Metabolic Bariatric Surgery 2023:
Current Trends and New Directions

Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th, 2023

Learn from the best

World Class Faculty

Course Director

Christopher DuCoin, MD, MPH, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Fellowship Director, Foregut & Bariatric Surgery
Director, Digestive Disease institution at Tampa General
Director, Robotic Surgery at Tampa General
Chief, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Vice Chair of Surgery, Clinical Operations
Department of Surgery, University of South Florida
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL


Laura Boyer, FNP-C, CBN

Lillian Craggs-Dino, DHA, RDN, LDN, CLT

Registered Dietician
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Gwen L. Crispell, MSN, RN, CBN

Metabolic and Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
Works at UFHealth Shands
Gainesville, FL

Francesca Dimou, MD

Salvatore Docimo, DO, MBA

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery,
Department of Surgery
University of South Florida
Associate Director,
Bariatric & Foregut Fellowship
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL

Enrique F. Elli, MD

Mayo Clinic
General Surgeon
Esophageal and Bariatric Surgery
Jacksonville, FL

Kerry Ferguson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Kissimmee, FL

Lisa M. Ferreira, MD

Family Medicine
Obesity Medicine
AdventHealth Medical Group
Tampa, FL

Manoel Galvao Neto, MD

Head of Bariatric endoscopy at Mohak Bariatric and Robotic Center
Indore, India
Head of Bariatric Endoscopy at Elias Ortiz Company
Tijuana, Mexico
Professor of Surgery and Gastroenterology at Sri Aurobindo Medical College
Indore, India

Carah Horn, MBA-HCA, BSN, RN, CBN

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator Surgery
Bayfront Health
St. Petersburg, FL

Joey Jarrard, MD, FACS

Director of Bariatric Surgery at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor FSU College of Medicine General Surgery Residency
Tallahassee, FL

Sharon Krzyzanowski, BSN, RN, CBN

Bariatric RN Accrediation Coordinator
AdventHealth Celebration
Celebration, FL

Ciara Lopez, BSN, RN, CBN

Bariatric Nurse
Bariatric Coordinator of the Bariatric Surgery and Metabolic Medicine
Celebration, FL

Joseph W. Melendez-Davidson, MD

Bariatric Surgeon
Memorial Healthcare
Hollywood, FL

Michel Murr, MD

Medical Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Institute
Adventhealth WFD
Professor of Surgery
Advent Health Tampa
Tampa, FL

Christopher Joe Northup, MD

Medical Director, MHWS
Mercy Medical Associates
Olde West Chester, OH

Richard Pratley, MD

Richard E. Pratley, MD
Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research
Medical Director | AdventHealth Diabetes Institute
Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead | AdventHealth Translational Research Institute
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Orlando, FL

Aileem Schilling, MSHc, RD, LDN

Bariatric Surgery Coordinator
Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Pembroke Pines, FL

Dennis Smith, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Advent Health
Celebration, FL

Andre F. Teixera, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Orlando Health
Orlando, FL

Lindsay Wiles, MD

Obesity Medicine Physician, ABOM Diplomate
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, FL