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Dan Eisenberg, MD
Chair


Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD MHA
Co-Chair


Jonathan Carter, MD
Co-Chair


Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison

ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson

Members

Cheguevara Afaneh, MD FASMBS
Essa Aleassa, MD MSc FRCSC
Maria Altieri, MD MS
Ali Aminian, MD FASMBS
Toms Augustin, MD MPH
Dan Azagury, MD
T. Javier Birriel, MD
Guilherme Campos, MD FASMBS
Julietta Chang, MD
Salvatore Docimo, DO MS

Maher El Chaar, MD
Sofiane El Djouzi, MD MS FRCSC
Saber Ghiassi, MD MPH
Brandon Grover, DO FASMBS
Peter Hallowell, MD FASMBS
Marcelo Hinojosa, MD FASMBS
Anna Ibele, MD
Jason Michael Johnson, DO
Zhamak Khorgami, MD
Julie Kim, MD FASMBS

Guilherme Mazzini, MD PhD FASMBS
Fady Moustarah, MD MPH FRCSC
Abdelrahman Nimeri, MBBCh
Sabrena Noria, MD PhD FRCSC FASMBS
Rodolfo Oviedo, MD FASMBS
Pavlos Papasavas, MD FASMBS
Rana Pullatt, MD FASMBS
Almino Ramos, MD FASMBS
Bruce Schirmer MD
R. Wesley Vosburg, MD

Ad Hoc Literature Review

Kara Kallies, MS

IH Clinical Issues and Guidelines Committee Liaisons

Katie Chapmon, MS RD, Chair
Kasey Goodpaster, PhD, Co-Chair

Mission

  • To improve the care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases
  • To be the recognized authority and resource on metabolic and bariatric surgery
  • To advance the science and understanding of metabolic and bariatric surgery

Description

The mission of the Clinical Issues Committee is to create evidence-based guidelines and position statements regarding clinical issues to enhance quality in metabolic and bariatric surgery patient care and to support ASMBS member practices. The Clinical Issues Committee also performs systematic review of existing statement and guidelines, research the current data and makes appropriate updates and revisions as evidence becomes available. The committee is also charged with developing time-sensitive statements or recommendations related to new developments in the field of bariatric surgery.

Objectives

  • Identify existing and emerging gaps in guidelines/position statements
  • Increase understanding of clinical issues
  • Establish and disseminate standards and protocols
  • Establish timeline based on relative clinical importance of issues

Committee Goals

Short-Term

  1. 2020 call for statements from membership; identify Clinical Issues Committee (CIC) priorities
  2. Complete Position Statement on the Need for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy before and after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  3. Complete updated SADI-S Statement
  4. Update Choosing Wisely Recommendations 2015

Mid-Term

  1. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty statement – collaboration with the Emerging Technology & Procedures Committee
  2. Publish Bariatric Surgery and Cancer statement
  3. Publish update of 2014 Metabolic Bone Disease statement
  4. Update ASMBS’s Guideline for Granting Priveleges 2006 – Joint Task Force with Training & Credentialing Committee

Long-Term

  1. Ongoing identification of issues to develop statements and provide topics for EC Review
  2. Provide ongoing clarity on issues related to bariatric and metabolic surgery
  3. Ongoing review/revision of all existing and new statements
  4. Publish Management of Patients after Pregnancy statement – collaboration with IH CIC
  5. Management of Prevention of Contraception statement – collaboration with IH CIC
  6. Update 2014 Reoperative Guidelines
  7. Sleep Apnea with AASM statement
Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives

Short-Term:

  1. Sent call for statements from membership in January – CIC priorities and writing topics were approved; writing groups formed. Writing of position statments/updates are currently in advanced stages of preparation:
    a. Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    b. Position statement on one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB)
    c. Position Statement on Preoperative Patient Optimization before Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
    d. Position Statement on Endoscopic Transgastric Gastroscopy (Biliopancreatic access following anatomy altering bariatric surgical procedures)
    e. Update of 2013 VTE position statement
  2. Position Statement on the Need for Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy before and after Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – draft complete
  3. Publish SADI-S Statement update
  4. 2015 Choosing Wisely Recommendations – draft update in review
  5. Update ASMBS Guideline for Granting Priveleges 2006 – Task Force being assembled
  6. Committee Member Participation: there are currently 22 members of the CIC actively involved in on-going writing projects

Mid-Term:

  1. Bariatric Surgery and Cancer Statement approved and published
  2. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty paper writing team formed, literature review complete
  3. Update of 2014 Metabolic Bone Disease statement update reviewed and published

Long-Term:

  1. Call for statements sent out to membership in January of each year
  2. Review of existing ASMBS statements
  3. Management of Patients after Pregnancy paper final draft reviewed by IH CIC; in progress
  4. Management of Prevention of Contraception in progress
  5. Review of 2006 Guidelines for Granting Privileges in Bariatric Surgery in progress

2020 Completed Projects

  1. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery position statement on the relationship between obesity and cancer, and the role of bariatric surgery: risk, timing of treatment, effects on disease biology, and qualification for surgery by Saber Ghiassi, M.D., Maher El Chaar, M.D., Essa M. Aleassa, M.D., Fady Moustarah, M.D., Sofianne El Djouzi, M.D., T. Javier Birriel, M.D., Ann M. Rogers, M.D., for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee – published in SOARD in May 2020

  2. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery updated position statement on single-anastomosis duodenal switch by Kara Kallies, M.S., Ann M. Rogers, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee – published in SOARD in May 2020

  3. American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Metabolic updated position statement on bone changes after bariatric surgery by Julie Kim, M.D., Abdelrahman Nimeri, M.D., Zhamak Khorgami, M.D., Maher El Chaar, M.D., Alvaro Galvez Lima, M.D., R. Wesley Vosburg, M.D., on behalf of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Clinical Issues Committee – published in SOARD in November 2020

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