Presentations to National and International Meetings and Conferences 2011

Presentations by CORE staff in 2011

University of Texas South Western Research Symposium

28th January 2011, Texas, USA

Paul O'Brien: "Gastric Banding: Mechanisms and Effects"


Cardiovascular Specialists Symposium

12th - 13th February 2011, Sydney, Australia

Paul O'Brien: "Bariatric Surgery: Who? When? How?"


International Society For Diseases of the Esophagus, Australasian Section, Australian and New Zealand Gastric and Oesophageal Surgery Association

17th - 19th February, Hobart, Australia

Wendy Brown: "A surgeon operated on me 3 months ago, and my reflux is back.  What now?"

Paul Burton: "Reflux after gastric banding - is it a problem?"


The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and related metabolic disorders - Asia Pacific Chapter (IFSO-APC) & Japanese Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and related metabolic disorders (JSSO) Congress 2011

22nd - 25th February 2011, Hokkaido, Japan

Wendy Brown: "Multidisciplinary care in Adolescents undergoing Bariatric Surgery"


The Aviation Medical Society Annual Meeting

5th March 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Weight loss and health changes following bariatric surgery"


4th Tri-Nations Symposium in Gastroenterology

23rd - 26th March 2011, Margaret River, WA

Paul O'Brien: "Bariatric Surgery: Mechanisms and Outcomes"


Melbourne Upper GI Surgical Group

4th April 2011, Melbourne Australia

Wendy Brown: "Non-reflux indications for fundoplication"


Short Course in Peri-operative Medicine

14th April, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

Paul Burton: "Managing Aspiration risk in patients with adjustable gastric bands"

Royal Australasia College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress

2nd - 6th May 2011, Adelaide, Australia

Wendy Brown:

"Management of Adolescent Obesity"

"Managing weight regain after LAGB"

"Management of the Proximal Pouch Dilatation"


Healthy Development Adelaide: Parents can make all the difference

11th May 2011, Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia

Leah Brennan: "The role of parents in child eating and weight"


Congres annuel de la  societe Francaise et Francphone de Chirurgie de l'Obesite et des Maladies Metaboliques

26th - 28th May 2011, Lille, France

Paul O'Brien:

"LAP-BAND: Back to the future"

"The Australian Experience: pioneering gastric banding"

"New frontiers in gastric banding"


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Intergrated Approach to Gastric Banding Course

12th June 2011, Orlando, USA

Paul O'Brien: "The lower esophageal contractile segment, satiety and the band"


American Diabetes Association Annual Scientific Meeting

28th June 2011, San Diego, USA

Paul O'Brien: "Bariatric Surgery in the Paediatric population: Is it time?"


Pivot West - What happens to Diabetes after Bariatric Surgery?

28th July 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Why would a surgeon be interested in Diabetes?"

Paul O'Brien: "The effect of LAGB on Diabetes?"

Leah Brennan: "Strategies to help patients maintain weight loss into the long term"


Bayside Diabetes Network

03rd August 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown: "What happens to Diabetes after Bariatric Surgery?"


Dieticians Association of Australia Victorian Obesity Roadshow

5th August 2011

"Behavioral /Psychological intervention- how to help patients with more than just the food?"


Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

05th August 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Bariatric Surgery and its impact on Metabolic Health"


XVI World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

31st August - 3rd September 2011, Hamburg, Germany

Wendy Brown:

"Hiatal Hernia - defining and treating"

"Importance in outcomes and role of adjustment"

"The effect of weight loss on Dyslipidemia"

Postgraduate Course: "The Role of Pressure on the Vagus"

Debate: Gastric Banding is an ideal operation for Diabetes"

Panelist: "Panel Debate: Which Operation for Diabetes?"


Paul O'Brien:

"Physiology and pathophysiology of the oesophagus and stomach in the region of the band"

"Eating to Optimize effectiveness of the band - who is suitable or not suitable?"

"Long term outcome data"

Postgraduate Course: "Controversial Issues: Adolescents, Low BMI, High BMI, GERD"

Chair: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

Leah Brennan: "Psychological aspects of adolescent Obesity"

Melissa Hayden: "Role and value of psychological assessment"

Geraldine Ooi: Geraldine Ooi "Non-operative management of luminal dilatation following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding"


University of Ghent

September 2011, Ghent, Belgium

Leah Brennan: "Motivational interviewing"


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association of Australia National Conference

15th - 16th October 2011, Melbourne, Australia

Wendy Brown: "The benefits of Bariatric Surgery"

Leah Brennan: "What is disordered eating? Could this be part of your problem?"


Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting - The Obesity Challenge: physical, psychosocial and environmental

20th - 22nd October 2011, Adelaide, Australia

Wendy Brown: "Prevention of adverse outcomes and weight regain after bariatric surgery"

Leah Brennan: "Psychosocial Comorbidities of Adolescent Obesity"

Melissa Hayden "Psychosocial Comorbidities of Adult Obesity"