Take advantage of the Focused Practice Designation (FPD) Course in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBS) during the ASMBS Weekend Meeting in New Orleans. Join the hundreds of ASMBS members who have already attained FPD in MBS through the American Board of Surgery (ABS). This comprehensive preparatory review course is meticulously tailored to enhance comprehension of crucial topics within metabolic and bariatric surgery. Beyond broadening knowledge about obesity and its treatments, attendees will be primed for success in the ABS – FPD examination. The course itinerary encompasses 24 succinct yet thorough lectures, along with a session dedicated to high-yield pearls review. These sessions span a total of 9 hours and are led by an array of preeminent content specialists and surgical educators. This activity qualifies for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Sustain a current grasp of pivotal MBS concepts.
  2. Remain updated on the evolving evidence related to the underlying mechanisms of obesity.
  3. Exhibit comprehension of both medical and surgical approaches to obesity management.
  4. Assess best practices in intra-operative and peri-operative care for MBS patients.
  5. Demonstrate understanding of patient selection criteria and recognize indications and contraindications for treatment.
  6. Validate enhanced knowledge of protocols for addressing short and long-term complications.
  7. Strengthen existing awareness of the broader impact of MBS on associated conditions, overall well-being, and longevity.

8:00am Welcome Remarks and FDP Course Introduction
Adrian Dan, MD; Ann Rogers, MD
8:15am Pathophysiology of Obesity and Major Comorbid Conditions
Faiz Shariff, MD
8:30am Epidemiology and Genetics of Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome
Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
8:45am Physiologic and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Metabolic Surgery
Philip R. Schauer, MD
9:00am Pharmacotherapy and Other Non-Surgical treatment for obesity
Rachel L Moore, MD FACS Dipl.ABOM
9:15am Question and Answer
9:30am Indications for Surgery for Treatment of Obesity and DM2
9:45am Patient Selection and Pre-Operative Evaluation/Optimization
Vamsi V. Alli, MD
10:00am Peri-Operative Optimization and Anesthesia Considerations/ERAS
Brandon T Grover, DO FACS FASMBS
10:15am Peri-operative Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Rana Pullatt, MD
10:30am Question and Answer
10:45am Procedures of Historical Interest/LAGB
Ann Rogers, MD
11:00am High Risk Medical, Surgical and Psychologic Conditions
S. Julie-Ann Lloyd, MD/PhD
11:15am Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Variations
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD FACS FASMBS Dipl ABOM
11:30am Duodenal Switch Procedures and SADI-S
Vivek Prachand, MD FACS
11:45am Question and Answer
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Optimization and Management and Peri-Operative Conditions
1:15pm Diagnosis and Management of Short-Term Complications
Tanyaradzwa Kajese, MD FACS FASMBS
1:30pm Diagnosis and Management of Long-Term Complications
Christopher Daigle, FACS FASMBS MD
1:45pm MBS Impact on Weight and Weight Related Complications
Samer Mattar, MD FASMBS
2:00pm Question and Answer
2:15pm Re-Operative and Revisional Operations
Jamie P. Loggins, FACS FASMBS MD
2:30pm MBS Impact on Cardio-Metabolic Health and Type 2 Diabetes
Tammy Kindel, MD PhD
2:45pm MBS Impact and Disease Prevention and Longevity
3:00pm Body Contouring and Abdominal Wall/Hernia Reconstruction
Logan Mellert, DO FACOS FACS
3:15pm Question and Answer
3:30pm Nutritional Considerations for Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery
3:45pm Behavioral Health
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
4:00pm Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Rami Lutfi, MD
4:15pm Special Populations and Situations in Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery
Michael Cook, MD FACS
4:30pm Question and Answer
4:45pm High Yield Pearls in Bariatric Surgery
Adrian Dan, MD
5:00pm Adjourn