The Emerging Technology & Procedures committee, as part of the ASMBS Technology Initiative, will present the Innovation Forum Session. Surgeons, physicians, scientists from academic centers as well as industry are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Submissions that reflect, “late breaking”, “cutting-edge” or novel information at any stage of development are greatly encouraged. Submission of preliminary results for new technologies is encouraged as well.

Finally the process of solicitation of abstracts was done outside of the regular meeting and therefore was separate from the CME run program. (Non-CME Activity)


5:00pm Welcome and Introduction
5:05pm LiVac: Liver Vacuum Retraction presented by Dr. Philip Gan
5:15pm LiVac Q&A
5:20pm Elipse: The World's First Procedureless Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss, presented by Dr. Ioannis Raftopoulos
5:30pm Elipse Q&A
5:35pm Implanted Device for Accurate Energy InTake Measurement presented by Dr. Dmitry Oleynikov
5:45pm Q&A
5:50pm Big Screen Surgery - How 4K impacts bariatric surgery presented by Dr. Rami Lutfi
6:00pm Olympus Q&A