Program

March 26, 2018
  • Registration

    March 26, 2018  8:00 am - 8:45 am Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Centre, Christ Church, University of Oxford


  • Welcome & Introduction

    March 26, 2018  8:45 am - 9:05 am Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    The Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy (Dean: Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK)
    Mr. Haris Khwaja (Christ Church, University of Oxford & Phoenix Health, UK)
    Mr. Bruno Sgromo (University of Oxford, UK)
    Professor Tomasz Rogula (University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, USA)


  • Key Note Lectures

    March 26, 2018  9:10 am - 10:45 am Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Mr. Haris Khwaja (Christ Church, University of Oxford & Phoenix Health, UK)

    Moderators: Professor Sir Peter Morris AC (University of Oxford & Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK) & Professor Freddie Hamdy (University of Oxford, UK)

    910 – 925
    Evolution of Laparoscopic Surgery in the United Kingdom
    The Lord Bernard Ribeiro CBE (Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK)

    930 – 945
    What makes an Excellent Surgeon?
    Sir Barry Jackson (Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK)

    950 – 1005
    How to Evaluate and Improve the Quality of Evidence in Surgery
    Mr. Simon Knight (Royal College of Surgeons of England & University of Oxford, UK)

    1010 – 1025
    Research Misconduct in Surgery: an Editors’ Perspective
    Professor Scott Shikora (Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard University, USA)

    1030 – 1045
    Lessons Learned from 25 years of Bariatric Surgery
    Professor Michel Gagner (Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada & Florida International University, USA)


  • Metabolic Session 1

    March 26, 2018  10:50 am - 12:30 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Mr. Bruno Sgromo (University of Oxford, UK)
    Moderators: Professor Francesco Rubino (Kings College, London, UK) & Professor Scott Shikora (Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard University, USA)

    1050 –1110 Latest Breakthroughs in Diabetic Pharmacotherapy & Pre-operative Strategies to Optimise Glycaemc Control in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetic Patients undergoing Metabolic Surgery
    Dr. Garry Tan (University of Oxford, UK)

    1115 –1130 Delivering Durable Control of Type 2 Diabetes in the Morbidly Obese: Do we have all the necessary surgical data?
    Professor Miguel Herrera (National Institute of Nutrition Salvador Zubiran and the ABC Hospital, Mexico City, Mexico)

    1135–1150 Re-defining the Future of Metabolic Surgery in the Obese Asian Patient
    Dr. Chih Kun Huang (E-DA General Hospital; China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan)

    1155 – 1210 Psychological Aspects of Patients undergoing Metabolic Surgery Vs Bariatric Surgery
    Professor Blanca Rios (Hospital Angeles Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico)

    1215– 1230 Latest Public Health Strategies to Manage the Diabesity Pandemic
    Professor John Wass (University of Oxford, UK)


  • LUNCH & COFFEE

    March 26, 2018  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm The Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


  • Metabolic Session 2

    March 26, 2018  2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Dr. Liza Maria Pompa Gonzalez (LIMARP International Centre of Excellence, Tijuana, Mexico)

    1400 – 1420
    Experts’ Forum: ‘The operation of choice in Morbidly Obese Type 2 Diabetic Patients is?’

    Chairs: Professor Bruno Dillemans (AZ Sint-Jan Hospital, Bruges, Belgium) & Professor Francesco Rubino (Kings College, London, UK)

    Christine Ren Fielding (USA), Tarek Mahdy (UAE), Ali Alhamdani (UK), Audun Sigurdsson (Iceland), Alper Celik (Turkey), Francisco Campos (Mexico), Michel Gagner (Canada), Rosario Bellini (Italy)


  • Obesity & Hernia Session

    March 26, 2018  2:25 pm - 3:00 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Mr. Haris Khwaja (Christ Church, University of Oxford & Phoenix Health, UK)

    Moderator: Professor Rui Ribeiro (Centro Hospital of Lisbon Central EPE, Portugal)

