Scientific Programme in Details




Thursday, May 11th

09.00-09.15 Introduction to the Live Surgery Sessions
  Luigi Angrisani, Michel Suter
Live surgeries‘ Directors Vincenzo Pilone, Giovanni De Palma
09.15-10.30 Live Surgery Session I
Chair Luigi Piazza
Moderators Diego Foschi, Alberic Fiennes
  Live Surgery
  Operating Room 1: Laparoscopic Restoration of gastrointestinal continuity after duodenal switch
  Jacques Himpens (Belgium)
  Operating Room 2: Laparoscopic Conversion from Sleeve to Roux-en-Y Bypass
  Kelvin Higa (USA)
15 min Lecture 1: Weight trajectories and microtrajectories in bariatric techniques: time to reassess our options? (ID 88)
Jerome Dargent (France)
15 min Lecture 2: Reversal of Roux-en-gastric bypass: indications and outcomes. One unit’s experience (ID 23)
Jihene El Kafsi (UK)
15 min Lecture 3: A simple procedure for Type 2 Diabetes treatment in non-morbidly obese patients. Preliminary results (ID 117)
John Melissas (Greece)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break/Commercial exhibition
11.00-12.30 Live Surgery Session II
Chairs Ludovico Docimo, Hariloas Pappis
Moderators Mario Musella, Rudolf Weiner
  Live Surgery
  Operating Room 1: Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass + Hiatoplasty
  Michel Suter (Switzerland)
  Operating Room 2: Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy + Hiatoplasty
  Luigi Angrisani (Italy)
  Operating Room 3: Laparoscopic Banded Gastric Bypass
  Mohit Bhandari (India)
15 min Lecture 4: Sleeve gastrectomy - can we still talk about a stand-alone procedure? (ID 75)
Sonja Chiappetta (Germany)
15 min Lecture 5: Single incision sadi-switch : technical aspects and primary results (ID 124)
Jean Louis Allè (France)
12.30-14.00 Lunch & Industry-Sponsored Symposium
14.00-15.30 Live Surgery Session III
Chairs Nicola Scopinaro, Martin Fried
Moderators Maurizio De Luca, Gerhard Prager
  Live Surgery
  Operating Room 1: Endoscopic Transoral Gastric Plication
  Christine Stier (Germany)
  Operating Room 2: Spatz Balloon implantation
  Abdul Azim Abdul Wahab Hussain (Qatar)
15 min Lecture 6: Conversion of gastric banding to laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a single-center of 1290 patients (ID 62)
Isabelle Debergh (Belgium)
15 min Lecture 7: Bariatric surgery does not treat food addiction: it is our ethical responsibility to assist patients in getting help for addiction issues (ID 13)
Connie Stapleton (USA)
15 min Lecture 8: Predictive model of weight loss after RYGB with 60 months of follow-up: a useful tool to manage the post-operative outcomes (ID 42)
Kevin Seyssel (Switzerland)
15.30-16.00 Coffee break/Commercial exhibition
16.00-16.45 Opening Ceremony
Chair Michel Suter
  Introduction: Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Europe, Result of the IFSO Survey
Luigi Angrisani (Italy)
  Differentiating between strategy for prevention and treatment  of obesity
Francesco Rubino (UK)
16.45-17.15 Welcome speeches
  Guido Trombetti (Former Rector of University of University Federico II, Napoli, Italy)
Pietro Forestieri (1st IFSO-EC 2017 Symposium Chairman, Napoli, Italy)
Maria Triassi (Head, Department of Public Health, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy)
Luigi Califano (Head, School of Medicine Federico II University, Napoli, Italy)
Vito Rago (Medical Director, Giovanni Bosco Hospital, ASL Napoli 1, Italy)
17.15-17.45 IFSO-EC Presentation and Awards:
  IFSO-EC scholarship awards handover
Michel Suter (Switzerland)
  EAC-BS Certificates
John Melissas (Greece)
18.00-19.00 Welcome Reception


Friday, May 12th

09.00-11.00 Safety in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Chairs Piero Marini, Martin Fried
Invited papers  
09.00-09.15 Italian Registry
Maurizio De Luca (Italy)
09.15-09.30 UK Registry
Marco Adamo (UK)
09.30-09.45 Scandinavian Obesity Surgery Registry (SOREG results)
Johan Ottosson (Sweden)
09.45-09.55 Pre-operative weight loss
Pierre Fournier (Switzerland)
Free papers  
09.55-10.05 Post LSG solid organ infection (ID 8)
Mohammed Abdelhady (Kuwait)
10.05-10.15 One anastomosis gastric bypass: Preliminary results of 105 cases operated in a Public Institution of Mexico City (ID 19)
Francisco J Campos (Mexico)
10.15-10.25 AIS Channel: an excellence tool for bariatric surgery training (ID 76)
Beatriz Martin-Perez (Spain)
10.25-10.35 Effect of bariatric surgery on cardiovascular risk factors: Single Institution Retrospective Study (ID 136)
Ali Almontasheri (Saudi Arabia)
10.35-10.45 Liver damage after metabolic surgery (ID 61)
Magdalena Eilenberg (Austria)
10.45-10.55 The impact of age on complications in Gastric Bypass (ID 140)
Peter Gerber (Sweden)
10.55-11.00 Discussion
09.00-11.20 Metabolic Mechanisms of Surgeries
