting complications
• Identify new and advanced concepts used to treat obesity and metabolic disease 
Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the continuing educational needs of bariatric surgeons, general surgery residents, MIS fellows, physician extenders, and allied health professionals.

Course Agenda

Course begins on Thursday, March 19  and ends on Saturday, March 21.   Course agenda provides program details which includes endoscopic hands-on lab on the afternoon of March 19 (details also noted below). The welcome reception will be held on March 19 and will be in the Citrus Garden at the hotel (lower level).   All conference rooms for the meeting will be on the main level of the hotel in Medditerannean Salon 6, 7, 8.

Please be advised that advance registration is required to attend the course.

Endoscopic Hands-on Lab - $150

Thursday, March 19 from 2-5:30 pm at the JW Marriott - Medditarrenan Room 1 and 2- UPDATE - Lab Sessions is now FULL

A flexible, endoscopic hands-on lab will cover the role of endoscopic techniques in the management of bariatric complications.   This lab can only accommodate a limited number of participants, so please be sure to register as soon as possible if you are interested.   The lab will focus on:

· Gold Probe, Injection and Clipping
· Stenting and Balloon Dilatation
· Endoscopic Suturing with Overstitch
· Radio Frequency Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus
· Radio Frequency Treatment for GERD in Bariatric Patients

This activity has been approved for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

There will be an additional $150 fee for this three-hour lab.  You must be registered for the course to sign up for the lab. Registration for the lab is limited, so be sure to register as soon as possible.

Video Submissions

Do you have a video about a challenging bariatric surgery case?   Video must be received by March 6 for consideration.
We are accepting video submissions for possible inclusion in the program.  If accepted, you will present the video  in the Video Session.   Course registration is required.   Videos should be a maximum of eight minutes in length and include voice over.  Please submit your video to:

Alfonso Torquati, MD
Duke Metabolic & Weight Loss Surgery Center
407 Crutchfield Street
Durham, NC 27704

or email to:   Dr Alfonso Torquati at alfonso.torquati@duke.edu

To be considered, videos must be received as soon as possible.

Course Presentations