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November 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 11/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ASMBS / IFSO Guidelines on Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2022 Webinar ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message 2022 ASMBS and IFSO: Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery IH Panel Discussion Topics 2. Education & Events ASMBS Weekend Meeting Schedule To…

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After 30 Years — New Guidelines For Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted 10/21/2022

For Immediate Release October 21, 2022

CONTACT: Roger Kissin rkissin@compartnersny.com

Medical Groups Replace Outdated Consensus Statement that Overly Restricts Access to Modern-Day Weight-Loss Surgery

NEWBERRY, FL – Oct. 21, 2022 – Two of the world’s leading authorities on bariatric and metabolic surgery have issued new evidence-based clinical guidelines that among a slew of recommendations expand patient eligibility for weight-loss surgery and endorse metabolic surgery for patients with type 2 diabetes beginning at a…

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October 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 10/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ESG AND ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC SUTURING SKILLS LAB 2nd Annual Leadership Academy ASMBS / IFSO Guidelines on Indications for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2022 Webinar ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message ASMBS Weekend 2022 ASMBS Consensus Statement on Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Management IH…

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October 2022 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 10/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

Finance Committee Chair Wyden Asks CBO to Score the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

During September, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a fiscal score for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Rumors on the Hill suggest that CBO will provide a high level cost number for TROA sometime in October or November. Meanwhile, support for the legislation…

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September 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 9/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Paul Davidson, PhD deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ASMBS Weekend 2022 – Registration is Open! ASMBS START Program – Apply Today! National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message Visit the NEW! CBN Facebook Page 2. Education & Events September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! ASMBS/IFSO Indications…

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

Posted 9/1/2022

Obesity in children continues to be a major health problem, but there has been progress.  In the last decade surgery for severe obesity in children has become accepted as a standard of care.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has revised its guidelines from surgery being “considered” in 2012 to “accepted treatment” in 2019. ASMBS has endorsed these evidence-based best practices. 1

Who will provide metabolic and bariatric surgical care for children?  Lewit…

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August 2022 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 8/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) becomes 21st Senate TROA Cosponsor!

During July, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) became the 21st Senate cosponsor of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) bringing the total House and Senate cosponsors to 168! OCAN members will continue to meet with members of Congress during the August recess in hopes of getting TROA added to any end-of-year must-pass legislative packages. Also stay tuned for more…

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August 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 8/5/2022

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver their monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message ASMBS Weekend 2022 – Registration Opening Soon! Literature review on anti-obesity medication use for metabolic and bariatric surgery patients from the ASMBS clinical issues committee ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message Weekend Conference topic/speaker suggestions July 2022 SOARD Journal Club Recording IH…

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July 2022 OCC Advocacy Report

Posted 7/5/2022

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative

Support for TROA Continues to Grow

At the time of this report, the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act had reached 167 total House and Senate cosponsors with the addition of Representatives Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Jamaal Bowman (D-NY). OCAN members continue to meet with members of Congress and are hopeful that more legislators will cosponsor TROA — especially in the wake of recent guidance from the Federal Office…

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July 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

Posted 7/5/2022

In this issue: Introduction of the 2022 – 2023 ASMBS President, Dr. Teresa LaMasters, ASMBS 2022 Annual Meeting OnDemand, ASMBS Track at IFSO Miami, IH Mentorship Survey, New! Insurance Coding Toolkit, 2011-2020 Estimate of Bariatric Survey Numbers, and July’s OCC Advocacy Report

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