The ASMBS Foundation has helped kick start programs, awarded research and community grants and fueled advocacy, education and awareness initiatives that have helped shape policy and perceptions of obesity and metabolic and bariatric surgery:

  • ASMBS Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Program
  • Awarded 24 ASMBS Research Grants
  • ASMBS Nutrition Guidelines Project
  • ASMBS Online CME Program
  • ASMBS Integrated Health Abstract Session Awards at Obesity Week
  • Edward Mason Professorship at the University of Iowa
  • Educational and advocacy initiatives of the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)
  • Nationwide Walk from Obesity awareness events (annual since 2003)
  • The 2008 Walk from Obesity’s Walk on the Capitol in Washington, DC
  • Walk from Obesity Cookbook
  • Awarded 10 Bryan G. Woodward Community Grants to support local initiatives to address the obesity epidemic
  • ASMBS Fall Educational Courses (2010 & 2011)
  • The Foundation supports the ASMBS’ multi-pronged initiatives to increase patients access to safe and effective treatment for the disease of obesity
  • ASMBS International Committee Awards
  • ASMBS Patient Booklet (revised)
  • ASMBS jLog™ Program
  • ASMBS State Chapter Summit
  • ASMBS Educational Meetings at ObesityWeekSM
  • ASMBS Quality Improvement Project
  • 2/22 Pedometer Challenge (awareness campaign)