Published in October 2014 Issue             

New Pre-Conference Courses at ObesityWeek 2014

ASMBS will offer new pre-conference courses that provide in-depth education on modern issues in metabolic and bariatric surgery on Sunday and Monday, November 2-3. Keep up with the latest advances in surgery and participate in discussions covering practical questions
and issues.

Metabolic Surgery: The State of the Art in 2014
Sunday, November 2nd | 8:30am - 12:30pm
What is the "State of the Art" in metabolic surgery in 2014? ASMBS's experts cover four different key topics: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Obesity and Diabetes, Understanding How Surgery Works, Implications for Patient Care, and Optimizing Surgical Outcomes.

Turbocharge Your Practice
Monday, November 3rd | 8:00am - 12:00pm
Take your business to the next level with guides to coding, billing, marketing and more from ASMBS members who have spent years building and running successful bariatric practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to get answers to frequently asked questions related to coding, precertification and reimbursement.

ASMBS & ISPCOP: Anesthetic and Surgical Care in the Immediate Perioperative Period
Monday, November 3rd | 8:00am - 12:00pm
The International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP) and ASMBS have joined forces to present a team approach to evidence-based perioperative care of the bariatric patient. Learn where the potential for gains in patient safety, outcomes, and satisfaction are greatest in both pre-and post-operative care.

ASMBS Call for Committee Members

ASMBS committees play a vital role in building the organization. Committee members work together to improve membership services, promote education and support patient care. Joining a committee is a great way to become more involved with ASMBS. Active ASMBS members can apply at any time by clicking here.

ASMBS Foundation’s Exhibit Expedition

The ASMBS Foundation invites you to join its Exhibit Hall Expedition where attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry members, colleagues and win great prizes like ASMBS logo items, and the grand prize: a 4 night stay in Hawaii with $500 towards airfare. To register click here.

OAC 3rd Annual Your Weight MattersSM National Convention

On the heels of its highly successful Your Weight Matters (YWM2014) Together We S.H.I.N.E. Convention, which welcomed more than 500 attendees to Orlando, the OAC announced the debut of YWMLocal – Boston 2014. During YWM2014 attendees received evidence-based education on topics such as food addiction, mindful eating, weight-loss options and much more. On November 2, 2014 during ObesityWeek 2014, the OAC will host another YWMLocal, where Boston and surrounding area residents will have the same opportunity learn about weight loss, health, nutrition. Click here to learn more and to register for the free event.

Three New Funding Opportunity Announcements Issued by NIDDK for Bariatric Surgery-Related Research

Click here to learn about three new FOAs (Fundding Opportunity Announcments) issue by the NIDDK soliciting applications for studies that directly address novel mechanisms of bariatric surgery using targeted approaches, particularly those which utilize up-to-date sophisticated methodologies. Learn more here.