ABE Annual Meeting

ABE Annual Meeting

5th Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) Annual Meeting: Building Your Endobariatric Practice


Friday, May 1, 2020
1:00-6:30 PM
Join ABE for this half-day annual meeting, educational session and networking reception.
Registration is FREE for ABE Members.

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL

Course Directors

Manoel Galvao-Neto, MD
Instituto Endovitta, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, FASGE
Washington University St Louis Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Rachel Moore, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Moore Metabolics, Metairie, LA

Course Description

This didactic course will cover current and future endoscopic bariatric therapies to optimize the care of patients with obesity and build an endobariatic practice. This course will help learners understand current and incoming available intragastric devices and techniques, identify strategies to manage adverse events of endobariatric therapies, understand endoscopic metabolic therapies that target the small bowel, and improve practice operations.


1:00-1:10 pm – Welcome and introduction from course directors
1:10-1:35 pm – Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy in 2019: review of FDA approved technology
1:35-2:15 pm – Point counterpoint: What you need to start an EBT practice as a gastroenterologist vs. bariatric surgeon
2:15-2:40 pm – Role of nutrition and lifestyle counseling in the EBT
2:40-3:05 pm – Financial implications of offering cash pay procedures for EBT
3:05-3:20 pm – Break
3:20-3:45 pm – Marketing your EBT practice
3:45-4:10 pm – EBT: Prevention and management of adverse events
4:10-4:35 pm – Training and Credentialing in EBT for the practicing physician
4:35-4:50 pm – Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy: non-FDA approved devices/ update on next generation technology
4:50–5:00 pm – Closing Remarks
5:00-6:30 pm – Reception