Bariatric Times

AUG 2017

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21 ASMBS State Chapter Spotlight Bariatric Times • August 2017 included regional/state/national advocacy efforts, Dr. Seger's presidential address detailing opportunities for action during the 2017 T exas legislative session, a well- received case-based bariatric risk management panel discussion, diverse emerging technologies/techniques, a lively panel discussion on patient- c entric revisional interventions, and a keynote address by Dr. Eric DeMaria, Bon Secours General Surgery at St. Marys, Richmond, Virginia, detailing lessons learned from the ASMBS closed claims registry. Our executive teams are working to further improve the impact of TABS across all potential stakeholders. This includes scheduling the 2018 meeting to facilitate greater involvement of students, residents, and clinical fellows from across the state for years to come. Our next meeting will take place February 9 to 10, 2018, in Austin, Texas. CERTIFIED BARIATRIC NURSE REVIEW COURSE TABS collaborated with the ASMBS to offer a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Review Course prior to our 2017 Annual Meeting. The concept of a CBN Review Course was first spurred by TABS allied health members who requested an opportunity to participate on a higher professional level in the specialty of bariatric surgery. TABS allied health board members quickly assembled to discuss partnering with ASMBS committees to build course content. The first review course sponsored by ASMBS and TABS took place in January 2017. This eight-hour, one-day course was designed as an overview of the clinical domains within the CBN exam. TABS members presented extended content, reviewing those areas of the CBN exam where individuals expressed the need for further explanation and rationale to better understand and deliver comprehensive care to bariatric patients. TABS membership estimated and prepared for 25 attendees; the final attendance result was 38 registrants. It was through mutual collaboration by this endeavor that both ASMBS and TABS organizations increased national and Texas state-level memberships. T o join the ASMBS Texas State chapter, or for more information on TABS, please visit F UNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: Drs. Seger and Peterson and Ms. Stroup report no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. Dr. Carpenter is a site reviewer for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)/American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). AUTHOR AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Seger is a bariatric surgeon at the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas, PLLC, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Carpenter is Clinical Assistance Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas. Ms. Stroup is from Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Houston Texas. Dr. Peterson is Associate Professor of Surgery, UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Please direct all correspondence to Angela Saba at T he Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS) officially became the Texas state chapter of the ASMBS in 2011. We plan to introduce a collaborative piece of legislation in the next session, one t hat would IMPROVE ACCESS TO OBESITY CARE FOR ALL TEXANS.

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