ABE Annual Meeting Course Schedule 2018

Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) Annual Meeting

Planned in cooperation with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

TitleBariatric Endoscopy: Innovation, Challenges, and the Way Forward

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe currently available endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) to treat obesity
  2. Identify the role of medical, surgical and endoscopic options to treat obesity in the context of a comprehensive multidisciplinary program
  3. Recognize common complications of bariatric surgery, and pros and cons of available endoscopic and surgical approaches


1 – 1:10pm         Overview of Program and Introduction of Part 1

Part 1: Therapy for Obesity

1:10 – 1:55pm        Point-Counterpoint Debate: Primary Obesity

1:55 – 2:10pm     Multidisciplinary Approach and Pharmacotherapy of Obesity

Christopher Still

2:10 – 2:25pm    Endoscopic Therapy for Obesity

Christopher C. Thompson

2:25 – 2:40pm    Management of Intragastric Balloon

Shelby Sullivan

2:40 – 2:55pm     Video Pearls for Endoscopic Bariatric Procedures

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Vivek Kumbhari

2:55 – 3:10pm    Break


3:10 – 3:15p    Introduction of Part 2

Part 2: Complications of Bariatric Surgery

3:15 – 3:30 pm  Other Complications of Bariatric Surgery

3:30 – 4:10 pm Point-Counterpoint Debate: Management of Bariatric Surgery Complications

Endoscopy: Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Vivek Kumbhari, Marvin Ryou
Surgery: Natan Zundel, Rachel Moore, Erik Wilson
Case Presenter: Natan Zundel

4:10 – 4:25pm     Weight Regain

Manoel Galvao Neto

4:25 – 4:40pm    Management of Leaks

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh

4:40 – 4:50pm    Questions and Answers

4:50 – 5:00pm    Closing Remarks

5:00                 Adjournment