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Scientific Program

VENUES
HOTEL NOVOTEL
IFEMA AUDITORIO SUR
IFEMA P.M. - Ifema Palacio Municipal
    • 08.00-11.00 IFSO BARIATRIC CINEMA
      Chairs:  Alan Saber (USA-NAC), Mariano Palermo (Argentina-LAC), Alexander Morrell (Brazil-NAC)

      Preventable complication during or after Bariatric surgery: lessons learned
      • Session Chairs:
        Alan Saber (USA-NAC), Mariano Palermo (Argentina-LAC), Alexander Morrell (Brazil-LAC)
      • Panelists:
        Patrick Noel (France-EC), Wah Yang (China-APC), Waleed Bukhari (Saudi Arabia-MENAC)
      • Presenters:
        Kevin Higa (USA-NAC)
        Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
        Chih-Kun Huang (Taiwan-APC)
        Peter Vasas (UK-EC)
        Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
        Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
        David Nocca (France-EC)
        Khalid Gawdat (Egypt-MENAC)
        Michel Gagner (Canada-LAC)
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11:30-13:00 VIDEO SESSION 6 - V-011/V-019
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.00 VIDEO SESSION 7 - V-020/V-027
      16.00-17.30 IFSO BARIATRIC CINEMA 3D – Hotel Novotel
      Chairs: Leon Katz (USA-NAC) and Luiz Alfredo D’Almeida (Brazil-LAC)
    • 08.00-11.00 BARIATRIC ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY TRENDS BEST/IFSO SYMPOSIUM. THE BEST ON REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY
      Chairs
      : Nilton Kawahara (Brazil-LAC) and Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC) 
      Discussants: Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC), Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC), Luciana El-Kadre (Brazil-LAC), Glauco Alvarez (Brazil-LAC), Julio Teixeira (USA-NAC)

      REVISIONAL BARIATRIC SURGERY:
      • Revisional Bariatric Surgery Concepts and principles
        Almino Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      • Is restriction still important in Revisional Bariatric/metabolic Surgery?
        Alan Wittgrove (USA-NAC)
      • Malabsorptive component and Limb lengths in Revisional Bariatric /Metabolic Surgery
        Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      • Bile acids and new receptors action in Revisional Bariatric /Metabolic Surgery
        Guilherme Campos (USA-NAC)
      • Beyond GI Hormones in Revisional Bariatric /Metabolic Surgery
        Aurelio Ludovico De Paula (Brazil-LAC)
      • The use of Robotic in Revisional Bariatric Surgery
        Manuel Aceves (Mexico-LAC)
      • Endoscopic approach for Revisional Bariatric Surgery
        Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      BEST REVISIONAL VIDEO SESSION:
      • Sleeve to Bypass.
        Presenter: Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
        Comment: Marco Anselmino (Italy-EC)
      • Conversion of Bands.
        Presenter: Michel Vix (France-EC)
        Comment: Shashank Shah (India-APC)
      • Bypass to Sleeve.
        Presenter: Jacques Himpens (Belgium-EC)
        Comment: Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • Sleeve to SADIs.
        Presenter: Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
        Comment: Manuel Aceves (Mexico-LAC)
      • GERD after Sleeve.
        Presenter: Yves Bobérly (Switzerland-EC)
        Comment: David Nocca (France-EC)
      • GERD after Bypass.
        Presenter: Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC)
        Comment: Victor Mussa Dib (Brazil-LAC)
      • Sleeve to DS.
        Presenter: Nilton Kawahara (Brazil-LAC)
        Comment: Waleed Buhaimde (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • Revisional of Bypass..
        Presenter:Jordi Pujol (Spain-EC)
        Comment: Sanjay Agrawal (UK-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-17.30 Women in bariatric surgery – Addressing Disparities in Training and Representation
      Chair: Lilian Kow (Australia-APC), Marina Kurian (USA-NAC), Cynthia-Michelle Borg (UK-EC)
      Discussants:  Iman Eddbali (UAE-MENAC), Maud Robert (France-EC), Tracy Martínez (USA-EC), Hanan Al Ghamdi (KSA-MENAC), Manoela G. Ramos (Brazil-LAC), Tess van der Merwe (South Africa-EC), Jenny Baca (Ecuador-LAC)

      WELCOME

      Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)

      MAKING IT THROUGH
      • Do the work and you will get where you want: It’s not who you know.
        Cristine Stier (Germany-EC)
      • Training and improving skills – Is that different for women?
        Liza María Pompa González (Mexico-LAC)
      • You Need Mentors and Sponsors to Succeed.
        Luciana El-Kadre (Brazil-LAC)
      • Tackling bullying and harassment.
        Wendy Brown (Australia-APC)
      • Why we have just a few women leading IFSO Societies?
        Jenny Baca (Ecuador-LAC)
      • Rising up in the ranks.
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
      •  Open Debate - Q&A
      Staying at the top 
      • Building Your Reputation on Clinical Trials.
        Rachel Moore (USA-NAC)
      • Mining a database and Publishing.
        Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC)
      • Can new technology be a platform to make the Scene.
        Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (Mexico-LAC)
      • Everyone can be a YouTube star! Or can they?.
        Aparna Govil Bhasker (India-APC)
      • Resilience in surgery.
        Robin Blackstone (USA-NAC)
      • Looking into the crystal ball. What we want for the future?
        Cynthia Borg (UK-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-11.00 BARIATRIC BULL FIGHTING
      Chair:  Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • Preoperative Preparation is critical for good results of Bariatric Surgery
        Maria José Escaffi (Chile-LAC)
      • Preoperative preparation is not critical for good outcomes
        Marina Kurian (USA-NAC)
        • Round 1 - Maria José Escaffi (Chile-LAC)
        • Round 2 - Marina Kurian (USA - NAC)
      • Discussion:
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala(India-APC) and Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • New Medication for Diabetes will limit the spread of metabolic Surgery
        Carel Le Roux (Ireland-EC)
      • Metabolic Surgery will rise as the best option for Diabetes
        Philip Schauer (USA-NAC)
        • Round 1 - Carel Le Roux (Ireland-EC)
        • Round 2 - Philip Schauer (USA-NAC)
      • Discussion:
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC) and Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • SADI is the best option after Sleeve Gastrectomy.
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
      • Switch is the best option after Sleeve Gastrectomy.
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
        • Round 1 - Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
        • Round 2 - Laurent Biertho (CANADA-NAC)
      • Discussion:
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC) and Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy is going to increase Reflux related cancer
        Alfredo Genco (Italy – EC)
      • There is no evidence to support the increased incidence of Cancer after Sleeve Gastrectomy
        Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
        • Round 1 - Alfredo Genco (Italy – EC)
        • Round 2 - Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      • Discussion
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC) and Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • Revisional Surgery is a reasonable option after failed bariatric procedures
        Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC)
      • Revisional Surgery is useless
        Natalia Pérez Ferre (Spain-EC)
        • Round 1 - Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC)
        • Round 2 - Natalia Pérez Ferre (Spain-EC)
      • Discussion:
        Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC), Salman Alsabah (Kuwait- MENAC), Josep Vidal (Spain- EC) and Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy is good option for the treatment of Diabetes
        Rami Lutfi (USA – NAC)
      • Bypass is the best option for the treatment of Diabetes
        Francesco Rubino (England-EC)
        • Round 1 - Rami Lutfi (USA – NAC)
        • Round 2 - Francesco Rubino (England-EC)
      • Discussion:
        Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC), Salman Alsabah (Kuwait- MENAC), Josep Vidal (Spain- EC) and Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • New Bariatric Procedures are necessary to achieve better results
        Kasama Kazunori (Japan-APC)
      • Standard Bariatric procedures are enough!
        Josep Vidal (Spain-EC)
        • Round 1- Kasama Kazunori (Japan-APC)
        • Round 2 – Josep Vidal (Spain-EC)
      • Discussion:
        Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC), Salman Alsabah (Kuwait- MENAC), Josep Vidal (Spain- EC) and Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
      • One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass will have more complications that it appears
        François Pattou (France-EC)
      • One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass will become a standard bariatric procedure
        Mohit Bhandari (India - APC)
        Round 1- François Pattou (France-EC)
        Round 2 - Mohit Bhandari (India - APC)
      • Discussion:
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC) and Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • Endoscopic Gastroplasty will increase as a first step treatment of obesity 
        Gontrand López-Nava (Spain – EC)
      • Endoscopic Gastroplasty will dissapear for bad results.
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil – LAC)
        • Round 1- Gontrand López-Nava (Spain – EC)
        • Round 2 - Ricardo Cohen (Brazil – LAC)
      • Discussion:
        Almino Ramos (Brasil-LAC), Salman Alsabah (Kuwait- MENAC), Josep Vidal (Spain- EC) and Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 DEFINING THE STANDARDS FOR EVALUATION OF RESULTS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY: RESPONDERS, NON- RESPONDERS AND RECIDIVISM
      Chair: Antonio Torres (Spain-EC) and Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      Discussants: TBC
      • Evaluation of current bariatric/metabolic procedures results – Are our standards good enough? Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      • Cardiologic goals for weight loss in the improvement of cardiovascular comorbidities. Leopoldo Pérez de Isla (Spain-EC)
      • Quality of life, obesity and weight loss, Marco Bueter (Switzerland-EC)
      • The multidisciplinary support role in improving outcomes, Mary O’Kane (UK-EC)
      • Responders and non-responders: Is there a way to predict the outcomes in bariatric/metabolic interventions? Nahum Beglaibter (Israel-EC)
      • Open Debate/Q&A
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.00

       IFSO Bariatric/Metabolic Talks Session I
      Session Chair: Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC)
      Session Presenters: Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC), Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC), Wei-Jei Lee (Taiwan-APC) Luigi Angrisani (Italy-EC) Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC)
      16.00-17.30

      ispcopThe pathway for enhanced recovery in bariatric surgery (IFSO/ERAS/ISPCOP)
      Chairs: 
      John Morton (USA-NAC) and Anupama Wadhwa (USA-ISPCOP)
      Discussants: Guido Mannerts (UAE-MENAC) and Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC)
      • The preoperative rehab – How to prepare the patient?
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
      • Optimization of the NPO and carbohydrate loading.
        Faruq Badiuddin (UAE-MENAC)
      • Pulmonary preoperative preparation.
        Juliana Franzotti (Brazil-LAC)
      • How to decrease the surgical related inflammation.
        Joan Pujol (Spain-EC)
      • The concept of peritoneal inflammation.
        Tomasz Gaszynski (Poland)
      • Role of the anesthetist in the ERABS program.
        Luiz Fernando Falcao (Brazil-LAC)
      • How to set up an ERABS program.
        Guido Mannerts (UAE-MENAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • SIMPOSIO IFSO LAC - SECO
      Comité IFSO LAC
      Director: Estuardo Behrens MACG FACS FICS FASMBS (Guatemala-LAC)
      Co-Director:
      Luis Poggi FACS FASMBS (Perú-LAC)
      Co-Director:
      Ricardo Cohen (Brasil-LAC)

      Comité SECO
      Presidente: José Ramirez Felipe (España-EC)
      Vicepresindeta: Raquel Sánchez Santos (España-EC)
      Secretario: Ramón Vilallonga (España-EC)
      Vicesecretario: Amador García de Gordejuela (España-EC)
      08.00-09.30 EVIDENCIA CIENTÍFICA SECO-IFSO LAC
      Chairs: Carmen Balagué (España-EC) and Ismael Díez del Val (España-EC)
      Discussants:  Eduardo Silva  (Colombia-LAC) and Enrique Arias (El Salvador-LAC) 
      • Perdida de peso y Calidad de vida.
        Eduardo Domínguez-Adame (España-EC)
      • Comorbilidades y Mortalidad
        Jesús Núñez Hernández (México-LAC)
      • Cirugía de Revisión
        Joaquín Ortega (España-EC)
      • Nuevas Indicaciones
        Jordi Pujol (España-EC)
      • Cirugía Bariátrica en pacientes con enfermedades autoinmunes
        Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC)
      • Hernia ventral y Cirugía Bariátrica. ¿Qué hacer?
        Diego Camacho (USA-NAC)
      •  Q&A
      09.30-11.00 CIRUGÍA METABÓLICA IFSO LAC - SECO
      Chairs:  Marcos Leao (Brasil-LAC) and Salvador Navarrete (Venezuela-LAC)
      Discussants: José Luis de la Cruz Vigo (España-EC) and Juan Carlos Staltari (Argentina-LAC)
      • Manga en menos de 35 de IMC. ¿Vale la pena?
        Marcos Berry (Chile-LAC)
      • Cuándo es el mejor momento para operar diabéticos con IMC <35 ?
        Carlos Zerrweck (Mexico-LAC)
      • Detener o seguir usando hipoglicemiantes post cirugía
        Miguel Ángel Rubio (España-EC)
      • Predecir resultados metabólicos.. realidad o ficción
        Ricardo Cohen (Brasil-LAC)
      • Reaparición de diabetes... ¿Qué hacer?
        Tarissa Petry (Brasil-LAC)
      • ¿Cómo convencer a los clínicos para referir más pacientes?
        Marianela Aguirre Ackerman (Argentina-LAC)
      •  Q&A
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11:30-13:00 SECO/AEC ERAS EN CIRUGÍA BARIÁTRICA
      Chairs: 
      Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela (España-EC) and Esther Mans Muntwyler (España EC)
      Discussants: Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute (España-EC) and Victor Valenti (España-EC)
      • Protocolo ERAS en Cirugía Bariátrica la visión del Anestesista
        Óscar Valenzia Orgaz. (España-EC)
      • Protocolo ERAS en Cirugía Bariátrica la visión del Cirujano
        Jaime Ruiz-Tovar (España-EC)
      • Protocolo ERAS en Cirugía Bariátrica la visión de Enfermería
        Carmen Jiménez (España-EC)
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.00 Situaciones Adversas IFSO LAC
      Chair: Felipe Fiolo (Argentina-LAC) and Glenda Herrera (Ecuador-LAC)
      Discussant: Carmen Maillo (Portugal-EC)
      • Cuando las engrepadoras fallan
        Pablo Omelanczuk (Argentina-LAC)
      • Desnutrición post bypass de una sola anastomosis. Opciones de manejo
        Pedro Martínez (Argentina-LAC)
      • Desnutrición post bypass en y de Roux. Opciones de manejo
        Pilar Quevedo (Argentina-LAC)
      • Uso de nutrición parenteral en bariatría: Guía práctica
        Irene Bretón (España-EC)
      • Manejo quirúrgico del Reflujo después de cirugía bariátrica cuando tratamiento convencional fracasa
        Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      •  Q&A
      16.00-17.30 DESAFIOS FUTUROS SECO
      Chairs: 
      Raquel Sánchez Santos (España-EC) and Joaquin Resa (España-EC)
      Discussants: Joan Pujol (España-EC) and Chaim Elinton Adami (Brazil-LAC) 
      • Plataformas de imagen:3D,4K,6K,ICG
        Eduardo Targarona (España-EC)
      • Teledocencia: 5G
        José María Balibrea (España-EC)
      • Apps y redes sociales
        Salvador Morales (España-EC)
      • Robótica:nuevas plataformas
        Ramón Vilallonga (España-EC)
      • Cirugía Experimental: nuevas líneas de investigación
        Fátima Sabench (España-EC)
      • Esofagitis /Barret tras GV
        José Vicente Ferrer (España-EC)
      •  Q&A
      18.00-19.30 ASAMBLEA SECO
    •  08:00-09-30 THE WORLDWIDE RISING OF ONE ANASTOMOSIS GASTRIC BYPASS – OAGB/MGB CHAIRS
      Chairs: Mario Musella (Italy-EC) and Enrique Luque de León (Mexico-LAC)
      Discussants: Jean-Marc Chevallier (France-EC), Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC), Miguel Carbajo (Spain-EC), Mario Antozzi (Argentina-LAC)
      • History, Development and Evolution of the Techniques
        Kuldeepak Kular (India-APC)
      • Common Technical Aspects and Differences between MGB and OAGB
        • MGB Arun Prasad (India-APC)
        • OAGB Ramiro Carbajal Nicho (Perú-LAC)
      • Myths and Realities in MGB/OAGB - Special Emphasis on Bile Reflux and cancer
        Nasser Sakran (Israel-EC)
      • Perioperative, Mid and Long-Term Complications after MGB-OAGB
        Salvador Navarrete (Venezuela-LAC)
      • Weight Loss, Resolution of Comorbidities and Quality of Life after MGB-OAGB
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • Comparison of MGB-OAGB with Other Bariatric/Metabolic Operations
        Laurent Layani (UAE-MENAC)
      • IFSO and EAES Approval for OAGB: Mainstream in Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery?
        Maurizio De Luca (Italy-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      09:30-11:00

      BARIATRIC SURGEONS WITH BARIATRIC SURGERIES – ASK THE PATIENT-DOCTOR
      Chairs: Mal Fobi (USA) and Thomas Szego (BRA)
      Discussant: Mohamed Taleb Pour (Iran-MENAC)
      • Introduction and Welcoming remarks
        Mal Fobi (USA) and Thomas Szego (BRA)
      • Intra-gastric balloon.
        Alexandre Amado Elias (Brazil-LAC)
      • Conversion from Adjustable Gastric Band to RGYB
        Roberto Rumbaut (Mexico-LAC)
      • Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.
        Marcos Leao Vilas Boas (Brazil-LAC)
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy.
        Walid Bukhari (KSA-MENAC)
      • Revisional Surgery.
        José Antonio Ramírez (Spain-EC)
      • Sleeve with complication
        Aniceto Baltasar (Spain-EC)
      • One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass.
        Javit Kuri-Guinto (Mexico-LAC)
      • Conversion from Nissen to Nissen-Sleeve.
        Felipe Koleski (Mexivo-LAC)
      • Conversion from Adjustable Gastrix Band to Sleeve
        Cori MCBride (USA-NAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00

      eaesSYMPOSIUM EAES/IFSO- ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIAS AND BILIARY AFFECTIONS IN THE MORBID OBESE PATIENT: THE RELATION WITH BARIATRIC SURGERY – BEFORE, CONCOMITANT OR AFTER
      Session in partnership with EAES (European Association of Endoscopic Surgery)

      Chairs:  Salvador Morales (Spain-EC) and Nicola di Lorenzo (Italy-EC)
      Discussants: Alexander Morrell (Brazil-LAC) and Edwuard Oliveros (Philippines-APC)
      • How to manage a bariatric patient with an abdominal wall hernia?
        Diego Camacho (USA-NAC)
      • Concomitant surgical technique for a ventral hernia during a bariatric procedure
        Catalin Copaescu (Romania-EC)
      • When and how – management of abdominal wall hernias after a bariatric procedure
        Pradeep Chowbey (India-APC)
      • Metabolic consequences of bariatric surgery on hepatobiliary function
        Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC)
      • Could biliary lithiasis be prevented after bariatric Surgery?
        Rodrigo Babadopolus (Brazil-LAC)
      • Access to biliary tree after derivative procedures – technical options, but, is it a real problem?
        Marcelo Falcao (Brazil-LAC)
      • Liver transplant and obesity surgery: conflict, alliance? – timing?
        Enrique Moreno-González (Spain-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.00

      Low BMI surgery – Are you ready for that?
      Chair: Luigi Angrisani (ITALY-EC) and John Dixon (AUSTRALIA-APC) 
      • General introduction and current position
        Luigi Angrisani (Italy-EC)
      • How to asses psicosocial comorbidities and psychiatric assessment
        Fausta Micanti (Italy-EC)
      • The East European Experience and perception
        Catalin Copaescu (Romania-EC)
      • The West European Experience and perception
        Juan Pujol (Spain-EC)
      • The Middle East Experience and perception
        Waleed Bukhari (KSA-MENAC)
      • Weight stigma a barrier to care: There is more to life than diabetes and death
        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.00-17.30

      Robotic Bariatric Surgery: Is it really worth?
      Chairs: Erik Wilson (USA-NAC) and Carlos Vaz (Portugal-EC)
      Moderators: Eren Taskin (Turkey-EC) and Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC)
      • Regardless of its current usefulness, there is an increasing consensus on the huge potential of robotic bariatric surgery, either dealing with the complexity of revisional surgery, as a shortcut towards endoscopic techniques and/or single-port surgery, managing big data analytics and artificial intelligence, or as a powerful teaching and proficiency assessment tool. A projection on the upcoming role of robotics and digital technology in bariatric & metabolic surgery.
        Julio Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      • Comparative overview between currant and newer upcoming robotic platforms.
        Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (Mexico-LAC)
      • The current role of robotics in revisional bariatric & metabolic surgery.
        Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • Robotic Roux-em-Y gastric bypass: a step-by-step approach.
        Erik Wilson (USA-NAC)
      • A thorough literature review on the current role of robotics in bariatric & metabolic surgery.
        Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-09.30

      BEYOND DIABETES BENEFIT OR BARIATRIC/METABOLIC SURGERY: LIVER, STEATOSIS, STEATOHEPATITIS AND CIRRHOSIS
      Chair: François Pattou (Fracnce-EC)
      Discussants: Cheruvu Chandra (UK-EC), Sonja Chiappetta (Germany-EC) 
      • From NAFLD to NASH: Valerie Paradis (France-EC)
      • Should we treat NASH: Manuel Romero-Gómez (Spain -EC)  
      • NAFLD and surgery: Samer Mattar (USA-NAC)
      • Surgery for NASH: François Pattou (France-EC)
      • Round Table: NASH as a new indication for surgery?
      09.30-11.00

      DIABETOLESE FOR SURGEONS – LEARN HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF THE ENDOCRINO DIABETOLOGISTS
      Chairs:  Carel Le Roux (Ireland-EC) and Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      Discusants: Tarissa Petry (Brazil-LAC) and Dimitrious Pournaras (UK-EC)
      • What should we know about management of chronic diseases?
        Wendy Brown (Australia-APC)
      • What do diabetologist want to hear?
        Carel Le Roux (Ireland-EC)
      • How level 1 evidence isn’t enough to change practice.
        Josep Vidal (Spain-EC)
      • What does it take to change practice?
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      • Endocinologists, diabetologists & metabolic surgeons: how do we can collaborate better?
        Francesco Rubino (UK -EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A 
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00

      IS THERE ANY FORMULA FOR OPTIMIZING RESULTS?
      Chairs:  Scott Shikora (USA-NAC) and Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      Discussants:  Sami Salem Ahmad (Jordania-MENAC) and Claudio Canales (Chile-LAC)
      • How we can select the best responders to underwent bariatric/metabolic surgery?
        François Pattou (France-EC)
      • Multidisciplinary Preoperative Evaluation and Preparation, Is More Less or Less More
        Mousa Koursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • Surgical Pearls for Reducing Long-term Complications
        Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      • Dietary Follow-Up for Maintaining Good Long-term Weight Loss and Good Nutritional Status
        Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA–NAC)
      • The Role of the Psychologist and Patient Support Groups in Follow-up
        Blanca Rios (México-LAC)
      • Long-term Complications: Diagnosis and Treatment.
        Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.00

      Young IFSO Surgeon session. Bariatric Surgery 2.0; from primary to revisional procedures
      Chairs: Alexandr Neimark (Russia-EC), Wah Yang (China-APC),  Eren Taskin (Turkey-EC)
      Discussants: Luciano Poggi (Perú-NAC), Raphael Lucena (Brazil-LAC), Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela (Spain-EC), Yosuke Seki (Japan-APC), Reynu Rajan (Malaysia-APC)
      • How to decide on a revisional procedure after failed primary procedure, can a we build a special algorithm?
        Aparna Govil Bashaker (India-APC)
      • Step by step approach to revision of failed Roux and Y gastric bypass, what can be done safely?
        Eren Taskin (Turkey-EC)
      • How to choose the right technique wisely for the superobese patients, Is there a need for an algorithm for safety?
        Wah Yang (China-APC)
      • How can we use of new technologies and devices to prevent complications in revisional procedures
        André Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      • The reasons of the revisional surgery, when we must do it?
        Aleksandr Neimark (Russia-EC)
      • Is sleeve becoming the new LAGB from rise to fall: Best strategies for ultimate sleeve and revision
        Pedro Duarte (Argentina-LAC)
      • Controversies in use of gastric plication
        Karin Dolezalova (Czech Republic-EC)
      • Weight Regain after Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG): Single anastomosis duodenoileal bypass (SADI) compared to One Anastomosis Gastric bypass (OAGB) as a bariatric revision surgery
        Marlon de la Cruz (Germany-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.00-17.30 Banded Bariatric Surgery Session. The value of banding the Bypass and the Sleeve in  the era of metabolic surgery
      Chairs: Mal Fobi (USA-NAC) and Luc Lemmens (Belgium-EC)
      Discussants: Jan Greve (Netherlands-EC) and Khaled Gawdat (Egypt-MENAC) 
      • Introduction and Principles of banding BMS
        Mal Fobi (USA-NAC)
      • Current role for banding the bypass in Bariatric Surgery.
        Phil Schauer (USA-NAC)
      • The conclusion about banding Bariatric Surgery based on RCTs:
        • Prospective RCT Banded vs non-banded Sleeve Gastrectomy, 4-year follow-up.
          Paolo Gentileschi (Italy-EC)
        • RCT Banded vs non-banded Sleeve Gastrectomy in super obese, 5-year follow-up.
          Jodok Fink (Germany-EC)
        • Retrospective Study Banded Sleeve VS Sleeve Gastrectomy-6 years Follow up.
          Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
        • Banded VS Non-Banded Gastric Bypass 8 years follow up.
          Luc Lemmens (Belgium-EC)
        • Prospective RCT Banded vs Non-Banded RYGB, 3-year follow-up
          Frits Berends (Netherlands-EC)
        • Revision of RYGB with Ring placement—Multi-center report.
          Eric Hazebroek
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-09.45

      MULTIDISCIPLINARY ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
      Chairs:Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC), Mary O’Kane (UK-EC)

      Discussants: Andrea Schroeder (New Zealand-APC), Carmen Calleja (Mexico-LAC), Sonia Omelanczuk (Argentina-LAC), Karen Flanders (USA-NAC) 
      • Welcome, Opening remarks
        Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC). Chair Integrated Health
      • Do intensive preoperative and postoperative multidisciplinary interventions impact health-related bariatric surgery outcomes? A systematic review
        Skye Marshall (Australia-APC)
      • Quality of adherence to follow-up and outcomes of bariatric surgery: a monocentric study at mid-term.
        Andrea Lazzati (France-EC)
      • Is telephone reinforcement program useful in improving the metabolic control and dietary compliance in obese type 2 diabetic patients?
        Shirley Yuk-Wah Liu (Hong Kong-APC)
      • Identifying reasons for bariatric surgery patients’ non-compliance to postoperative physician recommendations
        Tahir Yunus (UAE-MENAC)
      • Effects of preoperative weight loss in patients undergoing laparoscopic gastric bypass
        Cristina Marín Campos (Spain-EC)
      • Comparison between the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS) and the BMI classification in patients submitted to Bariatric surgery in Brazil
        Denis Pajecki (Brazil-LAC)
      • Sleeve gastrectomy after pancreas and/or kidney transplantation
        Fioralba Pindozzi (Italy-EC)
      • Impact of bariatric surgery on serum uric acid levels and the incidence of gout – a meta-analysis
        Charleen Yeo (Singapore-APC)
      • Featured Speaker Presentation: What is a “Trans-disciplinary” Team?
        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      09.45-11.00

      Integrated Health abstract presentations
      Chairs: Poonan Shah (India-APC), Cristina Aquino (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Dale Bond (USA-NAC)Johana Pino (Colombia-LAC), Winnie Mathur (India-APC), Shiri Sherf Dagan (Israel-EC) 

      • Knowledge and attitudes towards Obesity and Bariatric surgery in Chinese medical students
        Jie Hong (China-APC)
      • Compliance to group counselling sessions with interdisciplinary teams improves weight loss after bariatric surgery
        Valerie Monpellier (Netherlands-EC)
      • The value of an eHealth platform in bariatrics: a retrospective study
        Dpa Versteegden (Netherlands-EC)
      • Effects of bariatric surgery in renal function in a population with glomerular hyperfiltration related to obesity
        Javier Martínez Caballero (Spain-EC)
      • Knowledge towards Diabetes in Chinese medical students
        Jie Hong (China-APC)
      • Sleep efficiency in patients with morbid obesity: a role of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome or obesity?
        Wenhui Chen (China-APC)
      • Adherence to an exercise program increases visceral fat mass loss but does not prevent muscle mass loss following bariatric surgery
        Johanna Pino (Chile-LAC)
      • Effects of a High-Intensity Exercise Program on Weight Regain and Cardiovascular Risk Factors After 3 Years of Bariatric Surgery
        Camilo Castellón (Spain-EC)
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00

      The Physical Prehab - Rehab in Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery: preoperative and postoperative considerations
      Chairs: Violeta Moizé (Spain-EC), Blanca Rios (Mexico-LAC)
      Discussants: Dale Bond (USA-NAC), Jubiza Pusic (Chile-LAC), Jorge Vásquez (Chile-LAC), Marcos Moraes de Oliveira (Brazil-LAC) 
      • High interval training in the obese:is the better option
        Jorge Cancino (Chile-LAC)
      • Inspiratory muscle training in bariatric surgery
        Juliana C Franzotti (Brazil-LAC)
      • How to elaborate a program of physical activation with pre-surgical patients? 
        Patricia da Costa (Uruguay-LAC)
      • Body composition and physical exercises in the preoperative period of bariatric surgery
        Marcos Moraes de Oliveira (Brazil-LAC)
      • Management of sarcopenia in bariatric patients
        Danillo da S Alves (Brazil-LAC)
      • Role of protein intake and protein supplementation on muscular protein synthesis after bariatric surgery
        Violeta Moizé (Spain-EC)
      • Muscular mass and it´s relationship according to corporal weight
        Johanna Pino (Chile-LAC)
      • Eccentric exercise and preservation of muscle mass after bariatric surgery
        Erika Troncoso (Chile-LAC)
      •  Audience Q&A
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-15.30

      Pregnancy and Fertility
      Chairs: Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC), Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC)
      Discussants: David Sarwer (USA-NAC), Tair ben Porat (Israel-EC), Marianela Ackerman Aguirre (Argentina-LAC), Daniëlle Bonouvrie (Netherlands-EC) 
      • Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Sexual Function and semen quality in men: preliminary one-year result from a prospective study
        Robert Caiazzo (France-EC)
      • Acute Abdominal Pain in Pregnant Women After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Encouraging Results from a National Referral Centre
        Daniëlle Bonouvrie (Netherlands-EC)
      • Timing of pregnancy after bariatric surgery
        Laura Heusschen (Netherlands-EC)
      • Impact of Bariatric Surgery on female reproductive health: A Retrospective analysis of >100 patients
        S Saravanakumar (India-APC)
      • Subfertility post Bariatric Surgery -an unlikely, yet significant complication
        William Karantanis (Australia-APC)
      • Featured Speaker Presentation: Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: what to look out for and what to teach the patient
        Dries Ceulemans (Belguim-EC)
      15.30-17.00

      Behavioral HEALTH 
      Chairs: Paul Davidson (USA-NAC), Carlos Ferrigni (Spain-EC)
      Discussants: David Sarwer (USA-NAC), Yitka Graham (UK-EC), Andrea Schroeder (New Zealand-APC), David Schroeder (New Zealand-APC) 
      • Restraint, disinhibition, binge eating and kcal intake: unrelated to 10y bariatric surgery outcome
        Violeta Moizé Arcone (Spain-EC)
      • Impact of the marital status of parents undergoing Roux-En Y Gastric Bypass on weight loss and improvement of co-morbidities
        Carlos Ferrigni (Spain-EC)
      • Assessment of Impact of Bariatric Surgery on the Cognitive Funcitions of Morbidly Obese Patients
        Mehul Gupta (India-APC)
      • The Impact of Impulsivity on Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery – A Systematic Review
        Adrian Toh (Singapore-APC)
      • Different outcomes after Roux- En- Y in occupationally active and unemployed patients
        Carlos Ferrigni (Spain-EC)
      • Impact of eating behaviors on postoperative outcomes in suboptimal responders after obesity surgery
        Belén Pérez-Pevida (UK-EC)
      • Is the Cleveland Clinic Behavioral Rating System a suitable screening instrument for the pre-operative psychosocial-behavioral evaluation of bariatric patients?
        Anna Slok (Nertherlands-EC)
      • Featured Speaker Presentation: The value of pre-operative behavioral evaluations
        David Sarwer (USA-NAC)
      •  Audience Q&A
      17.00-17.30 INTEGRATED HEALTH EXPERTS PANEL
      Chairs:
      Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Dale Bond (USA-NAC), David Sarwer (USA-NAC), Mary O’Kane, (UK-EC), Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC), Lillian Craggs-Dino (USA-NAC), Andrea Schroeder, (New Zealand-APC), Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC) 
      • Open Debate - Q&A 
    • 08.00-09.30

      asmbsASMBS/IFSO SYMPOSIUM: WHY THE US NEEDS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO INNOVATE IN SURGERY?
      Session in partnership with ASMBS (American society for metabolic and bariatric surgery)

      Chairs:  Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC) and Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Audun Sigurdsson (Iceland-EU) and Reynu Rajan (Malaysia-APC)
      • Introduction
        Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC) and Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
      • Why the US cannot innovate - rules, regulations, accreditation and coverage.
        Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
      • OAGB/MGB -- The United States untold story.
        Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC)
      • The process, rules and regulations for innovation - Panel Innovation in Europe
        Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
      • Innovation in South America.
        Miguel Herrera (Mexico-LAC
      • Innovation in Asia/Pacific.
        Harry Frydenberg (Australia/APC)
      • Innovation in Middle East.
        Mohamed Al Hadad (UAE-MENAC)
      • Open Debate/Discussion
        Q&A
      • All participants.
        Coordinators: Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC) and Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
        • Where should innovation come from?
        • How can we work across continents to create better surgical bariatric/metabolic options?
      09.30-11.00 IFSO APC SYMPOSIUM: “METABOLIC SURGERY FOR LOW BMI ASIAN”asiapacific
      Chair: Lilian Kow, (Australia-APC), Seung Ho Choi (Korea-APC)
      • General remarks
        • Why Asian tend to be diabetic in lower BMI :
          Wei Jei Lee (Taiwan-APC)
        • Despite having various guidelines DSS2, IDF , IFSO APC, ADSS, ACMOMS . Uptake of Metabolic Surgery in Asia still remains low - Challenges and Solutions:
          Simon Wong (Hong Kong-APC)
      • Which is the best procedures for Asian DM with Low BMI?
        • RYGB is the best for BMI less than 35
          CC Wang (China-APC)
        • OAGB is the best for BMI less than 35 :
          Kong-Han Ser (Taiwan-APC)
        • Sleeve is the best for BMI less than 35:
          Asim Shabbir (Singapore-APC)
        • Sleeve DJB is the best for BMI less than 35:
          Yosuke Seki (Japan-APC)
        • Sleeve PJB is be best for BMI less than 35:
          CK Huang (Taiwan-APC)
        • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty with Medication is the best for BMI less than 35:
          Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
      • Discussion.
         
        Moderators: Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC), Ken Loi (Australia-APC), Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
         
        Commentators: Edward Oliveros (Philippines-APC), Nik Kosai (Malaysia-APC)
         Discussants: C. Wang, K. Ser, A. Shabbir, Y. Seki, CK Huang, M. Bhandari
       11:00-11:30  COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 middleeastIFSO MENAC SYMPOSIUM
      Chair:  Bassem Safadi (Beirut-MENAC)
      Co-Chairs:  Khaled Gawdat (Egipt-MENAC), Khalid Mirza  (KSA-MENAC), Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      • Sleeve Gastrectomy Leak that has persisted for more than 2 months
        Bassem Safadi (Beirut-MENAC)
        • Brief case presentation
        • First discussant: Do no more; proceed with radical surgery
        • Second discussant: Explore further endoscopic alternatives
        • Vote and discussion
      • Mortality/Morbidity review case
        Khaled Mirza (KSA-MENAC)
        • Brief case presentation with video
        • Three discussants:
          • What went wrong?
          • Was this preventable?
          • Was the complication managed appropriately?
          • What was the final outcome
        • Vote and discussion
      • Weight regain more than 5-years post RYGB. Patient seeking surgical revisional options
        Khaled Gawdat (Egipt-MENAC)
        • Brief case presentation illustrating the work-up done in preparing patients for revision: endoscopy, imaging, nutritional assessment, diet history, mental health assessment, psychological and behavioral assessment including alcohol and substance abuse. Assume that the case represents a standard RYGB (BP limb less than 75cc); small pouch (less than 50 cc) and wide anastomosis.

        • Panel discussion
          • RESTRICT: Band the pouch or endoscopically plicate
          • DISTALIZE (elongate the BP limb)
            
              Vote and discussion
      • Severe Reflux post LSG.
        Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      •  Open Debate - Q&A
       13:00-14:30  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      14.30-16.30 europeanchapterIFSO EC Symposium Patient’s different response to Bariatric/Metabolic surgery: the
      good and the bad

      Chair:  Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
      Discussants:  Martin Fried (Czech Republic-EC) and Joan Pujol (Spain-EC)
      • Which patient with Type 2 Diabetes will benefit most from metabolic surgery compared to medical management?
        Dror Dicker (Israel-EC)
      • Managing poor weight loss and recurrence of co-morbidities following surgery
        Ralph Peterli (Switzerland-EC)
      • Managing post-surgery extreme response: too much weight loss and hypoglycemia
        Rachel Batterham (UK-EC)
      • Gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy. A multinational registries stuty.
        Ronald S.L. Liem (Netherlands-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.00-17.30

      brasileiraIFSO SBCBM Metabolic Symposium: Now it’s time to focus on Diabetes. The
      BRAZILIAN METABOLIC SURGERY GUIDELINES MODEL
      Session in partnership with Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery – SBCBM

      Chair: Fábio Viegas (Brazil-LAC) and Luis Vicente Berti (Brazil-LAC)
      Discussants: Antonio Carlos Valezi (Brazil-LAC),  Dror Dicker (Israel-EC), François Pattou (France-EC)
      • The science and mechanisms behind the surgery – Is it T2D a gut disease?
        Francesco Rubino (UK-EC)
      • Metabolic surgery is safe, effective and cheaper. How much more data do we need to break the chains?
        Phil Schauer (USA-NAC)
      • Maybe Sleeve is not enough; DS seems to be too much. Should Gastric Bypass be considered the gold standard procedure to T2D?
        Joao Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      • Expanding the metabolic frontiers and overcoming barriers – The Brazilian Metabolic Surgery Campaign
        Marcos Leao Vilas-Boas (Brazil-LAC)
      • Will Metabolic Surgery sustain its superiority against the newest antidiabetic drugs? What side effects should be expected?
        Josep Vidal (Spain-EC)
      • Extreme cases - Patients with severe/advanced diabetes – Is it worth pushing harder? What should be the surgical limit?
        David Cummings (USA-NAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-09.30 VIDEO SESSION 1 - V-053/V-070
      09.30-11.00 VIDEO SESSION 2 - V-071/V-084
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 VIDEO SESSION 3 - V-085/V-104
      14.30-16.00 VIDEO SESSION 4 - V-105/V-122
      16.00-17.30 VIDEO SESSION 5 - V-123/V-142
    • 08.00-12.30 Writing and Publishing a Research Article of Excellence (AOE)
      Chair: Jane Buchwald (USA-NAC)
      • Welcome
      • Why Write and Publish an Article of Excellence?
      • Limiting Bias: Modern Scientific Method
      • Aerial View of the Research Writing Process: The AOE RoadMap
      • Introduction: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Introduction: Defining the Research Question in Scientific Context
      • Introduction: Electronic Literature Search, Journal Selection
      • Methods: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Methods: Experimental and Observational Study Designs
      • Methods: Selecting a Study Design
      • Methods: Five Key Interactions with the Statistician
      • Results: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • Results: Guidelines for Constructing Tables and Figures
      11:05-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
      11:30-12:20 Special Guest Lecture“Memoir of a Surgeon Scientist” 
      Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, (Hon)FRCS, Professor of Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, Owen H. & Sarah D. Wangensteen Chair in Experimental Surgery, University of Minnesota, USA
      12:20   Adjourn Half Day #1
      14.30-16.00  POSTER SESSION 7 - PO-270/PO-290
    • 08.00-09.30 POSTER SESSION 1 - PO-001/PO-018
      09.30-11.00 POSTER SESSION 3 - PO-091/PO-108
      11.30-13.00 POSTER SESSION 5 - PO-181/PO-198
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION 13 - O-121/O-128
      16.00-17.30 ORAL SESSION 18 - O-164/O-171
    • 08.00-09.30 POSTER SESSION 2 - PO-019/PO-090
      09.30-11.00 POSTER SESSION 4 - PO-109/PO-180
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 POSTER SESSION 6 - PO-199/PO-269
      14.30-16.00 POSTER SESSION 8 - PO-291/PO-362
      16.00-17.30 POSTER SESSION 9 - PO-363/ PO-434, PO-559
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 1 - O-012/O-020
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 5 - O-048/O-056
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 ORAL SESSION 9 - O-085/O-093
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION 14 - O-129/O-137
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 2 - O-021/O-029
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 6 - O-057/O-066
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 ORAL SESSION 10 - O-094/O-102
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION 15 - O-138/O-145
      16.00-17.30 ORAL SESSION 19 - O-172/O-178, O-378
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 3 - O-030/O-038
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 7 - O-067/O-075
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 ORAL SESSION 11 - O-103/O-111
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION 16 - O-146/O-154
      16.00-17.30 ORAL SESSION 20 - O-179/O-188
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 4 - O-039/O-047
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 8 - O-076/O-084
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 ORAL SESSION 12 - O-112/O-120
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION 17 - O-155/O-163
      16.00-17.30 ORAL SESSION 21 - O-189/O-198
    • 08.00-09.30 VIDEO SESSION SECO 1
      09.30-11.00 BEST ORAL SESSION SECO
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      11.30-13.00 ORAL SESSION SECO 1
      14.30-16.00 ORAL SESSION SECO 2
      16.00-17.30 POSTER SESSION SECO 1
    • 08.00-09.30 VIDEO SESSION 12 - V-028/V-035
      09.30-11.00 VIDEO SESSION 13 - V-036/V-044
      15.30-16.30 VIDEO SESSION 14 - V-045/V-052
      16.30-18.00 BARIALINK
      Chair:  Bruno Dillemans (Belgium–EC)
      Moderators:  Faki Akin (Turkey-EC), Hussam Adi (UK-EC), Maria Solovyeva (Russia-EC)
      • Introduccion
        Bruno Dillemans (Belgium–EC)
      • Case 1: Unusual location of gastric banding
        Donald Van Der Fraenen (Belgium-EC)
      • Case 2: A case of Omega Loop Gastric Bypass with bile reflux and nutritional complications converted to LSG
        Shashank Shah (India-APC)
      • Case 3: When everything seems to go wrong: untimely stent migration
        Rui Ribeiro (Portugal – EC)
      • Case 4: Adenocarcinoma of the gastric pouch after RNY bypass
        Carlos Vaz (Portugal-EC)
      • Case 5: Severe reflux post LSG and RNY – final solution : Toupet “fundoplication” with the remnant sleeve stomach
        Alaa Abbass (Egypt-MENAC)
      • Case 6: - Lap sleeve gastrectomy under regional anesthesia for super obese patient with respiratory failure
        Mohammed Diaa Sarhan (Egypt-MENAC)
    • 08.00-09.30 The First World Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Panel
      Chairs:  Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC) and Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • Introduction to ESG – What it is? Its indications? Publish data? Results? Complications?
        Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
      • ESG around the world:
        • ESG in IFSO-NAC
          Erik Wilson (USA-NAC)
        • ESG in IFSO-LAC
          Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC)
        • ESG in IFSO-EC
          Gontrand Lopez Nava (Spain-EC)
        • ESG in IFSO-APC
          Mohit Bhandari (India-APC)
        • ESG in IFSO-MENAC
          Mousa Khoursheed (Kuwait-MENAC)
        • ESG USA Merit trial what it gone bring us? - 
          Barham Abu-Dayyeh (USA-NAC)
        • Are we ready for prime time? BMI range of indication? How long it will last (the effect)? Mechanisms of action (what we know)? How does ESG fits on obesity treatment?

          Panel Discussion: Vivek Kumbhari (USA-NAC), Barham Abu Dayyeh (USA-NAC), Eduardo Grecco (Brazil-LAC), Helmut Moraes (Brazil-LAC), Marcos Berry (Chile-LAC), Ricardo Zorron (Germany-EC), Andrea Formiga (Italy-EC), Jamie Kelly (England-EC), Stint Heyman (Belgium-EC), Mohit Bhandari (India-APC), Simon Wong (Hong Kong-APC), Maryam Alkhateri (UAE-MENAC), Aayed Al Qahtani (Saudi Arabia-MENAC)
      09.30-11.00 Bariatric endoscopy Treatment of Complications Session. The leak nightmare: What could be the best and quicker solution?
      Chairs
      : Josemberg Campos (Brazil-LAC) and Jerome Dargent (France-EC)
      Discussants:Mohamed Al Hadad (UAE-MENAC) and Simon Wong (Hong Kong-APC)
      • Stent.
        Alex Escalona (Chile-LAC)
      • Pigtail.
        Silvana Perreta (France-EC)
      • SEPTOTOMY and Endovac.
        Josemberg M Campos (Brazil-LAC)
      • Algorithms for gastric leaks and endoscopic treatment.
        Amador García Ruiz de Gordejuela (Spain-EC)
      • The access to the mystery inside the remnant.
        Christine Stier (Germany-EC)
      • Biliary tree complications after Bariatric Surgery: What’s the best approach?
        Marcelo Falcão (Brazil-LAC)
      • Weight trajectories: a compromise between surgery and endoscopy when it comes to weight regain?
        Jerome Dargent (France-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      ROOM AUDITORIO
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
    • 08.00-11.00

      29th IBC Symposium at the 24th IFSO World Congress
      Honorary Chair:  Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
      Co-Founder IBC & Symposium Director:  Haris Khwaja (UK-EC)
      Founder IBC:  Tomasz Rogula (USA-NAC)
      Symposium Co-Director:  Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC
      Director: IBC Latin America & Symposium Co-Director:  Diana Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (México-LAC)
      • WELCOME
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC) 
        Haris Khwaja (UK-EC) 
        Tomasz Rogula (USA-NAC)  
        Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC) 
      • KEY NOTE LECTURES
        Session Chair:Sylvia Weiner (Germany-EC)
        Moderators:Khaled Gawdat (Egypt-MENAC), Almino Ramos (Brazil-LAC) 
        • Bariatric Surgery in Patients with Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension – Pushing the Envelope.
          Lilian Kow (Australia-APC)
        • Morbid Obesity & Barretts Oesophagus - Implications for the Modern Day Oesophago-gastric Cancer & Bariatric Surgeon.
          Bruno Sgromo (UK-EC)
        • Conflicts of Interest in Bariatric Surgery - How the Truth Sometimes Gets Distorted.
          Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
        • Deficiencies of the Published Randomised Controlled Trials Comparing Metabolic Surgery with Best Medical Treatment for Obese/Morbidly Obese Type 2 Diabetics.
          John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • GRAND DEBATE 1
        Debate Chair: Christine Stier (Germany-EC)
        ‘A trained, independent data Administrator and NOT the Operating Surgeon (or his or her team) should Input Data into Bariatric Surgery Registries'
        Moderator: Safwan Taha (UAE-MENAC) 
        Diego Camacho (USA-NAC) Vs Antonio Claudio Jamel Coelho (Brazil-LAC)
      • GRAND DEBATE 2
        Debate Chair: Rudolf Weiner (Germany-EC)
        ‘The Technical Aspect of the Duodenal Dissection and Duodeno-ileostomy in SADI-S will Preclude it from Becoming a Mainstream Bariatric Operation'
        Moderator: Rafael Álvarez Cordero (Mexico-LAC) 
        Adriana Rotundo (UAE/UK) Vs Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute (Spain-EC)) 
      • GRAND DEBATE 3
        Debate Chair: Cynthia Michelle Borg (UK-EC)
        ‘The risk and implications of Barretts Oesophagus after Sleeve Gastrectomy Should be Outlined to Patients in the Informed Consent'
        Moderator: Mohammed Al-Haifi (Kuwait-MENAC)
        Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC) Vs Helmuth Billy (USA-NAC) 
      • EXPERTS' FORUM
        Session Chairs: Ariel Ortiz Lagardere (México-LAC), Diana Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (México-LAC)
      • EXPERTS’ VIDEO FORUM: EXPLANTATION OF A MAGNETIC SPHINCTER AUGMENTATION DEVICE- IS THIS THE FUTURE?
        Presenter: Rana Pullat (USA-NAC) 
        Moderators: Rana Pullat (USA-NAC), Almino Ramos (Brazil-LAC)  
        Panel:  Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC), Ashraf Haddad (Jordan-MENAC), David Kerrigan (UK-EC), Bruno Dillemans (Belgium-EC), Moises Jacobs (USA-NAC), Karl Miller (UAE/Austria), Hayssam Fawal (Lebanon-MENAC), Safwan Taha (UAE-MENAC), Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • EXPERTS’ DISCUSSION FORUM: BATTLE OF THE ROBOTIC SURGICAL PLATFORMS - DA VINCI VS SENHANCE VS VERSIUS VS VERB SURGICAL
        Moderators:Diana Gabriela Maldonado Pintado (México-LAC), André Teixeira (USA-NAC)  
        Panel: Manuel Aceves (Mexico-LAC), Sergey Lyass (USA-NAC), Rana Pullatt (USA-NAC), Arun Prasad (India-MENAC), Mohit Bhandari (India-APC), Ramón Vilallonga Puy (Spain-EC), Tomasz Rogula, (Poland/USA), Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC), Almino Ramos (Brazil-LAC)     
      • CLOSING REMARKS
        Haris Khwaja (UK-EC) 
       11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      Scopinaro Lecture:
      Josep Vidal, MD
      Mason Lecture: METABOLIC SURGERY AND NEUROCOGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, Henry Buckwald, MD
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      15.00-16.30

      IFSO Bariatric/Metabolic Talks Session II
      Session Chair: Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
      Session Presenters: Manoel Galvao Neto (Brazil-LAC), Khaled Gawdat (Egypt-MENAC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC), Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC), Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
      16.30-18.00

      Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery beyond the borders – How big is the business of Bariatric Medical Tourism?
      Chairs: Miguel Herrera (México-LAC), Nelson Rodríguez (México-LAC), Chetan Parmar (UK-EC), Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
      Discussants: Sergio Verbonen (México-LAC), Ramy Mikler (Colombia-LAC), Georges Al Hajj (Lebanon-MENAC)
      • The Statistics from each IFSO Chapter – What is domestic and what is Tourism Bariatric Surgery?
        • European Chapter
          Gerhard Prager (Austria-EC)
        • Asia-Pacifico Chapter
          Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
        • Middle East and North Africa Chapter
          Khaled Mirza (KSA-MENAC)
        • Latin American Chapter
          Estuardo Behrens (Guatemala-LAC)
        • North American Chapter
          Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC)
      • The Bariatric Medical Tourism – How does this business work?
        Juan Antonio López Corvalá (Mexico-LAC)
      • Is there posible to offer good quality of service in Bariatric Medical Tourism units?
        Chetan Parmar (UK-EC)
      • Guidelines requirements for Bariatric Medical Tourism safe practice
        Nelson Rodríguez (Mexico-LAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • SIMPOSIO IFSO LAC - SECO
      Comité IFSO LAC
      Director: Estuardo Behrens MACG FACS FICS FASMBS (Guatemala-LAC)
      Co-Director: 
      Luis Poggi FACS FASMBS (Perú-LAC)
      Co-Director:
        Ricardo Cohen (Brasil-LAC)

      Comité SECO
      Presidente: José Ramirez Felipe (España-EC)
      Vicepresindeta: Raquel Sánchez Santos (España-EC)
      Secretario: Ramón Vilallonga (España-EC)
      Vicesecretario: Amador García de Gordejuela (España-EC)
      08.00-09.30 NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS IFSO LAC - SECO
      Chairs: Sergio Aparicio (Bolivia-LAC) and Lenyn Alvarenga (Honduras-LAC)
      Discussants:  Luis Arestivo (Paraguay-LAC) and Juan Lujan Monpean (España-EC)
      • Qué hay de nuevo en el diagnóstico del reflujo postmanga
        Eduardo Domínguez-Adame (España-EC)
      • Utilidad de la Cirugía Robótica en Cirugía Bariátrica
        Ramón Vilallonga (España-EC)
      • EndoVac en fugas
        José Miguel Esteban (España-EC)
      • Linx post bariátrico
        Camilo Boza (Chile-LAC)
      • El papel del protocolo ERAS en cirugía bariátrica
        Nestor Bertín (Brazil-LAC)
       09.30-11.00 HIGHLIGHTS SECO
      Chairs: 
      Sagrario Martínez (España-EC) and José Ignacio Asensio (España-EC)
      Discussants: Daniel del Castillo (España-EC) and Antonio Picardo (España-EC) 
      • Obesidad y cáncer
        Xavier González Argente (España-EC)
      • Obesidad y microbiota
        José María Balibrea (España-EC)
      • Obesidad y transplante de órganos
        Eduardo Contreras (Chile-NAC)
      • Trasplantes y Cirugía Bariátrica
        Juan Pablo Pantoja (México-LAC)
      • Trasplante de intestino post Cirugía Bariátrica
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
      • NASH y cirugía bariátrica
        Luis Ocaña (España-EC)
      •  Q&A
       15.00-16.30 SECO/PORTUGUESA CHALLENGES
      Chairs:
      Jorge Santos (Portugal-EC) and José Ramírez Felipe (España-EC)
      Discussants: Joao Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC) and Carlos Masdevall  (España-EC) 
      • Listas de espera y priorización. ¿Cómo mejorarlas?
        Iván Arteaga (España-EC)
      • Pacientes con hernia de hiato y/o H. pylori +
        Miguel García Oria (España-EC)
      • Cirugía metabólica en pacientes con IMC 30-35 ¿es una realidad?
        Mario Nora (Portugal-EC)
      • Tratamiento Endoscópico Primario de la Obesidad
        Gontrand López Nava (España-EC)
      • Tratamiento Endoscópico de las Complicaciones postoperatorias
        Javier Graus (España-EC)
      • Tratamiento de la Reganancia de peso
        Josemberg Campos (Brazil-EC)
      •  Q&A
      16.30-18.00  CASOS COMPLEJOS E INUSUALES EN CIRUGÍA BARIÁTRICA IFSO LAC
      Chairs:  
      Carlos Zerrweck (México-LAC) and Ramiro Carbajal (Peru-LAC)
      Discussants: Fernando Montufar (Guatemala-LAC) and Sergio Aparicio (Bolivia-LAC)
      • Abordaje percutaneo de las complicaciones Bariátricas
        Mariano Palermo (Argentina-LAC)
      • Trombosis portal en Manga
        Juan Eduardo Contreras (Chile-LAC)
      • Hernias internas en bypass
        Bruno Duque (Brazil-LAC)
      • Conversión de banda a manga gástrica
        Estuardo Behrens (Guatemala-LAC)
      • Revisión de Bypass Gástrico
        José Rodríguez Villareal (Mexico-LAC)
      • Re manga
        José Lizarazu (Bolivia-LAC)
      • Manga gástrica puntos clave
        Jorge Esmeral (Costa Rica-LAC)
      • Bypass de revisión
        Claudio Canales (Chile-LAC)
      • Manga gástrica en Superobeso 
        Felipe Fiolo (Argentina-LAC)
    • 08:00-09:30

      Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery in Extreme Ages
      Chairs: Aayed Al Qahtani (KSA-MENAC), Mehran Anvari (Canada-NAC), Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC)
      Discussants:  Harry Pappis (Greece-EC), Joo-Ho Lee (South Korea-APC), Mustafa Sahin (Turkey-EC)
      • Indication, age limits and current guidelines of pediatric bariatric surgery
        Torsten Olbers (Sweden-EC)
      • What bariatric procedure suits pediatric patients?
        Ramón Vilallonga (Spain-EC)
      • Does endobariatric therapy have a role in children and adolescents?
        Aayed Al Qahtani (KSA-MENAC)
      • Safety and efficacy of bariatric surgery in elderly: age limit, preparation, procedures, and outcomes.
        Mehran Anvari (Canada-NAC)
      • Resolution of co-morbidities in the elderly following Bariatric surgery.
        Mario Musella (Italy-EC)
      • Is there age: youth and elderly criteria to recommend SG or RYGB?
        Marcos Leão Vilas Boas (Brazil-LAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      09.30-11.00

      The Duel of the heaviest: Best performance at the Superobese Level
      Chairs:  Ricardo Zorron (Germany) and Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      Discusants: Michael Talbot (Australia-EC) and Rana Pullat (USA-NAC)
      • The special problem of Superobese: which therapy will prevail?
        Ricardo Zorrón (Germany-EC)
      • Physiopathology of superobesity is different?
        Josep Vidal (Spain-EC)
      • Longer the BP limb in RYGB can do the job.
        Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      • OAGB/MGB is better thatnn RYGB with less risk than DS/OADS.
        Rudolph Weiner (Germany-EC)
      • Safety profile of SADI-S.
        Antonio Torres (Spain-EC)
      • Standard BPD and BPD/DS are still the best for Superobese.
        Nicola Scopinaro (Italy-EC)
      • SG plus a second stage procedure will offer the best long-term weight loss.
        Luigi Angrisani (Italy-EC)
      • Open Debate.
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      ROOM AUDITORIO
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      15.00-16.30

      GERD, obesity and bariatric surgery: What every surgeon should know
      Chairs: 
      Mario Morino (Italy-EC) and Italo Braghetto (Chile-LAC)
      Discussants: Moataz Bashah (Qatar-MENAC) and Marcus Reddy (Germany-EC)
      • How to assess GERD preoperatively
        Ralph Peterli (Switzerland-EC)
      • How to approach the patient with Barrett’s Esophagus?
        Marco Aurelio Santo (Brazil-LAC)
      • GERD and Bariatric Surgery: First interational consensus conference
        David Nocca (France-EC)
      • Preoperative GERD: a contraindication to Sleeve Gastrectomy?
        Luis Poggi (Perú-NAC)
      • Addressing hiatal hernia, GERD and RYGB
        Michel Suter (Switzerland-EC)
      • GERD after RYGB
        Victor Mussa Dib (Brazil-LAC)
      • GERD as a complication of bariatric surgery. What to do?
        • Revisional surgery: Robotic
          Carlos Domene (Brazil-LAC)
        • Revisional surgery: laparoscopic
          Kelvin Higa (USA-NAC)
        • The Linx antireflux management system
          Guilherme Campos (USA-NAC)
        • Endoscopic Radiofrequency Treatment
          Samer Mattar (USA-NAC)
        • EIS stimulation
          Nilton Kawahara (Brazil-LAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.30-18:00 seedoNEW APPROACHES IN OBESITY AND BARIATRIC SURGERY
      Chair: Gema Medina Gómez (Spain-EC) 
      • Epigenomic changes after Bariatric Surgey.
        Felipe Casanueva Freijo (Spain-EC)  
      • Pharmacological treatment of obesity and bariatric surgery. 
        Javier Salvador (Spain-EC)
      • Microbiota and obesity: a surgical and nutritional approach.
        Monica Bulló Bonet (Spain-EC)
    • 08.00-09.30

      worldobesityWOF/IFSO Symposium – Breaking down the barriers to obesity treatment
      Session in partnership with World Obesity Federation WOF

      Chairs:  Francesco Rubino (UK-EC) and David Cummings (USA-NAC)
      Discussants:  Josep Vidal (Spain-EC) and Anne Juuti (Finland-EC)
      • What difference will it make if we recognize obesity as a disease.
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      • Combination of surgery plus medicine to obtain optimal results.
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      • Focusing on the symptoms of obesity rather than just the signs or complications of the disease.
        Dimitri Pournaras (UK-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      09.30-11.00

      Beyond diabetes benefit or Bariatric/Metabolic The Duel of the heaviest: Best surgery: Cardiovascular Risk and Hypertension
      Chairs: Carlos Macaya (Spain-EC), Julián Pérez Villacastín (Spain-EC)
      • Obesity, as an important cardiovascular risk factor, difficult to treat.
        José Luis Palma Gámiz (Spain-EC)
      • A healthy cardiovascular nutrition program in obese patients
        Carmen Pérez-Rodrigo (Spain-EC)
      • Physical exercise in obesity: a question of energy expenditure or metabolic stimulation? Benefits and Risks
        Carlos de Teresa Galván(Spain-EC)
      • “Time-in-remission-range” for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus after Bariatric Surgery: new metrics from the Reciba-DM
        Albert Lecube (Spain-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30 PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      ROOM AUDITORIO
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      15.00-16.30

      northamericaIFSO NAC Symposium: Beyond diabetes benefit or Bariatric/Metabolic surgery: Cancer, Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
      Chairs:  Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC) and Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • Epidemiology of Obesity and Cancer.
        Eric DeMaria (USA-NAC)
      • Genetics and Pathophysiology of Obesity and Cancer.
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • Obesity and Breast Cancer.
        Mehran Anvari (Canada-NAC)
      • The Impact of Bariatric Surgery in Prevention of Cancer.
        Raul Rosenthal (USA-NAC)
      • Obesity and telomere status influence the prognosis of colorectal cancer patients
        Sofía de la Serna (Spain-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.30-18.00

       WCITD/IFSO COMPACTED SESSION
      Chairs: Francesco Rubino (UK-EC), David Cummings (USA-NAC), Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC), Phil Schauer (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Dror Dicker (Israel-EC), Paulina Salminen (Finland-EC), Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC), David Cummings (USA-NAC)
      • Worldwide uptake of Metabolic Surgery: IFSO/WCITD Report 
        Ricardo Cohen (Brazil-LAC)
      • Cost-effectiveness of metabolic surgery: Do we need more evidence for insurance coverage?
        John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      • Why weight stigma matters?
        Rachel Batterham (UK-EC)
      • Addressing stigma with science and language
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      • Joint Consensus Statement: Report from WCITD2019
        Francesco Rubino (UK-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-10.00

      NUTRITION
      Chairs: Mary O’Kane (UK-EC), John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      Discussants: Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC), Julie Parrott (USA-NAC), Tair Ben Porat (Israel-EC), Lillian Craggs- Dino (USA-NAC)  
      • Does nutrition counseling change knowledge and eating behavior in obese people before Bariatric Surgery
        Georgi Vassilev (Germany-EC)
      • Vitamin D and secondary hyperthyroidism over five years after Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
        Stephen Hewitt (Norway-EC)
      • Long-term effect of Obesity Surgery on Calcium, Vitamin-D and Parathyroid metabolism: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data
        Imeshi Indigahawela (Australia-APC)
      • Australian paradox; Sunny climate, yet high rates of vitamin D deficiency. Why complacency could lead to complications in Bariatric patients
        Jodie Hicks (Australia-APC)
      • Treatment of Severe Protein Malnutrition after Bariatric Surgery
        Laura Deden (Netherlands-EC)
      • Food intolerance in banded and non-banded procedures after 3, 6 and 12 months
        Garima Verma (India-APC)
      • Differences in body composition in patients with previous obesity and one year after the bariatric surgery procedure
        Jorge Enrique Ramirez Velasquez (Mexico-LAC)
      • Anemia refractory to supplementation in Bariatric Surgery: Retrospective analysis in a high-volume center
        Luis Cevallos Mosquera (Mexico-LAC)
      • Hair loss after bariatric surgery: LSG vs LRYGB
        Jing Zhang (China-APC)
      • Presentation: The new IFSO Integrated Health Nutritional Guidelines.
        Mary O’Kane (UK-EC), Julie Parrott, Lillian Craggs- Dino (USA-NAC), Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC)
      • Q&A/Discussion
      10.00-10.25

      INTEGRATED HEALTH ABSTRACT PRESENTATIONS
      Chairs: Mary O’Kane (UK-EC)John Dixon (Australia-APC)
      Discussants: Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC), Julie Parrott (USA-NAC), Tair Ben Porat (Israel-EC), Lillian Craggs- Dino (USA-NAC)  
      • The difference between the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and the sleeve gastrectomy (SG) from the patient’s perspective
        Claire De Vries (USA-NAC)
      • Presentation: The role of exercise in bariatric surgery
        Cristina Aquino (USA-NAC)
      10.25-11.00 CHALLENGES RELATED TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL CLINICAL SITUATIONS I.
      Chairs: Violeta Moizé (Spain-EC), Juliana C Franzotti (Brazil-LAC)
      Discussants: Miguel Ángel Rubio (Spain-EC), Blanca Ríos (México-LAC), Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC), Marianella Aguirre (Argentina-LAC)  
      • Hormonal changes associated to bariatric surgery
        María José Escaffi (Chile-LAC)
      • Pancreatic insufficiency: Real or fiction?
        Maria Pilar Quevedo (Argentina-LAC)
      • Management of the hypoglycemia hyperinsulinemic Patient after Bariatric Surgery
        Tarissa Petry (Brasil –LAC)
      • Weight regain after bariatric surgery: how to turn failure into opportunity?
        Mª Jose Leiva (Chile- LAC)
       11:00-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30  PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      ROOM AUDITORIO
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      15.00-15.50

      KEYNOTE SESSION: Bias and stigma and its impact on access to care
      John Dixon (Australia-APC) 

      Bias and stigma panel Discussion
      Panelist:
      John Dixon (Australia-APC), Yitka Graham (UK-EC), Paul Davidson (USA-NAC), Tracy Martinez (USA-NAC), Nasreen Alfaris (KSA-MENAC)
      16.30-17.30

      CHALLENGES RELATED TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL CLINICAL SITUATIONS II.
      Chairs:
      Violeta Moizé (Spain-EC), Blanca Rios (Mexico-LAC)
      Discussants: Miguel Angel Rubio (Spain-EC), Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC), Juliana C Franzotti (Brazil-LAC), Luis Pedraza (México-LAC)  

      • How organize a multidisciplinary team in a Bariatric Clinic?
        Luis Pedraza (México-LAC)
      • Sexual function in women in pre and post bariatric surgery
        Isabel Paegle (Brasil-LAC)
      • Nutritional and Emotional Aspects During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding after BS
        Silvia Leite Faria (Brazil-LAC)
      • Management of the maladaptive pattern of intake after CB
        Mary Ann Mosti (México-LAC)
      • Determinantes sociales en mujeres con reganancia de peso
        Carmen Calleja (México-LAC)
      17:30-18:00 Chair Address and Introduction of New Chair
      Tracy Martínez (USA-NAC)
    • 08.00-09.30 IFSO Chinese Symposium
      Language:
        Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese
      Symposium Chairman: Cunchuan Wang (China-APC), Wei-jei Lee (Taiwan, China-APC)
      Symposium Secretary: Wah Yang (China-APC)

      Part 1: Keynote Lectures
      Moderators:  Cunchuan Wang (China-APC), Wei-jei Lee (Taiwan, China-APC)
      • Roles of small intestine in metabolic and bariatric surgery
        Wei-jei Lee (Taiwan, China-APC)
      • Gastric bypass for Chinese patients with BMI 27.5-30
        Shaihong Zhu (China-APC)
      • Bariatric surgery for NAFLD
        Shirley Liu (Hong Kong, China-APC)
      • Value of measurement of length of small intestine in Bariatric Surgery
        Cunchuan Wang (China-APC)
      • Difficulties in postoperative management in bariatric surgery
        Xiaomei Chen (China-APC)
      • Improvements in glucose variability: results of randomized control trial comparing best medical therapy and surgery
        Chun-Hai Tan (Singapore-APC)
      • Open Debate/Discussion
        Q&A

        Part 2: Discussion

        Moderators:  Ken Loi (Australia-APC), CK Huang (Taiwan, China-APC), Hui Liang (China-APC), Peng Zhang (China-APC)

        Topics to be discussed:
        • Bariatric surgery: traditional vs novel, how to choose?
        • How to maintain long-term efficacy after surgery

