Presentations to National and International Meetings and Conferences 2003 - 2006

Presentations by CORE staff 2003 - 2006

2006

Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Morbid Obesity

23rd - 25th February 2006, Vail Co, USA

Paul O’Brien:

“Systematic review of medium term weight loss following bariatric surgery”

“Erosion following LAGB surgery”

John Dixon:

“Obesity: Effects of the Respiratory System and Asthma”

"Body composition and weight loss: How much weight loss is fat free mass?"

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity – European Chapter.

27th - 29th April 2006, Lyon, France

Paul O’Brien: “Treatment of mild to moderate obesity with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or an intensive medical program.”

Food Science Institute Meeting.

11th July 2006, Adelaide, Australia

John Dixon: “Weight loss: what can we learn from obesity surgery?”

AstraZeneca GI Symposium.

29th July 2006, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O’Brien: “The benefits of weight loss:  A surgical perspective”

III International Symposium in Bariatric Surgery and Medicine.

3rd - 4thAugust 2006, Santiago, Chile.

John Dixon:

“Adjustable gastric banding”

“Complications of banding”

“DVT and PE prophylaxis”

“Comorbidity and quality of life after bariatric surgery”

“Infertility and pregnancy following bariatric surgery”

“Long term outcomes of bariatric surgery”

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).

30th August –2nd September, Sydney, Australia.

Paul O’Brien:

“Does weight loss improve survival: Comparison of a bariatric surgical cohort with an obese community-based control group”

Chair:  “Optimal perioperative care”

“What should be the lowest BMI cut-off for surgery?

John Dixon:

“The metabolic syndrome – Defining the problem”

“Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding”

“Is malnutrition a problem after bariatric surgery?”

“A systematic review of the loss of fat free mass after weight loss following bariatric surgery”

“Excessive day time sleepiness is not associated with obstructive sleep apnoea in obese subjects: Is this another obesity related sleep disorder”

“Falls in GGT levels are associated with improvements in liver histology in obese subjects with NASH”

“Change in body composition with weight loss: Medical and surgical therapies”

Susan Colles:

“Pre-operative weight loss by very-low-energy diet:  Quantitations of changes in liver and abdominal fat by serial imaging”

“Binge Eating Disorder and the Night Eating Syndrome:  Prevalence in subgroups of the Australian population, and association with body weight and psychopathology”

International Congress of Obesity (ICO)

4th – 8th September 2006, Sydney, Australia.

John Dixon: “Assessment of obesity and related co morbidity”

2005

Advances in Minimally Invasive Surgery for Morbid Obesity

24th - 26th February 2005, Lake Tahoe, USA

Paul O'Brien: 

"Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding"

"Hiatal hernia and the Superobese"

"Managing prolapse"

John Dixon:

"Outcomes of nonsurgical weight loss"

"The gut and control of energy balance"

"Diabesity and surgical weight loss"

Visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore

7th - 12th June 2005

Kuala Lumpur

Paul O'Brien: " The challenge of obesity: Is the Lap Band a cure?"

Singapore

Paul O'Brien:

"Infertility and Pregnancy - Impact of Lap Band"

Raffles Hospital

"The problem of obesity and the Lap Band option"

"The Outcomes after Bariatric Surgery in the Morbidly Obese"

Mount Elizabeth Hospital "Obesity and Bariatric Surgery - 2005"

Alexandra Hospital

"Use of Very Low Calorie Diet  in Bariatric Surgery"

Case presentations

Singapore Conference Centre: Public Forum: Obesity and Bariatric Surgery - The Lap Band Option

ASBS meeting

June 2005, Orlando, USA

John Dixon:

"The medical management of Obesity"

"Long-term nutritional problems following bariatric surgery"

"The outcomes of 100 consecutive pregnancies to obese women following laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery"

Australian Liver Foundation: Inaugural scientific meeting

August 2005, Australia

John Dixon: "The effect of weight loss on NAFLD - Bariatric surgery"

Queensland Gastroenterology Society

August 2005, Australia

John Dixon: "Bariatric Surgery and interaction with the Gastroenterologist"

International Federation for the Study of Obesity World Congress

September 2005, Maastricht, The Netherlands

John Dixon:
"Medical therapy for Obesity"

"Indications for Bariatric Surgery: Should there be any changes: Co-morbidity and ethnicity"

"Minimal reporting requirements for weight loss: Current methods not ideal."

