On November 5, a training day on 'new challenges in bariatric surgery' was held at the Elder Museum of Science and Technology (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) which was attended by about 50 health professionals and had the intervention of large speakers of the sector; Dr. Miguel Ángel Rubio Herrera, Head of the Endocrinology and Nutrition Section of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, Lluís Serra Majem, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Dr. María Asunción Acosta Mérida, Coordinator of the Esophagogastric, Endocrinometabolic and Obesity Surgery Unit of the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín (HUGCDN).

The main objectives of the day were framed in knowing more about morbid obesity and its associated factors highlighting its increase in the Canarian population and the importance of treating the problem from the root with awareness and information to the population as well as the need for nutritional training in schools and institutes.

In addition, the different types of bariatric surgery that exist today were explained explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each one, highlighting the importance of the nutritional approach in the patient both pre-surgical and post-surgical and detailing how that approach should be and what requirements must meet.

In conclusion, the reason for the day that featured endocrines, surgeons, nutritionists and nurses, was to talk about the new challenges of bariatric surgery and the nutritional approach to it and take advantage of that forum to present the Bi1 Bificare, developed and specially designed for surgical patients who need an energy restriction and also a high protein intake. Also meeting all the requirements cited by Dr. Miguel Ángel Rubio for this patient profile and having as a novelty the only diet with probiotics, virgin olive oil, additional leucine and omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA).