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Bariatric Surgery Conference 2015


bariatric surgery conference 2015

March 21     Lecture room 1saturday

First plenary session :       Chair Dr E Swanepoel

08h00  – 08h15            Welcome address & Opening                         Andre Potgieter

08h15  – 08h45            The latest news – SOS Study                            Prof Hans Lonroth

08h45 – 09h15             South African database                                   Prof Tessa van der Merwe

09h15 – 09h45             An affordable future                                       Dr Victor Ramathisele

09h45 – 10h15             A healthcare funders perspective                  Dr Ryan Noach (DH)

10h15 – 10h40             Tea and trade

Second plenary session : Chair A Potgieter

10h40 – 11h00             Endocrine lecture                                           Dr Wayne May

11h00 – 11h20             Anticoagulation lecture                                  Dr Pieter de Witt

11h20 – 11h40             What`s new in OSA                                         Dr Pierre van der Merwe

11h40 – 12h00             Who not to operate                                        Dr Hugo la Grange

12h00 – 12h30             SOREG                                                             Prof Hans Lonroth

12h30 – 13h00             Lunch and trade

Third Plenary session :  Chair Prof T van der Merwe

13h00 – 13h20             Marginal ulcers and prophylaxis                    Dr Etienne Swanepoel

13h20 – 13h40             To band or not to band a gastric bypass        Dr Karl Miller

13h40 – 14h00             Diets and hoaxes                                             Dr Luc Evenepoel

14h00 – 14h40             Panel discussion – general topics                    moderator Potgieter

Fourth Plenary session: Chair Prof T van der Merwe & Dr A Potgieter

14h40 – 15h15             CEMMS(SA) en SASOM Exco meeting

15h15 – 17h15             CEMMS(SA) Board meeting  + Election

17H15 – 17h30                        Working committee interviews with identified parties

Fifth session

19h00 – 23h00             Evening dinner and function hosted by Dr E Swanepoel

MARCH 21            Saturday        Lecture room 2

Nursing symposium – bariatric surgery


08h30 – 09h00             Coffee and visit trade exhibition 

First session

09h00 – 09h10             Welcome : – Andre Potgieter

09h10 – 09h20             Step by step setup and theatre checklist        Sr. M Anderson

09h20 – 09h35             Laparoscopy stacks                                         Storz

09h35 – 09h50             Laparoscopy stacks                                         Smith and nephew

09h50 – 10h10             Tea and Trade

Second session

10h10 – 10h30             Staplers/disposables/energy sources             Covidien

10h30 – 10h50             Staplers/disposables/energy sources             J + J

10H50 – 11H10            Reusable instruments, devices and care        Storz

11H10 – 11H30            Theatre ergonomics and design                     Surgical Innovations

11h30 – 12h00             Videos of various aspects                               Sr. M Anderson

Third session

12h00 – 12h10             Post operative nursing aspects including medication administration

12h10 – 12h25             Radiological assessment after surgery          Dr Bergman & partners

12h25 – 12h35             Dietetic aspects after surgery                                    Mrs Karien

12h35 – 12h45             Complications in hospital and how to prevent           x

12h45                          Close of day


Participants will include the various Device companies, Nursing professionals including ward,  theatre and ICU staff  


MARCH 22            SUNDAY  Lecture room 1 

First plenary session:        Chair: Dr Jock Stapleton / Ian Marr           

08h00 – 08h20             Weight regain after surgery- dietetic approach        Mrs Judy Kotze

08h20 – 08h40             Failed surgery  – Psychological aspects                      Dr Hugo la Grange

08h40 – 09h00             Failed surgery – technical aspects                              Dr Gary Fetter

09h00 – 09h30             Redo Bariatric surgery – when and what                   Prof Hans Lonroth

09h30 – 10h00             Discussion on morning session

10h00 – 10h20             Tea and trade

Second plenary session : Chair   Dr D Folscher

10h20 – 10h40             How to avoid litigation in practice                 Prof Brian Warren

10h40 – 11h00             Hormones, drugs, stimulants and Hoodia      Dr Heinz Modler

11h00 – 11h20             Metabolic surgery in woman after 45yrs       Prof Tess v/d Merwe

11h20 – 11h40             Primary obesity endoluminal surgery            Dr Karl Miller

11h40 – 12h00             Male fertility and metabolic surgery             Dr Danie Fölscher

12h00 – 12h20             Metabolic effects of surgery                          Dr. Rust Theron

12h20 – 13h00             Lunch

Third plenary session :     Chair Dr G Fetter

13h00 – 13h20             The overweight adolescent – medical approach        x

13h20 – 13h40             The overweight adolescent – surgical approach        Lonroth

13h40  – 15h20            Panel discussion – metabolic surgery:- the old and new. Moderated                                              session


MARCH 22            Sunday Lecture Room 2

Public outreach program

Chairing Panel :         Sandie Loggenberg & Dr Swanepoel & Dr Potgieter

10H00 – 10H15            The South African obesity program                Andre Potgieter

10h15 – 10h45             Obesity, metabolism and health                    Dr Wouter Basson

            RSG – Johan Rademan / Mari Hudson

10h45 – 11h00             The support group concept                             Sandie Loggenberg

11h00 – 11h15             Diets and hoaxes                                             Luc Evenepoel

11h15 – 11h30             Metabolic and obesity surgery                       Etienne Swanepoel

11h30 – 11h45             Preparation. How, where what and when      Mrs L Matthews

11h45 – 12h00             Weight regain after surgery                           Helen Mouton

12h00 – 12h30             Testimonials                                                    Support group

12h30 – 13h30             Discussion in the group


This part will be managed by the support group committee, myself and Dr Swanepoel.

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