ASMBS Program Committee

Published in September/October Issue             

The ASMBS Program Committee is responsible for developing and arranging all of the annual educational events for the ASMBS -- with ObesityWeek and Obesity Week-End being primary among them. The committee identifies educational needs, professional gaps, and barriers; reviews and grades submitted abstracts; selects relevant topics and educational design; secures guest speakers; and contributes to the development of overall
conference programming.

The Program Committee, through the Professional Education Subcommittee, is responsible for the promotion and development of accredited post-graduate educational programs that advance the skills, clinical practices, and research endeavors of metabolic and bariatric surgery professionals to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize outcomes, and improve patients’ quality of life.

We are excited to add some new things to ObesityWeek for 2016 including two international live surgery courses, three mini consensus panels, new symposia and four collaborative courses with The Obesity Society. There will also be three video sessions at this year’s meeting -- a new record for ObesityWeek!

See you in New Orleans!