    1425 – 1440
    Should Abdominal Wall Reconstruction be Performed Before, During or After Bariatric Surgery?
    Mr. Ciaran Walsh (Wirral University Hospital NHS Trust & University of Liverpool, UK)

    1445 – 1500
    Advances in Mesh Fixation in Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair in the Obese
    Dr. Jan Kukleta (Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland)


  • Endoscopic Session

    March 26, 2018  3:05 pm - 4:00 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Endoscopic Session

    Chair: Mr. Evangelos Efthimiou (Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Imperial College London, UK)

    Moderators: Dr. Christine Stier (University Hospital Wurzburg, Germany) & Professor Manoel Galvao Neto (9th of July Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil & Florida International University, USA)

    1505 – 1520
    Intra-gastric Balloons for Obesity: Lessons Learned from the past 20 Years
    Professor Alfredo Genco (University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy)

    1525 – 1540
    Endoscopic Perspectives on Type 2 Diabetes Treatment including Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing
    Professor Manoel Galvao Neto ((9th of July Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil & Florida International University, USA)

    1545 – 1600
    Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty: Re-defining the Role of Therapeutic Bariatric Endoscopy
    Professor Barham Abu Dayyeh (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA)


  • Endoscopic Session Debate: ‘Adjustability of Intra-gastric Balloons after Insertion is Advantageous’

    March 26, 2018  4:05 pm - 4:35 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    The Motion:

    ‘Adjustability of Intra-gastric Balloons after Insertion is Advantageous’

    Debate Chair: Dr. Philip Gan (St. John of God & Southwest Healthcare Hospitals, Australia)

    Debate Moderator: Professor Jose Rodriguez (Hospital Star Medica Juarez, Mexico)

    FOR: Dr. Jeffrey Brooks (Spatz FGIA, Inc. New York, USA)

    AGAINST: Dr. Christine Stier (University Hospital Wurzburg, Germany)


  • COFFEE

    March 26, 2018  4:40 pm - 5:05 pm Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Centre, Christ Church, University of Oxford


  • Endoscopic Session Experts’ Forum: ‘Should Primary Endoluminal Therapies for the High Risk, Mega-obese Patient (BMI > 70 kg/m2) be considered before Bariatric Surgery?’

    March 26, 2018  5:10 pm - 5:30 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chairs: Dr. Christine Stier (University Hospital Wurzburg, Germany)
    Alonso Alvarado (Panama), Moataz Bashah (Qatar), Sonja Chiappetta (Germany), Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil), Eren Taskin (Turkey), George Fielding (USA), Francisco Campos (Mexico), Eduardo Grecco (Brazil)


  • Mini-gastric Bypass/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass Session

    March 26, 2018  5:35 pm - 5:50 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Professor Safwan Taha (Mediclinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

    Moderator: Professor Rui Ribeiro (Centro Hospital of Lisbon Central EPE, Portugal)

    1730 – 1745
    Why has MGB/OAGB taken nearly 20 years to become accepted as a mainstream bariatric operation?
    Professor Mario Musella (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)

    1750 – 1805
    Latest Randomised Control Trial Comparing MGB/OAGB, LRYGB and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Dr. Muffazal Lakdawala (Saifee Hospital, Mumbai, India)


  • Mini-gastric Bypass/One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass Session Debate: ‘Bile Reflux in MGB/OAGB is of Clinical Significance’

    March 26, 2018  6:10 pm - 6:40 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    The Motion:

    ‘Bile Reflux in OAGB/MGB is of Clinical Significance’

    Debate Chair: Mr. Ashok Menon (Phoenix Health, UK)

    Debate Moderator: Professor Mohey Elbanna (Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt)

    FOR: Professor Scott Shikora (Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard University, USA)

    AGAINST: Professor Laurent Layani (Fujairah Hospital, UAE)


  • Closing Remarks

    March 26, 2018  6:45 pm - 6:45 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Mr. Bruno Sgromo (UK) & Mr. Haris Khwaja (UK)


  • DINNER

    March 26, 2018  7:45 pm - 10:00 pm The Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


March 27, 2018
  • Registration

    March 27, 2018  8:15 am - 8:50 am Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Centre, Christ Church, University of Oxford


  • Welcome

    March 27, 2018  8:50 am - 8:55 am Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre Christ Church

    Professor Tomasz Rogula (University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University, USA) & Mr. Bruno Sgromo (Univerity of Oxford, UK)


  • Key Note Lectures

    March 27, 2018  9:00 am - 10:15 am Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre Christ Church

    Chair: Mr. Bruno Sgromo (University of Oxford, UK)

    Moderators: Professor Christine Ren Fielding (New York University Langone Medical Centre, USA) & Professor Ariel Ortiz Lagardere (Obesity Control Centre, Tijuana, Mexico)

    900 – 915
    Why Oxford University is a Global Leader in Research?
    Professor Freddie Hamdy (University of Oxford, UK)

    920 – 935
    Why does Type 2 Diabetes go into Remission after Metabolic Surgery: A Peak inside the Mitochondria
    Professor Walter Pories (East Carolina University, USA)

    940 – 955
    Endo-robotic surgery: Pushing the Limits of Interventional Endoscopy
    Professor Manoel Galvao Neto (9th of July Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil & Florida International University, USA)

    1000 – 1015
    Surgical Registries: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Dr. Peter Walton (Dendrite Clinical Systems, Henley, UK)


  • Obesity, End Organ Disease and Transplantation Session

    March 27, 2018  10:20 am - 11:35 am Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Professor Sir Peter Morris AC (University of Oxford, UK)

    Moderators: Professor Alfredo Genco (University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy) & Mr. Bruno Sgromo (University of Oxford, UK)

    1020 – 1035
    Expedited Pathways for Obese Patients Awaiting Renal Transplantation
    Mr. Bruno Sgromo (University of Oxford, UK)

    1040 – 1055
    Obesity and Renal/Pancreas Transplantation
    Professor Peter Friend (University of Oxford, UK)

    1100 – 1115
    Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Markers of Progression
    Dr. Jeremy Cobbold (University of Oxford, UK)

    1120 – 1135
    Obesity, NASH and Liver Transplantation
    Professor Jeremy Tomlinson (University of Oxford, UK)


  • Hot Topics Session

    March 27, 2018  11:40 am - 12:35 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chairs: Mr. Nicholas Maynard (University of Oxford, UK) & Mr. Simon Dexter (St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK)

    1140 – 1155
    Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer: Background and Current British Guidelines
    Dr. Elizabeth Bird Lieberman (University of Oxford, UK)

    1200 – 1215
    Comparative Outcomes of a Multi-centre Study of Conversion of Gastric Band to Mini-gastric Bypass, LRYGB and Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Professor Juan Pujol Rafols (Clinica Tres Torres, Barcelona, Spain)

    1220 – 1235
    Haemostatic Agents in Sleeve Gastrectomy: Do they make a Difference?
    Professor Tomasz Rogula (University Hospitals & Case Western Reserve University. USA)


  • LUNCH & COFFEE

    March 27, 2018  12:45 pm - 2:00 pm The Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


  • Futuristic Session

    March 27, 2018  2:05 pm - 2:40 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair: Dr. Diana Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (Hospital Angeles Pedregal, Mexico City, Mexico)

    1405 – 1415
    Virtual Reality Training in Bariatric Surgery
    Professor Ariel Ortiz Lagardere (Obesity Control Centre, Tijuana, Mexico)

    1420 – 1435
    Robotic Revisional Bariatric Surgery in the 22nd Century
    Dr. Sergey Lyass (Cedars Sinai Medical Centre and Marina Del Rey Hospital, Los Angeles, USA)


  • Controversies in Sleeve Gastrectomy Session

    March 27, 2018  2:45 pm - 3:55 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chair:Professor George Fielding (New York University Langone Medical Centre, USA)

