Joint session between ASMBS and TOS

Bile Acids are emerging as a key mediator of the beneficial effects of bariatric surgery on health. This session will review the impact of bile acids on energy balance and metabolic function, their mechanisms of action, and the evidence that exists for their importance in bariatric surgery.

1:30pm Mechanisms of Action: Bile Acids in Bariatric Surgery
Ricardo Cohen, PhD MD
2:00pm Bile Acids and Energy Metabolism
Gerald H Tomkin, MD
2:30pm Pediatric/Adolescent Surgery: Emerging Role for Bile Acids
Farooq H Khan, MD