2004

Swiss Morbid Obesity Study Group

27th January 2004, Zurich, Switzerland

John Dixon: "Bariatric Surgery: Future in an evidence-based framework"

Ninth World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery

4th - 6th February 2004, Cancun, Mexico

Paul O'Brien:

"Review of restrictive procedures"
"The Australian experience with laparoscopic gastric band"
"Laparoscropic Gastric Banding for morbid obesity"
"Selection and Advantages of Restrictive Procedures"
"Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Learning Center"

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

19th February 2004, Whistler, BC, Canada

Paul O'Brien:

"Adjustable Gastric Banding"
"Overcoming Technical Challenges"

Panel Discussions

  • BPD vs Band vs Bypass
  • Guidelines for Bariatric Program
  • Bariatric Database for Practicing Surgeons
  • Training and Credentialing in Bariatric Surgery
  • Stump the Expert: Challenging Problems

John Dixon:

Panel Discussions

  • Type 2 diabetes and weight loss
  • Effect of obesity surgery on heart and cardiovascular system
  • Nutritional effects of malabsorptive surgery
  • Nutritional effects of gastric bypass
  • The effect of weight loss on type 2 diabetes

Otway division of General Practice Annual Scientific Meeting

13th - 14th March 2004, Melbourne, Australia

John Dixon: "The obesity epidemic and the management of obesity"

Austin Hospital Grand Rounds,

29th April 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "The surgical treatment of obesity - The paradigm has shifted"

Endocrine Society of Australia

2nd May 2004, Gold Coast, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "The surgical treatment of obesity"

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting

3rd - 7th May 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Obesity is a surgical disease"

"Obesity and the Upper GI surgeon"

ASBS Consensus Conference

May 5th - 7th 2004, Washington, USA

John Dixon: "Research update and opportunities"

Royal Australasian College of Physicians Annual Scientific meeting,

17th - 19th May 2004, Canberra, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "A review of current surgical management of obesity"

European Congress of Obesity

26th - 28th May 2004, Prague, Czech Republic

John Dixon: "Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band induces satiety: a randomized crossover study"

IFSO European Symposium

28th - 30th May 2004, Prague, Czech Republic

John Dixon:

"The Motivation for seeking Lap-Band surgery does not influence weight outcomes"

"Optimizing outcomes following Lap-Band placement - Allied Health workshop"

ASEANZ Lipid Research Update Meeting: Cardiologists and Endocrinologists

6th June 2004, Melbourne, Australia

John Dixon: "Options and Outcomes in the Management of Obesity."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery - 21st Annual meeting
15th - 17th June 2004, San Diego, USA

Paul O'Brien: " The management of obesity: a prospective randomised trial of medical versus surgical therapy."

"Bypass versus Banding" Symposium

June 2004, Santiago, Chile

Paul O'Brien:

"Technical aspects of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding"
"Complications after Banding"

"Bariatric surgery in Special Situations"

"Outcomes after Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding"

"Reoperations after previous banding or bypass"

Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity

13th - 15th August 2004, Brisbane, Australia

John Dixon:

"The use of Very Low Calorie Diets in General Practice and Prior to Bariatric Surgery"

"Tips for the Management of Obesity in General Practice"

"A Randomized Controlled Trial of Medical versus Surgical Therapy in the Management of Obesity"

"Sustained Weight Loss in Obese Subject has Benefits that are Independent of Attained Weight"

"The Effect of Weight Loss on Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Daytime Sleepiness and Quality of Life in Subjects with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

"Morbidly Obese Patients Should be pre-oxygenated in the Head Up Position: A Randomised Controlled Study"

"Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Induces Prolonged Satiety Unrelated to Plasma Ghrelin: A Randomised Blinded Crossover Study"

Susie Colles:

Binge eating disorder (BED) and the night eating syndrome (NES): The role and significance of eating disorders in obesity management.

Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) Annual Scientific Meeting

24th - 29th August 2004, Queenstown, New Zealand

Paul O'Brien:

"The management of adolescent obesity"

"Adolescent Obesity - Therapeutic options"

John Dixon:

"Weight Loss - How Much Weight Loss is Enough?"

