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Incorporated July 2006

Mission Statement

To promote the common interest of bariatric surgeons; To promote the bariatric surgery services by educating physicians, third party payors and the public on bariatric surgery and related services through seminars, publication and other means common to medical societies to advance the bariatric services industry in Illinois and skill of its practitioners; To Promote clinical excellence among all providers of bariatric surgery and related services in Illinois through training and promotion of best industry standards of practice.

Executive Officers

President: Daniel Wool, MD
Vice President: Amir Heydari, MD
Past Presidents: Frederick Tiesenga, MD; Jonathan Wallace, MD FASMBS; Vafa Shayani, MD FASMBS; Rami Lutfi, MD FASMBS; Christopher D. Joyce, MD FASMBS
Secretary: Jayaraj Salimath, DO FACOS BSN
Treasurer: Alfonso Torquati, MD MSCI
Integrated Health President: Laura Wool, PsyD
STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Juaquito Jorge, MD
Executive Director: Christine Glatz

Board Members

Gregory Dalencort, MD
Daniel Hoeltgen, MD
Juaquito Jorge, MD

Contact Info

Christine Glatz

cglatz@managementservices.org

Chapter Meetings and Events

  • 7th Annual Midwest Bariatric Summit
    September 30 – October 1, 2021
    The Gleacher Center
    450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Thursday, September 30 – 6:00pm – dinner at Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse (505 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago) with Featuring Keynote Speaker – Shanu N. Kothari MD, FACS, FASMBS, 2021 President, ASMBS.; Friday, October 1, 2021 – 7:00am – 5:00pm – A full day of education and networking for physicians and allied health professionals.
    More information/registration

  • Ilinois State Chapter Meeting
    May 20, 2021
    6pm-7:30pm CDT
    "Multidisciplinary Care – The Future of the Treatment for Obesity", Guest Speaker Dr. Matthew Hutter, President, ASMBS
    Free to all attendees – register here

  • Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons Spring Dinner April 30, 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID

  • 7th Annual Midwest Bariatric Fall Summit October 1-2, 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID

  • Illinois and Indiana State Chapters Joint Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019
    Tuesday, November 5
    5:15-6:15pm Pacific
    Delano, 3940 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119 (adjacent to Mandalay Bay), Sienna E Room – 3rd Floor

  • 6th Annual Fall Summit
    October 10-11, 2019
    The Gleacher Center
    450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 – 6:00pm – dinner at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse (33 W. Kinzie St.) with Keynote Speaker, Eric J. DeMaria, MD, FACS, FASMBS; Friday, October 11, 2019 – 7:00am – 5:00pm – A full day of education and networking for physicians and allied health professionals.

  • Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons Spring Dinner
    Spring Dinner – April 25, 2019
    Ditka’s Restaurant
    2 Mid America Plaza
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Guest Speaker: Michel Murr, M.D., Medical Director at AdventHealth Tampa, "Treatment of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease with Bariatric Surgery"

  • Illinois State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018
    Tuesday, November 13
    5:15-6:15pm Central
    Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, Old Hickory Room

  • 5th Annual Midwest Bariatric Summit
    October 4-5, 2018
    The Gleacher Center
    450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL
    Keynote Speaker: Marina Kurian, M.D. "State of the Deep State"
    Dinner on Thursday, October 4 at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakouse (33 W. Kinzie St) followed by a full day of education and networking on Friday, October 5, for physicians and allied health professionals.

  • Illinois Association of Bariatric Surgeons Spring Dinner
    April 26, 2018
    "The Sleeve Gastrectomy: How a Great Operation is Killing Bariatric Surgery"
    Guest Speaker Dr. Daniel Cottam, M.D., Director of the Bariatric Medicine Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 5th Annual Midwest Bariatric Summit October 4-5, 2018

  • 2017 Walk from Obesity in Chicago, IL
    Where: Montrose Beach, 601 W. Montrose, Chicago, IL
    Starts: 11/12/2017 at 8:30AM; Ends: 12:30PM
    Contact: Jenna Giannetti | Jennifer Martin
    Phone: 312-996-6838
    Email Address: [ChicagoWalkfromObesity@gmail.com](mailto: ChicagoWalkfromObesity@gmail.com)

  • 4th Annual Midwest Bariatric Summit
    October 12-13, 2017
    The Gleacher Center
    450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL
    Guest Speaker: Natan Zundel, MD FASMBS
    Dinner on Thursday, October 12 at Michael Jordan’s Restaurant followed by a full day of education and networking.

  • IABS Spring 2017 Dinner
    April 27, 2017
    Ditka’s Restaurant
    2 Mid America Plaza #100
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Guest Speaker: Shanu N. Kothari, MD, FACS, FASMBS, General Surgery, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI: "The Changing Face of Healthcare and its Impact on Bariatric Surgery" (CME and CEU Activity)
    Illinois State Chapter Members: Free
    Physicians Non-Members: $50
    Allied Health Members: Free
    Allied Health Non-Members: $25
    Industry Professionals: $150

  • Illinois State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans, LA
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    6:15-7:15pm Central
    Hilton New Orleans Riverside Prince of Wales Room

  • 4th Annual Midwest Bariatric Summit
    September 22-23, 2016
    The Gleacher Center
    450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL
    Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stacey Brethauer, President Elect of ASMBS; Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Rachel Moore, Executive Council Member of ASMBS, "Bariatric Surgery: One and Done or Series of Interventions?"

  • IABS Spring 2016 Dinner
    April 21, 2016
    5pm-9pm
    Ditka’s Oakbrook Terrace
    Two Mid America Plaza
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Guest Speaker: Dr. Samer Mattar, Secretary/Treasurer, ASMBS, "Promoting Innovation While Enhancing Patient Safety: Challenges and Solutions" (CME and CEU Activity)

  • State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    6pm-7pm Pacific Time
    L.A. Convention Center Room #407

    • On behalf of Dr. Joyce, State and Local Chapter Committee Chair, Dr. Moore, State and Local Chapter Committee Co-Chair, and Dr. Shayani, Illinois State Chapter President, all ASMBS Members from the neighboring states of Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin are invited to join this meeting
  • September 25, 2015 – Second Annual Midwest America Bariatric Summit, Chicago, IL

    • Members from the eleven other states in the Midwest region invited to attend
    • Guest Speakers: Dr. George Fielding and Dr. Christine Ren
    • 16 presentations given during a full day of educational activities
  • March 26, 2015 – Dinner Lecture/Meeting with CME Activity

    • Keynote Speaker Jaime Ponce, MD, ASMBS Past President: "Sleeve Gastrectomy: The Most Common Bariatric Procedure in 2015 – Needs and Controversies" at Ditka’s, Oakbrook, IL

Chapter Updates

  • On November 2, 2020, the Board of Directors convened to discuss the nomination process and program plans for 2021. All agreed that virtual programs and education would need to be implemented to provide value to the membership.

  • The main annual meeting has shifted from summer to fall over the past couple of years. The last such meeting was held in October 2014 and it was a 1.25 day CME meeting which included members from the neighboring/Midwestern states (Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin). The meeting included 10 hours of CME activities including a keynote speech by ASMBS President, Dr. John Morton, and the business meeting for members in good standing. We hope to continue this event annually going forward.

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