Join more than 100 ASMBS members who have obtained Focused Practice Designation (FPD) in metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ASMBS Weekend meeting in San Antonio will feature a comprehensive preparatory review course designed to enhance the understanding of high-yield topics in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

In addition to expanding the existing knowledge of obesity and its treatments, the course will also prepare attendees to succeed on the ABS – FPD examination. The course agenda is structured in 24 concise yet in-depth lectures plus a high-yield pearls review session, delivered over the span of 9 hours by a variety of leading content experts and surgical educators.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Maintain a current understanding of essential concepts in MBS.
  2. Stay up to date with the evolving evidence of the etiology and pathophysiology of obesity.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the medical and surgical management of obesity.
  4. Review the best practices in the intra-operative and peri-operative care of MBS patients.
  5. Show comprehension of concepts in patient selection and indications/contra-indications.
  6. Confirm improved knowledge of algorithms for management of short and long-term complications.
  7. Reinforce existing awareness of the impact of MBS on associated conditions, overall health, and longevity.

8:00am Welcome Remarks and FDP Course Introduction
Adrian Dan, MD; Ann Rogers, MD
8:15am Epidemiology and Genetics of Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome
Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
8:30am Pathophysiology of Obesity and Major Co-morbid Conditions
Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD
8:45am Physiologic and Neuroendocrine mechanisms of Metabolic Surgery
Phillip Schauer, MD
9:00am Pharmacotherapy and other non-surgical treatment for obesity
Rachel Moore, MD
9:15am Question & Answer
9:30am Indications for Surgery for Treatment of Obesity and DM2
Adrian Dan, MD
9:45am Patient Selection and Preoperative Evaluation / Optimization
Colston Edgerton, MD
10:00am Perioperative Optimization and Anesthesia Considerations / ERAS
Vamsi Alli, MD
10:15am Perioperative Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Rana Pullatt, MD
10:30am Question & Answer
10:45am Procedures of Historical Interest / LAGB
Ann Rogers, MD
11:00am High risk medical, surgical and psychologic conditions
Mickey Seger, MD
11:15am Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Variations
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD
11:30am Duodenal Switch Procedures and SADI-S
Vivek Prachand, MD FACS
11:45am Question & Answer
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Postoperative management and peri-operative conditions
Marina Kurian, MD
1:15pm Special Populations and Situations in Metabolic /Bariatric Surgery
Jamie Loggins , MD FACS
1:30pm Diagnosis and Management of Long-term Complications
Christopher Daigle, MD
1:45pm Re-operative and Revisional Operations
Folahan Ayoola, MD
2:00pm Question & Answer
2:15pm MBS impact on weight and weight-related related complications
Scott Schimpke, MD
2:30pm MBS impact on cardio-metabolic health and type 2 diabetes
2:45pm MBS impact and disease prevention and longevity
Mona Misra, MD
3:00pm Body contouring and abdomen wall / hernia reconstruction
Kaela Blake , MD
3:15pm Question & Answer
3:30pm Nutritional Considerations for metabolic /bariatric surgery
Carl Pesta , DO
3:45pm Behavioral Health and Socioeconomic Issues
Karri Lusk, PsyD
4:00pm Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Rami Lutfi, MD
4:15pm Diagnosis and Management of Short-term Complications
4:30pm Question & Answer
4:45pm High Yield Pearls in Bariatric Surgery
Adrian Dan, MD; Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD
5:00pm Adjourn