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Chapter Information

Incorporated May 2011

Executive Officers

President: Michel Gagner, MD
Vice President: Simon Biron, MD
Treasurer: Mervyn Deitel, MD SFASMBS
Secretary: Nicolas Christou, MD
STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Michel Gagner, MD

Contact Info

Michel Gagner, MD 315 Place D’Youville, Suite 191,
Montreal, QC, Canada H2Y 2E1

Support Groups

Health is delivered differently in each province, and hence support groups exists with most bariatric programs held in major universities throughout Canada.

Chapter Meetings & Updates

  • September 16-17, 2016, Toronto, CABPS Meeting “Quality Evidence in Support of Bariatric Care”
    Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre
    Most members of Canadian ASMBS participate

  • First International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch
    May 27-28, 2016, Quebec City, QC, Canada

    • 100 Participants
    • 8 Live Surgery Procedures
    • 16 Invited International Faculty
    • 13 National Canadian Faculty
    • 10 video Presentations
    • 22 Oral Presentations

    • Second International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch planned May 18‐19, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada This meeting will be a joint meeting with CAPBS (Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons), with Dr. Laurent Buertho – President Elect, and IFSO North American Chapter
    • Third International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch planned May 2018 in Montreal with possible participation of MGB club
  • May 26-27, 2016, Quebec City, Annual Meeting/Executive Business Meeting

  • First International Consensus conference on Duodenal Switch planned on June 25-26, 2015 in Montreal, QC, Canada – rescheduled May 2016

  • July 7, 2015 Executive Business Meeting by conference call

  • March 27, 2015 Executive Business Meeting by phone

  • Reception during ASMBS meeting on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:15pm – 7:30pm

  • IFSO 19th World Congress in Montreal, Canada on August 26-30, 2014 www.ifso.com

  • Executive meeting at IFSO (Delhi) and Montreal Feb 19, 2013

  • Informal meeting during CAPBS (Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons)

  • Meeting ASMBS Chapters in Texas