Jul. 10, 2020

Bariatric Surgeons return to May/June time frame meetings , breaking with Obesity week .

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no in-person meeting in Atlanta in November 2020 – neither the ASMBS 2020 Annual Meeting nor The Obesity Society plan to meet in person. The ASMBS will not be participating in the virtual meeting that The Obesity Society is calling the Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society at ObesityWeek® 2020.

The ASMBS members, when surveyed last January, showed a strong preference to return the ASMBS Annual Meeting to the May/June timeframe and so we will plan for our next ASMBS Annual Meeting to be May/June 2021. Hopefully, that will be in person. Deadlines for submission of abstracts and other details for the 2021 meeting will follow as arrangements are finalized.

We look forward to seeing you all in May/June 2021!

Matt Hutter, MD, MBA, MPH
President of the ASMBS

John Scott, MD, MPH | Program Chair

Mona Misra, MD. | Program Co-chair.

On behalf of the Executive Council of the ASMBS.