ASMBS Foundation News and Update: July 2017

| July 1, 2017

by Connie Stillwell

Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation.

Walk from Obesity Updates. We want to recognize the four Walk from Obesity event locations that took place this spring. Together these locations raised over $30,000 to support obesity awareness, research, education, and access to care. Thank you to our event leaders, volunteers, local sponsors, and participants of the Boston, MA; Northern NJ; Maryland/DC, and North Texas Walks!  Walk from Obesity Updates. We want to recognize the four Walk from Obesity event locations that took place this spring. Together these locations raised over $30,000 to support obesity awareness, research, education, and access to care. Thank you to our event leaders, volunteers, local sponsors, and participants of the Boston, MA; Northern NJ; Maryland/DC, and North Texas Walks!

The Fall 2017 Walk from Obesity events will kick off this September. We have 19 different walk locations lined up for the remainder of the year. Please visit www.WalkfromObesity.com/events to register, sponsor, or donate to any of the following event locations:

  • Albany, NY
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Brownsville, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Greater CT (Meriden)
  • Greenville, NC
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Morgantown, WV
  • Mountain View, CA
  • NC Triangle (Raleigh), NC
  • New York City, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Wilmington, NC

LEAD Awards. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation’s annual LEAD Awards ceremony honors members of the Metabolic and bariatric surgery community who have shown leadership, education, advancement, and dedication to the field. Help us in recognizing these outstanding individuals by submitting your nominations for the following ASMBS Foundation awards:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award. The 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.
  • Master Educator Award. The Master Educator Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator and mentor in the field of Bariatric Surgery.
  • Dr. Ronald H. Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award. The Dr. Ronald H. Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award recognizes major achievements of teams or individuals that promote patient safety and health care quality in bariatric surgery
  • Excellence in Nutrition Award. The Excellence in Nutrition Award honors an ASMBS member who has made significant contributions to pre-operative and/or postoperative nutrition.
  • Excellence in Clinical Care Award. 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.
  • Surgical Innovation Award. 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.
  • Distinguished Industry Partner Award. Distinguished Industry Partner Award is presented to 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.

Visit www.ASMBSFoundation.org/lead to submit your nominations online, or email your nominations to info@asmbsfoundation.org. Nominees must be members of the ASMBS, and nominations will only be accepted from ASMBS members. The deadline to submit nominations is July 28, 2017.

Cookbook. Our new “Deliciously Healthy” cookbook has sold over 400 copies since we opened pre-sale in late March. Reviewers have given the book 4.5 out of 5 stars and one said “As the Bariatric Program Manager, trying to keep our patients on track can be challenging. These recipes offer them satisfying foods that truly are good for them. My husband had bariatric surgery in 2015, and incorporating these meals into his menu is effortless.” We want to thank everyone who has already ordered a book, or a case.

Your support allows us to continue our mission in raising awareness and funding important research, education, and access to care initiatives. To order your copy, or a case to share with your patients, please visit www.ASMBSFoundation.org/cookbook. Individual copies can be ordered for $20, and a case of 30 books for $480 (a 20% discount).

United We Step. Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual United We Step Challenge taking place on October 31st in conjunction with ObesityWeek. This year we have introduced a new feature that allows participants to turn their fundraising efforts into steps. For every penny raised we will be adding one step to the final step count.

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of obesity and to get your patients, practice, or program involved. We encourage you to create a team and compete against your colleagues to take home the golden trophy. The team that takes the most steps (fundraising steps included) will not only get bragging rights for the year, but will also get to display the United We Step trophy in their office for one year.

Visit www.UnitedWeStep.com to learn more and to sign-up for event notifications.

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