September/October 2018 ASMBS Advocacy Report

Prepared by Christopher Gallagher, ASMBS Washington Representative

On September 27, 2018, more than 60 obesity advocates descended on Capitol Hill as part of the Obesity Care Advocacy Network’s (OCAN) Fall Advocacy Day. The Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) served as the host organization for the Day on the Hill as OMA provided the majority of advocates who were already in Washington, DC for the association’s Overcoming Obesity 2018 Conference.

In total, OCAN advocates visited 55 Senate…

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Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Farah Husain, MD Chair

Monique Hassan, MD Co-Chair

Teresa LaMasters, MD EC Liaison

Clinton Bolton, PhD Diego Camacho, MD Sylvia Herbozo, PhD Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD Rebecca Lopez, MD Abdelrahman Nimeri, MBBCh, FACS Jessica Smith, MD Donn Spight, MD Andre Teixeira, MD

Beth Pate

To study and support the educational and professional needs of under-represented members, promote the acquisition of members from all ages, genders, and ethnicities, and increase access to care for our…

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Advantage Point Behavioral Health

AdVantage Point Behavioral Health facilitates our assessments using TELEMEDCINE. Bariatric patients have access to a flexible hour that include days, nights and weekends. We are nationwide with therapists that are experts in Bariatrics.

While we began our journey by offering pre-surgical evaluations, we recognized the value that we can bring to many other areas given that our process makes an assessment more accessible, convenient, and cost effective.  Whether it is requested from an insurance company…

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