WEBINAR SERIES - PART 4 OF 7

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Agenda

Time Activity

7:00 pm - 7:05 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

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Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director Bariatric Surgical Program, Humber River Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor-Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Lecturer- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Stephen Glazer is a board certified specialist from the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In April 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program at Humber River Regional Hospital. He was instrumental in redeveloping their comprehensive bariatric surgical program. In that year, the bariatric surgical program was nominated as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. In 2012 Dr. Glazer was appointed as a the Director of the only hospital-based Medical Bariatric Program for the Greater Toronto Area, which has enjoyed great growth and development due to the significant contributions of its multidiscipline team members. Dr. Glazer's commitment to the Obesity Epidemic is further displayed by his participation in many committees through the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He has a strong interest in program development, quality care initiatives, and physician education. He has personally been involved in direct patient care of over thousands of bariatric patients in the attempt to facilitate weight loss for improved overall health. His research interests include perioperative risk assessment and management as well as sleep apnea in the morbidly obese. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

7:05 pm - 8:10 pm

 

 

 

  • Severe Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery
  • Postoperative Tachycardia
  • Recurrent Marginal Ulcer After Gastric Bypass
  • Management of Chronic Abdominal Pain After Bariatric Surgery

Panelists:

Dr. Laurent Biertho, MD

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Laurent Biertho, MD
Université Laval, 
Département de Chirurgie
Institut de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
Quebec City, Quebec

Dr Laurent Biertho is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Laval University. After being trained in Biomedical Sciences (1993) and Medicine (1998) at the University of Liege, Belgium, he completed his residency in General Surgery (2004). He underwent post-doctoral training in Minimally Invasive surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA, and McMaster University, Canada (2004-2006). At the end of his training, he was appointed Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He was then offered a position as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Laval University, to introduce minimally invasive bariatric and metabolic surgery at the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et Pneumologie de Québec. He is the director of the fellowship program in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery at Laval University and co-director of the Research Chair in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Stephen Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

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Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director Bariatric Surgical Program, Humber River Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor-Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Lecturer- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Stephen Glazer is a board certified specialist from the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In April 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program at Humber River Regional Hospital. He was instrumental in redeveloping their comprehensive bariatric surgical program. In that year, the bariatric surgical program was nominated as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. In 2012 Dr. Glazer was appointed as a the Director of the only hospital-based Medical Bariatric Program for the Greater Toronto Area, which has enjoyed great growth and development due to the significant contributions of its multidiscipline team members. Dr. Glazer's commitment to the Obesity Epidemic is further displayed by his participation in many committees through the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He has a strong interest in program development, quality care initiatives, and physician education. He has personally been involved in direct patient care of over thousands of bariatric patients in the attempt to facilitate weight loss for improved overall health. His research interests include perioperative risk assessment and management as well as sleep apnea in the morbidly obese. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)

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Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCS(C)
Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Surgical Quality Officer
Chief GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Weill Cornell Medicine
GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Pomp is an internationally recognized expert in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Sherbooke. He completed his surgical training at the University of Montreal and Rhode Island and practiced in Montreal at the CHUM/Hotel Dieu before moving to the Mount Sinai Hospital and then the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is Chief of GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
 
Dr. Pomp has written more than 100 PubMed cited articles and has been a speaker at over 250 national and international meetings.  He was funded as a Principal Investigator in NIDDK/NIH Bariatric Surgery Research - LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery). He has served on the executive boards of SAGES and ASMBS. His primary clinical expertise includes bariatric surgery, minimally invasive foregut, solid organ and hernia surgery. 

He serves on the Editorial board of SOARD and Obesity Surgery. He is one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors; won the SAGES Clinical Excellence Award in 2013 and was honored as an ASMBS “Thirty Members Who Made a Difference 1983-2013”

Dr. Radu Pescarus, MD, FRCS(C)

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Radu Pescarus, MD, FRCS(C) 
Foregut and Bariatric Surgery
Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec

Dr. Radu Pescarus is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Université de Montréal. He specializes in minimally invasive bariatric and foregut surgery, as well as therapeutic endoscopy. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology at McGill University, Dr. Pescarus continued his medical studies at the Université de Montréal. Once his General Surgery residency was finalized in 2012, he continued his subspecialty training in Canada with a one-year fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery at McMaster University. Subsequently, he underwent a second fellowship in Portland, USA to further his knowledge in the fields of foregut surgery and therapeutic endoscopy. He is currently Assistant Professor at Université de Montréal and performs his clinical duties in the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

Dr. Ekua Yorke, BSc, MD, FRCS(C)

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Dr. Ekua Yorke, BSc, MD, FRCS(C)
General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
Richmond Hospital

Dr. Ekua Yorke is a General, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon who practices at Richmond Hospital in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. She is also a clinical instructor with the Division of General Surgery at the University of  British Columbia. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Alberta in 2010 and completed her general surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in 2015. She went on to complete a year fellowship in advanced minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIS) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. Dr. Yorke joined the Richmond Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program in August 2016.

Panel Discussion

Moderators: Dr. Laurent Biertho, MD, and Dr. John Hagen, MD, FRCS(C)

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Laurent Biertho, MD
Université Laval, 
Département de Chirurgie
Institut de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
Quebec City, Quebec

Dr Laurent Biertho is Clinical Professor of Surgery at Laval University. After being trained in Biomedical Sciences (1993) and Medicine (1998) at the University of Liege, Belgium, he completed his residency in General Surgery (2004). He underwent post-doctoral training in Minimally Invasive surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA, and McMaster University, Canada (2004-2006). At the end of his training, he was appointed Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He was then offered a position as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Laval University, to introduce minimally invasive bariatric and metabolic surgery at the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et Pneumologie de Québec. He is the director of the fellowship program in Bariatric and Metabolic surgery at Laval University and co-director of the Research Chair in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.


John Hagen, MD, FRCS(C)
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Toronto
Minimally Invasive Surgery Group
Chief of Surgery, Humber River Hospital
Surgical Director Bariatric Surgery

John Hagen is the Chief of Surgery at the Humber River Hospital. Humber River Hospital performs 640 bariatric cases every year. John graduated from University of Edmonton in 1979 and completed training in General Surgery in 1984 at the University of Toronto. He has been on staff at Humber River Hospital since 1985.

8:10 pm - 8:15 pm

Closing Remarks
Speaker:  Dr. Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP

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Stephen A. Glazer, MD, FRCP(C), FCCP
Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
President of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons
Medical Director Bariatric Surgical Program, Humber River Regional Hospital
Assistant Professor-Department of Medicine, Queen's University
Lecturer- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Stephen Glazer is a board certified specialist from the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In April 2010 he was appointed as the Medical Director for the Bariatric Surgical Program at Humber River Regional Hospital. He was instrumental in redeveloping their comprehensive bariatric surgical program. In that year, the bariatric surgical program was nominated as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada. In 2012 Dr. Glazer was appointed as a the Director of the only hospital-based Medical Bariatric Program for the Greater Toronto Area, which has enjoyed great growth and development due to the significant contributions of its multidiscipline team members. Dr. Glazer's commitment to the Obesity Epidemic is further displayed by his participation in many committees through the Ontario Bariatric Network and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons. He has a strong interest in program development, quality care initiatives, and physician education. He has personally been involved in direct patient care of over thousands of bariatric patients in the attempt to facilitate weight loss for improved overall health. His research interests include perioperative risk assessment and management as well as sleep apnea in the morbidly obese. He is also the president of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons.

 

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