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The American Board of Surgery in partnership with the ASMBS have announced the first form of board certification for surgeons in the United States who are engaged in the specialty of metabolic and bariatric surgery. The new FPD (Focused Practice Designation) is available to surgeons practicing in the specialty who can demonstrate their clinical expertise and ongoing commitment to continuing education, accreditation, and obtaining comprehensive knowledge of the specialty.

This detailed 8 hour Board Review Course will be held for surgeons who are interested in taking the FPD examination in April. This session will provide an overview of the FPD in metabolic and bariatric surgery including its history, the process for a surgeon to pursue FPD designation, and an overview of the knowledge assessment that will be administered for the first time on April 1, 2022.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the science behind obesity and metabolic/bariatric surgery
  2. Discuss various interventions that treat severe obesity
  3. Describe pre- and post-operative management strategies for metabolic/bariatric surgery patients

8:15am Introduction
Eric DeMaria, MD
8:30am Epidemiology and Genetics of Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome
Faiz Shariff, MD
8:45am Pathophysiology of Obesity and Major Comorbid Conditions
Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD
9:00am Physiologic and Neuroendocrine mechanisms of Metabolic Surgery
Erik Wilson, MD
9:15am Pharmacotherapy and other non-surgical treatment for obesity
Rachel Moore, MD
9:30am Break
9:45am Components of a Metabolic Surgery Center and MBSAQIP Standards
Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD FACS
10:00am Indications for Surgery for Treatment of Obesity and DM2
Adrian Dan, MD FACS
10:15am Patient Selection and Preoperative Evaluation / Optimization
Colston Edgerton, MD
10:30am High risk medical, surgical and psychological conditions
Colleen Kennedy, MD MBA
10:45am Break
11:00am Nutritional considerations in the MBS patient
Nina Crowley, PhD RD
11:15am Perioperative Optimization and Anesthesia Considerations / ERAS
Vamsi Alli, MD
11:30am Diagnosis and Management of Short-term Complications
Marina Kurian, MD FASMBS
11:45am Diagnosis and Management of Long-term Complications
Chris Daigle, MD FRCSC FACS
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Procedures of Historical Interest
Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
1:15pm Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Tuesday Cook, MD
1:30pm Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Variations
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MD
1:45pm Duoaden Switch Procedures and SADI-S
Daniel Cottam, MD
2:00pm Break
2:15pm Revisional Operations
Dana Portenier, MD
2:30pm Perioperative Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
Leena Khaitan, MD
2:45pm MBS impact on weight and weight-related related complications
Scott Schimpke, MD
3:00pm MBS impact on metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
Rana Pullatt, MD
3:15pm Break
3:30pm MBS impact on longevity, cardiovascular events and cancer
Ali Aminian, MD
3:45pm Psychologic and Socioeconomic Issues
Stephanie Sogg, PhD
4:00pm Extremes of age - MBS in the adolescent and geriatric population
Alan Saber, MD
4:15pm Body contouring and abdominal wall reconstruction after bariatric surgery
Logan Mellert, DO
4:45pm Special Populations and Situations in Metabolic /Bariatric Surgery
Matthew Brengman, MD
5:00pm High Yield Pearls in Bariatric Surgery
Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS; Adrian Dan, MD FACS
5:15pm Adjourn