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Session highlights of the 1st World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes
Date:9/12/2008

surgery independent of weight.

Session VIII: Novel Gastrointestinal Interventional Therapies
(11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.)

Speakers and panelists will discuss how a better understanding of GI surgery for diabetes, and recent technological developments, are creating the foundation for novel and revolutionary, minimally invasive interventional therapies that may have the same effects of surgery. New endoscopic and endoluminal therapies for diabetes, as well as gastric and intestinal stimulator devices, will be presented, including early clinical trials from the United States, South America and Europe.

New data from a pilot clinical trial will be presented showing that an endoluminal gastrointestinal device may prevent nutrients from contacting the upper part of the small bowel, achieving immediate and sustained improvement of diabetesindependent of weight losssuggesting a direct action on the mechanisms of disease.

Findings will be presented by Dr. Lee Kaplan, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the director of the Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Session IX: Clinical and Research Recommendations for Diabetes Surgery: The Rome Consensus Conference
(1:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m.)

Outcomes of the First International Consensus Conference (the Rome Diabetes Surgery Summit), which examined the use of surgical intervention for diabetes, will be publicly presented for the first time. This session is held under the auspices of the International Diabetes Surgery Task Force, a group of leading scholars from around the world, including some of the most respected diabetes experts, clinical trials specialists, surgeons and scientists. The Task Force has been created to promote the recommendations established by the voting experts of the Rome Summit worldwide.

The Diabetes Surgery Summit guidelines, which include recommendations for the
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Contact: John Rodgers
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212-821-0560
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