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ASMBS Foundation News and Update—November 2016

ASMBS Foundation News and Update—November 2016

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

New Report States the World is in “Nutrition Crisis:” How We Can Help Address the Double Disease Burden Caused by Poor-Quality Diets

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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, In a previous editorial, I discussed the different types of diets prescribed for weight loss and referenced clinical trials that discovered the […]

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Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

Late Surgical Complications of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Afferent Limb and Marginal Ulcer

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

This CE is currently expired. Course Overview: Afferent limb and marginal ulcers are described in bariatric educational courses and literature as possible late complications following bariatric surgery. Recognition of these complications can be a challenge because patient presentation may vary from subtle to overt symptoms. This educational program will describe the etiology, signs and symptoms, […]

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IFSO 2017: 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

IFSO 2017: 22nd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

London, United Kingdom August 29–September 2, 2017 by Cynthia-Michelle Borg, MD (Malta), MD (London), FRCS Cynthia-Michelle Borg, MD, is Scientific Co-Chair IFSO 2017 Bariatric and Upper GI Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital Lewisham, London, UK. Bariatric Times. 2016;13(10):20–21 A Message from Dr. Kelvin Higa, IFSO President Dear Readers, I am delighted to invite you to IFSO […]

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ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the Integrated Health Audience

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

This column is dedicated to covering a variety of topics relevant to the multidisciplinary care of the bariatric surgical patient. Column Editor: Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital, Havre de Grace, Maryland; President, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health This month: ObesityWeek 2016: Sessions Designed for the […]

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Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

Walter Pories’s Cartoon Corner

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

Novel Treatments for Complications after Bariatric Surgery

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

by [1]Julián Hernández and [2]Camilo Boza [1]Department of Digestive Surgery, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Chile; [2]Bariatric Surgery Unit, Department of Digestive Surgery, Clínica Las Condes Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research. 201610:3. DOI: 10.1186/s13022-015-0021-2 COMPETING INTERESTS: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. COPYRIGHT: © Hernández and Boza. 2016. This article is distributed […]

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“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:”  The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

“Bariatric Metabolic Surgery:” The Correct Nomenclature for What We Do

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Message from Dr. Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi Mathias A.L. (MAL) Fobi, MD, FACS, FICS, FACN, FASMBS, is a senior staff surgeon at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He has served as the President of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Foundation (ASMBS Foundation), the California Chapter of the ASMBS […]

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