ASMBS Foundation News and Update—October 2012

| October 16, 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.

Are You Interested in Hosting a Walk from Obesity Event Next Spring? The Application to host a Walk from Obesity event in the Spring of 2013 is now available online.

Hosting a Walk event is a tremendous experience and the Walk from Obesity is the only event where individuals affected by obesity can join together and raise awareness of this disease. From New York to California, walkers all across the country represent their successes in the fight against obesity.

What are the benefits of hosting an event?
1. Be a leader. Join with local healthcare providers and volunteers to help those affected by obesity by raising money for a worthwhile cause.

2. Be part of the tradition. The Walk from Obesity is a proud tradition among many of the leading bariatric practices across the country.

3. A celebration for patients. The Walk from Obesity is the only national event that brings together those who are directly affected by obesity.

4. Draw attention to the cause. Hosting a Walk is key to drawing attention to obesity and the need for treatment and prevention efforts.

5. 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. The online application is available at, by clicking on “Host a Walk.”

For any questions regarding event hosting, please email [email protected] or contact the ASMBS Foundation at (866) 471-2727.

Walk from Obesity: Upcoming Events

The ASMBS Foundation Announces the New 2012-2013 Board of Directors.
David Provost, MD—President
Raul Rosenthal, MD-Secretary/Treasurer
Robin Blackstone, MD
Laura Boyer, RN
Robert Dougherty
Helen Fobi
Michel Gagner, MD
Keith Kim, MD
Thomas Kinder
Marina Kurian, MD
Georgeann Mallory, RD
Bruce Wolfe, MD

The ASMBS Foundation is proud to be a Supporter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s (ASMBS) 3rd Annual Fall Educational Event, October 26-28th, at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The Foundation will also host a tabletop exhibit, showcasing the Walk from Obesity and Operation M.O.R.E. (Monies for Obesity Research and Education). If you are planning to attend this meeting, please be sure to stop by our exhibit to say hello and pick up a complimentary “Walk from Obesity T-Shirt, while supplies last.
We hope to see you there and would like to thank you in advance of your support of the Foundation’s efforts to help fund obesity research, increase education, conduct advocacy, improve awareness, eliminate size discrimination, and a healthier future for all of those affected by the disease of obesity.


Category: ASMBS Foundation News and Update, Past Articles

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