Thursday 27 October 2016
06.30-08.00 Hosted Breakfast: Johnson and Johnson Medical
08.30-08.35 Welcome
Michael Talbot, Conference Convenor
George Hopkins, OSSANZ President

Session 1 - Framing the controversies
Chairs: Wendy Brown & George Hopkins

Room: North pier

08.35-08.45 Data on long term positivesves and negatives of surgery, Michael Talbot
08.45-09.00 Ethical Dilemas in the introduction of new surgical procedures and technologies, Ian Harris
09.00-09.10 Surgery at the extremes of weight and co-morbidities, Manoel Galvao Neto
09.10-09.20 Barriers to treating paediatric and adolescent obesity, and the consequences of failure to act, Louise Baur
09.20-09.40 Surgery in patients over 65, Tony Brancatisano
09.40-10.00 Discussion
10.00-10.30 Morning tea

Session 2 - Bariatrics in Adolescents

Room: North pier

10.30-10.45 Extent of the Problem? Current Guidelines, Are they appropriate?, Louise Baur
10.45-11.00 Who should do it / where?, Sanjeev Khurana
11.00-11.15 Pre-operative Assessment
11.15-11.30 Consent Issues, Sanjeev Khurana
11.30-11.45 Minimum Follow up Protocols, Louise Baur
11.45-12.00 Discussion

Keynote Address - Manoel Galvao Neto - Bariatric management using all the tools in the toolbox 
Chair: Michael Talbot

Room: North pier

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Session 3A-1
Free Papers

Chairs: Patrick Moore & Steven Kelly

Room: North pier

Session 3B - Integrated health sessions
Dilemmas in long term support of the bariatric patient

Chairs: Cal Paterson & Michael Talbot

Room: Loft

13.30-13.40 Effects of progressive weight loss on liver function tests in obese patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Geraldine Ooi 13.30-13.55 Adolescent Bariatrics-Psychosocial status and mental health issues. Louise Baur
13.40-13.50 Video presentation of Peterson's space internal hernia after omega loop bypass, Philip Le Page
13.50-14.00 Quality of life after bariatric surgery - 12 months results of New Zealand double-blinded randomised controlled  trial in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, Mohamed Atalla 13.55-14.20 Bone Disease and Metabolic Health, Jacqueline Center
14.00-14.10 A comparison of outcomes following revisional: Laparoscopic gastric bands, laparoscopic sleeve and laparoscopic roux en y gastric bypass. A 10 years single centre study, Amjid Riaz
14.10-14.20 Using patient focus groups and interviews to inform a prospective cohort study: A protocol for investigating obesity surgery in Tasmania, Michelle Kilpatrick
14.20-14.30 Weight loss and follow up outcomes in an adolescent cohort after bariatric surgery in a single institution, Rachel Moore 14.20-14.45 Body Image and its relevance to bariatrics? Lorraine Langsford

Session 3A-2

Chair: Ray McHenry

Room: North pier

14.30-14.40 The effect of obesity on surgical outcomes in an acute general surgical unit, Thomas Ryan
14.40-14.50 Chemical thromboprophylaxis and obesity: a cross-sectional study of anti-factor xa levels in post-operative surgical patients, Matthew Wei 14.45- 15.10 Bariatrics In Rural and Remote Australia, Jenny Duncombe
14.50-15.00 Banded versus non-banded laparoscopic gastric bypass: 434 consecutive patients with a minimum 5 y follow-up, Luc Lemmens
15.00-15.10 Poor weight loss and band failure by alcohol used disorder (AUD) following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), Minyoung Cho
15.10-15.20 Single anastomosis gastric bypass: Initial 2-year Australian experience, Eugenia Ip 15.10- 15.30 Discussion
15.20-15.30 One year study on comparison of pre and postoperative nutritional status between mini gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and roux en y gastric bypass in Indian population, Madhusmitha Krishnamurthy
15.30-16.00 Afternoon tea

