Published in September 2014 Issue             

'Meet the Experts' at ASMBS Roundtable Luncheons

ObesityWeek 2014 will feature nine ASMBS Meet-the-Experts Roundtable Luncheons during ObesityWeek 2014. Topics include choosing the right bariatric procedure, starting in practice, a multidisciplinary case study, reimbursement and access to care, and women’s mentoring and networking, among others. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with experts in smaller, informal setting. All roundtable luncheons will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2,
at 12:30 p.m. Register now to reserve your spot.

Integrated Health at ObesityWeek

The Integrated Health Track at ObesityWeek will feature presentations, lectures and courses focused on the issues most relevant to a wide range of IH professionals, including dietitians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and more. Featured courses include those on pharmacology, the brain and bariatric surgery, and men’s and women’s health issues.

More from Integrated Health: Keynote and Town Hall

Rebecca Puhl, PhD will be the IH Keynote Speaker at ObesityWeek 2014. Dr. Puhl is the Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. She has been conducting research on weight bias for more than 14 years. Also, members will be able to engage with IH leadership, including IH President Karen Schulz, RN, MSN, CBN, in the IH Town Hall.

OAC Takes on Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), and other organizations sent formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft calling on them “to remove offensive fat-shaming applications” from their app stores. The group also called on the corporate giants to prevent further fat-shaming apps from being approved for download and has started at petition. In a press release, Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO, said, these kinds of apps “greatly perpetuate fat-shaming and weight bias in today’s society…You would never see an app target other diseases such as cancer, anorexia or HIV; therefore, obesity should be treated with the same consideration.”

6th International Congress on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Set
for Oct. 15 – 17

The 6th International Congress on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery will be held in Madrid, Spain from October 15 – 17. The program will include live procedures, lectures, symposia and courses featuring leading faculty from around the world.