LEAD Awards 2018-05-24T11:48:07+00:00

NOVEMBER 2018 | NASHVILLE, TN
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CELEBRATING LEADERS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

The ASMBS Foundation’s annual LEAD Awards brings together members of the ASMBS and the healthcare industry to honor individuals who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Submit Your Nominations

Do you know someone who you think should be recognized for their dedication to the field of bariatric surgery? Let us know by submitting your nomination for one, or all, of the award categories below. The deadline to submit your nomination is August 3, 2018.

To submit your nomination, select an award from the list below and select “Submit Nomination.” Please note: nominations will only be accepted by members of the ASMBS. 

Outstanding Achievement Award
The ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award honors an ASMBS member who supports the goals and vision of the ASMBS Foundation, has displayed a lasting impression and selfless commitment to the ASMBS organization and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety & Quality Award
The Dr. Ronald Clements Patient Safety and Quality Award recognizes major achievements of a team or individual who has made significant contributions to improving patient safety and quality of care to bariatric patients. Quality care focuses on improved, patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe treatment.

Master Educator Award
The Master Educator Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has demonstrated excellence as a master educator and mentor in the field of bariatric surgery. In addition to recognized skills as an excellent educator, recipients of this award will have made significant contributions (one or several) in: educational leadership, curriculum development, education research, and participation in national educational meetings, educational publications in peer review journals, creation of innovative teaching programs and the development of CME programs, educational software, or videotapes.

Surgical Innovation Award
The Surgical Innovation Award recognizes an ASMBS member who has provided technological breakthroughs in areas related to bariatric and metabolic research, in particular for new surgical methods or devices. Innovations can also be in the form of patents, inventions, new products, ideas or services. The innovations developed by the awardee should have the potential to change our standard practice and should go beyond marginal improvements in existing procedures or products. Through their study of disease and the impact on the patient, the Surgical Innovator has moved the needle and excited the spirit of innovation in others in the field.

Excellence in Clinical Care Award
The Excellence in Clinical Care Award recognizes an ASMBS member for their exemplary qualities of clinical excellence and expertise in metabolic and bariatric surgery, as demonstrated by an exceptional record of patient-centered care, innovation, professionalism, leadership and continuous service to the community.

Excellence in Nutrition Award
The Excellence in Nutrition Award honors an ASMBS member who has made significant contributions to pre-operative and/or post-operative nutrition. Those contributions include original research specific to nutrition, novel approaches and/or protocols that maximize patient adherence, educational programs, etc. This individual clearly understands how both pre and post-operative nutrition compliments a surgical procedure to optimize post-operative health.

Distinguished Industry Partner Award
The Distinguished Industry Partner Award is presented to a prominent colleague from the bariatric industry for providing a steadfast commitment to the goals and vision of the ASMBS, excellence in service and value to ASMBS members, their patients, and the field of bariatric surgery.

Become a Sponsor

We need your help to make this a successful event! Industry sponsorship is a major way to ensure the success of this special occasion. If you have a sponsorship idea that is not listed in the enclosed information, please contact the ASMBS Foundation and we will be happy to work with you to create a customized package.

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