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 Program

8:00 am to 8:30 am – Registration 

8:30 am – Welcome – Dr. Ashish Desai 

8:30 am to 10:10 am – Lifestyle Management & Role of MDT   

Chairpersons: Martha Ford-Adams & Aaron Kelly

  • Management of Obesity – What is the Role of the General Pediatrician?

Dr. Neil Wright, Sheffield, UK – 20minutes 

  • Peri-Operative Dietary Management in Children Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Mrs. Dima Albadarneh, KSU, Riyadh – 20 minutes

  • Peri-operative Mental Health Assessment and Intervention

Dr. Lucy Stirling, London, UK – 20 minutes

  • Pre and Post-Surgery: Multidisciplinary Assessment and Management in an Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program

Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, Columbus Ohio, USA – 20 minutes

9:50 am to 10:10 am – Discussions

10:10 am to10: 25 am – Coffee Break

10:25 am to 12:05 pm – Surgical Indications & Access to Care

Chairpersons: Jacqueline Cornish & Torsten Olbers

  • Diabetes and Adolescent Obesity

Dr. Billy White, London, UK – 20 minutes

  • Conceptual Barriers to Metabolic and Obesity Surgery.

Prof. Francesco Rubino, London, UK – 20 minutes

  • Indications and Selection of Surgical Procedures

Dr. Mac Harmon, USA – 20 minutes

  • Addressing Current Challenges in Adolescent Bariatric Surgery; Procedural Prevalence, Access to Care and Professional Referral Patterns

  Prof Marc Michalsky, Ohio, USA – 20 minutes

11:45 am to 12:05 pm – Discussions

12:05 pm to 12:35 pm – Key Note Address: Prevention Strategy & Government’s Role 

       Professor Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England

Introduction by: Dr. Jacqueline Cornish, National Clinical Director – Paediatrics,  Adolescent and Transition Care

12:35 pm to 1:15 pm – Lunch Break


Afternoon session

1:15 pm to 3:10 pm – Current Outcomes & Future research

Chairpersons: Marc Michalsky & Aayed Al-qahtani

  • What to Expect in the New Adolescent Weight Loss Surgery Guidelines

           Dr. Janey Pratt, Stanford, USA – 20 minutes

  • Pharmacotherapy for Management of Severe Obesity

       Aaron Kelly, USA – 20 minutes

  • Update from Teen-LABS and the Future of Pediatric Bariatric Research

Prof. Thomas Inge, Denver, USA – 20 minutes

  • Non-surgical Challenges and Issues in Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Torsten Olbers, Sweden – 20 minutes 

  • Role of Academic Consortiums

Mr. Andrew Beamish, Cardiff, Wales – 20 minutes

2:55 pm to 3:15 pm – Discussions

3:15 pm to 3:30 pm – Coffee Break

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Controversies in Paediatric Bariatric Surgery 

Chairpersons: Janey Pratt & Thomas Inge

  • Why Do Bands Work in Australia?

          Dr. Sanjeev Khurana, Adelaide, Australia – 15 minutes

  • Age Criteria – Are They Valid?

            Professor Aayed Al-qahtani, Riyadh – 20

  • Newer Weight Loss Devices – Role in Adolescents and Younger Children

       Dr. Allen Browne, USA – 20 minutes

  • Is it Time to Have the World Body for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery?

Dr. Ashish Desai, London, UK – 15 minutes

4:40 pm to 5:00 pm – Discussions

5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Video Session: How I do it?  

Coordinator: Prof Aayed Al-qahtani 


5:30 pm – Comments and Conclusions


Drinks and Informal discussions

6:30 pm

We thank our exhibitors and sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors:

  • New You Medical Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio, USA

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Baxter International Inc., UK
  • Frankenman International Limited, Hong Kong
  • Meril Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. India

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
Email: [email protected]