NEWS AND NOTES

Published in July 2014 Issue             


Registration Now Open for ObesityWeek 2014!


ObesityWeek 2014 is right around the corner. Click here to register for the joint scientific sessions of the ASMBS and The Obesity Society. This year’s conference will be held in Boston, November 2 through 7. The event will bring together scientists, clinicians, surgeons, physicians, integrated health professionals and policymakers from around the world. Visit www.obesityweek.com for information about keynote speakers, the program
schedule and more.


ASMBS Fellowship Certificate of Completion, Deadline for Application Submission August 31st


Did you complete an ASMBS fellowship in 2013-2014? Join other health care professionals who have successfully concluded their training in metabolic and bariatric surgery and submit your ASMBS Certificate of Acknowledgement of Satisfactory Training: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery application by August 31. Click here for more information.


Preliminary Program Available for ASBP 64th Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium


The preliminary program for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) 64th Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium is now available. Topics that will be covered at this year’s conference include adiposophathy and fat mass disease, pediatric obesity and digital-care delivery. ASMBS Immediate-Past President, Dr. Jaime Ponce will present Friday, September 12 on methods of collaboration between bariatric surgeons and obesity medicine physicians. Click here for more information on the conference, taking place from Sept. 10 through 13 in Austin, Texas..


2014 SEC Symposium to Focus on Prevention of Obesity


The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Symposium, an annual academic conference aimed at promoting collaboration among scholarly institutions, will focus its 2014 convention on obesity prevention. This year's symposium, titled "Prevention of Obesity: Overcoming a 21st Century Public Health Challenge," will bring together obesity research from 14 universities who will work to develop and implement an effective national effort to significantly reduce the number of Americans who suffer from obesity. Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association and Dr. Michael Lauer, Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the NHLBI are the keynote speakers. To register for the symposium, Sept. 21 through 23 in Atlanta, Georgia, click here.