November 2020 Edition
1. Presidential Messages
In lieu of their traditional written messages, Drs. Matt Hutter and Lisa West-Smith deliver this month’s Presidential Messages via video. Hear about upcoming ASMBS educational events and about the state of the Society.
ASMBS Presidential Message
ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message
2. RE-VISION: The Future of ASMBS
Join us, January 29th & 30th, for the ASMBS 2021 Weekend Meeting – RE-VISON: The Future of ASMBS. Our program will include new courses for both surgeon and integrated health members, engaging networking events, and opportunities to connect with expert industry professionals. Virtual sessions will feature interactive discussions, debates, and relevant topics. Full schedule and registration information will be coming soon!
3. Decoding the Mystery of Single Anastomosis DS Webinar
Join us for our next webinar – Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 PM EST. This webinar focuses on educating the attendees on the recently ASMBS endorsed procedure, the Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch. Topics will include an explanation of the procedure, postop management, complications and other considerations when caring for patients who have had the SADS/SADI/SIPS/Mod DS.
4. Dr. Sugerman Tribute – Recording Now Available
ASMBS recently honored the life and accomplishments of Dr. Harvey Sugerman, a beloved icon in our field, through this special tribute. The program featured submitted video and live commentary from ASMBS leadership, members, and esteemed colleagues about the impact Dr. Sugerman has made on our Society and our lives. Click here to watch the recording.
5. Obesity Care Continuum October 2020 Report
In this report, prepared by Chris Gallagher, OCC Washington Representative: In this report: Pandemic Relief and TROA Kicked to Lame Duck Session, OCAN Supports Additional Flexibilities for Medicare DPP, and more.
See the latest OCC Advocacy Report for more information regarding other national advocacy efforts that ASMBS is pursuing.