February 25 - 28, 2015 Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas
R. Paul Robertson, MD
President and Scientific Director
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Insititute
Bariatric Surgery: A Diabetologist's Point of View

"I'm thrilled to introduce MISS keynote speaker, Dr Paul Robertson, Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr Robertson is also the current President of the American Diabetes Association. He is going to talk to us about the potential role of bariatric surgery in treating Type 2 Diabetes." Philip R. Schauer, MD
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Presentation Sponsored by:
John B. Dixon, MD
Monash University
Churchill, Australia

"One of the remarkable things we currently are learning is that gastric bypass surgery is producing an additional effect over and above that of weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes."

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John Marks, MD, FACE, FASCRS
Main Line Health Systems Lankenau Hospital
Philadelphia, PA

"For the surgeon in practice, the colon surgery sessions offer an overview of cutting-edge approaches to colorectal disease with minimally invasive surgical treatment."

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William O. Richards, MD, FACS
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

"A dramatic advance in endoluminal surgery that reconfigures the gastroesophageal junction into a nipple valve may prove to change the paradigm of endoluminal surgery."

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Adrian E. Park MD, FRCSC, FACS
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

"The laparoscopic approach to hernia repair is improving outcomes for patients who historically have had almost prohibitive perioperative morbidity with open abdominal surgery."

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