2022 VBS Program 

Friday, August 12, 2022

12:00PM - 12:30PM Registration / Lunch / Exhibits 


12:30PM - 12:40PM 


Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 



12:40PM - 1:00PM Integrating MWL to build a comprehensive practice - How and Why

Kristina Kratovil, MD

1:00 - 1:05 Q&A 

1:05PM - 1:25PM How we address teaching diet principles in 2022 - COVID, Telehealth, Remote Care

Mandy Mirzaie, RD 

1:25 - 1:30 Q&A 

1:30PM - 1:50PM Building a Comprehensive Bariatric Psychological Practice - How we did it, pitfalls and advantages

Kati Duncan, Psy.D.

1:50 - 1:55 Q&A 

1:55PM - 2:20PM TBA

2:20 - 2:25 Q&A

2:25PM - 2:45PM Break /Posters/ Exhibitors 


2:45PM - 4:15PM Difficult Patients: Different Viewpoints, Different Approaches, Same Goal

Moderator: Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS


4:15PM - 4:35PM Break /Posters/ Exhibitors 



What are the building blocks to a successful practice from different perspectives? How are those blocks changing?

4:35PM - 4:40PM Intro: Moderator - Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 

4:40PM- 4:50PM RD: Jacqueline Browning, RD

4:50PM - 5:00PM CBN: Edita Kantzler, BSN, RN, MHA, CBN

5:00PM - 5:10PM TBA

5:10PM - 5:20PM System Strategic View: Melodye Myers

5:20PM - 5:30PM Panel Q&A 


Wrap Up 

Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 

5:30PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception


Saturday, August 13, 2022

7:30AM - 8:00AM Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits 


7:30AM - 7:40AM 


Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 




7:40AM - 9:40AM Abstract Competition 

9:40AM - 10:00AM Break /Posters/ Exhibitors 


10:00AM - 10:20AM Sleeve Gastrectomy: How and Why I do it, What would I change? 

Joshua Alley, MD

10:20 - 10:25 Q&A


10:25AM - 10:45AM Gastric Bypass: How and Why I do it, What would I change? 

Jennifer Salluzzo MD FACS FASMBS

10:45 - 10:50 Q&A

10:50AM - 11:10AM DS/SADI Pitfalls and Patient Selection

Timothy Snow, DO

11:10 - 11:15 Q&A

11:15AM-11:35AM Break / Posters/ Exhibits 


11:35AM - 11:55AM The Science of WLS


11:55 - 12:00 Q&A

12:00PM - 12:20PM EDGE and Endo in a Bariatric Surgeon’s Practice- How we do it.

Lawrence Tabone, MD 

12:20- 12:25 Q&A

12:25PM - 12:45PM Robot and the Old Guy 

Matthew Brengman, MD, MSHA, FACS

12:45- 12:50 Q&A

12:50PM - 1:00PM  Wrap-Up, Social Program


7:00PM - 7:30PM Cocktail Reception 

7:30PM-8:30PM Dinner and Keynote Speaker 

Eric DeMaria, MD FASMBS

8:30PM - 9:00PM Awards 

9:00PM - 12:00AM VBS After Dark 

Join us at Guest House 400

Sunday, August 14, 2022 

8:15AM - 8:45AM - Registration / Breakfast / Exhibits 

8:45AM - 8:50AM 

Welcome and Walk from Obesity 

Gregory Adams, MD, FACS, FASMBS 



“The Shark Tank” Panel

8:50AM - 8:55AM Intro 

8:55AM - 9:05AM Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gregory Schroder, MD, FACS

9:05AM - 9:15AM Gastric Bypass


9:15AM - 9:25AM Sleeve/DS

Timothy Snow, DO

9:25AM - 9:45AM Critical Questioning/Commentary 

9:45AM - 10:05AM Break/ Posters/ Exhibitors 



Weight Recurrence and Non-Responders, what is the best approach? 


10:05AM-10:15AM Surgery is rarely effective… 

10:15AM-10:25AM Panel Commentary

10:25AM-10:40AM When in doubt, surgery, surgery, surgery. 

10:40AM-10:50AM Panel Commentary

10:50AM-11:05AM Early, frequent, sustained medical intervention is always best.

11:05AM-11:15AM Panel Commentary

11:15AM-11:35AM You are all crazy. These patients need real help. 

11:35AM-11:55AM Panel Commentary 

11:55AM - 12:00PM Wrap up 


12:00PM-1:00PM Business Meeting