Welcome to our Conference

Welcome Message from CABPS & ICCDS Leaders

Message from the President
Laurent Biertho, MD

Message from the Conference Co-Chair
Stephen Glazer, MD, FRCPC, FCCP

Message from the ICCDS Conference Co-Chair
Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS


Canadian Obesity Weekend is a joint Conference of the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS) and the International Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch. The conference will convene on May 17-19, 2018 at Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec. This bariatric conference will include a Pre-Conference Workshop on Duodenal Switch (ICCDS). Through the use of riveting, thought-provoking topics, live surgeries, and dynamic and engaging international and Canadian speakers, it is designed to hold your attention and stimulate your mind. You can't afford to miss it!

Welcome to Montreal

Map of Conference Events and Hotel Locations

2018 Conference Planning Committee

Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS (Montreal)
Stephen Glazer, MD, FRCPC, FCCP (Toronto)
Laurent Biertho, MD (Quebec City)

Jennifer Brown, RD (Ottawa)
Tony Chetty, MSc., MD, (Hamilton)
David C. W. Lau, PhD, MD, FRCPC (Calgary)
Judy Shiau, MD, FRCPC, DipABOM (Ottawa)
Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, FAPM (Toronto)


Abstracts are currently being accepted with a submsision deadline of November 17, 2017. Notification of abstract review is November 30, 2017. For complete information on abstract details and submission, please click here.

Abstract Submissions are now closed.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

CABPS prides itself on providing strong opportunities and visibility for all sponsors at a variety of levels. Your support and commitment to CABPS and the bariatric industry is greatly appreciated. Click here for complete details, including registration form.

Call for Symposia

The Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS) is seeking Conference symposium proposals for the 2018 Annual Conference to be held May 18 – 19, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. CABPS encourages symposia that reflect all disciplines within bariatrics. Submissions are sought from CABPS members in good standing. Over the years, our conferences have been successful and to continue this, we feel the need to tap into our members to help us address timely topics and cutting-edge advances in and affecting bariatrics.

Symposia Proposals are now closed. The deadline for proposals was October 13, 2017.