Chairs Mirto Foletto, Cynthia-Michelle Borg
Invited papers  
09.00-09.30 Metabolic mechanisms of surgeries - current status
Marco Buter (Switzerland)
09.30-09.45 Gut hormones & intestinal epithelial cell development
Ralph Peterli (Switzerland)
09.45-10.00 Microbiome
Nicola Basso (Italy)
10.00-10.15 Bile-acids
Dimitri Pournaras (UK)
10.15-10.30 Anti-incretines
Geltrude Mingrone (Italy)
Free papers  
10.30-10.40 Probiotics do not improve clinical outcomes following Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery: a randomized double-blind trial (ID 43)
Shiri Sherf Dagan (Israel)
10.40-10.50 Effects of bypass surgery on pancreatic tissue: we're overestimating β-cell loss. The truth about hyperplasia or tumorigenesis risks (ID 145)
Lorea Zubiaga (France)
10.50-11.00 Glycemic variability and oxidative stress are increased in bariatric patients who achieve diabetes remission (ID 144)
Roberta Lupoli (Italy)
11.00-11.10 Type 2 diabetes remission 2 years post Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy: comparison of DiaRem and DiaBetter scores (ID 116)
Andrea Pucci (Italy)
11.10-11.20 Discussion
09.00-11.00 Endoluminal Procedures
Chairs Nicola Di Lorenzo, Dieter Birk
09.00-09.15 Rates of removal of Intragastric balloons due to severe intolerance – A comparative study of three types of balloons in 765 cases over two years (ID 104)
Bakhos Alhaddad (Qatar)
09.15-09.30 Safety and efficacy of a new swallowable intragastric balloon not needing endoscopy:  Early italian experience (ID 66)
Ilaria Ernesti (Italy)
09.30-09.45 “Premature” migration of Elipse intragastric balloon: the first case report (ID 87)
Antonella Santonicola (Italy)
09.45-10.00 Endoscopic revision with Apollo Overstitch ™ for weight regain following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: initial experience (ID 142)
Ariola Hasani (Italy)
10.00-10.15 Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty and redo surgery with Apollo overstitch system: our experience (ID 155)
Andrea Formiga (Italy)
10.15-10.30 Short experience with first POSE procedures (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal) and management of its complications, in Al Ahli Hospital, Qatar (ID 102)
Abdul Azim Hussain (Qatar)
10.30-10.45 Improved postprandial GLP-1 production and glucose malabsorption after endoscopic gastro-intestinal bypass using the cousin stent in the mini-pig (ID 111)
Robert Caiazzo (France)
10.45-11.00 Discussion
11.00-11.30 Coffee break/Commercial Exhibition
11.30-13.00 Sleeve Gastrectomy Festival
Chairs Luigi Angrisani, Rudolf Weiner
11.30-11.40 Is routine screening preoperative esophagogastroduodenscopy required prior to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy? review of 1555 cases (ID 15)
Tamer Saafan (Qatar)
11.40-11.50 Weight loss, reoperations and reflux – 10 years of lap. Sleeve gastrectomy. Our first 100 patients (ID 17)
Daniel Moritz Felsenreich (Austria)
11.50-12.00 Mid-term Follow-up (3 years) of patients with Barrett’s Esophagus after Sleeve Gastrectomy (ID 50)
Ilaria Ernesti (Italy)
12.00-12.10 Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy With Concomitant Hiatal Hernia Repair In Obese Patients: Long Term Results On Gastroesophageal Reflux (ID 141)
Antonella Santonicola (Italy)
12.10-12.20 The effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in reducing the incidence of Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) at an Australian surgical centre (ID 138)
Sabin Smith (Australia)
12.20-12.30 Gerd In Bariatric Surgery - Gerd Really A Contraindication For Sleeve Gastrectomy?  – A Retrospective Analysis (ID 84)
Kamil Yamac (Germany)
12.30-12.40 Long-term results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (ID 36)
Marko Kraljevic (Switzerland)
12.40-12.50 Conservative treatment for sleeve gastrectomy leakage is disappointing, in long term for patients who have initial therapeutic failure or surgical defects (ID 114)
Magalie Devienne (France)
12.50-13.00 Discussion
11.30-13.00 EASO/IFSO-EC Joint Symposium: Mechanism for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance
Chairs Paolo Sbraccia, Alberic Fiennes
11.30-11.45 Changes in food reward and palatability after obesity surgery
Tony Goldstone (UK)
11.45-12.00 Changes in energy expenditure and metabolic adaptation after obesity surgery
Luca Busetto (Italy)
12.00-12.15 Predictors of weight loss and weight maintenance after obesity surgery
Rachel Batterham (UK)
12.15-12.30 Psychological and behavioural aspects of weight maintenance after bariatric surgery
Samantha Scholtz (UK)
12.30-12.45 Bypass and Sleeve: Revision surgery options for weight regainers
Jacques Himpens (Belgium)
12.45-13.00 Weight regain: Biology or Behaviour? Who is a candidate for revision?
