Incorporated in March 2005
The Virginia Bariatric Society officially incorporated as a non-profit corporation in March 2005. The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to exchange ideas, information and experience in the field of bariatric surgery.
- The encouragement of its members to pursue investigations both in the clinic and laboratory
- The interchange of ideas, information and experience pertaining to bariatric surgery
- The establishment of guidelines for patient selection and care
- The promotion of guidelines for patient selection and care
- The promotion of improved perioperative and long-term care of patients and the reduction of patient risk
- The fostering of educational programs for physicians, paramedical persons and lay people
- The promotion of outcome studies and quality assurance
The Virginia Bariatric Society is an official state chapter of the ASMBS, allowing surgeons in Virginia a local forum in which to communicate with one another on the latest treatments and trends and news within the industry.
The vision of the American Society for Metabolic and bariatric surgery is to improve public health and well being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world. The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery by continued encouragement of its members to carry out the following mission:
- To improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases.
- To advance the science and understanding of metabolic surgery.
- To foster communication between health professional on obesity and related conditions.
- To be the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery.
- To advocate for health care policy that ensures patient access to high quality prevention and treatment of obesity.
- To be a highly valued specialty society that serves the educational and professional needs of our diverse membership.
President: Guilherme M. Campos, MD PhD FACS FASMBS, Faculty Profile
Vice President: Gregory Adams, MD FACS, Faculty Profile
Secretary/Treasurer: Rachel Wilson, BS
Integrated Health Chair: Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC
Integrated Health Past Chair: Jeannine Moss, NP
Integrated Health Co-Chair: Stacy Gittler, PAC
Past Presidents: Kinga Powers, MD PhD SAMVAMC; Troy Glembot, MD FASMBS
STAR (State Access to Care Rep): Guilherme M. Campos, MD PhD FACS FASMBS
IH STAR (State Access to Care Representative): Nathaniel Sann, MSN CRNP FNP-BC
Virginia Bariatric Society
1200 E. Broad Street
PO Box 980519
Richmond, VA 23298-0519
2021 Virginia Bariatric Society Spring Meeting (Rescheduled due to COVID)
September 10-12, 2021
Kingsmill Resort, 5576, 1010 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
VBS Reception and Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time: 5:15pm-6:15pm Pacific
Where: Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119, Reef C Room – Level 2
Agenda: 1. Policy and Advocacy Updates, 2. VBS Annual Spring Meeting March 27-29 2020 Agenda, Speakers, and Social Program, 3. Upcoming VBS VP Elections, 4. Open Forum
2019 Virginia Bariatric Society Spring Meeting
May 3-5 2019
Kingsmill Resort & Spa
Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA
Keynote Speaker: Alfons Pomp, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FASMBS
Virginias State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2018
Tuesday, November 13
Omni Nashville Hotel, 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, Mockingbird 1 Room
2019 Virginia Bariatric Society State Chapter Spring Meeting
May 3-5 2019
2018 Virginia Bariatric Society State Chapter Spring Meeting
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa, Short Pump
Keynote Speaker: Daniel B. Jones, MD MS FASMBS
ASMBS Virginia Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland
October 31, 2017 from 7am-8am
Maryland 6 Room, Ballroom Level
2017 VBS Spring Meeting at the Wyndham Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
April 21-23, 2017
1000 Virginia Center Parkway
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Morton, Senior Past President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Virginia/West Virginia State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2016 in New Orleans:
November 2, 2016
Hilton New Orleans Riverside Marlborough B Room
VBS Spring Meeting at the Wyndham Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
April 15-17, 2016
1000 Virginia Center Parkway
Glen Allen, VA 23059
State Chapter Meeting at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA:
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6pm-7pm Pacific Time
L.A. Convention Center Room #505
Insurance coverage remains stable.
While insurance coverage remains stable, we are still working in reducing a 12 month Insurance mandate requirement for State Employees. Dr. Campos will visit Capitol Hill to meet with Virginia Legislators and at return will have a visit with the Virginia DHRM Director as to again attempt to remove that access barrier to State Employees.
Main barrier is for State Employee’s that though have coverage have to go through a 12 month supervised diet. Again, we are still working in reducing a 12 month Insurance mandate requirement for State Employees. Dr. Campos will visit Capitol Hill to meet with Virginia Legislators and at return will have a visit with the Virginia DHRM Director as to again attempt to remove that access barrier to State Employees.
We have combined Virginia with West Virginia to form one chapter – the chapter name remains as the Virginia Bariatric Society.
We are currently working on a risk adjusted "Bundled Payment System" proposal for Virginia State Employees that would address the 12 month waiting period that is currently in place. This is an ongoing topic of our discussions in our chapter and was hotly debated during the April 2017 spring meeting. The next steps are to work on the formal position of the VBS on the Bundled Plan Introduction and addressing all the necessary components that would be required to introduce such a bundle. We using the ASAMBS toolkit for the creation of a bundled payment plan and are working closely with a CFO from VCU to address the concerns of the Virginia Bariatric Surgeons.
Quality Improvement Collaborative: "Virginia Bariatric Collaborative (VBC)"
- VBS has partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) and Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) as providing the technological structure for the Collaborative and for VCU to serve as the VBC Coordinating Center