Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the current state of adolescent obesity care in regions of the world
  2. Learn the current state of adolecent obesity management in other regions of the world using specific modalities – sleeve gastrectomy, baloons, endobarriers, medications, etc
  3. Learn the US state of the art in analogous obesity disease treatment methodologies
  4. Compare obesity treatment in the pediatric population in other countries to the US.

Overview and Target Audience:

Join the pediatric committees of asmbs and TOS as we hear about the treatments for pediatric obesity happening around the world. Our program will take you to Canada, Britain, Europe and the Middle East in the morning and then come around thru India, Japan/Asia, Australia and Brazil in the afternoon. We will pair several of our international speakers with the US perspective on subjects as diverse as ERAS, medications, health care delivery systems and developmental delay.

We will break for the Pediatric Obesity Committee meeting and speaker over lunch. So please join us from 10:30-3:00 for a full session of ASMBS/TOS networking and discussion on how to treat the children with obesity.


10:30am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Janey Pratt, MD FACS FASMBS; Aaron S Kelly, PhD FTOS; Bradley Linden, MD
10:35am Canadian Experience & Day Program for Obesity
Alene Toulaney, MD
10:47am British Isles Experience & Psychiatric Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery Patients
Ashish Desai, MBBS MS FRCS FEBPS
10:59am US Pediatric Obesity Treatment Psychiatric Outcomes
Rachelle Hansen, Phd LP
11:06am Swiss and European Experience & Medication Use
Nathalie Farpour-Lambert, MD
11:18am US Pediatric Obesity Medication Use
Gitanjali Srivastava, MD FACP FAAP
11:25am Middle Eastern Experience & Endobarrier and Devices
Aayed Alqahtani, FRCSc FACS
11:37am Question and Answer
11:45am Lunch
1:30pm Welcome Back and Delineation of Schedule
Janey Pratt, MD FACS FASMBS; Aaron S Kelly, PhD FTOS; Bradley Linden, MD
1:35pm Indian Experience & Genetic Obesity, Surgical Treatment
Sandeep Aggarwal, MD FACS
1:47pm US Pediatric Obesity Treatment in Patients with Developmental Delay
Eleanor R Mackey, PhD
1:54pm Japanese and Asian Experience & Pediatric Bariatric Surgery ERAS
Keigo Yada, MD PhD FACS
2:06pm Australian Experience & Health Service Delivery in Australia for Pediatric Obesity
Louise A Baur, AM FAHMS
2:18pm Health Care Delivery in the US for the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity
Bill Dietz, MD PhD FTOS
2:30pm Brazilian Experience & Balloons/Devices in Pediatric Bariatric Patients
2:47pm Question and Answer/Wrap Up