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John Archibeque, MSN, MBA, CBSGL, RN, CBN
Chair


Abby Schroeder, PA-C
Co-Chair


Nathaniel J. Sann, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC
IHEC Liaison


Members

Lisa West Smith, PhD, LISW-S

Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN

Stephanie Cox, PhD

Cindy Hipszer, RN, MSN, CNML

Teresa Fraker, MS, RN

Marie Sundberg, RN

Connie Miller, RN, BSN

Sarah Muntel, RD


ASMBS Staff Liaison

Jillian Tartt

Description

The aim of the Integrated Health Communications committee is to facilitate communication within AMSBS integrated health membership, between integrated health and surgeon members, and with potential members. This includes communicating in outside forums, moderating communication over official forums, and ensuring that relevant integrated health is available to all members

Objectives

  • Improve communication within ASMBS membership
  • Increase awareness of IH activities to external audiences and stakeholders
  • Facilitate communication between committees
  • Identify and provide mechanisms for communication and collaboration for project development

Committee Goals

Short-Term

  • Expand and develop online resources
  • Promote IH initiatives and IH membership
  • Recruit IH leaders into ASMBS IH Committees to promote the organization
  • Create a poster for members to utilize in their practice and bring awareness to ASMBS

Mid-Term

  • Continue the IH Webinar series
  • Encourage membership and participation in the Active ASMBS IH Members Facebook group
  • Continue to develop YouTube video series highlighting IH membership
  • Collaborate with other IH Committees to promote webinars
  • Continue to review public and patient education pages on ASMBS.org

Long-Term

  • Continue to build and improve online content for IH professionals, including a resource of online articles for professional development and to share with patients
  • Augment online resources with a comprehensive “Tool Kit” to guide IH membership through the various aspects of developing or enhancing a bariatric practice

2018 Completed Projects

  • Launched ASMBS Integrated Health Facebook group, creating a space for integrated health professionals to share information and ideas
  • Produced three educational webinars
  • Reviewed and updated ASMBS public and patient education pages, FAQs, and Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions
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