Hybrid format (face-to-face meetings with live broadcasts)

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

It will be our pleasure to welcome you to the B.E.S.T. (Bariatric Endoscopic Surgical Trends) Congress, which will take place in Montpellier on September 23rd and 24th, 2021, in a new hybrid format (face-to-face meetings with live broadcasts).

The main topic of this year’s B.E.S.T. meeting will be: ‘Tips and tricks to perform safe and efficient bariatric procedures’.

Please find the agenda below.

We hope you can join us for this Hybrid B.E.S.T. congress.

Yours sincerely

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Paris time (GMT+2)

Thursday 23rd September 2021

08:30 amOpening ceremony
D. Nocca, N. Kawahara
09:00 am - 10:40 amHow I do it in 2021 ? (10min vidEo)

Moderation: B.Dillemans (Belgium), M. Nedelcu (France), U. Biter (Netherlands)

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy: tips and tricks – P. Blanc (France)
  • Sleeve after LAGB – J. Ponce (USA)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy and Hiatal Herenia Repair with Bio – K.Loi (Australia) (ZOOM)
  • Nissen-Sleeve Gastrectomy - D. Nocca (France)
  • Dor Sleeve Gastrectomy – G. Del Genio (Italy)
  • Reversible Sleeve – P. Noel (UAE)
  • Banded Sleeve Gastrectomy – P. Gentileschi (Italy)

Discussion: 30-minutes

10:40 am - 11:10 amCoffee Break
11:10 am - 12:30 pmHow I do it in 2021 ? (10min video)

Moderation: P. Gentileschi (Italy), A. Torres (Spain), W. Bukhari (Saudi Arabia)

  • Roux and Y Gastric Bypass (hand sewn anastomosis)  - M. Loureiro (Brazil)
  • Roux and Y Gastric bypass (side to side anastomosis) - S. Somers (UK)
  • Banded Gastric Bypass - B. Dillemans (Belgium)
  • Robotic Gastric bypass - A. Abou-Mrad (France)
  • Closure of the mesenteric defects during RYGBP – G. Campos (USA)

Discussion: 30-minutes

12:30 Pm - 01:00 pmFENGH MEDICAL LECTURE

Long Limb Roux and Y GBP. Technical aspects and results – A. Ramos (Brazil) (ZOOM)

01:00 pm - 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 pm - 02:30 pm B.E.S.T. LECTURE

The concept of Magnetic Surgery – M. Gagner (Canada) (ZOOM)

02:30 pm - 04:00 pm HOW DO I DO IT IN 2021? (15-min video)

Moderation: J. Ponce (USA), P. Noel (UAE), M. Kurian (USA)

  • OAGB – N. Sakran (Israel) (ZOOM)
  • Duodenal Switch – J. Teixeira (USA)
  • SADI – A. Torres (Spain)
  • Ileal Bipartition – R. Caiazzo (France) (ZOOM)

Discussion: 30-minutes

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm symposium Johnson & Johnson

C-SATS: The Future of Modern Surgical Education – P. Grange (Surgeon & Medical Director Johnson & Johnson)

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Coffee break
05:00 pm - 07:00 pmLIVE RECORDED SURGERY: redo bariatric surgery  (12-min video)

Moderation: S. Somers (UK), R. Liem  (Netherlands)

  • Resleeve gastrectomy – T. Coste (France)
  • Sleeve to DS – L. Biertho (Canada) (ZOOM)
  • OAGB to Roux and Y GBP – R. Rosenthal (USA) (ZOOM)
  • VBG to GBP – J. Himpens (Belgium) (ZOOM)
  • GBP to LDS – N. Kawahara (Brazil)
  • Reverse GBP – A. Nimeri (USA) (ZOOM)
  • Gastric Pouch Resizing in RYGBP – L. Angrisani (Italy) (ZOOM)
  • Difficult situations during REDO Bariatric Surgery – W. Bukhari (Saoudi Arabia)

Discussion: 25-minutes

Friday 24th September 2021

Moderation: J. Teixeira (USA), G. Campos (USA), M. Loureiro (Brazil)
08:30 am
Interest of the IFSO Registry – L. Kow (Australia) (ZOOM)
08:45 am

Prevention of venous thrombosis during bariatric surgery. The guidelines – A. De Jong (France) (ZOOM)

09:00 am

Ventral Hernia Repair in patients with severe obesity – R. Berta (Italy)

09:15 am

Liver Cirrhosis and Bariatric Surgery – S. Faure (France)

09:30 am

Synergies in Obesity Management – F. Pattou (France)

09:45 am

Barrett’s Esophagus and Bariatric Surgery – A. Assalia (Israel) (ZOOM)

10:00 am - 11:00 amLPG and WAFF Symposium

How to recover to physical activities after Bariatric Surgery – M. Verbert (France)

11:00 am - 11:30 amCoffee break
Moderation: M. Loureiro (Brazil), M. Nedelcu (France), C. Vaz (Portugal)
11:30 am

Bariatric Surgery for BMI<35kg/m2: indications and procedures – M. Kurian (USA)

11:50 am

ERAS and Bariatric Surgery – C. Blanchard (France)

12:10 pm

Optimized Care After Bariatric Surgery by Physical Activity and Exercise – D. Hansen (Belgium)


Moderation: B. Dillemans (Belgium), A. Torres (Spain)

  • Sleevepass trial: 10-year's results – P. Salminen (Finland) (ZOOM)
  • Nissen-sleeve Gastrectomy. Mid-terms results – D. Nocca (France)
  • Bariclip: Weight loss and complications – P. Noel (France)
01:00 pm - 02:00 pmLunch
02:00 pm
Endoscopic Management of Gastric Bypass failure: a randomized study – J.-C. Valats (France)
02:50 pm
Endosleeve: Mid-terms results – M. Galvao Neto (Brazil) (ZOOM)
03:10 pm
Intra Gastric Balloon: the come back? - M. Palermo (Argentina) (ZOOM)
03:30 pm
Is Ghrelin a key point to explain weight loss after Bariatric Surgery? -L. El-Kadre (Brazil) (ZOOM)
03:50 pm

Complications during Robotic Bariatric Surgery – C. Vaz (Portugal)

04:10 pm

Toupet Sleeve: an option for management of GERD after Sleeve – S. Taleb (Saoudi Arabia)

04:30 pm - 05:00 pmCoffee break

Moderation: D. Nocca (France), F. Pattou (France), A. Torres (Spain)

  • OAGB – J.-M. Chevallier (France) & R. Liem (Netherlands)
  • Bariclip – P. Noel (France) & R. Vilallonga (Spain) (ZOOM)
  • Lynx – C. Boza (Chile) (ZOOM) R. Lutfi (USA)
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Nilton Kawahara, MD, PhD 
B.E.S.T. Founder president

David Nocca , MD, PhD 
IFSO Ambassador



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