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Posted 4/5/2021

April 2021 Edition

1. Presidential Messages

Drs. Matt Hutter and Lisa West-Smith deliver this month’s Presidential Messages via video. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message


ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message

2. View the The ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting Schedule

The ASMBS 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually, June 10th-12th. We invite you to take a look at our comprehensive schedule of pre-conference courses, scientific sessions, abstract presentations, and more educational programming that will take place during the 37th ASMBS Annual Meeting. Featured highlights include:

  • SADI: Tips & Tricks for Success
  • Bariatric Nursing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Robotics: The New Paradigm
  • MBSAQIP Reviewers & Coordinators Course
  • Top Paper & Video Sessions
  • Mason Lecture & IH Keynote Speaker

Pricing information is now available. Registration will be opening soon. Mark your calendars today! #ASMBS21

3. Voting for 2021 ASMBS Elections

Every year, the voting members of ASMBS have the opportunity to select the executive leadership of the Society. An outstanding group of surgeons has been nominated by the membership, and it is now time to select the new leadership. We ask all Regular Surgeon and Physician members to review the list of candidates and cast your vote by April 19, 2021. 

Integrated Health Executive Council elections will open soon. Please keep an eye on your inbox for further details. Thank you for your participation in the 2021 ASMBS Elections! 

4. Connect with ASMBS Members on Facebook

Did you know ASMBS has an Active Members Only Group and Active IH Members Only Group on Facebook? It’s a great way to connect with colleagues across the country. Clinical questions, practice operations and other important topics are discussed free of commercial interest and industry influence. Great responses and dialogues result. Consider joining today – it’s free of cost and open to all active ASMBS members. 

5. OCC April 2021 Advocacy Report

In this report, prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative: OCC Members Grow TROA Cosponsors During March, OCAN Hosts Briefing on Obesity Care, COVID-19 and Communities of Color, and more.

See the latest OCC Advocacy Report for more information regarding other national advocacy efforts that ASMBS is pursuing. 

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