Nicola Di Lorenzo (Italy)
11.30-13.00 Comparative Studies
Chairs Paola Iovino, Bart van Wagensveld
Invited papers  
11.30-11.45 Comparative studies sleeve/bypass
Paulina Salminen (Finland)
Free papers  
11.45-11.55 Can sleeve gastrectomy replace gastric bypass as definitive Bariatric surgery ,a study from North East of England (ID 132)
Akeil Samier (Ireland)
11.55-12.05 Bariatric surgery vs lifestyle modification in Class I obesity: 10-year results (ID 95)
Antonio Vitiello (Italy)
12.05-12.15 Comparative evaluation of Pylorus-preserving types of Biliopancreatic Diversion (SADI’s vs. Switch) (ID 67)
Yuri Yashkov (Russia)
12.15-12.25 Laparoscopic one anastomosis band-separated gastric bypass – a randomized controlled trial comparated with one anastomosis  stapler-separated gastric bypass (ID 63)
Oral Ospanov (Kazakhstan)
12.25-12.35 Comparative analysis of different laparoscopic restrictive procedures after failed gastric bypass (ID 99)
Pier Paolo Cutolo (Italy)
12.35-12.45 Retrogastric approach for sleeve gastrectomy through three ports (ID 121)
Ramon Vilallonga (Spain)
12.45-13.00 Discussion
13.00-14.30 Lunch & Industry-Sponsored Symposium
14.30-16.00 IFSO Session  „Obesity Surgery's Best Publications from the European Chapter”
Chairs Nicola Scopinaro, Kelvin Higa
14.30-14.45 Mechanism Underlying the Weight Loss and Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. Review
Ghalia Abdeen (UK)
14.45-15.00 Bariatric Surgery can Lead to Net Cost Savings to Health Care Systems: Results from a Comprehensive European Decision Analytic Model
Oleg Borisenko (Sweden)
15.00-15.15 Indications for Surgery for Obesity and Weight-Related Diseases: Position Statements from the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
Maurizio De Luca (Italy)
15.15-15.30 Bariatric Surgery in Morbidly Obese Adolescents: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Givan F. Paulus (The Netherlands)
15.30-15.45 Metabolic and Hormonal Changes After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Randomized, Prospective Trial
Ralph Peterli (Switzerland)
15.45-16.00 Distalization for enhancement of gastric bypass
Kelvin Higa (USA)
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break/Commercial Exhibition
16.30-18.00 Surgical Options in Treatment of T2DM
Chairs Giuseppe Marinari, Ralph Peterli
16.30-16.45 Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)
Michel Suter (Switzerland)
16.45-17.00 Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG)
Paulina Salminen (Finland)
17.00-17.15 Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD)
Jacques Himpens (Belgium)
17.15-17.30 One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB)
Jean Marc Chevallier  (France)
17.30-17.45 Single Anastomosis Duodeno-Ileostomy (SADI)
Antonio Torres (Spain)
17.45-18.00 Ileal interposition
Alper Celik (Turkey)
16.30-18.00 I.H. Session  “Multidisciplinary Care Team in Multimodal Weight Management Therapy“
Chairs Fausta Micanti, Juan Pujol
Invited papers  
16.30-16.40 Neuroendocrine control of food intake
Silvia Savastano (Italy)
16.40-16.50 Mechanism underlaying postoperative malnutrition
Fabrizio Pasanisi  (Italy)
Free papers  
16.50-17.00 Obesity as a determinant of patient outcome in colorectal cancer surgery (ID 14)
Youri Poelemeijer (The Netherlands)
17.00-17.10 Comparison of nutritional status and neonatal outcomes in pregnant women according to type of bariatric surgery (ID 47)
Daniela Calabrese (France)
17.10-17.20 Improved and more effective algorithms to screen for nutrient deficiencies after bariatric surgery (ID 33)
Sjaak Pouwels (The Netherlands)
17.20-17.30 Do Pre-surgery Eating Habits affect Weight Loss One Year Following a Sleeve Gastrectomy? (ID 55)
Asnat Raziel (Israel)
