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MSGR Mission Statement

The Pennington Biomedical Metabolic Surgery Grand Round’s (MSGR) mission is to deliver live state-of-art presentations via a virtual platform about cutting edge subjects in Metabolic Surgery by the world’s top surgeons and scientists.

Its goal is to reach surgeons, trainees, healthcare providers and scientists across the globe who are interested in the amazing clinical benefits and scientific merit of Metabolic Surgery.

Each one-hour monthly webinar will feature a keynote address followed by discussion with an expert panel of key opinion leaders and offer the opportunity for audience questions. MSGR presentations are free, with the goal of spreading the knowledge of Metabolic Surgery and its benefits to all corners of the globe.

All presentations will be archived on website. The MSGR project was conceived by Dr. Philip Schauer and his team at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in collaboration with Encore Medical Education.

Steering Committee

Philip Schauer, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Mary Kay and Terrell Brown / Harris J. Chustz Chair, Professor of Metabolic Surgery, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

Francesco Rubino, MD

Professor of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Consultant Surgeon, King’s College Hospital

Carel Le Roux, (MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD)

Full Professor Of Experimental Pathology, School of Medicine, University College of Dublin

David E. Cummings, MD, FASMBS

Professor of Medicine Senior Investigator, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute Director, Weight Management Program, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington

Lilian Kow BMBS. PhD, FRACS

Director Adelaide Bariatric Centre President IFSO Past President IFSO-APC Past President OSSANZ(ANZMOSS)

Haris Khwaja, MD, DPhil (Oxon), FRCS

Consultant Upper GI/Bariatric Surgeon & Senior Lecturer Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Imperial College London, UK

John Kirwan, PhD

Executive Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University

Geltrude Mingrone, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, Chief of the Division of Obesity and Related Disorders at the University Hospital Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy

Ricardo Cohen, MD

Director The Center for the treatment of Obesity and Diabetes, Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brasil Past President- IFSO Latin American Chapter, Past President - Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery