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2020 Duke Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

May 31 - June 2, 2020 · The Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Tx

Course Overview

The Duke Center for Surgical Education and Innovation presents the Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery Conference sponsored by the Duke Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery. As one of the leading surgery programs in the world, Duke Surgery is currently ranked #1 in NIH funding and #2 for surgical medical education by U.S. News and World Report.

Join us for an interactive event where you can discuss the technical aspects of the most challenging procedures, share your most difficult cases, and be part of in-depth discussions with our national and international experts.

Statement of Need

This course is designed to address the most recent innovations in endoscopic procedures for bariatric surgery, advanced revisional surgery, metabolic surgery, and the management of weight regain after bariatric surgery. Participants will learn more about the integral role of these procedures in the management of bariatric complications. With an interactive format, participants are encouraged to join the conversation about the most technical aspects of challenging procedures with faculty who are experts in their field during the discussions and panel debates.

Target Audience

This program is designed to meet the continuing educational needs of bariatric surgeons, general surgery residents, MIS fellows, physician extenders, and allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

• Describe approaches and technical issues in various bariatric surgery procedures

• Describe techniques for revision of gastric bypass, sleeve, and banding procedures

• Discuss options for patients experiencing weight regain after bariatric surgery

• Explain laparoscopic and endoscopic management techniques for correcting complications

• Identify new and advanced concepts used to treat obesity and metabolic disease


In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for those attending the Endoscopy Skills Lab in addition to the full Masters Conference.

Participants attending the conference only can claim 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Endorsed by

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Supported by

This continuing education activity is supported by unrestricted educational grants from:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor 


Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor


Thank you to our Exhibitors:

Standard Bariatrics EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.

Course Director

Dana Portenier, MD

Chief, Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

Contact Us

Registration Questions:

Duke University Conference and Event Services

Program Questions and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Danielle King, CMP
Program Director, Surgery CME
Office: 919-681-6370

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