Integrated Health President’s Corner

Published in September Issue             

It’s so hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. But with that comes the rapidly approaching ObesityWeek – which is sure to attract the interest of many. On behalf of the Integrated Health Professional Education and Program Committee I invite you to attend this conference, and would love the opportunity to meet you and hear any comments, suggestions or feedback you may have.

On another note… I want to congratulate and recognize both Bill Gourash and Jessie Moore for their tireless effort, dedication and commitment on the Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) certification. Bill and Jessie have taken the initial concept of certification for bariatric nurses and developed it into a reality – a very successful reality! This year marks the 10 year anniversary for the CBN certification, and it’s still going strong.

Much of the success can be attributed to Bill and Jessie, but is also the result of a lot of hard work and dedication with the committee and subcommittees of CBN. So a huge Kudos, and job well done to everyone involved.

The anniversary will be recognized at Obesity Week. Please look for plans to celebrate the anniversary of CBN certification at the conference.

And as always… please feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions or comments for future consideration at