17.30-17.40 Do bariatric patients follow dietary and lifestyle recommendations during the first postoperative year? (ID 44)
Shiri Sherf Dagan (Israel)
17.40-18.00 Discussion
16.30-18.00 IBC session: 21st International Bariatric Club Symposium
Chairs Cynthia-Michelle Borg, Ramon Vilallonga
16.30-16.35 IBC Update
Cynthia-Michelle Borg (UK)
16.35-16.50 Keynote Lecture: The liver and bariatric surgery
  Antonio Iannelli (Italy)
Free papers  
16.50-17.00 Feasibility of bariatric surgery concomitantly with major hepatic surgery (ID 20)
Jaydeep Palep (India)
17.00-17.10 Successful management of aortogastric fistula post sleeve gastrectomy leak (ID 7)
Asaad Salama (Qatar)
17.10-17.50 Expert Panel Discussion
Extreme Bariatrics – bariatric surgery as a bridge to other surgery and surgery in high risk patients
Case presentation Cynthia-Michelle Borg
Moderator Kelvin Higa
International Experts Marco Adamo, Rosario Bellini, Luca Busetto, Antonio Iannelli, Pietro Maida, Mario Musella, David Nocca, Ramon Vilallonga
Free papers  
17.50-18.00 Chronic renal failure and bariatric surgery: our experience (ID 109)
Marco Del Prete (France)
18.00-19.00 Poster Networking & Industry Symposium
  E-poster Session A: EP01–EP27
Moderator Moataz Bashah (Qatar)
  E-poster Session B: EP28–EP54
Moderator Emilio Manno (Italy)


Saturday, May 13th

09.00-11.00 Revisional Bariatric/Metabolic surgery
Chairs Paolo Gentileschi, John Melissas
09.00-09.20 Key-note lecture: Maximising the health benefits is bariatric surgery
Rachel Batterham (UK)
09.20-09.30 Who should perform revisional surgery (how much experience is enough?)
Kelvin Higa (USA)
09.30-09.40 Is weight insufficient weight loss or weight regain alone an indication for revisional metabolic surgery?
Rosario Bellini (Italy)
09.40-09.50 Managemenet of pts scheduled for revisional surgery (interdisciplinary approach): Rudolf Steffen (Switzerland)
09.50-10.10 Discussion
Free papers  
10.10-10.20 Cancer of the gastric pouch after laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity (ID 56)
Simon van de Vrande (Belgium)
10.20-10.30 Surgical revision in 1000 consecutives Patients Who Had Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity in a Single Center (ID 153)
Mauriello Claudio (Italy)
10.30-10.40 Revisional Bariatric Surgery Following Failed Primery Restrictive Procedures (ID 92)
Hany Abo Shanab (Saudi Arabia)
10.40-10.50 Weight Regain After Vertical Gastric Plication: Sleeve Gastrectomy or Roux en Y Gastric Bypass as a Salvage Procedure? Analysis of the first 100 consecutives (ID 151)
Mauriello Claudio (Italy)
10.50-11.00 5 years result following Resleeve gastrectomy (ID 150)
Patrick Noel (Romania)
09.00-11.00 Gastric-Plication/Robotics
Chairs Cristiano Giardiello, Gerhard Prager
09.00-09.15 Gastric Plication
Martin Fried (Czech Republic)
09.15-09.30 Benefits of Robotics in Bariatric Surgery(Gastric Bypass) (ID 51)
Ashish Vashisth (India)
09.30-09.45 Robotic gastric bypass surgery is safe and efficient: Results of a propensity score matched analysis (ID 129)
Marc Schiesser (Switzerland)
09.45-10.00 Laparoscopic gastric plication instead of sleeve gastrectomy in BPD-DS and SADI operations (ID 80)
Kostyantyn Mylytsya (Ukraine)
10.00-10.15 Under pressure – Incidence of gastric leak following laparoscopic greater curvature plication in a cohort of patients treated for morbid obesity in a single center (ID 74)
Athanasios Pantelis (Greece)
10.15-10.30 Is laparoscopic greater curvature gastric plication a valid surgical option in morbidly obese patients: follow-up of 61 consecutive patients (ID 41)
Henry Atlas (Canada)
10.30-10.45 Totally Robotic MGB/OAGB and RYGBP: Early Experience (ID 126)
Maurizio Grillo (Italy)
10.45-11.00 Discussion
09.30-11.00 Young-IFSO Session: „Young Surgeons and Non-Surgical Specialists in Complex Treatment of Bariatric Patients?"
