Presentations to National and International Meetings and Conferences 2008

Presentations by CORE staff in 2008

8th Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

18th - 23rd February 2008, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Paul O'Brien:

"Weight Loss and Mortality: Can we save the Whale?"

"Prolapse after prolapse: What next?"


Wendy Brown:

"Obesity and cancer"

"Oesophageal function following LAGB"

Debate: Sleeve gastrectomy is an acceptable bariatric procedure - negative.


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting

12th - 16th May 2008, Hong Kong

Paul O'Brien:

Keynote Lecture: "Lose Weight - Gain Health: The Evolution and Revolution of Bariatric Surgery"

"The Expert View - How, why and when do I do it."

"Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding"

 "Introducing a New Technology - Lessons from Bariatric Surgery"

 "The LAP-BANDTM AP System"

 "The NERD Technique for LAGB Replacement after Prolapse"


Wendy Brown:

"Reflux in the Obese is best treated with the Lap-Band"

"The High Risk Bariatric Patient should have a Lap-Band"


American Gastroenterological Association - Digestive Diseases Week

17th - 22nd May 2008, San Diego, USA

Paul Burton: "Understanding the Physiology of the LAP-BAND using high resolution video manometry"


Presentation to Federal Ministerial Senate Inquiry on Obesity

20th June 2008, Canberra, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Improved Public Access"


Allergan - Obesity Symposium

26th - 27th July 2008, Gold Coast, Australia

" Erosions"

"The LAP-BAND AP System Outcomes"

"Symmetrical Pouch Dilatation"


  • Clinical Dilemmas
  • Re-operations
  • Research

Endocrine Society of Australia Symposium on Obesity

27th August 2008, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss Surgery"


Imperial College Symposium: Treatments for Obesity in Females with Subfertility

10th September 2008, London, UK

Wendy Brown" Outcomes of Pregnancy following Bariatric Surgery"


International Federation for Surgery of Obesity, 13th World Congress

24th - 27th September 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Paul O'Brien:

"Lose Weight - Live Longer"

"Prolapse, Slippage and Symmetrical Enlargements: Prevention and Treatment"

"LAGB or Sleeve Gastrectomy: A Debate"


Launch of the Monash University Initiative on Obesity

1st October 2008, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "Weight Loss - The Best Medicine"


Primary Care Physicians Symposium

29th October 2008, Dallas Texas

Paul O'Brien: "Outcomes after weight loss in the obese"


Sydney Upper GI Society Annual Meeting

15th November 2008, Sydney, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Obese Refluxers should have a LAGB"


Australian Cardiovascular Nurses Association Annual conference

December 2008, Melbourne, Australia

Paul Burton: "Obesity, weight loss and cardiovascular risk"