III Bariatric Endoscopy Live Global

Live broadcasts of Bariatric Endoscopy demonstrations from leading centers around the world!

About the event


Join us for the latest innovation in Bariatric Endoscopy teaching!

BELG (Bariatric Endoscopy Live Global) is a medical-scientific meeting focused on primary and revisional bariatric and metabolic endoscopic therapies and management of complications after bariatric surgery.

Courses will be held in English (with simultaneous translation to portuguese and spanish) on Friday, September 30th, 2022.

Looking forward to meeting you ONLINE on September 30th.

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Confirmed Centers


  • Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Boston, USA
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Denver, USA
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Jacksonville, USA
  • Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Mumbai, India
  • Paris, France
  • Orange, USA
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Rochester, USA
  • Rome, Italy
  • Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Strasbourg, France
  • 25

    experts in the field will moderate the sessions of the event.

  • 20

    centers of excellence will be present at the event.

  • 5

    continents will be represented in BELG.

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Cultural Support


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Faculty


Directors

  • Director of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Associate Professor in Gastroenterology Department at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Eduardo G. H. de Moura

MD, MSc, PhD

Brazil

  • Director of Endoscopy, Co-director of Center for Weight Management and Wellness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Founding and Former Chair of Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)

Christopher C. Thompson

MD, MSc, AGAF, FASGE, FACG

United States

Co-directors

  • Associate Professor of the Gastroenterology Department at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Brigham and Women‘s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • President of the Young Endoscopy Group – Brazilian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society (SOBED)

Diogo T. H. de Moura

MD, MSc, PhD

Brazil

  • Associate Professor of the Department of Gastroenterology, at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Honorary Member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Paulo Sakai

MD, MSc, PhD, FASGE

Brazil

  • Director of Endoscopy Unit in Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

Alessandro Repici

MD, PhD

Italy

  • Emeritus Professor of the Department of Surgery, MUHS
  • Chairman at Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences - Global Hospital, India
  • Dean - Indian College of Endoscopy
  • Past President - Society of GI Endoscopy of India

Amit Maydeo

MS, FASGE

India

  • CEO and medical director at New You Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Past President - Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS)

Aayed Alqahtani

FRCS, FACS

Saudi Arabia

  • Associate Professor in School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Shelby Sullivan

MD

United States

Faculty - Live Cases

  • Director of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Associate Professor in Gastroenterology Department at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Eduardo G. H. de Moura

MD, MSc, PhD

Brazil

  • Associate Professor of the Gastroenterology Department at University of Sao Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Brigham and Women‘s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • President of the Young Endoscopy Group – Brazilian Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Society (SOBED)

Diogo T. H. de Moura

MD, MSc, PhD

Brazil

  • Director of Endoscopy, Co-director of Center for Weight Management and Wellness, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Founding and Former Chair of Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)

Christopher C. Thompson

MD, MSc, AGAF, FASGE, FACG

United States

  • Associate Director of Bariatric Endoscopy and Program Director of Bariatric Endoscopy Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Advisory Board Member of Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE)

Pichamol Jirapinyo

MD, MPH

United States

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hospital Clínicas Caracas, Venezuela
  • Expert in endoscopic management of complications after bariatric, oncological and biliary surgery
  • Dedicated to innovation and emerging endoscopic technologies (POEM, G-POEM, ESD, fistulae closure, stenting)
  • Regional pioneer for confocal endomicroscopy

Alberto Baptista

MD

Venezuela

  • Specialist in Gastroenterology, Salvador B. Gautier Hospital endorsed by the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • MSc in Bariatric Endoscopy. First class of Madrid International, Sanchinarro University Hospital, Spain
  • Member of the American Association of Bariatric Endoscopy

Amny Acosta Then

MD

Dominican Republic

  • Specialist Accreditation in Gastroenterology, Singapore Medical Council – 2016
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom – 2011
  • Member, Gastroenterological Society of Singapore

Ravishankar Assokkumar

MD

Singapore

  • Lecturer of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy -Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Egypt
  • Visiting Consultant - Erasme Hospital, Belgium

Mostafa Ibrahim

MD , Phd , FASGE , FRCP (Glasg.)

