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2021 VBS Program Agenda

Friday, September 10, 2021
12:00-12:30PM. Registration / Lunch / Exhibits
12:30P-12:40PM. Welcome
. Guilherme M Campos, MD
12:40-1:00PM Strategies to Optimizing Weight Loss and Prevent Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery. Nate Sann, FNP-BC. 1:00 - 1:05 Q&A
1:05-1:25PM Diabetes Management: An Obesity Medicine Specialist Approach. Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE. 1:25-1:30 Q&A
1:30-1:50PM Identifying and Treating Micro and Macro-nutrient Deficiencies Before and After Surgery Chelsea Cotugno, RD. 1:50-1:55 Q&A
1:55-2:20PM The Science Behind Weight Loss with Surgery. Guilherme M Campos, MD. 2:20 - 2:25 Q&A
2:25PM - 2:45PM - Break / Exhibitors
SESSION 2 - The Big Diet Debate - Year 2: the Evidence.
2:45-3:05PM. Ketogenic Diet. Susan Wolver, MD
3:05-3:25PM. Mediterranean Diet. Salvatore Carbone, PhD
3:25-3:45PM. Plant Based Diet. Levi Procter, MD
3:45-4:05PM. VLCD and LCD. Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE
4:05-4:25PM. Panel Discussion and Q&A: All Faculty
4:25-4:45PM. Break / Exhibits
4:45-5:15PM. Medications for the Treatment of Obesity: Indications, Side-effects, Short and Long-Term Outcomes. Jennifer Kirby, MD
5:15-5:30PM. Barriers to Access to Medical Care for Obesity. Joynita R. Nicholson, DO
5:25-5:40PM. Barriers to Access to Surgical Care for Obesity. Peter Hallowell, MD
5:40-5:55PM. Panel Discussion and Q&A: All Faculty
5:55-6:00PM. Wrap Up. Guilherme M. Campos, MD
6:00PM - 7:30PM -Welcome Reception

Saturday, September 11, 2021

7:00-7:30AM-Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits

7:30-7:40AM. Welcome. Guilherme M Campos, MD

SESSION 1 - Abstract Competition

7:40-9:30AM. Amir Moazzes, MD, FACS; Jennifer Salluzzo, MD; Gregory Adams, MD

9:30-9:45AM - Break / Exhibitors

SESSION 2 - GERD and Bariatric Surgery

9:45-10:05AM - The Issue: GERD and Bariatric Surgery. Guilherme M. Campos, MD

​10:05-10:25AM. GERD and Barrett's Esophagus after LSG: What to do? Shanu Kothari, MD

10:25-10:45PM. Panel Discussion and Q&A: All 

10:45AM-11:00AM. Break / Exhibits


11:00-11:45PM. Short Cases/Videos & Panel Discussion:

Early and Late Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Panelists: Daniel Herron, MD; Greg L Schroder, MD; Shanu Kothari, MD; Peter Hallowell, MD

11:45-12:00PM. Updates in Surgical Techniques: Longer BP Length in Gastric Bypass, OAGB, and SADI-S. Julio Teixeira, MD

12:00-12:05PM. Q&A

12:05-12:20PM. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty. Bruce Schirmer, MD

12:20-12:25PM. Q&A

12:25-12:35PM. Bariatric Surgery Focused Practice Designation by the American Board of Surgery. Shanu Kothari, MD

12:35-12:45PM. Q&A

12:45-12:55PM. Wrap-Up, Social Program. Gregory Adams, MD. Guilherme M. Campos, MD

7:00-7:30PM. Cocktail Reception

7:30-8:30PM. Dinner and Key Note Speaker.

Improving Quality: What can Bariatric Surgeons Learn from the Aviation Industry? (And what could they learn from us?) Daniel Herron, MD

8:30-9:00PM Awards

9:00-11:30PM VBS After Dark - Guest House 400

Sunday, September 12, 2021

8:00-9:30AM. Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits

8:45-8:50AM – Welcome - Guilherme M Campos, MD

SESSION 1 - Short Videos - How do I do it?

8:50-9:00 RYGB: J-J and Mesenteric Closures.

Daniel Herron, MD; Shanu Kothari, MD.
9:00 – 9:10 Q&A


9:10-9:20. RYGB: Pouch creation and G-J.

Julio Teixeira, MD; Troy Glembot, MD.
9:20 – 9:30 Q&A

9:30-9:45. LSG: Dissection, Transection & Esophageal Hiatus. Peter Hallowell, MD; Amir Moazzes, MD; Greg Schroeder, MD 

9:45-10:00AM - Break / Exhibitors

SESSION 2 - Bariatric Surgery 2021

10:00-10:15. Bariatric Surgery in an Era of Shared Decision Making: "Who Decides?" Shanu Kothari, MD.

10:15 - 10:20 Q&A

10:20-10:35AM. Options to Manage Weight Regain after Sleeve and Gastric Bypass. Gregory Adams, MD.

10:35 - 10:40 Q&A

10:40-10:55AM. Why and How did I Incorporate Robotic Surgery into my Practice? Julio Teixeira, MD

10:55-11:15AM Robotic Bariatric Surgery: Waste of Resources or The next Big Thing? Daniel Herron, MD.

11:15-11:25 Q&A

11:25-11:35AM Break / Exhibitors

SESSION 3 - Prevention of Complications with Bariatric Surgery.

11:35-11:45AM What can we do pre-op. Bruce Schirmer MD

11:45-11:55 What can we do intra-op. Daniel Herron MD

11:55-12:05 What can we do post-op. Shanu Kothari, MD

12:05-12:25PM Panel Discussion and Q&A: All Faculty

12:25-12:30 Adjourn Meeting. Guilherme M Campos, MD

12:30PM - 1:30PM Business Meeting / VP Elections (VBS Member Only)

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