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2019 VBS SPRING MEETING

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC

“Improving National Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery: Teaching, Regulation and Quality Measurement”

Dr. Pomp is an internationally recognized expert in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Sherbooke. He completed his surgical training at the University of Montreal and Rhode Island and practiced in Montreal at the CHUM/Hotel Dieu before moving to the Mount Sinai Hospital and then the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is Chief of GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Leon C. Hirsch Professor of Surgery and is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery.
 
Dr. Pomp has written more than 150 PubMed cited articles and has been a speaker at over 300 national and international meetings.  He was funded as a Principal Investigator in NIDDK/NIH Bariatric Surgery Research - LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery). He has served on the executive boards of SAGES and ASMBS. His primary clinical expertise includes bariatric surgery, minimally invasive foregut, solid organ and hernia surgery.

 

He serves on the Editorial board of SOARD and Obesity Surgery. He is one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors; won the SAGES Clinical Excellence Award in 2013 and was honored as an ASMBS “Thirty Members Who Made a Difference 1983-2013”

 2018 VBS SPRING MEETING

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

DANIEL B. JONES, MD, MS, FASMBS

Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School,

Boston Vice Chair of Surgery, Office of Technology & Simulation,

Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgical Services,

 Co-Director, Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center,

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

President, SAGES

2019 Paper Competition Winners

2019 Abstract Competition was a success!

First Place

Second Place 

Dr. Jad Khoraki, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University

"Changes in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery in the United States from 1993 to 2016"

Keynote Speaker Award

Nicole M. Gilbertson

University of Virginia

"Pre-Operative Exercise Training Reduces Length of Hospital Stay in Patients receiving Bariatric Surgery"

Dr. Matthew Browning, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

"Factors Mediating Durability of Type 2 Diabetes Remission and Relapse after Gastric Bypass Surgery"

2018 Paper Competition Winners

2018 Abstract Competition was a success!

First Place

Dr. Jad Khoraki

Virginia Commonwealth University

Protective Effect of Black Relative to White Race Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Patients with Sever Obesity, Independent of Type 2 Diabetes

Second Place (Tie)

Dr. Peter Hallowell

University of Virginia

Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Prolonged LOS After Sleeve Gastrectomy

and

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Outcomes are Equivalent in Medicare and Non-Medicare Patients at Ten-Year Follow-Up

ABOUT THE 2017 VBS SPRING MEETING

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

 

John Magaña Morton, MD, FASMBS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SURGERY (GENERAL SURGERY)

AT THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Chief of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine

Senior Past President

of The American Society for the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

2017 PAPER COMPETITION

WINNERS

 

  2017 Bariatric Paper Competition open to all fellows, residents and integrated health trainees was a great success! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

 

FIRST PLACE

 

     Matthew Browning MS      

Virginia Commonwealth University   

Blunting of adaptive thermogenesis as a potential additional mechanism to promote weight loss after gastric bypass

 

SECOND PLACE

 

Jenny M. Held MD

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Optimal Perioperative Low Molecular Weight Heparin Dosing in Bariatric Surgery: A Prospective Study

 

Thank You for sharing your research with your peers

Please feel free to contact us for additional information: virginiabariatricsociety@gmail.com