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Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

Bariatric Times Celebrates the Collaborative Spirit of ObesityWeek

| November 1, 2016

Christopher Still, DO, FACN, FACP, Co-Clinical Editor, Bariatric Times; Medical Director for the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, and Director for Geisinger Obesity Research Institute, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dear Colleagues, Welcome to ObesityWeek2016, one of the largest and most important conferences that takes place in our specialty. Since the first year the […]

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CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight  Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

CE for Nurses: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

*This is a Complimentary Clinical Nursing Education Activity* Nurses: Earn 1 Contact Hour. Complimentary Continuing Education Course: Clinical Pearls for Weight Maintenance Following Bariatric Surgery Take the test at http://tinyurl.com/BTCENovember2016 Participants must read the designated article and take, submit, and pass the post-test by November 1, 2017. Participants must answer at least 70% of the […]

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A Case Series on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Bariatric Patient:  Stretta Therapy as a  Non-surgical Option

A Case Series on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and the Bariatric Patient: Stretta Therapy as a Non-surgical Option

| November 1, 2016

by A. Daniel Guerron, MD, and Dana Portenier, MD A. Daniel Guerron, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina Dana Portenier, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11):18–20. FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: […]

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Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Tennessee Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

| November 1, 2016

by Virginia M. Weaver, MD State Chapter President: Virginia M. Weaver, MD Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Memphis, Tennessee Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11):22–24. The Tennessee Chapter of the ASMBS was initiated in 2007 with a mission to address the obesity crisis specifically within the state of Tennessee, which is perennially named in the Top […]

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Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

Introduction of Obesity Medicine Association’s Pediatric Obesity Algorithm

| November 1, 2016

by Wendy Scinta, MD, MS Bariatric Times. 2016;13(11): 26–29. The Scope of the Problem In the United States, more than one-third (36.5%) of adults have obesity (CDC). Further, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years, reaching 18 and 21 percent, respectively. Not only are the […]

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The Essentials of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: A New Course for Every Provider Caring for Patients with Obesity

The Essentials of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery: A New Course for Every Provider Caring for Patients with Obesity

| November 1, 2016

An Interview with: Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FASMBS, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts Dr. Jones, thank you for taking the time to discuss the Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App. Please provide a history of what is […]

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ASMBS Foundation News and Update  November 2016

ASMBS Foundation News and Update November 2016

| November 1, 2016

by Connie Stillwell Ms. Stillwell is the Executive Director of the ASMBS Foundation LEAD Awards. The ASMBS Foundation’s 2016 LEAD Awards was a great success! The Foundation was able to raise more than $90,000 to support its mission to fund bariatric surgery and obesity research, professional education programs, awareness projects, and access to care initiatives. […]

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News and Trends  November 2016

News and Trends November 2016

| November 1, 2016

News from The Obesity Society The Obesity Society Honors Two U.S. Senators, Current and Emerging Leaders in Obesity Research with its 2016 Awards and Grants Awardees will be recognized at ObesityWeek℠ 2016, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, in New Orleans SILVER SPRING, Maryland ‚ Each year The Obesity Society (TOS) promotes, rewards and encourages research in […]

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Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

Walter Pories’s CARTOON CORNER

| November 1, 2016

Original Cartoons by Walter J. Pories, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Biochemistry and Kinesiology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

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Planning a Scientific Conference: Striving to Provide the Best Program Possible Requires Coordination, Behind-the-Scenes Work

Planning a Scientific Conference: Striving to Provide the Best Program Possible Requires Coordination, Behind-the-Scenes Work

| October 1, 2016

A Message from Dr. Michel Gagner Michel Gagner, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FASMBS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida and Senior Consultant, Department of Surgery, Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, QC, Canada. He is also Program Chair for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). […]

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