This session is designed to bring together thought leaders in the world of metabolic and bariatric surgery. The audience will learn from their collective technical expertise and insights into our field and particularly discern the direction our field is taking.

3:45pm Is weight regain after Bariatric Surgery inevitable
Scott Shikora, MD
3:55pm Twenty years of Sleeve , Is the hype over
Jaime Ponce, MD
4:05pm The autumn of Laparoscopic Surgery and the spring of Robotics
George A Fielding, MD
4:15pm Increasing surgical volume. Social media or social responsibility.
Kelvin Higa, MD
4:25pm Are we harming Obesity treatment when we change terminology and access to new procedures and technologies
Natan Zundel, FACS FASMBS MD
4:35pm Modern Pharmacotherapy & Metabolic Surgery- Friend or Foe
Ricardo V Cohen, MD
4:45pm Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Severe Obesity associated cancer.
Raul Rosenthal, MD
4:55pm Development of Metabolic Surgery in China and East Asia
Peng Charles Zhang, MD PhD
5:15pm Adjourn