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Posted 5/4/2022

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

ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message


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.

ASMBS Bookstore

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


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!

Start the Survey Now!


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.

YWM2022-Virtual offers multiple registration options to meet all needs, including a free option for attendees to access the sessions as they are presented in real-time. For a $50 fee, the full event registration option allows attendees to take part in the live event, but also access all session recordings to watch on their own time. While YWM2022-Virtual is geared toward individuals seeking improved weight and health, the OAC also invites healthcare professionals to take part to better understand the needs and concerns of patients. The OAC will offer up to six CE Credits for nurses and some health professionals to learn alongside patients during this immersive weekend, with a separate registration category available.

Be sure to register early so you don’t miss any of the excitement! Sign up today at YWMConvention.com .

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