Presentations to National and International Meetings and Conferences 2007

Presentations by CORE staff in 2007

The 7th Annual Minimally Invasive Surgical Symposium

19th - 24th February 2007, Snowbird, Utah, USA

Paul O'Brien:

"Survival benefits of gastric banding."

"Reoperation techniques - gastric banding"

"New LAP-BANDs in the USA"


John Dixon:

"Morbid Obesity Surgery"


Diabetes Surgery Summit

29th - 31st March 2007, Rome, Italy

John Dixon:

"Effect of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding on T2DM: Summary of clinical studies and RCTs"

"LAGB vs conventional medical treatment: a RCT"

"Current and future clinical trials - Panel Discussion"


Stockholm Obesity Days

3rd - 5th May 2007, Stockholm, Sweden

"Australian experience with Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding"


Royal Australian College of Physicians

7th - 11th May 2007, Christchurch, New Zealand

"Bariatric Surgery: How does it work and where are we going?"

"Bariatric Surgery: Is there a place for treating adolescents?"


Royal Australian College of Surgeons Symposium: Affluenza: The epidemic of ‘diabesity'.
8th May 2007, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "Bariatric Surgery: outcomes and comparisons with other anti-obesity treatment"


The Obesity Alliance Group at University of Texas South Western Medical Centre

10th May 2007, Texas, USA.

Paul O'Brien "Diabesity and weight loss: An approach to a solution"


Department of Surgery at University of Texas South Western Medical Centre

16th May 2007, Texas, USA.

Paul O'Brien:

"Lap-Band outcomes: effects on health and survival"

"Lap-Band outcomes: effects on health and survival"

Paul O'Brien: "Obesity, Weight Loss and the Lap Band"


Allergan AP Band Launch

14th June 2007, Santiago, USA.

Paul O'Brien: "Lap-Band AP system: the Australian experience"


American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) Annual Meeting.

11th - 16th June 2007, San Diego, CA, USA

John Dixon:

 "Band adjustments: how, when, where and why"

"Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding complications"


Australian Medical Aid Foundation Symposium on Morbid Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome.

11th August 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

Paul O'Brien: "Morbid Obesity: Is surgery the answer ?"


Primary Care Physicians Obesity Symposium

22nd August 2007, Dallas, Texas, USA

Paul O'Brien: "Morbid obesity, weight loss and the effectiveness of Lap-Band placement"


Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity (ASSO) Annual Scientific Meeting

31st August - 2nd September 2007, Canberra, Australia

John Dixon:

 "Surgically induced loss of weight for management of type-2 diabetes: Randomised Trial"

"Symptoms of depression are associated with high CRP concentrations in obese subjects"

"Delayed introduction of solid feeding reduces child overweight and obesity at 10 years" (for Kelly Seach)

"A systematic review of the percentage change in visceral versus subcutaneous abdominal fat during weight loss"


Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes and Morbid Obesity Workshop

4th September 2007, Porto, Portugal

"The effect of weight loss on diabetes - LAGB"


International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO) International Symposium

5th - 8th September 2007, Porto, Portugal

Symposium: Surgical Treatment and the Metabolic Syndrome

Paul O'Brien: "Gastric banding and the Metabolic Syndrome"


John Dixon

"Weight loss and type 2 diabetes"

"Centres of excellence"


Charing Cross hospital

26th September 2007, London, UK

Paul O'Brien: "Diabetes, the Metabolic Syndrome and the Lap-Band system"


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

14th-16th November 2007, Bunker Bay Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Failure after gastric banding"

"Bariatric surgery and survival: Does weight loss save lives?"


John Dixon:

"The Metabolic Syndrome, How does fat cause the metabolic syndrome"

"Depression is independently associated with raised CRP levels in severely obese patients"

"Type 2 Diabetes RCT - Lap-Band vs. Conventional Therapy"


New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology
21st - 23rd November 2007, Christchurch NZ

Paul O'Brien:

"Obesity, weight loss and gastrointestinal disease"

"Outcomes after surgery for obesity"