John Halverson Young Investigator Award
Papers accepted for the Plenary Session with Medical Students or Residents as first author at the time of the application are eligible for the John Halverson Young Investigator Award. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in bariatric surgery research, presentation of their findings and fielding of questions during the presentation. The recipient is awarded a monetary gift and a plaque of recognition.
Helen Heneghan, MD
Cleveland, OH, USA
REDUCED CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN OBESE PATIENTS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY IS RELATED TO CERAMIDE-MEDIATED REDUCTION IN APO B LEVEL AND (ApoB)/(ApoA-I) RATIO
Abstract Session I: Top Papers and Video
PL-101: OUTCOMES OF VERTICAL BANDED GASTROPLASTY TO ROUX-Y GASTRIC BYPASS CONVERSIONS 2003-2008 – Phoebe Abraham, MD; Michelle Kosovec; Miro Uchal, MD, FASMBS
PL-102: LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS VERSUS LAPAROSCOPIC VERTICAL GASTRECTOMY FOR MORBID OBESITY: 5 YEAR RESULTS IN A MILITARY INSTITUTION – David M. Lim, DO; Robert H. Riffenburgh, MD; Jack O’Leary; Deborah Romero; Janos Taller, MD; William Bertucci, MD; Gordon Wisbach, MD
PL-107: PREOPERATIVE HYPERINSULINEMIA DIMINISHES EXCESS WEIGHT LOSS FOLLOWING ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS IN NON-DIABETIC PATIENTS – Zahid Hoda, MD; Rouzbeh Mostaedi, MD; Stephen A. Dada, MD; Mohamed Ali, MD, FASMBS
Abstract Session III: Metabolic
PL-111: ELEVATED HEMOGLOBIN A1C IN DIABETIC PATIENTS DOES NOT IMPART INCREASED COMPLICATION RATES IN ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS – Melissa P. Rawlins, MPA, PA-C; Michael L. Rawlins, MD; David L. Schumacher, MD, FASMBS; Carey C. Brown, MD
PL-112: PREDICTORS OF LONG-TERM SUCCESS AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN – Joel Rodriguez, MD; Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD; Dana D. Portenier, MD; Alfonso Torquati, MD
PL-113: GASTRIC BYPASS IMPROVES HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA BY MECHANISMS INDEPENDENT OF WEIGHT LOSS – Koji Park, MD; John N. Afthinos, MD; David Lee, MD; Jun Levine, MD; Christopher Ochner, PhD; Julio Teixeira, MD
PL-114: LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENT IN BIOCHEMICAL CARDIAC RISK FACTORS FOLLOWING GASTRIC BYPASS – Nayna Lodhia; Leanne Almario; Adam Eltorai; Jaffer Kattan; Matthew Kerolus; Margaret Nkansah; John Morton, MD, FASMBS
Abstract Session IV: General Interest
PL-116: EFFECTS OF BARIATRIC SURGERY ON DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY AFTER 5 YEARS FOLLOW-UP – Helen M. Heneghan, MD; Neil Orzech; Kalman Bencsath, MD; Derrick Cetin, DO; Stacy A. Brethauer, MD; Philip R. Schauer, MD, FASMBS
Abstract Session VI: Emerging Technologies and Concepts
PL-139: GASTRIC POUCH REDUCTION USING STOMAPHYX™ IN POST ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS PATIENTS DOES NOT RESULT IN SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS. A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS – Vinay Goyal, MD; Spencer Holover, MD, FASMBS; Shawn Garber, MD, FASMBS
Two first authors of posters are selected to receive a monetary gift and certificate based on the excellence of their poster presentation on their selected topic in the field of bariatric surgery.
