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Bariatric Endoscopy

Joint Event on World Gastroenterological & World Congress on Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
October 30-31, 2017 | Toronto, Canada

Lawrence B. Cohen

University of Toronto, Canada

Scientific Tracks Abstracts : J Gastroenterol Dig Dis


Bariatric Endoscopy is emerging as an effective, well tolerated intervention within a multidisciplinary weight management program to achieve metabolic health and perhaps cosmetic goals. The spectrum of intragastric devices will be reviewed, along with long term safety and efficacy.


Lawrence B. Cohen is Director of and consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology and Chief of Medical Endoscopy at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  He is a consultant gastroenterologist for Cleveland Clinic Canada. Dr. Cohen received his Master of Science in Pharmacology (University of Toronto) 1976 and his Doctor of Medicine
from McMaster University in 1979.  He completed his Internal Medicine Fellowship in 1984 (University of Toronto) and subspecialty training in Gastroenterology (University of Toronto) and Therapeutic Endoscopy in 1985 (Wellesley Hospital, Toronto).He is an active member of many medical associations, including the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Ontario Association of Gastroenterology, Canadian Medical Association, American College of Physicians and American Gastroenterology Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. He has received a number of awards including; the Award in Therapeutics from McMaster University; the Young Clinicians Teacher Award from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; the Continuing Education award from the Boyd Academy, University of Toronto; and the Ambulatory Teaching Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Over the past twenty years, He has been well published in peer-reviewed publications and he has participated in numerous clinical trials in gastroenterology and hepatology. 

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