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The ASMBS does not endorse or support courses given outside the auspices of the ASMBS. However, the ASMBS may provide a listing and link on its website to relevant courses given by nonprofit organizations where at least one of the course directors is an ASMBS member or where the mission of the organization is primarily educational.

Policy Exception

  1. ASMBS may endorse or support educational programs pertaining to the treatment of obesity and related metabolic conditions provided (a) the courses are presented/organized by a nonprofit organization whose mission is primarily educational; (b) the ASMBS has equal input regarding all stages of the design, content formulation, faculty designation and other organizational aspects of the program; and (c) the course or program does not conflict with the policies, positions and/or programs of ASMBS.

  2. ASMBS may endorse courses where the subject matter is outside the clinical/medical expertise of the ASMBS and its members yet its mission is germane to the treatment of obesity and related metabolic conditions.

  3. Decisions regarding support or endorsement of non-ASMBS courses are ultimately within the sole discretion of the Executive Council.


The upcoming courses listed below are provided for the benefit of our members who may find the subject matter of interest. Unless expressly stated otherwise, ASMBS has not reviewed and does not endorse any course listed.

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United States

Minimally Invasive Surgery Symposium

February 23 – 26, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Inaugural Surgical Disruptive Technology Summit

March 11 – 13, 2016 | Houston, TX

Masters of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery

May 5-7, 2016 | Orlando, FL

Digestive Disease Week 2016

May 21 – 24, 2016 | San Diego, CA

2016 ASMBS Obesity Week-End

June 23 – 25, 2016 | Las Vegas, NV

Minimally Invasive Surgery Week 2016

August 31 – September 3, 2016 | Boston, MA

ObesityWeek 2016

October 31 – November 4, 2016 | New Orleans, LA

Hosted by ASMBS and TOS

14th Annual World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

December 1-3, 2016 | California


XVII Diabesity Surgery Meeting

February 4 – 5, 2016 | Malaga, Spain

13th Intl Expert Meeting for Surgery Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

March 11 – 12, 2016 | Saalfelden, Austria

2nd Laparoscopic Surgical Week 2016

April 4 – 8, 2016 | Naples, Italy!event_2016_04_04_1_52_1_Laparoscopic+Surgical+Week

Obesity Summit 2016

April 12 – 14, 2016 | London, England

Hosted by EuroSciCon

Moscow International Bariatric Congress

April 20 – 23, 2016 | Moscow, Russia

XIII International Congress on Obesity (ICO)

May 1 – 4, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Hosted by the World Obesity Federation

X International Congress of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

May 25 – 28, 2016 | Mendoza, Argentina

Intl Consensus Conference on Duodenal Switch 2016

May 27 – 28, 2016 | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

European Obesity Summit 2016

June 1 – 4, 2016 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Hosted by European Association for the Study of Obesity

Annual Meeting of the French and Francophone Society for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases

June 23 – 25, 2016 | Nice, France

Third Annual Conference of the CABPS

September 16 – 17, 2016 | Toronto, Canada

XXIIII Natl Congress of the Italian Society of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases (SICOB)

September 25 – 29, 2016 | Rome, Italy

21st World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

September 27 – October 1, 2016 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hosted by IFSO

Obesity Days 2016, 32nd Annual Meeting of the German Obesity Society (DAG)

November 17 – 19, 2016 | Frankfurt am Main, Germany