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American Society For Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

October 16, 2019

Overview

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is a specialty organization for patients and health professionals of weight loss surgery. It is the largest national organization dedicated to their specialty. The organization has members and committees. Through its membership, professional development, and resources the ASMBS helps advance the science of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

 

Membership

Being a member of the ASMBS offers many perks, including discounted registration for the ASBMS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek, Spring Event, and post-graduate Certificate in Education courses. Members are expected to pay membership fees. Detailed information on the application process can be found on the ASBMS website.

 

Professional Development

On the ASBMS website there is a tab titled ‘Professional Development’. Here, site visitors can explore the numerous ways the ASBMS helps people dedicated to enhancing bariatric surgery in their careers and education. The professional development resources available to explore are:

  • ASBMS Weekend 2019
  • 36th ASBMS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019
  • ASBMS Webinar Series
  • Essentials of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery App
  • CME Opportunities
  • Meetings of Interest
  • Online Education
  • Job Board
  • CME Policies
  • CBN
  • Fellowship Certificate
  • Research Grant Program

 

Resources

The ASBMS provides an extensive list of other resources on their site. These include a library of documents, videos, and more. The list of resources are:

  • All Resources
  • Enclosed Procedures
  • Patient Safety Vignettes
  • Dr. Mason Historical Library
  • Governing Documents
  • Guidelines
  • Access and Insurance
  • Patient and Consensus Statements
  • ASBMS Participant Use and Data File
  • Pathway for Endorsement for New Devices and Procedures
  • SOARD
  • Tool Kits
  • VIdeo Library
  • Surgical Risk/Benefit Calculator

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