2011 1st Place Recipient
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD
Charlotte, NC, USA
LAPAROSCOPIC ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS IS SAFE AND PROVIDES EXCELLENT REFLUX CONTROL AFTER FAILED NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION
2011 2nd Place Recipients
Vedra A. Augenstein, MD
Charlotte, NC, USA
TRANSORAL CIRCULAR STAPLING TECHNIQUE DECREASES STRICTURE RATES AT THE GASTROJEJUNOSTOMY AFTER ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS COMPARED WITH THE TRANSGASTRIC TECHNIQUE
David A. Nguyen, BA, BS
Los Angeles, CA, USA
SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS WITH LAPAROSCOPIC ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING (LAGB) IS DIRECTLY DEPENDENT ON THE NUMBER OF ADJUSTMENTS IN THE FIRST THREE YEARS.
Please visit the posters in the exhibit hall; poster sessions are on
Thursday, June 21, from 9:45am – 10:30am and 1:00pm – 1:30pm.
P-01: ASMBS MEMBER SURVEY ON ENDOSCOPIC TRAINING AND ENDOSCOPY EXPERIENCES – Bipan Chand, MD, FASMBS; Aurora Pryor, MD; Marc Bessler, MD, FASMBS; Gregory Dakin, MD, FASMBS; Ramsey M. Dallal, MD, FASMBS; George Eid, MD, FASMBS; Donald Hess, MD; Dean Mikami, MD; Kenric Murayama, MD; Alan Saber, MD, FASMBS; Kevin Wasco, MD, FASMBS; Erik Wilson, MD, FASMBS; Natan Zundel, MD, FASMBS
P-02: THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT SHORT TERM AND LOW ENERGY DIETS ON LIVER SIZE, LIVER FAT MASS AND VISCERAL ADIPOSE TISSUE BEFORE BARIATRIC SURGERY – Edward Shang, MD, FASMBS; Veronika Peter; Henriette H. Bertram, MD; Gregor Thoermer, PhD; Harald Busse, PhD; Tatjana Schuetz, PhD
P-03: FIFTY SAME DAY LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMIES IN LOW BMI (30-35) PATIENTS IN AN AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER WITH THREE-YEAR FOLLOW-UP – Peter S. Billing, MD; Matthew Crouthamel, MD; Stephanie Oling, BS; Robert Landerholm, MD
P-04: EXPLORATION OF THE ESOPHAGEAL HIATUS: DOES CRURAL REPAIR REDUCE PROXIMAL POUCH DISTENSION? – John B. Dixon, MD, PhD; Christopher S. Cobourn, MD
P-05: IDENTIFYING DIFFERENCES IN BRAIN ACTIVATION ASSOCIATED WITH WEIGHT GAIN AND WEIGHT LOSS FOLLOWING GASTRIC-BYPASS SURGERY – Rachel L. Goldman, PhD; Jeffrey Borckardt, PhD; Patrick O’Neil, MD; Alok Madan, MD; Debra Petitpain, MS, RD; Joshua May; Rahul Loungani; Katherine Morgan, MD; T. Karl Byrne, MD; Mark George, MD
Research Grant Awards
The ASMBS Research Grant Awards program is open to any principal investigator who is an ASMBS member. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application that is reviewed and evaluated by the ASMBS Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board. Upon their completion, the results of this project are expected to be presented at the ASMBS Plenary Session, as well as published in SOARD. Funding for the 2012 Research Grant program has been provided by the ASMBS Foundation.
William J. Raum, MD
Portland, OR, USA
Treatment of Low Metabolic Rates and Low Lean Body Mass After Bariatric Surgery
Circle of Excellence Award
Each year during the ASMBS Annual Meeting, the Integrated Health President presents the Circle of Excellence Award to an outstanding member who has made a significant contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences section of the ASMBS. This award recognizes achievement in the fields of education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness, as well as dedicated and loyal services to the Integrated Health Science Section.
Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP
Danville, PA, USA
ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award
The ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Philip Schauer, MD
Cleveland, OH, USA
International Awards Program
In order to encourage, support and acknowledge those surgeons from tier two and three countries who have overcome financial hurdles to attend the ASMBS Annual Meeting, the International Development Committee has developed the “International Awards Program”.