Published in April 2014 Issue             

Dr. Francesco Rubino Named First University Chair in Metabolic Surgery at King’s Health Partners in London

Dr. Francesco Rubino was appointed university chair in metabolic surgery, an appointment King’s Health Partners calls a first in this discipline. Professor Rubino’s role at King’s will include developing a multidisciplinary model of care, shaped around the aim of reducing cardiovascular risk and long-term risk of mortality associated with diabetes and obesity. A specific research goal of new program will also be trying to discover the exact mechanisms by which surgical procedures improve or resolve diabetes. This knowledge can help identify new targets for the development of future therapies of curative intent and may possibly shed light on the root causes of the disease, according to a news release issued by King’s.

Submit Your Abstracts for ObesityWeek 2014 Now! ASMBS Submission Deadline is May 4th

The ASMBS deadline to submit abstracts for ObesityWeek 2014 is
May 4. Abstracts may be submitted for any of the following presentation formats:

  • Plenary Session
    The Plenary Session incorporates the wide range of disciplines involved in bariatric surgery with oral papers and discussions from the floor.
  • Video Session
    The Video Session will include various bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Poster Session
    Posters will be presented in a "grand rounds" format and will be on display in the Exhibit Hall.
  • Integrated Health Main Session
    The Integrated Health Main Session covers a variety of topics related to the overall care of the bariatric surgery patient involving the entire multidisciplinary team.
  • Behavioral Health Session
    The Behavioral Health Session covers a variety of topics related to the pre- and post-operative psychological care of the bariatric surgery patient.

Click here to begin the process today!

ASMBS Spring Educational Event is Around the Corner –
See the Full Schedule Now!

The schedule for the ASMBS Spring Educational Event, June 18 to 21 in Miami, Florida, is available. Click here to see the full schedule and to register!

Program Schedule Availbale Now for OAC 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Covention September 25 – 28

Click here to see the program agenda for the OAC 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention, taking place September 25 to 28 in Orlando, Florida. Leading physicians, researchers and scientists will discuss childhood obesity, family dynamics and obesity and scores of other topics. Visit for more information and to register.

Overcoming Obesity: ASBP Host 64th Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) will host its 64th Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium September 10 to 13 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 600 clinical obesity medicine physicians and other health care providers are expected to attend. Events at the conference include an Obesity Medicine Certification Review Course and a course on “Overcoming Obesity.” Go to to register for the symposium.