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SPECIALITY Bariatric Surgery
COURSE DATE 11 April and 12 April 2018
LOCATION Tri-C, Spectrum Building, Oud Metha, Dubai
COURSE FEE Early bird offer: AED 2,200 (inc VAT) – valid only until 6th March 2018
AED 2,800 (inc. VAT)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Surgeons, Endoscopists, Gastroenterologists
SUMMARY OF COURSE

The course will focus on teaching new endoscopic bariatric procedures for obesity and diabetes patients, in particular minimally invasive techniques for gastric plication for obese and diabetic patients.

Teaching of new endoscopic bariatric procedures for obesity and diabetes patients will be the basis of the course. The focus will be on minimally invasive techniques for gastric plication for obese and diabetic patients, and will include procedures, description and hands-on-training sections, description of the different steps of the procedures, results and complications. Hands-on training will be performed on animal models in a wet-lab setting, with endoscopes and endoscopic towers, under guidance of the tutor.

The outline of the course will be as follows:

 

Day 1: Introduction to Overstitch suturing system
History of endoluminal sutures
Technical aspects of overstitch system
Multidisciplinary team in Bariatric patient
Hands-On Training Section
Simulations of tissue sutures

 

Day 2: Nutritional aspects, diets and follow-up programs
Hands-On Training

COURSE OBJECTIVES Delegates will learn the techniques involved, description and hands-ontraining sections, description of the different steps of the procedures,results, and complications.
ACCREDITATION CME Accreditation will be applied to this course
COURSE FACULTY
Dr. Andrea Formiga Chief of General Surgery Division – Istituti Clinici Zucchi
A member of International Advisory Board, Apollo Endosurgery, Dr. Formiga has a wide-ranging of surgical expertise which includes laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery, medium and advanced for benign and oncological pathologies, endoscopic / surgical treatment of obesity and diabetes (BIB, Endobag, Endobarrier, Endostich, Obalon), gastric bandage , sleeve gastrectomy, digestive endoscopy, EGDS, diagnostic and operational colonoscopy, bronchoscopy. He is the author of many scientific publications and associates of national and international scientific societies, participates in national and international congresses as rapporteur and is a lecturer in Mininvasive Surgery courses dealing with the treatment of thoracic and abdominal disorders at the San Marco Police Clinic of Osio Sotto (BG).
Dr. Basim Alkhafaji Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon – Canadian Specialist Hospital
Dr. Basim Alkhafaji is Head of Surgery Department at the Canadian Specialist Hospital and has more than 30 years’ experience in Surgical Practice. He has been the chair of organizing committees of many bariatric and laparoscopic surgical conferences in the UAE since 2010 and instructor and organizer for many laparoscopic surgical and bariatric workshops in the UAE since 2004. He is a board member of the Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ESMBS), Vice President of the Emirates Society of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons and Vice President of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society – GCC Chapter.
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OVERSTITCH PLICATION – NEW ENDOLUMINAL SOLUTIONS FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY

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