About this event

  • Date and time Fri 20 Mar 2020 from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Surgery

Book now to receive knowledge base in bariatric surgery, discuss the new trends and updates in the field and understand the role of the GP in the management of obesity and metabolic diseases.

This exciting program delivered by a faculty of top experts will cover different aspects in the management of obesity, including controversial topics in the field. Take part in debates and learn about the essential topics not only for the surgeons but also for GPs, junior doctors and allied health professionals.

Meeting topics: 

  • Indications and pathway for Bariatric surgery
  • Different surgical procedures for the treatment of obesity
  • Outcomes and effectiveness of Bariatric surgery
  • The effect of Bariatric surgery on T2DM, and the postoperative management of Diabetes
  • Nutritional requirements after Bariatric surgery
  • Early and late complications of Bariatric surgery

Call for abstracts: Norman Tanner Prize

Prize: £250 plus the Norman Tanner Medal

Submission deadline: 20 January 2020

Open to: All surgical trainees.

Application guidelines
Candidates must submit clinically oriented papers detailing original clinical research, multidisciplinary care and audit leading to improved patients' care. Submissions should be no longer than 500 words +/- 10%.

Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at this meeting and the best presentation will be awarded the Norman Tanner medal plus prize money.



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Standard pricing available until 19 March 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£120.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00 £35.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£199.00 £141.00 £141.00 £58.00

Key speakers

Professor Ameet Patel MBBS, FRCS, MS

King's college Hospital

Speaker's biography

Prof Patel is a renowned HPB, Upper GI and bariatric surgeon, with thousands of operations performed. He has a specialist interest in minimal access surgery and is Keen to take this to a new level. He has developed laparoscopic techniques in treating both malignant and benign disease of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. He has also performed the first ‘single incision’ laparoscopic liver resection in the UK. As an expert in his field, Prof Patel has performed live link surgery for a number of national and international medical conferences, demonstrating laparoscopic complex Bariatric surgery, liver resections and laparoscopic pancreatic surgery.

Professor Francesco Rubino MD

Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, King's college hospital, Chair of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery

Speaker's biography

A member of many professional organizations, Professor Rubino is the recipient of numerous awards, has given hundreds of presentations throughout the world, and is the author of over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leaders in the research, teaching and practice of metabolic and weight-loss surgery.

Barbara McGowan MA MBBS FRCP PhD

Consultant in diabetes and endocrinology

Speaker's biography

Dr McGowan leads the obesity bariatric service where she manages patients with complex obesity. Her areas of research interest include gut hormones and remission of type 2 diabetes post-bariatric surgery. Her endocrine specialty interests are in adrenal pituitary and hereditary neuroendocrine disease.

Mr Shamsi El-Hasani MBChB, DS, ABCS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Gen)

The Princess Royal University Hospital, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr El-Hasani has specialised for 32 years in upper gastrointestinal, gall bladder and weight loss surgery. He is closely involved in the surgical management of type 2 diabetes and he has recent international publication in this field.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one

Chairs: Professor Francesco Rubino, Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Ahmed Ahmed, Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Pre-operative evaluation of the obese patient

Dr Simon Alywin, Consultant Endocrinologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Tier 3 prior to bariatric surgery: is it necessary or detrimental?

Professor Francesco Rubino, Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Can we predict diabetes resolution after bariatric surgery?

Dr Alex Miras, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant in Endocrinology, Imperial College London

Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus after bariatric surgery

Dr Georgios K Dimitriadis, Consultant Endocrinologist and Obesity Physician, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nutritional requirements after bariatric surgery

Dr Royce Vincent, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Weight regain after bariatric surgery

Professor Ameet Patel, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic, Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Tea and coffee break

Session two: Norman Tanner Prize

Chairs: Mr Hamid Khawaja, Consultant General Surgeon, BMI Healthcare and Mr. Bassam Bekdash, Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic General Surgeon, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Norman Tanner prize presentations
Lunch (Council meeting)

Section three

Chairs: Mr Pratik Sufi, Lead Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, Whittington Health NHS Trust and Mr David Kerrigan, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, Phoenix Health

Anaesthesia and pain management in the morbidly obese

Dr Branavan Retnasingham, General Theatre Clinical Lead (Anaesthetics), King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Day-case bariatric surgery

Mr Marcus Reddy, Consultant General Surgeon, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sleeve gastrectomy for patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Mr Sanjay Agrawal, Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Bariatric surgery for renal patients

Rochelle Blacklock, Acting Clinical Lead Dietitian (Renal and Bariatric Surgery), King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Bariatric surgery in cirrhotic patients

Mr Amit Sharma

Modern day medical management of obesity

Dr Barbara McGowan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer and bariatric surgery

Mr Chandra Cheruvu, Consultant Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeon, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break

Section four

Chairs: Professor Ameet Patel, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic, Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Chetan Parmar, Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgery, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Why did I move to the mini-gastric Bypass?

Mr Shamsi El-Hasani, Bariatric and General Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Managing leaks after bariatric surgery

Miss Hiba Shanti, Senior Clinical Fellow, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Long term complications after bariatric surgery – when to refer back

Mr Sasindran Ramar, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Training in bariatric surgery

Ms Avril Chang, Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

President Prize
Close of meeting


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