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Saniea Majid, MD FASMBS
Chair


TBD
Co-Chair


Rachel Moore, MD FASMBS
Executive Council Liaison


Members

Saad Ajmal, MD FASMBS
Naif Alenazi, MD MHM FASMBS
Stephen Archer, MD FASMBS, Immediate Past Chair
Christine Bauer, RN MSN CBN

Anthony Gonzalez, MD
Brandon Grover, DO FASMBS
Farah Husain, MD FASMBS
Colleen Kennedy, MD FASMBS
Neil King, MD
David Podkameni, MD

Ann Rogers, MD FASMBS
Christopher Still, DO
Ranjan Sudan, MD FASMBS
Tiffany Tanner, MD
David Voellinger, MD
Michael Wood, MD
Robert Woodbury, MD

Ad Hoc Members

Micheal Morell, MD
Craig Wood, MS


ASMBS Staff Liaison

Leslie Vinson

Mission

To improve the care and treatment of people suffering from obesity

Description

The ASMBS Obesity Prevention Committee advocates for, educates, and empowers individuals and families, healthcare providers, public policy framers and society at large to work across generations to realize lifestyles, healthcare strategies and public policies that prevent obesity.

Objectives

1) Raise awareness among ASMBS members about the relevance and importance of obesity prevention 2) Provide tools to help members engage with obesity prevention. 3) Inform the broader healthcare community and the public about the society’s stance on obesity prevention issues

Committee Goals

Short-Term

1) Obesity prevention among patients who have had bariatric surgery – Publish paper on the survey
2) Develop a study to exploit the halo effect of bariatric surgery—The HALO study—Help Alleviate Longitudinal Obesity – Define elements to be studied
3) Statements on prevention issues such as food supply, exercise, work conditions

Mid-Term

1) Obesity prevention among patients who have had bariatric surgery – Consensus conference 2020
2) The HALO study – Define elements to be studied
3) Statements on prevention issues such as food supply, exerc ise, work conditions – TBD

Long-Term

1) Obesity prevention among patients who have had bariatric surgery – Care pathway publication on consensus conference about obesity prevention in post op patients
2) The HALO study – Complete study, write paper
3) Statements on prevention issues such as food supply, exercise, work conditions – TBD

Specific Projects that Achieve Goals and Objectives

2018 Completed Projects

1) Reorganization of the committee with smaller groups working on specific projects
2) Weight regain survey sent to all members; data analyzed, paper completed, abstract submitted to ObesityWeek and accepted as a poster
4) Co-chaired a weight regain course at ObesityWeek 2018
5) Initial draft of paper on Sugar Sweetened beverages submitted to the EC

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