ACMOMS 2011

ACMOMS 4- ASIAN CONSENSUS MEETING ON COMPLICATIONS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY
October 7 and 8, 2011 Amritsar, Punjab 90 Participants

Bariatrics is an imperfect science. Few occupations require near perfection of their practitioners as does bariatric surgery. In the life of every bariatric surgeon there comes a time when science is ambiguous, information is limited, stakes are high and yet the decision needs to be made. The law of averages always manages to catch up with surgeons and all of us face 'surgical complications' at some or the other point in our careers. The real caliber of a surgeon is tested when he/she rises up to the moment with complete honesty and provides the best possible care to the patients.

The 4th Asian Consensus meeting was on Complications in Bariatric Surgery. It was a 2 day convention. The highlights of this meeting were:
  1. Etiology of complications in bariatric surgery.
  2. How can we avoid complications?
  3. Management of complications after bariatric surgery.
  4. Technical pearls from experts on prevention of complications
  5. The ICE Capsule- How to become an International Center for Excellence?
This was a path breaking summit where the first ever Bariatric Nutrition Master Class was organized in India. It was very well received by the aspiring bariatric nutritionists and has become an integral part of the ACMOMS summits from now on.