    Moderators:Dr. Mariano Palermo (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) & Professor Andrei Keidar (Ben Gurion University & Assuta Ashdod Public Hospital, Israel)

    1440 – 1455
    Global Confusion about Staple Line Reinforcement in Sleeve Gastrectomy: the First Report from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)
    Professor Michel Gagner (Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada & Florida International University, USA)

    1500 – 1515
    Pushing Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy to the Limit
    Mr. Simon Dexter (St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK)

    1520 – 1535
    Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in the Awake Patient
    Dr. Hayssam Fawal (Makassed General Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon)

    1540 – 1555
    Multi-factorial Mechanisms of Sleeve Leak & Treatment Options - What’s new in 2018?
    Dr. Patrick Noel (The American Surgecenter, Abu Dhabi, UAE)


  • 'Controversies in Sleeve Gastrectomy' Session Debate: ‘The Effects of Reflux after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy may have Negative Implications for the Future of the Operation’

    March 27, 2018  4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    The Motion:

    ‘The Effects of Reflux after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy may have negative implications for the future of the operation’

    Debate Chair: Dr. Richard Peterson (University of Texas San Antonio, USA)

    Debate Moderator: Professor George Fielding (New York University Langone Medical Centre, USA)

    FOR: Professor Alfredo Genco (University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy)

    AGAINST: Professor Catalin Copaescu (Ponderas Hospital, Bucharest, Romania)


  • COFFEE

    March 27, 2018  4:30 pm - 4:55 pm Sir Michael Dummett Exhibition Centre, Christ Church


  • 'Controversies in Sleeve Gastrectomy' Session Debate: ‘Staple Line Reinforcement with Buttressing Should be the Standard of Care in Sleeve Gastrectomy’

    March 27, 2018  5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    The Motion:

    ‘Staple Line Reinforcement with Buttressing Should be the Standard of Care
    in Sleeve Gastrectomy’

    Debate Chair: Miss Adriana Rotundo (Royal Stoke Hospital, UK)

    Debate Moderator: Professor Scott Shikora (Brigham & Womens Hospital, Harvard University, USA)

    FOR: Professor Michel Gagner (Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada & Florida International University, USA)

    AGAINST:Professor David Kerrigan (Phoenix Health, UK)


  • Experts’ Video Session: Bleeding Disasters in the Bariatric Surgery Operating Room

    March 27, 2018  5:35 pm - 6:05 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Chairs: Professor Antonio Claudio Jamel Coelho (Barralife Medical Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) & Professor Richard Peterson (University of Texas San Antonio, USA)

    Video Session #1: Aortic Injury During Optical Trocar Insertion
    Ali Almuntashery (Saudi Arabia), Shafiq Javed (UK), Imran Abbas (UAE) Hasan Husien Jalamneh (Jordan), Sanjay Agrawal (UK), Michel Gagner (Canada), Khaled Gawdat (Egypt), George Fielding (USA)

    Video Session #2: Massive Venous Haemorrhage During Laparoscopic Gastric Band Removal
    Wah Yang (China), David Kerrigan (UK), Mohammad Hadad (UAE). Alaa Abbass (Egypt), Liza Maria Pompa Gonzalez (Mexico), Bhandari Mohit (India), Nissin Nahmias (USA), Christine Ren-Fielding (USA), Ashraf Haddad (Jordan)


  • Closing Remarks

    March 27, 2018  6:05 pm - 6:05 pm Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre, Christ Church

    Mr. Bruno Sgromo (UK) & Mr. Haris Khwaja (UK)


  • Pre-Banquet Drinks Reception

    March 27, 2018  7:15 pm - 7:45 pm The Ante-Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


  • SPEECHES

    March 27, 2018  7:55 pm - 8:15 pm The Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


  • DINNER

    March 27, 2018  8:15 pm - 10:00 pm The Hall, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK


  • BUTTERY BAR

    March 27, 2018  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm