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7th Nordic-Baltic Bariatric Meeting

Scientific program

17:30–18:00Registration and exhibition
18:00–18:05Welcome to Turku
prof. Paulina Salminen, Turku, Finland
18:05–19:00Nordic MBS status: organizing countries (7 x 4+3 min)
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Baltic countries, the Netherlands, Finland
19:00–20:00Young researcher: organizing countries (7 x 7+3 min)
20:00–21:30Tapas and networking
08:00–08:30Registration and exhibition
08:45–08:50Opening of the congress
prof. Paulina Salminen and Pipsa Peromaa-Haavisto, Finland
08:50–10:30Session I: Obesity is a chronic disease – new tools in the box
Pipsa Peromaa-Haavisto, Finland and Simon Nienhuijs, the Netherlands
Speaker presentation by Paulina Salminen
Key Note lecture: Obesity as a chronic disease (25+5 min)
prof. Rachel Batterham, UK
09:20–09:40IFSO Consensus 2023: Standardized definitions on obesity and MBS (15+5 min)
prof. Paulina Salminen, Finland
09:40–10:10Anti-Obesity Medications and surgery: 1+1>3 – How and when to use AOMs pre- and
postoperatively? IFSO Consensus 2024 (25+5)
prof. Rachel Batterham, UK
10:10–10:30Panel and audience discussion: AOMs in the Nordic countries - another tool for also
for bariatric surgeons?
Moderators: Rachel Batterham, Kirsi Pietiläinen & surgeons TBA
10:30–11:00Coffee and exhibition
11:00–12:15Session II: How to assess MBS outcomes?
Magnus Sundbom, Sweden and Andrea Karen Floyd, Denmark
11:00–11:20SF-BARI Score (15+5)
prof. Paulina Salminen, Finland
11:20–11:45Validation of the SF-Bari Score in DATO and SoREG (20+5)
Floris Bruinsma, MD, the Netherlands
11:45–12:00SQOT initiative and the use of patient reported outcomes (PROMs) (10+5)
Ronald Liem, MD, the Netherlands
12:00–12:15International Consortium Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM): Core outcome
set for obesity (10+5)
Simon Nienhuijs, MD, PhD, the Netherlands
12:15-13:30Lunch and exhibition
13:30–14:45Session III: Challenges of the hiatus and new procedures – pro-con viewpoints with
EBM and discussion
Hjörtur Gislasson, Iceland and Jon Kristinsson, Norway
13:30–13:50Pro-con: SASI and Omega loop (5+5/10)
Pro SASI: Jon Kristinsson, MD, PhD, Norway & Pro OAGB: Maud Robert, MD, PhD,
13:50-14:10Pro-con: SADI-S –re-inventing duodenal switch? (5+5/10)
Pro: Hjörtur Gislasson & Con: Magnus Sundbom, Sweden
14:10-14:45EBM Hiatal hernia approach: (2 x 5+5 /15)
14:10-14:30Is hiatal hernia a contraindication for sleeve gastrectomy? (10+10)
Olli Helminen, MD, PhD, Finland
14:30-14:45Large hiatal hernia – is hiatoplasty enough with LRYGB? (10+5)
prof. Almantas Maleckas, Liethuania
14:45-15:15Coffee and exhibition
15:15-16:15Session IV: MBS: Cancer, NASH, and non-cardiovascular comorbidities
Paulina Salminen, Finland and Almantas Maleckas, Lithuania
15:15-15:45Speaker presentation by Paulina Salminen
Key Note lecture (online presentation and live discussion): Cancer: risk, prevalence
and mortality reduction (20+5)
prof. Ali Aminian, USA
15:45-16:10Key Note lecture (online presentation and live discussion): NASH – one of the most
common future indications from MBS? (20+5)
prof. Ali Aminian, USA
16:10-16:35Nephropathy and MBS – best indications, optimal results and optimal timing?
prof. Maria Eriksson-Svensson, Sweden
16:35-16:40Warm-up: Nordic MBS Championship teams
16:40-17:45Nordic Championships: Who has the MBS dream team?
Moderator: Simon Nienhuijs, the Netherlands
Commentators: Hjörtur Gislasson, Iceland, Kirsi Pietiläinen, Finland, and Kirsi
Virtanen, Finland
Judges: Paulina Salminen, Finland and Magnus Sundbom, Sweden
18:30-19:30Boat transportation to Naantali
20:00-00:00Dinner and bus transportation back to Turku
08:30–9:45Session V: MBS in adolescents – increasing the access to treatment in the Nordic countries
Chairs: Torsten Olbers, Sweden and Paulina Salminen, Finland
08:30–08:55Long-term results of metabolic bariatric surgery in adolescents
Prof. Torsten Olbers, Sweden
8:55-9:20AMOS trial long-term results and optimal multidisciplinary team requirements for
MBS in adolescents
Kajsa Järvholm, Sweden
09:20-9:45Panel discussion: MBS in adolescents and guidelines in general – how to implement
this in the Nordic countries? Nordic RCT?
Panelists: associate professor of psychology Kajsa Järvholm, Sweden, professor of
pediatric endocrinology Harri Niinikoski, Finland, professor of pediatric surgery Mikko
Pakarinen, Finland, Pipsa Peromaa-Haavisto, Finland, Almantas Maleckas, Lithuania,
and Simon Nienhuijs, Netherlands
9:45-10:15Coffee and exhibition
10:20-12:15Session VI: Optimal procedure selection and LRYGB limb lengths – EBM?
Ronald Liem, MD and Anne Juuti, Finland
10:20-10:45Sleeve-Bypass trial 5-year results (20+5)
Ulas Biter, MD, the Netherlands
10:45-11:10BEST trial 2-year results (20+5)
Suzanne Hedberg, MD, PhD, Sweden
11:10-11:35Optimal limb lengths in LRYGB – EBM?(20+5)
Kamran Shah, MD, Sweden
11:35-12:005-year outcomes of one-anastomosis gastric bypass: the YOMEGA randomized trial (20+5)
Maud Robert, MD, PhD, France
12:10-12:15Feedback and closing remarks
prof. Paulina Salminen, Finland
12:15-13:30End of day 3: lunch

Program is subject to changes.