Who Will Take Home a 2019 LEAD Award?

| July 1, 2019

Do you know an ASMBS member who has shown outstanding dedication to the mission of the ASMBS Foundation, made contributions to patient safety, is an exemplary educator, or has made breakthroughs in surgical methods?  Let us know by nominating them for one of our seven annual LEAD Awards at www.ASMBSFoundation.org/lead.

Outstanding Achievement. The ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety & Quality. The Dr. Ronald H. Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award recognizes major achievements of a team or individual who has made significant contributions to improving patient safety and quality of care to bariatric patients. Quality care focuses on improved, patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe treatment.

Master Educator. The Master Educator Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator and mentor in the field of Bariatric Surgery. In addition to recognized skills as an excellent educator, recipients of this award will have made significant contributions (one or several) in the following areas: educational leadership, curriculum development, education research, and participation in national educational meetings, educational publications in peer-reviewed journals, creation of innovative teaching programs and the development of CME programs, educational software, or videotapes.

Excellence in Nutrition. The Excellence in Nutrition Award honors an ASMBS member who has made significant contributions to pre-operative and/or postoperative nutrition. Those contributions include original research specific to nutrition, novel approaches and/or protocols that maximize patient adherence, educational programs, etc. This individual clearly understands how both pre- and postoperative nutrition compliments a surgical procedure to optimize postoperative health.

Surgical Innovation

The Surgical Innovation Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has provided technological breakthroughs in areas related to bariatric and metabolic research, in particular for new surgical methods or devices.  Innovations can also be in the form of patents, inventions, new products, ideas or services. The innovations developed by the awardee should have the potential to change our standard practice and should go beyond marginal improvements in existing procedures or products. Through their study of disease and the impact on the patient, the Surgical Innovator has moved the needle and excited the spirit of innovation in others in the field.

Excellence in Clinical Care. The Excellence in Clinical Care Award recognizes an ASMBS member for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise in metabolic and bariatric surgery, as demonstrated by an exceptional record of patient-centered care, innovation, professionalism, leadership and continuous service to community.

Distinguished Industry Partner.The Distinguished Industry Partner Award is presented a prominent colleague from the bariatric industry for providing a steadfast commitment to the goals and vision of the ASMBS, excellence in service and value to ASMBS members, their patients, and the field of bariatric surgery.

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