Egypt

  • Professor of Gastroenterology at Cairo University, Egypt
  • Director of the Integrated Clinical & Research Center for Intestinal Disorders (ICRID), Cairo University, Egypt

Hany Shehab

MD, FRCP

Egypt

  • Director of Bariactic & Metabolic Endoscopy Department at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Associate Professor at Mayo Clinic Medical College, Rochester, MN

Barham Abu Dayyeh

MD, MPH

United States

  • President of the Emirates Gastroenterology & Hepatology Society
  • Head of Endoscopy Department at Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital, United Arab Emirates

Maryam Al-Khatry

MD

UAE

  • Associated Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Director of the World Gastroenterological Organization (WGO) endoscopy training program at Siriraj Endoscopy Center, Thailand
  • President of the Thai Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE)

Nonthalee Pausawasdi

MD

Thailand

  • Instructor and Member of the faculty of the European Endoscopy Training Center
  • Gastroenterology & Digestive Endoscopy Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, Italy

Ivo Boškoski

MD, PhD

Italy

  • MD in Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Vincenzo Bove

MD

Italy

  • CEO and medical director at New You Medical Center, Saudi Arabia
  • Professor of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Past President - Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS)

Aayed Alqahtani

FRCS, FACS

Saudi Arabia

  • Chief of the Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit at General Hospital 'Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez' Health Secretary, Mexico
  • Coordinator: Obesity Clinic
  • Professor of postgraduate course in Bariatric Endoscopy and Surgery

Martín Rojano

MD

Mexico

  • Professor of Medicine and the Chair of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Vivek Kumbhari

MD, MBChB, PhD

United States

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Mayo School of Medicine and Science, Jacksonville, FL
  • Director of Bariatric Surgery Program at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Accreditation surveyor for Bariatric Surgery Programs (MBSAQIP)

Enrique Fernando Elli

MD, FACS, FASBMS

United States

  • Consultant, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, United States
  • Advisory Board Member for the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE), a Division of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Surgery (ASGE)

Victoria Gomez

MD

United States

  • Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Gastroenterology, Howard University Hospital (2015), Washington, DC

Dilhana Badurdeen

MD

United States

  • Professor of Surgery, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Vice President of IRCAD – France
  • Director of Education IHU – Strasbourg, France

Silvana Perretta

MD

France

  • Associate Professor in School of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Shelby Sullivan

MD

United States

  • Professor of Gastroenterology, and Head of the Endoscopy Division at Espiritu Santo University (UEES) School of Medicine, Ecuador

Carlos Robles-Medranda

MD

Ecuador

  • Assistant of Department of Gastroenterology
  • Hepatopancreatology and Digestive Oncology, Erasme Hospital, Belgium
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Vincent Huberty

MD

Belgium

  • Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Departament of Gastroenterology at the Erasme University Hospital, Belgium

Jacques Devière

MD, PhD

Belgium

  • Emeritus Professor of the Department of Surgery, MUHS
  • Chairman at Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences - Global Hospital, India
  • Dean - Indian College of Endoscopy
  • Past President - Society of GI Endoscopy of India

Amit Maydeo

MS, FASGE

India

  • Founder and director of Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, India

Mohit Bhandari

MS

India

  • Endoscopist at Hôpital Privé des Peupliers, France
  • Pionner in the field of endoscopic management of complications after bariatric surgery

Gianfranco Donatelli

MD

France

  • Professor and Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Executive Director of the H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • MD in Brown University, Providence, RI

Kenneth Chang

MD

United States

  • Assistant Professor - Endoscopy Unit - Gastroenterology Department - Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
  • Master in Science in Gastroenterology - University of São Paulo Medical School
  • Interventional endoscopist focus in ERCP and EUS-guided access and drainage

Marcos E. Lera dos Santos

MD

Brazil

Faculty - Moderators

  • Director of Endoscopic Bariatric Program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chief Medical Social Media Officer of Jefferson Health and Founding President, Association for Healthcare Social Media

Austin Chiang

MD, MPH

United States

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery
  • Director of Bariatric Endoscopy
  • University of Michigan Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Ann Arbor, MI

Allison Schulman

MD, MPH

United States

  • Past-President of the Mexican College of Surgery, Obesity and Metabolic
  • CEO and Founder of the International Institute of Metabolic Medicine
  • President of global communications and Co-Founder of IBC International Bariatric Club - Oxford University
  • Professor of clinical medicine and surgery at Autonomous University of Baja California, Valle de las Palmas, Mexico

