ASMBS Foundation News and Update—June 2012

| June 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

by David Provost, MD
Dr. Provost is President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation. He maintains a private practice, Provost Bariatrics in Denton, Texas. Dr. Provost also serves on the ASMBS Executive Council, is a member of the Surgical Review Corporation’s (SRC) Board of Directors, and is a member of the Society for American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), where he serves on the Bariatric Liaison Committee.

Sign up for the ASMBS Foundation’s fun events held in conjunction with ASMBS Annual Meeting in San Diego.
•    15th Annual Event, “Celebrating Excellence in Bariatric Surgery”
•    P3 Pedometer Challenge
•    Surgeons Fore Success Putting Challenge

Join us for a Night of Celebration and Fun at the ASMBS Foundation’s Annual Event—“Celebration of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.” You are cordially invited to the ASMBS Foundation’s 15th Annual Fundraising Event “Celebration of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery.”
Connect with friends and colleagues for a post-meeting extravaganza of dinner, live musical entertainment, dancing, casino games, the chance to win some great prizes and a celebration of accomplishments.

The recipient of the ASMBS Foundation’s 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, Dr. Kelvin Higa, and Dr. David Sarwer, recipient of the ASMBS Integrated Health’s Circle of Excellence Award will be honored with a brief presentation during the dinner program.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Where: Indigo Ballroom
Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Ticket Cost: $125
Ticket includes ASMBS AfterDark, where the ASMBS comes alive!

Seating is limited so purchase your ticket today at the ASMBS Annual Meeting Registration Desk located in the San Diego Convention Center.

The ASMBS Foundation’s “P3 Pedometer Challenge” Register today for this fun competition during the ASMBS Annual Meeting in beautiful San Diego, California and be entered for the chance to win some great prizes, including the new iPad!
Every step counts! It’s amazing how much walking you can get in without even trying and with a little extra effort you can really put on the miles and burn the calories!
Every dollar raised counts! You can make a difference in the fight against obesity. Monies raised will benefit the ASMBS Foundation’s Operation M.O.R.E. and helps to reach their fundraising goals for obesity research and education.
•    Registration fee is $10 (includes pedometer)
•    Participants will be provided online fundraising tools to collect donations, after registering online.
•    Winners will be announced at the Welcome Reception on Tuesday, June 19th.
•    ALL participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an iPod Nano!

Location: 2012 ASMBS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Check-in and pedometer pickup will be located across from the meeting registration desk in the convention center.
Registration and check-in will be open:
Sunday, June 17th, 7:00am–5:00pm
Monday, June 18th, 7:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday, June 19th, 7:00am–3:00pm

The contest ends: Tuesday, June 19th at 3:30pm

Final check-in: Tuesday, June 19th 3:30pm–4:00pm

Top 3 fundraisers will receive (according to placement): The new iPad, iPod Nano, ASMBS Logo Items & Apparel

Top three Individuals with the most steps taken will receive: iPod Nano, Foot Locker Gift Card, ASMBS Logo Item

Register today at the ASMBS Foundation exhibit located next to the Annual Meeting registration desk in the convention center. For more information: [email protected]

The ASMBS Foundation’s “Surgeons Fore Success Putting Challenge.”
Join the Fun, test your skills, and compete to win the new iPad:
•    One raffle ticket per minimum $100 donation.
•    One stroke per $100 donated.
•    Sink a putt and receive a bonus raffle ticket.
•    The first 25 participants will receive a commemorative golf ball.

Tuesday, June 19th:

Wednesday, June 20th: 8:00am–4:00pm

Thursday, June 21th: 8:00am–2:00pm

The Surgeons for Success Putting Challenge is located next to the ASMBS Annual Meeting registration desk in the convention center.
The winner of a new iPad will be announced at ASMBS AfterDark Thursday, June 21st in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront. Participants do not have to be present to win.
Funds raised will benefit the ASMBS Foundation’s Operation M.O.R.E. (Monies for Obesity Research and Education).

Host a Walk from Obesity Event. Apply Today and Take Advantage of this Great Offer!

6 Reasons to host a Walk from Obesity event this Fall:

1.    Take advantage of this offer! Submit your application to host a Fall 2012 Walk from Obesity event by June 21, 2012, and we will give you a promo code for 20 FREE Walk registrations!   Use the promo code to invite 20 of your coworkers, patients, or members of your community to take part in this great event for FREE!
2.    Be a leader. Join with local healthcare providers and volunteers to help those affected by obesity by raising money for a worthwhile cause.
3.    Be part of the tradition. The Walk from Obesity is a proud tradition among many of the leading bariatric practices across the country.
4.    A celebration for patients. The Walk from Obesity is the only national event that brings together those who are directly affected by obesity.
5.    Draw attention to the cause. Hosting a Walk is key to drawing attention to obesity and the need for treatment and prevention efforts.
6.    Inform your community. The Walk from Obesity gives hospitals, bariatric programs, and sponsors invaluable exposure in the obesity community, national and local media, and the general public.

To submit your application visit or get more information about the Walk at the ASMBS Foundation exhibit located next to the ASMBS Annual Meeting registration desk located in the convention center.

Please note: In order to qualify for this offer, the online application must be completed by June 21, 2012 and the $500 presenting sponsor site fee must be paid by July 21, 2012. This offer is also extended to those that have already submitted an application to host a Walk this Fall.


Category: ASMBS Foundation News and Update, Past Articles

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