Presentations to National and International Meetings and Conferences 2009

Presentations by CORE staff in 2009

Minimally Invasive Surgical Symposia

February, 2009, Lake Tahoe, USA

Wendy Brown:

"The vagus and satiety"


AstraZeneca Cardiovascular Specialists Symposium

28th February - 1st March 2009, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Obesity: Current therapeutics strategies"


Duke at Disney

5th - 7th March 2009, Orlando, Florida

Paul O'Brien:  

"Survival after Bariatric Surgery"

"Cost-effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery"

"What's New with the Lap-Band"

"Band Failures - What to do"


Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting

25th - 27th March, 2009 Cairns, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Severe Obesity in Adolescents: A Randomized Trial comparing Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding or an Intensive Medical Program"

Wendy Brown:

"Erosions following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding"

"LAGB Literature review"

Melissa Hayden: "Depression, the BDI and psychiatric illnesses in obese patients presenting for bariatric surgery."

Paul Burton:

"Gastric Emptying and Oesophageal Transit in Lap-Band Patients"

"The physiology and pathophysiology of laparoscopic adjustable gastric bands:"

Kristine Egberts: "

Is Physical Activity Important for Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery? A Systematic Review"


American Institute of Gastric Banding: Meeting with Primary Care Physicians

30th April 2009, Houston, USA

Paul O'Brien:

"Obesity, weight loss surgery and health outcomes"


American College of Surgeons 63rd Annual Meeting of Chilean Chapter

3rd- 7th May 2009, Santiago, Chile

Paul O'Brien:            

"The effect of weight loss on survival: A powerful benefit"

"Gastric banding: Complications and their management"

"Techniques of LAGB aftercare: How to optimize the outcome"

"Adolescent obesity: the problem and the solution"

"Gastric banding: Key features of surgical technique"


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress,

6th - 8th May 2009, Brisbane, Australia

Wendy Brown:

"Managing concentric pouch dilatation"

"Making sense of band adjustments"


Royal Melbourne Hospital Endocrine Grands Rounds

22nd June 2009, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Weight loss for the overweight with type 2 diabetes: A randomised controlled trial"

Bariatric Surgery Ground Rounds,

13th July 2009, Melbourne, Australia

Paul O'Brien:

"Revisional Bariatric Surgery: When? How? Pitfalls."


Australian Gastroenterology Week

21st - 23rd October 2009, Sydney, Australia

Wendy Brown:

"Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents; is it on?"

"The physiology of the LAGB at the OG junction"


Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Conference 

23rd - 25th October 2009, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown:  

"How the LAGB works - good and bad"


Alfred Hospital Coalface Meeting

30th - 31st October 2009,  Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown:  

"LAGB emergencies in General Surgery"