Ariel Ortiz Lagardere

MD, FACS, FASMBS

Mexico/United States

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at University Hospital Ostrava, Czechia

Evzen Machytka

MD, MhD

Czechia

  • Deputy Chief and Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, Department of Gastroenterology Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel

Sigal Fishman

MD

Israel

  • Director of Bariatric Endoscopy, NY VA Harbor Healthcare System, Manhattan, NY
  • Councillor for the Obesity, Metabolism, Nutrition Section, AGA Institute
  • Member, VA National Endoscopy Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Violeta Popov

MD, PhD, FACG

United States

  • Consultant Upper GI/Bariatric Surgeon & Senior Clinical Lecturer at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Co-Founder International Bariatric Club - Christ Church, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Haris Khwaja

DPhil (Oxon), FRCS

United Kingdom

  • Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscopy, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine

Christopher Chapman

MD

United States

  • Bariatric surgeon with a recognised experienced at Las Condes Clinic, Chile
  • Specialist in Obesity, Minimally Surgery, Reflux, and Cancer Gastroesophageal

Camilo Boza

MD

Chile

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Surgeon in the Obesity Surgery Unit of Policlinico Umberto Primo, Italy

Alfredo Genco

MD

Italy

  • Head of the Surgical Endoscopy Department and the Interdisciplinary Obesity Center at University University Hospital Würzburg, Germany

Christine Stier

MD

Germany

  • Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • President - Elect, International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • Editor-in-Chief, Obesity Surgery Journal

Scott Shikora

MD, FACS, FASMBS

United States

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine in USA and Guatemala
  • Gastroenterologist in USA and Germany and Infectious Diseases specialist in Germany
  • Fellow of the Japanese Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society (FJGES)
  • Co-Editor – Endoscopy Journal

Klaus Mönkemüller

MD, PhD, FJGES

Germany

  • Associate Professor and President of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Senior consultant bariatric surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre in Australia

Lilian Kow

MD

Australia

  • Gastroenterologist with focus in Gastroenterology, Nutrition, Obesity Medicine and Bariatric Endoscopy
  • Owner of Gut Theory Total Digestive Care
  • Fellowship in bariatric endoscopy at HM University Sanchinarro Hospital in Spain
  • Fellowship in gastroenterology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC

Janese Laster

MD

United States

  • Head of the department of Internal Medicine and Interventional Endoscopy at the Ostalb-Klinikum Aalen, Germany

Stefan Gölder

MD

Germany

  • Director of the Center for Advanced Endoscopy, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Wasif Abidi

MD

United States

  • Chair of the Union of Endoscopists and Gastro Surgeons, Colombia
  • Chair of Endoscopy in University of Caldas, Colombia
  • Scientific director of the Sociedad interamericana de endoscopia digestiva (SIED)
  • Past President of Asociación Colombiana de Endoscopia Digestiva

Lazaro Arango

MD

Colombia

  • Consultant of gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. Lecturer of Medicine,Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
  • Secretary General of Egyptian Association for Research and Training in Hepatogastroenterology (EARTH)
  • Secretary General of African Helicobacter and microbiota study group (AHMSG)

Mohamed Alboire

MD

Egypt

  • Gastroenterologist Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • President of ASGE (American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)

Bret T. Petersen

MD

United States

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Reem Sharaiha

MS, MSc

United States

  • MD, PhD Jikei University School of Medicine, Department of Endoscopy, Japan
  • Post-doctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Kazuki Sumiyama

MD

Japan

  • Chairman of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and AIG Hospitals, India
  • Past President of World Endoscopy Organization

Nageshwar Reddy

MD

India

  • Gastroenterologist in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Specialist in interventional endoscopy and diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract

Carlos G. Micames

MD

Puerto Rico

  • Interventional Endoscopist at the Basil I. Hirschowitz Endoscopic Center of Excellence
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
  • Recipient of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) 2021 Endoscopic Training Award - Division of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at Hospital das Clínicas - University of São Paulo, Brazil

Sergio A. Sánchez-Luna

MD

Mexico/United States

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