Session 4A 
What would YOU do now?- Case studies

Roving Chair: Grant Beban

Room: North Pier


Session 4B
Free Papers

Chairs: Narelle Story, Nazy Zarshenas & Shirley Lockie

Room: Loft



Simon Ghosh
George Hopkins


Manoel Galvao Neto
Paul O'Brien
David Martin
Georgia Rigas

16.00-16.10 Population estimates and characteristics of Australian adults potentially eligible for bariatric surgery, Alison Venn
16.10-16.20 The role of post-operative continuous oxygen saturation monitoring in patients with BMI > 30 with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea:  a prospective observational study, Claire Seiffert
16.20-16.30 Developing, implementing and evaluating a nutrition and exercise group education sessions in a growing bariatric unit, Nazafarin Zarshenas
16.30-16.40 Futility in obesity medical and surgical interventions: medicolegal perspectives in perioperative management, Richard Arnold
16.40-16.50 Do you need a psychologist? Arguments for and against the psychologist's role in bariatric surgery, Cal Paterson
16.50-17.00 Role of body mass index as a risk factor for revision procedures following minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, Madhusmitha Krishnamurthy
17.00-17.10 The perceived need for early access to support programs by bariatric surgery patients in Australia, Alexander Shirley
17.10-17.20 Barriers and incentives towards bariatric-metabolic surgery in rural Australia: A qualitative analysis, Ruth Blackham
17.20-17.30 "Liberal" paternalism: applying surgical ethics to manage the international dilemma in Bariatrics using an integrated approach, Kaml Heer
17.30-19.00 Welcome Reception
19:30 Hosted Dinner: WL Gore
Friday 28 October 2016
06.30-08.00 Hosted Breakfast: Olympus

Session 5

Chairs: Steven Liebman & Peter Nottle

Room: North pier

08.30-09.00 Obesity and public health policy. Scientific rationale and barriers to implementation, Anna Peeters
09.00-09.10 Cardiovascular risk reduction after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, Tiffany Tie
09.10-09.20 Does sleeve shape on perioperative contrast swallow predict post operative reflux?, Ahmad Aly
09.20-09.30 Revision options following sleeve gastrectomy, Jin Yoo
09.30-09.40 Endoscopic management of bariatric complications, Manoel Galvao Neto
09.40-09.50 Abdominal hernia and the obese patient, Kenric Murayama
09.50-10.00 Social media and bariatric surgery, Justin Bessell
10.00-10.25 Morning tea

Keynote Address - Marty Jovic - Costing Obesity

Chair: George Hopkins

Room: North pier

10.55-12.25 Session 6
Bypassing the uncertainty of obesity surgery civil claims - Panel

Panelist: Paul Tsaousidis
10.55-11.15 Claims data
11.15-11.20 Introduction to case study
11.20-11.40 Plaintiff
11.40-12.00 Defence
12.05-12.20 Discussion
12.20-12.25 Judge' to wrap up
12.25-13.10 Lunch
13.10-15.05 Session 7
Why has bariatric surgery stalled around the world? What can be done about it?

Chair: Harry Frydenberg
13:10-13:20 Overview of the worldwide trends in bariatric surgery uptake, Lilian Kow 
13:20-13:35 Surgeons Perspective - why aren't patients being referred?, Ahmad Aly
13:35-13:50 Physicians Perspective - why patients are not being referred more often, Nic Kormas
13:50-14:05 Physicians Perspective - the right number of referrals are being made now, Ian Caterson
14:05-14:20 Psychological barriers to patients seeking bariatric surgery, Karen Edwards 
14:20-14:35 Access to bariatric surgery in the public hospitals, Chris Potter
14:35-14:50 Private insurance and access to bariatric surgery, David Rankin
14:50-15:05 Discussion
15.05-15.30 Afternoon Tea
15.30-16.45 Session 8
Dilemmas in Lifestyle Advice

Chairs: Michael Talbot & Pennie Taylor
15.30-15.45 Protein in extreme states, Natalie Luscombe Marsh
15.45-16.00 Thermogenesis - Is consuming 6 meals beneficial for weight loss and/or weight management, Linda Tapsell
16.00-16.15 The low carb healthy fat debate, Grant Brinkworth
16.15-16.30 Dietary monotheism, Gary Wittert
16.30-16.45 Discussion
16.45-17.30 OSSANZ AGM
17.30-18.00 Special Interest Group Meetings
19.30-23.30 Conference Dinner
Saturday 29 October 2016
07.30-08:30 Hosted Breakfast: Johnson and Johnson Medical
09.00-12.00 Surgical Masterclass
09.00-13.00 Workshops

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