February 25 - 28, 2019

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas



-- Metabolic/Bariatric Agenda


Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium (MISS) Agenda
Subject to change. Please check back for updates.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Science
Moderator: John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP, Edin

11:45 - 12:00 PM


The Gut Microbiome and Chronic Disease

12:00 - 12:15 PM


Gut Microbiome and Implications in Bariatric Surgery
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

12:15 - 12:30 PM


Obesity and Cancer: Most Underated Comorbidity of Obesity
Daniel P. Schauer, MD

12:30 - 12:45 PM


Q&A/Presidents Panel
(Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Daniel B. Jones, MD; Samer Mattar, MD; John Morton, MD, MPH and Ninh T. Nguyen, MD)

12:45 - 1:45 PM


Lunch Symposium (Non-CME)
A Debate on Outpatient Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Bad Idea or a New Approach?

Faculty: Daniel Cottam, MD
Peter S. Billing, MD
Titus Duncan, MD
David Suh, MD
Sponsored by: Medtronic

1:45 - 2:15 PM


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Hot Topics
Moderator: Philip R. Schauer, MD

2:15 - 2:30 PM


New Data on Cancer Reduction after Bariatric Surgery-Most Underrated Benefit of Bariatric Surgery (Ann Surg 2017)
Daniel P. Schauer, MD

2:30 - 2:50 PM


Special Guest Lecture 
12-Year Weight Loss and Diabetes Remission after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (NEJM 2017) 

Ted Adams, PhD, DrPH

2:50 - 3:05 PM


Motility Misery: Bariatric Surgery and GI Tract Dysmotility
Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS

3:05 - 3:20 PM


Gastric Bypass vs. Gastric Banding 10-Year RCT: Lessons Learned
Ninh T. Nguyen, MD

3:20 - 3:35 PM


Bariatric Surgery and Hypertension. Results of a New RCT
Ricardo Cohen, MD

3:35 - 3:50 PM


Most Promising Endoscopic Therapies
Christopher Thompson, MD

3:50 - 4:05 PM


Long-term Mortality Reduction after Bariatric Surgery: A Mountain of Evidence
Ted Adams, PhD, DrPH

4:05 - 4:20 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
(Ted Adams, PhD, DrPH; Ricardo Cohen, MD; Matthew M. Hutter, MD; Matthew Kroh, MD, FACS; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Daniel P. Schauer, MD; Christopher Thompson, MD)


Access, Quality and Optimizing Outcomes
Moderator: Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

4:20 - 4:35 PM


Key ASMBS Quality Initiatives for 2018
Samer Mattar, MD

4:35 - 4:50 PM


Patient-Reported Outcomes: Next Big Quality Measurement You Must Know
Matthew M. Hutter, MD

4:50 - 5:05 PM


Ambulatory Bariatric Surgery: The New Standard?
John Morton, MD, MPH

5:05 - 5:20 PM


Misunderstanding of Obesity in America: Results of a Survey of the US Population
Samer Mattar, MD

5:20 - 5:35 PM


Update on ASMBSE Enhanced Recovery Initiative: ENERGY
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD

5:35 - 5:50 PM


Status of Medicare for Bariatric Surgery
Bruce M. Wolfe, MD

5:50 - 6:05 PM


Apps to Assist Bariatric Decision Making
Ali Aminian, MD

6:05 - 6:20 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
(Ali Aminian, MD; Robin Blackstone, MD; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Matthew M. Hutter, MD; Samer Mattar, MD; John Morton, MD, MPH; Scott Shikora, MD)


Friday, March 9, 2018

Moderator: Philip R. Schauer, MD

7:15- 8:00 AM


Soaring to New Heights: Communication, Education and Influence with Social Media
Neil Floch, MD

8:00 - 8:15 AM


Endoscopic Management of Leaks and Strictures
Christopher Thompson, MD

8:15  - 8:30 AM


Surgical Management of Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
Alan Wittgrove, MD

8:30 - 8:45 AM


Reoperations after Bariatric Surgery - LABS Follow-up Study
Farah Husain, MD

8:45 - 9:00 AM


Managing Reflux after Sleeve Gastrectomy and Bypass
Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH

9:00 - 9:15 AM


Management of Hypoglycemia after Gastric Bypass
Robin Blackstone, MD

9:15 - 9:30 AM


Special Guest Lecture 
Avoiding Electrocauter Injury: SAGES FUSE Program 

Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS

9:30 - 9:45 AM


Strangest Bariatric Complications I Have Seen/Heard of
Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD

9:45 - 10:00 AM


Review of Videos from IBC: Complications from Bariatric Surgery
Tomasz Rogula, MD

10:00 - 10:15 AM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
(Robin Blackstone, MD; Ricardo Cohen, MD; Farah Husain, MD; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS; Leena Khaitan, MD, MPH; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Tomasz Rogula, MD;  Christopher Thompson, MD; Alan Wittgrove, MD)

10:15 - 10:30 AM




Controversies and New Frontiers
Moderator: John B Dixon, MBBS, PhD, FRACGP, FRCP, Edin

10:30 - 10:45 AM


Simulation and Apps for Training in Bariatric Surgrery
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS

10:45 - 11:00 AM


Endoscopic Small Bowel Metabolic Therapies
Christopher Thompson, MD

11:00 - 11:15 AM


Gastric Wrapping: The Gastric Vest
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS

11:15 - 11:30 AM


Robotics in Bariatrics Surgery: My View
Scott Shikora, MD

11:30 - 11:45 AM


Surgery for NASH: The Next Metabolic Procedure
Philip R. Schauer, MD

11:45 - 12:00 AM


Single Anastomosis Bypass Procedures - Current Status
Scott Shikora, MD

12:00 - 12:15 PM


Reoperative Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes
Ricardo Cohen, MD

12:15 - 12:30 PM


Reoperative Bariatric Surgery: My Advice
Alan Wittgrove, MD

12:30 - 12:45 PM


Current Status and Future Directions for ASMBS
Georgeann Mallory, RD

12:45 - 1:00 PM


Diabetes Surgery Guidelines: Next Steps Toward Full Adoption
Philip R. Schauer, MD

1:00 - 1:15 PM


What's New with Gastric Balloons
Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS

1:15 - 1:30 PM


Q&A/Panel with Faculty
(Ricardo Cohen, MD; Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS; Kenneth G. MacDonald, Jr., MD; Georgeann Mallory, RD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Philip R. Schauer, MD; Scott Shikora, MD Christopher Thompson, MD; Alan Wittgrove, MD)

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