        Discussants: Bing Wang, Dan Luo, Denghua Fang, Guanghui Zhang, Hua Meng, Jinfeng Zhang, Jingge Yang, Liangping Wu, Mingxing Ding, Shensi Chen, Tao Jiang, Tienchou Soong, Tsun Miu Tsui, Xiao Du, Yongtao Yu
      09.30-11.00 Sleeve Plus
      Chair: 
      Peng (Charles) Zhang (China-APC)
      CO-Chairs:  Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC) and Matthew Hutter (USA-NAC)
      • Overview of sleeve plus variants and their rationales.
        Peng (Charles) Zhang (China-APC)
      • Clinical outcomes of single-anastomosis duodenoileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S)
        Antonio J. Torres (Spain-EC)
      • Clinical outcomes of stomach intestinal pylorus sparing procedure (SIPS).
        Mitchel Roslin (USA-NAC)
      • Clinical outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy with duodeno-jejunal bypass.
        Kazunori Kasama (Japan-APC)
      • Panel discussion: should sadi-s, sips and loop djb be unified (including name, pouch size, common channel, eligibilities, etc.)?
      • Clinical outcomes of Sleeve gastrectmy with transit bipartition.
        Sergio Santoro (Brazil-LAC)
      • Clinical outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy with ileal interposition
        Mustafa Sahin (Turkey-EC)
      • Clinical outcomes of sleeve gastrectomy with proximal jejuna bypass.
        Chih-kun Huang (Taiwan-APC)
      • Panel discussion and voting: which sleeve plus variants should be proceeded, and which should be abandoned?
      11:30-13:30 COFFEE BREAK
       11:30-13:30  PRESIDENTIAL SESSION
      ROOM AUDITORIO
       13:30-15:00  LUNCH SIMPOSIUM
      15.00-16.30 Hypo-absorptive Bariatric Surgery: BPD Scopinaro, BPD-DS, OADS/SADI-S, OAGB & Others. Indications, optimum technique and results
      Chair:  Andres Sánchez-Pernaute (Spain-EC) and João Caetano Marchesini (Brazil-LAC)
      Discussants:  Alaa Abbass (Egypt-MENAC) and Wei-Jei Lee (Taiwan-APC)
      • Hypoabsorption and malabsorption: what is the difference?
        Michel Gagner (Canada-NAC)
      • What is more important? Hypo-absorption, hindgut stimulation or microbiota changes?
        Guilherme Campos (USA-NAC)
      • Hypoabsorptive surgery offers better results than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and the difference is worth
        Frits Berends (Netherlands-EC)
      • Safety of hypoabsorptive procedures, in the short and in the long-term
        Vivek Prachand (USA-NAC)
      • Current indications for Roux-en-Y Duodenal Switch
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • OAGB - Why I prefer a pre-pyloric anastomosis?
        Wei Jei Lee (Taiwan-APC)
      • OADS - Why I prefer a post-pyloric anastomosis?
        Mario Nora (Portugal-EC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
      16.30-18.00

      OADS/SADI-S will be the revisional procedure of the future?
      Chairs: Andrés Sanchez Pernaute (Spain-EC) and Mitchel Roslin (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Oral Ospanov (Kazakhstan-EC) and Yuri Yashkov (Russia-EC)
      • What is ideal approach for weight regain following restrictive procedure?
        Helmut Billy (USA-NAC)
      • Does OADS/SADI should be considered the ideal approach for weight regain after RYGB
        Mitchel Roslin (USA-NAC)
      • OAGB vs OADS/SADI: which one should be considered the ideal approach for revisional surgery?
        Jean Marc Chevallier (France-EC)
      • Standard DS o OADS/SADI: Whst consider in this decision,
        Laurent Biertho (Canada-NAC)
      • Should OADS/SADI be reserved just as a revisional surgery?
        André Teixeira (USA-NAC)
      • Are the complications from OADS/SADI different from the regular ones for Standard DS?
        Daniel Cottam (USA-NAC)
      • Open Debate
        Q&A
    • 08.00-09.30 VIDEO SESSION 8 - V-143/V-160
      09.30-11.00 VIDEO SESSION 9 - V-161/V-178
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 VIDEO SESSION 10 - V-179/V-196
      16.30-18.00 VIDEO SESSION 11 - V-197/V-216
    • 08.00-09.30 POSTER SESSION 10 - PO-435/PO-505
      09.30-11.00 POSTER SESSION 11 - PO-506/PO-577
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 POSTER SESSION 12 - PO-578/PO-648
      16.30-18.00 POSTER SESSION 13 - PO-649/PO-720
    • 08.00-09.30 BARIATRIC PREMIÉRE SESSION: NEW CONCEPTS AND PROPOSALS IN BARIATRIC/METABOLIC SURGERY
      Chairs:  Natan Zundel (USA-NAC), Salman Al Sabah (Kuwait-MENAC)
      Discussants: Dieter Birk (Germany-EC), Jorge Santos (Portugal-EC)
      • 08:00-08:08 Gastric embolization:  Really?
        Michel Vix (France-EC)
      • 08:08-08:16 Gelisis was just approved…Is it real?
        Lee Kaplan (USA-NAC)
      • 08:16-08:24 The 23-cm endo-cutter stapler: Design, decisions and tradeoffs
        John Morton (USA-NAC)
      • 08:24-08:32 Mechanical Vs Powered Staplers: Just marketing??
        Helmut Billy (USA-NAC)
      • 08:32-08:40 Gastric-Vest: Concept, technique and results.
        Jaime Ponce (USA-NAC)
      • 08:40-08:48 The Gastric Clip as a Novel weight-Loss procedure. Why is a huge success?
        Natan Zundel (USA-NAC)
      • 08:48-09:02 Will Aspire data convince the surgeons?
        Michel Gagner (Canada-USA)
      • 09:02-09:10 The future Operating Room
        Salman Al-Sabah (Kuwait-MENAC)
      • 09:10-09:30 Open Debate- Q&A
      09.30-11.00 THE FUTURE OF BARIATRIC/METABOLIC SURGERY
      Chairs: Mathew Kroh (UAE-MENAC), Santiago Horgan (USA-NAC)
      Discussants: Ronald Liem (Netherlands- EC), Jorunn Sandvik (Norway-EC) 
      • 09:30-09:40 Emerging Metabolic Surgical Procedures
        Matthew Kroh (UAE-MENAC)
      • 09:40-09:50 Efficacy and Safety of EndoBar Bariatric Embolization
        Martin Fried (Czech Republic-EC)
      • 09:50-10:00 The future of Metabolic Procedures is Endoscopic
        Aayed Al Qahtani (KSA-MENAC)
      • 10:00-10:10 Changing Trends in Surgical Revision and Conversion
        Ricard Corcelles (UAE-MENAC)
      • 10:10-10:20 Endoscopic revision after previous bariatric surgery
        Erik Wilson (USA-NAC)
      • 10:20-10:30 Non-surgical and non-endoscopic procedures to treat obesity: Is this promising?
        Javier Salvador (Spain-EC)
      • 10:30-10:40 The future of metabolic procedure is Robotic
        Santiago Horgan (USA-NAC)
      • 10:40-11:00 Open Debate- Q&A
      15.00-18.00 WRITING AND PUBLISHING A RESEARCH ARTICLE OF EXCELLENCE (AOE)
      Chair: Jane Buchwald (USA-NAC) 
      • 15.00-15.30 Results: Reporting Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
      • 15.30-15.35 Discussion: Function, Essential Content, Workflow
      • 15.35-15.50 Discussion: Interpreting Results and Answering the Research Question
      • 15.50-16.00 Discussion: Limitations and Conclusions
      • 16.10-16.20 References: Anchoring the Study
      • 16.20-16.30 Abstract and Title: Critical Synopses
      • 16.30-16.45 Macro and Micro Editing and the Quality Audit
      • 16.45-16.55 Research Writing Teams
      • 16.55-17.10 Ethics of Authorship and Funding Disclosure
      • 17.20-17.35 Manuscript Submission
      • 17:35-17.40 Succeeding in the Peer-Review Response Process
      • 17.40-17.50 Principles of Scholarly Research Writing
      • 17.50-18.00 The International Literature and Individual Researcher
      • Questions & Adjourn Course
    • 15.00-16.30 ORAL SESSION 30 - O-287/O-295
      16.30-18.00 ORAL SESSION 35 - O-332/O-342
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 22 - O-199/O-207
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 26 - O-235/O-246
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 ORAL SESSION 31 - O-296/O-304
      16.30-18.00 ORAL SESSION 36 - O-343/O-352
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 23 - O-208/O-216
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 27 - O-247/O-256
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 ORAL SESSION 32 - O-305/O-313
      16.30-18.00 ORAL SESSION 39 - O-363/O-375
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 24 - O-217/O-225
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 28 - O-267/O-276
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 ORAL SESSION 33 - O-314/O-322
      16.30-18.00 ORAL SESSION 37 - O-257/O-266
    • 08.00-09.30 ORAL SESSION 25 - O-226/O-234
      09.30-11.00 ORAL SESSION 29 - O-277/O-286
      11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
      15.00-16.30 ORAL SESSION 34 - O-323/O-331
      16.30-18.00 ORAL SESSION 38 - O-353/O-362
    • 08.00-09.30 VIDEO SESSION SECO 2
      09.30-11.00 POSTER SESSION SECO 2
    • 08.30-09.10

      IFSO International Championship Chapter
      Chair:  Muffazal Lakdawala (India-APC)
      09:10-11:50 TOP 10 ABSTRACTS
      Chair: Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      11:50-12:20 COFFEE BREAK
      12.20-13.30 TOP 10 VIDEOS
      Chair:
      Scott Shikora (USA-NAC)
      13.30-14.30 Best IFSO VCR of the Year
      Chairs:
      Ashraf Haddad (Jordan-MENAC)
      Abdelrahman Nimeri (USA-NAC)
      Almino C. Ramos (Brazil-LAC) 
      • BEST VCR of ISSUE 1, JANUARY 2019
        “Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure in a patient after Roux-En-Y gastric Bypass”
        Authors:  Ashraf Haddad, Aaron Sabbota, Amy Yetasook, Keith Boone, Kelvin Higa
      • BEST VCR of ISSUE 1, FEBRUARY 2019
        “REVISION OF MINI GASTRIC BYPASS/ ONE ANASTOMOSIS GASTRIC BYPASS (MGB/OAGB) TO BANDED GASTRIC BYPASS (BGBP) DUE TO HIATUS HERNIA”
        Authors: Mal Fobi, M. Bhandari, Terrel Humes, M. Reddy 
      • BEST VCR of ISSUE 1, MARCH 2019
        Conversion of Duodenal Switch to R´n´Y Gastric Bypass for anastomotic Complications”
        Authors: Adriana Ruano, Antonio Torres, A. Perez, A. Sánchez-Pernaute 
      • BEST VCR of ISSUE 1, APRIL 2019
        “Management of Incidentally Discovered Gastro-Cholecystic Fistula In A Bariatric Patient”
        Authors: Rajat Gusani, Mohit Bhandari, Jain Saransh, Mal Fobi 
      • BEST VCR of ISSUE 1, MAY 2019
        “Acute efferent loop obstruction post OAGB”
        Authors: Manoj Khurana, Mohit Bhandari, Mathias Fobi
      14:30 CLOSURE