November 2022 Top 5 on the 5th

November 2022 Edition

1. Presidential Messages

Teresa LaMasters, MD FACS FASMBS DABOM and Nate Sann, MSN FNP-BC deliver the monthly Presidential Video Message. Hear about the current state of the Society and upcoming events. 

ASMBS Presidential Message

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ASMBS Integrated Health Presidential Message

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2. Education & Events

ASMBS Weekend Meeting Schedule

To view the schedule, click here.

Foundation Events

Since 2003, the ASMBS Foundation’s Walk from Obesity has grown to be the largest national walkathon to support the treatment of the disease of obesity, with 737 Walks held to date! Though this is a great feat, many more steps still need to be taken. As members of ASMBS, we must continue to grow this program to match or surpass the walkathons we see in our communities for other diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and more. As we know, obesity is the root cause of many of these diseases. If you have never hosted a Walk or have not in a while, I invite you to join us in 2023 as we commemorate twenty years of this great program. Together, we will continue to make a difference! – Carl Pesta, DO, FASMBS, ASMBS Foundation President

3. Committee Updates

Stay Tuned! A virtual IH Neworking Event is Coming in January!

Panel Discussion Topics

To submit your topic suggestions to the IH Program Committee, Please click here.

4. Membership News

Renewal Your ASMBS Membership Today!

All memberships must be renewed annually. Membership is on a calendar-year basis (January – December).

It’s time to renew!  Members can pay their 2023 dues online today by logging in at We encourage you to renew early to beat the year-end rush and continue to take advantage of the many benefits that are included with your membership.  Please contact us at for questions or assistance. Thank you for your continued support of ASMBS!

5. Advocacy & Access to Care

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Coverage while Reviewing SADI

While insurance coverage of a procedure when it is in review is rare, in Washington, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan will cover SADI while reviewing it. See attached policy.