ACMOMS 8 – Controversies in Bariatric Surgery- Revisited And Live Bariatric Surgery Workshop
June 5 to 7, 2015, India Srinagar, India

"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest"

Bariatric surgery has been riddled with controversies since the time of its inception. An ever increasing web of newer procedures, more data and information, newer guidelines, a concept change from a weight loss only procedure to a metabolic procedure for curing medical diseases and a growing number of new bariatric surgeons are continuously adding to the debate surrounding bariatric surgery.

In recent times bariatric surgery has emerged as destiny's favorite child from being vilified by media and scorned upon by medical professionals as a drastic short cut to being the only ray of light for those who have tasted successful results with it.

Someone said that "the most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way". In the wake of some really great evidence coming our way in the last couple of years we thought it was time to revisit the controversies and lay at least a few of them to rest.

Highlights of the meeting:

  • Live surgery workshop on June 5th, 2015- Some of the best international surgical gurus operated live
  • Interactive debates & panel discussions on current controversies in bariatric surgery
  • Video master class – Complications and Revision Bariatric Surgery
  • Young achiever award for "best original paper presentation" for a surgeon under 35 years of age. To be judged by a panel of international experts.- "Travel fellowship to IFSO 2015”