2013 AWARDS OF DISTINCTION


Published in November 2013 Issue            

JOHN HALVERSON YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

Papers accepted for the Plenary Session with Medical Students or Residents as first author at the time of the application are eligible for the John Halverson Young Investigator Award. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in bariatric surgery research, presentation of their findings and fielding of questions during the presentation. The recipient is awarded a monetary gift and a plaque of recognition.

2013 Recipient:

Ali Aminian, MD, Cleveland, OH

RISK PREDICTION OF COMPLICATIONS OF METABOLIC SYNDROME BEFORE AND 6-YEARS AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS

 

POSTER AWARDS

Two first authors of posters will be selected to receive a monetary gift and certificate based on the excellence of their poster presentation on their selected topic in the field of bariatric surgery.

2013 Recipients:

1st Place

Andre Teixeira, MD, Orlando, FL

IS PREOPERATIVE MANOMETRY NECESSARY IN EVALUATING REFLUX SYMPTOMS FOR SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY CANDIDATES?

2nd Place

Daniel Bacal, MD, Dearborn, MI

INFLUENCE OF SURGEON OPERATIVE TIME ON POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS FOLLOWING LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS

 

TOP VIDEO AWARD

Presenter/first author of video will be selected from among all video abstract presentations to receive a monetary gift and certificate based on the excellence of their video presentation on their selected topic in the field of bariatric surgery.

2013 Recipient:

Cyrus Moon, MD, Bakersfield, CA

STAGED CONVERSION OF A DISTAL ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS TO A DUODENAL SWITCH FOR WEIGHT LOSS FAILURE AND DIARRHEA

 

INTEGRATED HEALTH RESEARCH AWARD

First authors of papers accepted for the Integrated Health Main Session are eligible for the Integrated Health Research Award. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in bariatric surgery research, presentation of their findings and fielding of questions during the presentation.  The recipient is awarded a monetary gift sponsored by the ASMBS Foundation.

2013 Recipients:

1st Place

Dale Bond, PhD, Providence, RI

BARI-ACTIVE: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A PREOPERATIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION TO INCREASE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN BARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENTS

2nd Place

Jonathan Carter, MD, San Francisco, CA

PREDICTORS OF HOSPITAL LENGTH-OF-STAY AFTER LAPAROSCOPIC GASTRIC BYPASS: AN ANALYSIS OF 9,593 PATIENTS FROM NATIONAL SURGICAL QUALITY
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

 

ASMBS RESEARCH GRANT AWARDS

The ASMBS Research Grant Awards program is open to any principal investigator who is an ASMBS member. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application that is reviewed and evaluated by the ASMBS Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board.  Upon their completion, the results of this project are expected to be presented at the ASMBS Plenary Session, as well as published in SOARD.  Funding for the 2013 Research Grant program was provided by the ASMBS Foundation.

2013 Recipient:

Kimberley Steele, MD, FACS, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Grant Title: Neurobiologic alterations induced by bariatric surgery: the gut-brain axis and its relationship to weight loss

Amount Awarded:  $50,000

 

ASMBS FOUNDATION’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

2013 Recipient:

Alan Wittgrove, MD, FACS, FASMBS, La Jolla, CA

 

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Each year during the ASMBS Annual Meeting, the Integrated Health Chair presents the Circle of Excellence Award to an outstanding member who has made a significant contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences section of the ASMBS.  This award recognizes achievement in the fields of education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness, as well as dedicated and loyal services to the Integrated Health Science Section.

2013 Recipient:

Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN, Saint George’s Grenada

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

In order to encourage, support and acknowledge those surgeons from tier two and three countries who have overcome financial hurdles to attend the ASMBS Annual Meeting, we have developed the “International Awards Program”. The International Committee will determine the top podium, posters or video contributions from those surgeons and acknowledge them with a monetary gift plus waived registration to the ASMBS Annual Meeting.

2013 Recipients:

Marcos A Berry, MD, Clinica Las Condes, Santaigo, Chile

REVISIONAL SURGERY FROM FAILED ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BAND TO LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE  GASTRECTOMY IN ONE SURGICAL TIME

Eduardo Del-Villar, MD, ABC Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico

PREVALENCE OF ANEMIA DURING THE FIRST YEAR AFTER ROUX-EN-Y GASTRIC BYPASS (RYGB)