Pre RACS Annual Scientific Congress Bariatric Surgery Workshop


The RACS Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) is being held in Adelaide, South Australia, from 8 to 12 May 2017. CTEC is proud to host the Adelaide based Obesity Surgery Society of Australia and New Zealand (OSSANZ) preliminary Bariatric Surgery Workshop for 2017. This workshop aims to provide Bariatric Surgery Fellows and Trainees with a working knowledge of obesity as a disease and surgical approaches to its management.

Suitable for: Fellows and Trainees in Bariatric Surgery


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Monday, 8 May 2017

Obesity and Surgical Approaches to Its Management

Tough disease - tough cases


Session One - 9.00am - 10.45am

Patient selection / poor compliance with team
Selection of surgical procedure
Managing the smoker
Unexpected large hiatus hernia

Morning Tea

Session Two - 11.15am - 12.30pm

Management of the Bariatric patient
Public Bariatric Care - Model of Care
How I do it: Band, Sleeve, Omega, RYGB, SADI
Setting up a practice: pearls of wisdom


Session Three: 1.15pm - 3.00pm

When things don't go to plan: recognising and managing a problem

Hot Topics in Bariatric Surgery:

  • Metabolic Surgery BMI 30 - 35
  • Band to sleeve
  • Band to bypass
  • Post-op pain, nausea care


At the completion of this interactive workshop, it would be expected that participants would have a working knowledge of:

  • Obesity as a disease
  • Understanding the physiology of bariatric surgery
  • Recognising and managing common complications of bariatric procedures
  • The radiology of complications
  • Introduction to the basics of long-term care and the multidisciplinary team
  • Difficult situations, difficult decisions - case discussions
  • Setting up a bariatric program - logistics and practicalities

FEE: $150

Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.



Adelaide Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Headquarters
79/199 Ward Street
North Adelaide  SA 5006

For more information contact

Michaela Kelly-Nixon
OSSANZ Executive Officer
T 1800 677 269

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