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1.75 CME 1.75 CEU


Daniel M. Herron, MD; Ninh T. Nguyen, MD

*Indicates presentations being considered for the John Halverson Young Investigator Award.

Session Agenda

A101 – The Association between Sleeve Gastrectomy and Histopathologic Changes consistent with Esophagitis in a Rodent Model*
Main Presenter: Maria Altieri, MD, MS
Authors: Maria Altieri, MD, MS; Kenneth Shroyer, MD, PhD; Aurora Pryor, MD; Gabriel Pagnotti, PhD; Mei Lin (Ete) Chan, PhD; Mallory Korman, BS; Mark Talamini, MD; Dana Telem, MD
Discussant: Marina S. Kurian, MD
A102 – Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Controlled Trial Evaluating Anterior Abdominal Wall Infusion of Local Anesthetic to Reduce Narcotic Use in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy*
Main Presenter: Elaine M. Cleveland, MD
Authors: William Rice, MD; Elaine Cleveland, MD; Gregory Peirce, MD; Josiah Freemyer, MD; Eric Ahnfeldt, DO; John Schriver, MD; Jason Hiles, MD
Discussant: Kelvin D. Higa, MD
A103 – Bariatric Surgery Reduces National Medication Utilization in the Long-Term
Main Presenter: John M. Morton, MD
Authors: Elisabetta Malangone, MS; Ninh Nguyen, MD; Jaime Ponce, MD
Discussant: Robin L. Blackstone, MD
A104 – The REDUCE Pivotal Trial: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of a Dual Intragastric Balloon for the Treatment of Obesity
Main Presenter: Jaime Ponce, MD
Authors: Jaime Ponce, MD; George Woodman, MD; James Swain, MD; Erik Wilson, MD; Eric Bour, MD; Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD; Wayne English, MD; Steven Edmundowicz, MD
Discussant: Manoel P. Galvao Neto, MD
A105 – The Next Generation of Bariatric Biomarkers: the Role of Post-transcriptional MicroRNAs
Main Presenter: Abdullah Alkandari
Authors: Abdullah Alkandari; Hutan Ashrafian, MBBS, BSc, MRCS; Evangelos Efthimiou; Ara Darzi; Thanos Athanasiou, PhD, FRCS, FECTS; Nigel Gooderham, PhD
Discussant: John M. Morton, MD