May 2022 Edition
1. Presidential Messages
Shanu Kothari, MD FASMBS 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
- Executive Council Candidates
- Public Education Patient Video
- ASMBS 2022 Annual Meeting
- Hotel Information
ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message
- IHEC Candidates
- Fundamentals of Behavorial Health Course
- APP Assessment-Based Certificate
- Upcoming Webinars
- Bariatric Nursing Practice Analysis Survey 2022
- Distinguished Behavioral Health and AP Awards
2. Education & Events
Annual Meeting 2022 | Dallas, TX
Let the countdown begin! Register at regular price today.
Join us in Dallas, TX, June 5-9 for this year’s Annual Meeting theme: Metabolic/Bariatric Surgery: A Pathway to Cancer Prevention
Don’t delay! The ASMBS discounted hotel rate deadline is quickly approaching. Book your room , by Friday, May 6th, 2022 to receive the ASMBS discount rate.
The ASMBS Bookstore will again be part of the 2022 ASMBS Annual Meeting! We invite you to make your book, tape, CD, DVD, or other publication available for purchase during the conference. This offer is available to our 2022 ASMBS Members, 2022 ASMBS Corporate Council Members, and speakers or authors of a paper being presented at our 38th Annual Meeting. Contact Kayla McCray at Kayla@asmbs.org for more information.
Mark Your Calendar
- May 6 | THE FELLOW PROJECT: History, Evolution, and Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy
- June 6 | BE-SAFE Lab Registration
3. Committee News
Public Education Patient Seminar Presentation
This resource is available to all of our members to help educate your patients interested in weight loss surgery. A comprehensive and simplified overview of the physiology of obesity and procedure descriptions is available with professional voiceover and background music. The Public Education Committee spearheaded this project with your patients in mind. You can use this resource in part or in whole to fit the needs of your program and patients. Enjoy! View Presentation Here .
ASMBS Appreciates our Military Members
May is National Military Appreciation Month and ASMBS wants to thank all of our members who have served or continue to serve as members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Space Force, and National Guard.
The Military Committee supports the uniformed services and their members through ASMBS to provide a collaborative forum committed to improving the care of the bariatric patient within the military/Tricare system and VA Healthcare Systems. The Military Committee also focuses on establishing a collective within Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and VA Hospitals, creating uniform pathways among centers, and having MBSAQIP/VASQIP participation, respectfully.
Military members will host a session at the ASMBS 2022 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 from 8:00 – 9:30AM.
4. Membership News
ASMBS elections are Open!
Your vote counts! It is important to have your voice heard in selecting the leaders of the organization. You can view the candidates as many times as you like. However, once you select to start completing your ballot you have to make all of your selections during that session. Please note, The 2022 ASMBS Election ballot is open only to ASMBS members who are eligible to vote according to the ASMBS Bylaws. ASMBS Election Ballot
Bariatric Nursing Practice Analysis Survey 2022
The 2022 bariatric nursing practice analysis survey has been deployed to all ASMBS members. This survey takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. Your input is extremely important. The survey is not exclusively for nurses who are members of ASMBS but can be taken by any currently licensed registered nurse (RN) involved in the care of metabolic and bariatric surgery patients.
To that end, please deploy/forward the survey link far and wide among your colleagues and organizations, as the more perspectives we can get, the better!
5. Advocacy & Access to Care
OCC May 2022 Advocacy Report
TRO Reaches 160 Total Supporters
Medicaid Coverage for AOMs Clears another Hurdle in Connecticut
Obesity Community Supports State Employee Obesity Care Coverage
See the latest Obesity Care Contiuum Advocacy Report
YWM2022-Virtual: Syncing Expert-led Education with Science-based Solutions
Registration is now open for the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) first of two Your Weight Matters Convention events in 2022 – YWM2022-Virtual ! This immersive and interactive educational experience will take place May 14-15 on OAC’s online platform and invites all to take part who are interested in the latest research and science in obesity. YWM2022 – Virtual will provide attendees with quality, science-based education, valuable tools and resources, as well as connect them to a community of individuals who share a passion for education, connection and action. The online event will present eight relevant and ground-breaking topics over two days, all hosted by leading experts and researchers in the field.
Be sure to register early so you don’t miss any of the excitement! Sign up today at YWMConvention.com .