News and Notes

Published in December 2013 Issue             

New ObesityWeek Photos Available on Facebook

ObesityWeek photos are now posted on the ASMBS’ Facebook page. The photos depict the Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium, the speech by keynote speaker Bruce Spiegelman, PhD and other events in Atlanta. Is your picture there? Check it out by clicking here.

ASMBS Launches New Society Website

In November, the ASMBS launched a new design of its website. New content, including a learning center, was created for both health professionals and consumers and will be updated on a regular basis. Visit at

January 1 Deadline to Renew Membership

ASMBS members must renew their membership by Wednesday, January 1, 2014, to ensure they continue to receive its benefits, including a complimentary subscription to the society’s official journal, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, access to the members-only section of the ASMBS website and email alerts on newly published research, political events and society highlights. For a full list of membership benefits, click here. Non-members can click here to enroll now.

Compensation and Practice Pattern Survey – Check Your Email!

ASMBS members are invited to participate in the second annual ASMBS Compensation and Practice Pattern Survey. The survey is confidential, and results, which will be made available in the members-only section of the ASMBS website, are only presented in aggregate form. Survey questions include inquiries about compensation and type of practice.  Be sure to check your email for the link to take the survey, or click here.