Lipids and bariatric procedures Part 2 of 2: scientific statement from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the National Lipid Association (NLA), and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

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NOTE: Part 1 is originally published with the lipid association.

Prepared by Harold Bays, M.D., F.T.O.S., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.E., F.N.L.A., Shanu N. Kothari, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Dan E. Azagury, M.D., Ninh T. Nguyen, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Terry A. Jacobson, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.N.L.A., Carl Orringer, M,D., Deborah B. Horn, D.O., M.P.H., Diplomate A.B.O.M., John M. Morton, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., Eric C. Westman, M.D., M.H.S., Diplomate A.B.O.M., Peter…

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Mederi Therapeutics

Mederi Therapeutics Inc. designs, manufactures and markets products for the treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the human gastrointestinal tract. These products utilize low-power radiofrequency (RF) energy to remodel the sphincter muscle at either end of the digestive tract, thereby improving function, providing significant symptom relief, and dramatic improvement in quality-of-life. Mederi’s first two products, Stretta for GERD and Secca for bowel incontinence are used by, gastroenterologists (GI), general surgeons, ENTs, gynecologists, bariatric surgeons,…

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Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App

After two years of collaborations and immeasurable efforts, the Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Taskforce created a FREE Essentials app. It includes everything any and every health provider needs to know when caring for patients from the beginning stages of considering weight loss surgery to the recovery process. It also serves as a review for the bariatric surgeon and certified bariatric nurse.

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Continuing Education

The prestige in being a member of the ASMBS Integrated Health gives numerous opportunities for numerous opportunities, both online and via meetings, for continued education and professional development. The field of metabolic and bariatric surgery and obesity is a dynamic discipline that is growing in its body of knowledge Therefore, staying educated on best practice, the latest research and developments within the field are necessary to keep you and your program at its best.


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This Time It Counts Videos

This project was launched in order to provide a space for the many people who have had bariatric surgery and want to share their own unique weight-loss journey through video. The site provides a welcoming environment for them to talk about their motivation for surgery and the personal successes reached because of their life-changing surgery. To view “This Time It Counts” video submissions, please click on “Read More” below.

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ASMBS Abstract Submission Guidelines for ObesityWeek

Submission Dates: February 3 – May 1, 2017 Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2017 @ 11:59pm, Pacific Time Meeting Dates: October 29 – November 2, 2017 Location: Gaylord National Washington DC

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New in 2017! E-Posters: Poster Abstracts will be presented as E-Posters. Abstract submission process will remain the same. Details on E-Poster Presentations will be distributed upon abstract acceptance.

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July/August 2015 ASMBS Presidential Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The last few weeks have been exciting and fruitful times for ASMBS.

1. OBESITY WEEK-END & OBESITYWEEK LA I want to thank everyone who attended our Obesity Week-End 2015 in Las Vegas, June 25-27. This was our most successful interim annual meeting to date with over 550 attendees. For the future, this meeting will be devoted to practical, clinically-oriented courses in an intimate setting allowing for easy interaction between attendees and…

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