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Major Health Stakeholders Hold National Summit to Improve and Better Coordinate Care for Obese Patients
Representatives from more than 20 major health and medical organizations -- from family physicians, heart specialists and endocrinologists to orthopaedic and bariatric surgeons – convened for a summit in Chicago to begin discussions about how health professionals can better collaborate on providing care to individuals affected by obesity...

High Energy, High Turnout, High Science...
for IFSO 2014 in Montréal
Organizers say nearly 2,000 attended the IFSO 2014 World Congress in Montréal, one of the largest turnouts ever for the scientific obesity meeting that draws researchers, scientists and clinicians from around the world. About 80 countries and member organizations were represented at this year’s meeting, which included a large contingent from the ASMBS -- approximately 400 members...

What Were They Thinking???
Results Are In On Reoperative Bariatric Surgery
A major new study finds if a patient undergoes a second bariatric operation because of weight regain or complications, their one-year weight loss is substantial, disease resolution for improvement is high, and the complication rate is low...