Scientific Program


Friday, OCTOBER 30, 2020 | Day 1

05.00-07.00 pm

DEBATE SESSION: REVISION OF SLEEVE

PART I

Chairpersons: Lilian Kow (Australia), Khalid Mirza Gari (Saudi Arabia)

05.00-05.05 pm

Welcome Message

Khalid Mirza Gari (Saudi Arabia), IFSO-MENAC President

05.05-05.25 pm

Weight regain after Sleeve: OAGB is Ideal

Ali Khammas (UAE)

VS

Not really, RYGB has excellent outcomes

Hazem Al-Momani (UAE)

05.25-05.45 pm

Weight regain after Sleeve: DS is the gold standard

Ahmad Bashir (Jordan)

VS

….but SADIS is technically easier

Alaa Abbass (Egypt)

05.45-05.55 pm

DISCUSSION

05.55-06.10 pm

   BREAK

PART II

Chairpersons: Gerhard Prager (Austria), Hayssam Fawal (Lebanon)

06.10-06.30 pm

Reflux after Sleeve: RYGB is the gold Standard

Mohammed Al Hadad (UAE)

VS

OAGB controls GERD too!

Osama Taha (Egypt)

06.30-06.50 pm

Longterm outcomes: LSG has good longterm outcomes

Salman Al Sabah (Kuwait)

VS

LSG is not that good beyond 10 years

Khaled Gawdat (Egypt)

06.50-07.00 pm

DISCUSSION

07.00-07.15 pm

   BREAK

07.15-08.30 pm

BARIATRICS FOR GENERAL SURGEONS

Chairperson: Ali Almontashery (Saudi Arabia)                                                                                                      Panelist: Estuardo Behrens (Guatemala) 

07.15-07.25 pm

Setting Pathways for Bariatric patients in the Emergency Room

Khalid Mirza Gari (Saudi Arabia)

07.25-07.35 pm

Metabolic complications of Bariatric procedures

Mohey Elbanna (Egypt)

07.35-07.45 pm

Longer BP limb procedures: the price of higher metabolic complications for better weight loss

Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA)

07.45-07.55 pm

Dumping Syndrome and Reactive Hypoglycemia: A surgeon’s nightmare!

Tahir Yunus (Pakistan)

07.55-08.30 pm

DISCUSSION

Saturday, OCTOBER 31, 2020 | Day 2

05.00-07.00 pm

TOP PAPERS IFSO MENAC

PART I

Chairpersons: Ashraf Haddad (Jordan), Kazunori Kasama (Japan) 

05.00-05.10 pm

How to write a paper

Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA)

05.10-05.25 pm

SERPINE-1 Gene Methylation and Protein as Molecular
Predictors of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Outcome

Speaker: Tamer Abdelbaki (Egypt)
Discussant: Khaled Hamdan (UAE)

05.25-05.40 pm

Conventional Versus Distal Laparoscopic
One-Anastomosis Gastric Bypass: a Randomized
Controlled Trial with 1-Year Follow-up

Speaker: Tamer Nabil
Discussant: Elie Chelala (Lebanon)

05.40-05.50 pm

DISCUSSION

05.50-06.00 pm

   BREAK

 

PART II

Chairpersons: Scott Shikora (USA), Miguel Herrera (Mexico)

06.00-06.15 pm

Short-term outcomes of endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
in 1000 consecutive patients

Speaker: Ayyed Alqahtani (Saudi Arabia)
Discussant: Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait)

06.15-06.30 pm

Greater curvature as a gastric pouch for sleeve
gastrectomy: a novel bariatric procedure. Feasibility
study in a canine model

Speaker: Athar Elward (Egypt)
Discussant: Mohammed Alnaami

06.30-06.40 pm

DISCUSSION

06.40-06.50 pm

   BREAK

 

PART III

06.50-07.00 pm

ELECTION OF THE BEST PAPER

(audience vote by voting system)

Chairpersons:  Ashraf Haddad (Jordan), Kazunori Kasama (Japan),
Scott Shikora (USA), Miguel Herrera (Mexico), All the speakers

07.00-07.10 pm

   BREAK

07.10-08.45 pm

CLINICAL CASES
MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Chairperson: Bassem Safadi (Lebanon)                                                                                                                Panelists: Ramiz Mukhtar (Iraq), Raul Rosenthal (USA)

07.10-07.15 pm

Introduction

Bassem Safadi (Lebanon)

07.15-07.35 pm

Case 1: Difficult Redo cases

Waleed Bukhari (KSA)

Discussion

07.35-07.55 pm

Case 2: Retained surgical gauze / specimen

Bassem Safadi (Lebanon)

Discussion

07.55-08.15 pm

Case 3: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) s/p revisional surgery post RYGB

Hassan Hussein Jalamneh (Jordan)

Discussion

08.15-08.35 pm

Case 4: Too much at the same time, the story of a leak

Sherif Hakky (UK)

Discussion

08.35-08.45 pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Waleed Bukhari and Khaled Mirza Gari invite to attend IFSO MENAC Congress in Al Khobar

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