Deadline Extended to Host a Walk from Obesity This Fall

Each year, dozens of ASMBS members volunteer to work with the ASMBS Foundation to bring a fun-filled, educational, and awareness event to their communities. Event Leaders play an important role in bringing their community together to organize each event while shining a spotlight on their hospital, private practice, or weight loss program as the Presenting Sponsor. Even though we have a small group of volunteers each year, we would like to grow our outreach, which means we need more volunteers like yourself to help us reach our goals!

Please consider hosting a Walk in your community this fall, as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Walk from Obesity. The deadline to apply has been extended to June 15, 2018. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Walk please feel free to contact our Program and Events Director, Randy Slade at or 352-332-9100.

Call for LEAD Award Nominations

Do you know an ASMBS member who has shown outstanding dedication to the mission of the ASMBS Foundation, made contributions to patient safety, is an exemplary educator, or has made breakthroughs in surgical methods?  Let us know by nominating them for one of our seven annual LEAD Awards. We will recognize these individuals at our award ceremony during ObesityWeek.

The deadline to submit your nomination is August 3, 2018