Chairs Vincenzo Borrelli, Karin Dolezalova
09.30-09.40 The impact of preoperative investigations on the management of bariatric patients; results of a cohort of more than 1100 cases (ID 35)
Romano Schneider (Switzerland)
09.40-09.50 Outcomes after surgery with respect to approval or delay at psychological assessment prior surgery (ID 119)
Jitka Herlesova (Czech Republic)
09.50-10.00 Imperfect obesity metrics: Should we use measures other than BMI in adolescent bariatric surgical patients? (ID 96)
Andrew Beamish (UK)
10.00-10.10 Five-year outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy effect on pre-diabetic, diabetic patients with morbid obesity; a comparison between Qatari adults and adolescents (ID 70)
Nesreen Khidir (Qatar)
10.10-10.20 Laparoscopic conversion of failed sleeve gastrectomy: a comparison between Mini-Gastric Bypass and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (ID 77)
Sonja Chiappetta (Germany)
10.20-10.30 Utility of transient elastography in assessment of non- alcoholic fatty liver disease in morbidly obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery (ID 68)
Harshit Garg (India)
10.30-10.40 Role of dexa in evaluating fat cells with insulin resistance in obese patients of women undergoing sleeve gastrectomy (ID 139)
Yong Wang (China)
10.40-11.00 Discussion
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break/Commercial Exhibition
11.30-13.00 Long-term Outcomes (> 10 years) in Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery
Chairs Nicola Scopinaro, Rachel Batterham
11.30-11.45 Gastric banding
Ralph Peterli (Switzerland)
11.45-12.00 Gastric bypass
Michel Suter (Switzerland)
Free papers  
12.00-12.15 10 Years Follow-Up After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Results In A Monocentric Series (ID 154)
Lidia Castagneto Gissey (Italy)
12.15-12.30 Long term quality of life after roux y gastric bypass: experience of a French bariatric center (ID 46)
Daniela Calabrese (Italy)
12.30-12.40 Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: 10-14 years follow up experience (ID 149)
Ariola Hasani (Italy)
12.40-12.50 Clinical outcome, patient satisfaction and quality of life in bilio-intestinal bypass: a ten-year follow-up study (ID 105)
Elisa Reitano (Italy)
12.50-13.00 Discussion
11.30-13.00 Video session: How I  do it
Chairs Vincenzo Bruni, Rudolf Weiner
11.30-11.45 Sleeve gastrectomy
David Nocca (France)
11.45-11.55 Stapler Misfire During Sleeve Gastrectomy- Management (ID 53)
Ashish Vashistha (India)
11.55-12.05 Resleeve and hiatal Hernioplasty in patient with chronic disfagia (ID 127)
Maurizio Grillo (Italy)
12.05-12.15 Revisional surgery for complex delayed complications of a sleeve gastrectomy (ID 34)
Jihene El Kafsi (UK)
12.15-12.25 Laparoscopic reanastomosis after RYGB and stenosis of the gastrojejunal anastomosis (ID 37)
Christian Pizzera (Austria)
12.25-12.35 Laparoscopic, reversable  gastric  bay-pass  with  fundectomy  and esplorable stomach (ID 107)
Giovanni Lesti (Italy)
12.35-13.00 Discussion
11.30-13.00 MOSS/GOSS Round Table: Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean Countries: current status and future projects under IFSO’s umbrella
Chairs Luigi Angrisani
Moderators Kelvin Higa, Abdul Azim Abdul Wahab Hussain
Panelists Moataz Bashaa (Qatar)
  Jean-Marc Chevallier  (France)
  Nicola Di Lorenzo (Italy)
  Nesreen Khidir (Sudan)
  John Melissas (Greece)
  Davor Mendrila (Croatia)
  Khalid Mirza (Saudi Arabia)
  Marios Pedonomou (Cyprus)
  Tadeja Pintar (Slovenia)
  Juan Pujol (Spain)
  Eren Taskin (Turkey)

last update 13.4. 2017