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We are delighted to welcome you to the 16th International B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgery Trends) conference in New York City. This year's B.E.S.T. conference will focus on the quest for a personalized approach in bariatric and metabolic surgery. From indications to outcomes, we will be defining the role for primary, revisional procedures, and emerging technologies. We will be discussing challenges in our area of expertise and in managing outcomes and complications. Additionally, obesity as a chronic disease provides many areas of both advancement and discussion.
Over the course of the two-day conference, the program will include more than 10 live-surgery transmissions from hospitals across the region as well as from international colleagues around the world. The procedures will be performed in full accordance with current guidelines for live surgery. In addition, lectures, debates with audience polling, a "Shark Tank" presentation of current innovations, and conclusive wrap-ups after each session will serve to orient conference participants towards possible algorithms for different revisional procedures. This conference is approved for 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Aside from the scientific program, it is our hope that you will take time to experience the magic that is New York during the holiday season. The decorations, lights, attractions, and shopping will be readily available to you from our centralized location near the historic Grand Central Terminal. We eagerly await your visit to our City at this most special time of year.
Julio Teixeira, MD, FACS
Chief, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Program Director, MIS Fellowship
Lenox Hill Hospital
Guilherme M. Campos, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS
Paul J. Nutter Professor of Surgery
Chairman, Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, Advanced GI and MIS Fellowship
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Surgery
Medical College of Virginia
Nilton Kawahara, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Clinics Hospital of University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil