Severe Paediatric Obesity: Current Medical and Surgical Management Paradigms – A Global Perspective

18th July 2017

  • RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD guidelines
  • Key Note Address: Dr Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England

Symposium Objectives

  • Understand Current Management Protocols for Children with Severe Obesity
  • Effectiveness of Various Treatment Modalities
  • Discuss And Debate the Rationale for Surgery
  • Status of Paediatric Bariatric Surgery Across The Globe
  • Participate in Plenary Session to Reach Consensus For Management of This Worrying Global Epidemic
  • Impact of International Consortium of Adolescent Bariatric Surgeons (ICABS)

Symposium Programme

8:00 to 8:30 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome

Lifestyle Management & Role of MDT

8:45 – 10:30 am

  • Current status of childhood Obesity – Global scenario – TBC
  • Management of Obesity – What is the Role of the General Pediatrician? – TBC
  • Management of Severe obesity in children – Dietitian’s perspective – TBC
  • Behavioral Health Perspectives and Intervention – TBC
  • Management of Comorbidities – Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, Paediatrician, Columbus Ohio

10 am to 10:30 am Discussions

10:30 till 10:45 am Coffee break

Surgical aspects

Prof. Thomas Inge, Denver 10:45 am to 12:30 pm

  • Update from Teen-LABS and the Future of Pediatric Bariatric Research – Prof. Thomas Inge
  • Indications and Selection of Surgical Procedures – TBC
  • Use of newer modalities – when should we start using it? – TBC
  • Managing complications – Mr Roger Ackroyd, Sheffield, President BOMSS
  • Long term issues after Surgery – Dr Torsten Olbers

12 noon to 12:30 pm Discussions

Key Note Address

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
Prevention Strategy & Government’s role
Dr Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England.


1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

What’s The Current Status in the World

1:45 pm to 3:15 pm

  • How is UK overcoming barriers – Prof Russell Viner/Billy White/ Simon Chapman / Martha Ford-Adams
  • Access to Care in USA – Is there a solution in sight? – Prof Michalsky, Columbus Ohio.
  • Why do Bands work in Australia – Dr. Sanjeev Khurana, Adelaide, Australia
  • Middle East – What are the current guidelines?
  • Why is Europe Divided in accepting Bariatric surgery? – Professor Holger Till, Graz, Austria

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Discussions

Controversies & World Consortium

3:15 to 4:15 pm

  • Age criteria – are they valid? Professor Aayed Alqahtani, Riyyad
  • Role of Academic Consortiums – Mr. Andrew Beamish, Welsh Surgical Training
  • Bariatric surgery in syndromic kids – Dr Mahendra Narveria, India
  • Setting up service in your institute? – How can world body help in this?
    Dr. Ashish Desai

4:15 to 4:30 pm Coffee

Policy Lab / Round table Discussions

4:30 to 5:30 pm

Comments and Conclusions

5:30 pm

Drinks and Informal discussions

6:30 pm

For further information

International Consortium of Adolescent Bariatric Surgeons (ICABS)
Office: Dept of Paediatric Surgery, King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS
Contact: Dr Ashish Desai
Tel: +442032993350