Richard Peterson, MD, MPH
Chair

Neil Floch, MD
Co-Chair

Ranjan Sudan, MD
Executive Council Liaison


Members

Daniel Herron, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Brian R. Smith, MD, Past Chair
Joshua B. Alley, MD
Jonathan Finks, MD
Mark Fusco, MD

Carlos Galvani, MD
Valerie Halpin, MD
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD
Marina Kurian, MD
D. Wayne Overby, MD
Allan Okrainec, MD
Aileen A. Murphy, DO

Emma Patterson, MD
Kevin Reavis, MD, FACS
Michael A. Russo, MD
Nathaniel Sann, CRNP
Shawn Tsuda, MD
Duc C. Vuong, MD
Matthew J. Weiner, MD

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Reba Liddy Hernandez

Mission

To foster communication between health professionals on obesity and related conditions.

Description

The aim of the Communications Committee is to facilitate communication between the ASMBS and its members, potential members and the public.  This includes making recommendations on new opportunities and technologies to enhance communications; working with the ASMBS staff to develop methods for timely identification of pertinent journal articles, special reports, media events, and Society activities appropriate for promotion; and maintaining active communication channels with the ASMBS President and the Executive Council.

Objectives

  • Disseminate information to members
  • Help Provide information to consumers
  • Facilitate communication between members

Current Projects

ObesityWeek Meeting App
  • Work with ASMBS staff to identify and implement optimal meeting app
Ongoing ASMBS Webinars
  • First webinar was launched Wednesday, March 9, 2016 with over 100 participants. Topic, gastric balloon debate, was very well received. Identifying and implementing future webinars.

  • Second Webinar took place Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Topic: The Band is Coming Out – Now What? Sleeve v. Bypass Debate Attendees: Over 100.
ASMBS Website
  • ASMBS IT launched member dashboard and online renewal tools for 2015

  • Currently working on expanding the potential uses for the new ASMBS online member database

  • Committee continues to review and provide feedback about the ASMBS.org website to ensure all content remains up-to- date.
Social Media
  • Facebook page – Currently has 3,898 likes as of 5/19/16

  • Twitter – Currently has 9,001 followers as of 5/19/16