As the year draws to a close we would like to thank everyone who has supported the ASMBS Foundation this year. Your support and contributions have allowed us to fund new projects including:
- The ASMBS Essentials of Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery App
- The ASMBS Report on Obesity National Survey
- The ABS/ASMBS Fellowship Curriculum Pilot Programs Objective Performance Data App
This year we have also been able to continue funding the ASMBS Research Grant Program, and our annual fundraising and awareness programs including the Walk from Obesity, the LEAD Awards, the United We Step Challenge, and the Key Opinion Leader program.
We would like to give a very special thank you to all the Event Leaders, hospitals, and private practices that hosted a Walk from Obesity event this year. Your support has been crucial to reaching communities across the country to raise awareness and share with others the prevention and treatment options that are available. Our 2016 Walks included:
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Grand Junction, CO
Mountain View, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
San Antonio, TX
And of course none of these events would be possible without the support of our event sponsors. Thank you to Bariatric Advantage, Ethicon, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Medtronic, Novo Nordisk, Olympus, and W.L. Gore & Associates for your support of our 2016 programs.
We would also like to thank the following ASMBS members for their service as ASMBS Foundation Board Members. Thank you to all of your hard work and dedication to the Foundation over the past several years!
- Raul Rosenthal, MD (Foundation President 2014-2015)
- Stacy Brethauer, MD
- Bipan Chand, MD
- Wayne English, MD
- John Morton, MD
- Alfons Pomp, MD
- Jaime Ponce, MD
- Phillip Schauer, MD
Finally, we welcome our new board members Paul Enochs, MD, Corrigan McBride, MD, Stephen Scott, MD, and Erik Wilson, MD. We look forward to accomplishing amazing things with you in 2017!
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support for the ASMBS Foundation.
Host a Walk
Hosting a Walk from Obesity is a tremendous experience and a great way to bring those affected by obesity together to raise funds and awareness of the impact of obesity, and the need for expanded efforts to end the rising epidemic.
Become a Sponsor
Sponsor one of the ASMBS Foundation’s many awareness and fundraising events. Sponsors play an important part in the success of our events, as well as helping to increase awareness of the disease of obesity.
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Make a Donation
Contributions from caring and concerned individuals and organizations like you help to advance efforts in education, research, prevention and treatment of this devastating disease.