"Sustained Weight Loss in Obese Subjects has Benefits that are Independent of Attained Weight"

"The Changes in the Metabolic Syndrome with Weight Loss"

"Adolescent Obesity as a health problem"

"Management Of Gastric Band Adjustments: Allied Health Program"

"The Effect of Weight Loss on Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Daytime Sleepiness and Quality of Life in Subjects with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea "

"Morbidly Obese Patients should be Preoxygenated in the Head Up Position: A Randomised Controlled Study "

"Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Induces Prolonged Satiety Unrelated to Plasma Ghrelin: A Randomised Blinded Crossover Study "

IFSO annual scientific Meeting

7th - 9th September 2004, Tokyo, Japan

John Dixon:

"Sustained weight loss in obese subjects has benefits that are independent of attained weight" (John B Dixon, Margaret Anderson, David Cameron-Smith and Paul O'Brien).

American College of Surgeons Scientific Congress.

11th - 14th October 2004, USA

Paul O'Brien:

"Gastric Banding, Bypass or Both"

"Why Lap Band is the preferred treatment for adolescent obesity"

MSD Endocrinology update meeting: Endocrinologists

16th - 17th October 2004, Sydney, Australia

John Dixon: The health benefits of weight loss following surgically induced weight loss.

Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Health Care Symposium

19 - 22nd October 2004, Brisbane, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "The Surgical Treatment of Obesity"

Provincial Surgeons of Australia 40th Annual conference

28th - 31st October 2004,Coffs Harbour, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Weight loss is the most powerful treatment in health care"

"Placing the Lap Band: How it is done and how to get involved"

NAASO Annual Meeting

14th -18th November 2004, Las Vegas, USA

Paul O'Brien:

"A  Randomised Controlled Trial of Medical versus Surgical Therapy in the Management of Obesity"

Swiss Morbid Obesity Study Group: Annual Scientific Meeting

19th November 2004, Zurich, Switzerland

John Dixon:  

"How to optimize patient care following Lap Band placement."

Brazilian Congress of Obesity Surgery

23rd - 27th November 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Paul O'Brien:

"Weight Loss - The most powerful treatment in health care"

"A prospective randomized controlled trial of surgical and non-surgical treatment of obesity"

Video

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding

2003

New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology: Annual Scientific meeting

2nd - 7th September 2003, Queenstown, New Zealand

Paul O'Brien: "Obesity - Our commonest disease; Weight loss - Our best treatment."

Swiss study group for Morbid Obesity

September 2003, Zurich, Switzerland

John Dixon:

"Future directions in the medical treatment of obesity"

"Relief of Obesity comorbidity with weight loss following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding"

International Federation of Surgery for Obesity World Congress

September 2003, Salamanca, Spain

John Dixon:

"Resolution and Improvement of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatic fibrosis with weight loss"

" Important Hematological Micronutrients after Lap-Band® induced weight loss: Who needs supplements?"

American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Meeting

7th November 2003, Miami, USA

John Dixon:

"Bariatric surgery and its influence on diabetes."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery Meeting

17th - 22nd June 2003, Boston, USA

Paul O'Brien:

"A prospective randomised controlled clinical trial of the pars flaccida versus perigastric pathways for the placement of the Lap-Band System.

John Dixon:

"Depression in association with severe obesity: changes with weight loss"

National Congress of the Mexican Society for the Surgery of Obesity

25th - 28th June, 2003, Cancun, Mexico

Paul O'Brien:

"Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding - technique and results"

"Complications of the gastric band - causes and prevention"

"Experience with the Lap-Band System - Ten steps to success"

John Dixon:

"The effect of Bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes"

63rd Annual Scientific meeting of the American Diabetes Association

June 2003, New Orleans, USA

John Dixon:

"Weight loss following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band surgery produces sustained improvements in fasting plasma Glucose and indirect measures of Insulin Sensitivity"

12th European Congress of obesity

May-June 2003, Helsinki, Finland

John Dixon:

"Predicting sleep apnea in the severely obese: Indicators for Polysomnography"

"Improvements in insulin sensitivity and beta cell function (HOMA) with weight loss in the severely obese"

"Depression in association with severe obesity: changes with weight loss"