John Halverson Young Investigator Award

Winner: Ali Aminian, MD

Papers accepted for the Scientific Session with medical students or residents as first author at the time of the application are eligible for the John Halverson Young Investigator Award. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in bariatric surgery research, presentation of their findings and fielding of questions during the presentation. The recipient is awarded a monetary gift and a plaque of recognition.

Top Video Award

Winner: Cyrus Moon, MD

Poster Awards

1st Place Winner: Andre Teixeira, MD
2nd Place Winner: Daniel Bacal, MD

Two first authors of posters are selected to receive a monetary gift and certificate based on the excellence of their poster presentation on their selected topic in the field of bariatric surgery.

Research Grant Awards

Recipient: Kimberley Steele, MD, FACS

The ASMBS Research Grant Awards program is open to any principal investigator who is an ASMBS member. Awards are conferred on a competitive basis by submission of a grant application that is reviewed and evaluated by the ASMBS Research Committee and approved by the Governing Board. Upon their completion, the results of this project are expected to be presented at the ASMBS Scientific Session, as well as published in SOARD. Funding for the Research Grant program has been provided by the ASMBS Foundation.

Circle of Excellence Award

Recipient: Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN

Each year during the ASMBS Annual Meeting, the Integrated Health Chair presents the Circle of Excellence Award to an outstanding member who has made a significant contribution to the Integrated Health Sciences section of the ASMBS. This award recognizes achievement in the fields of education, research, patient care, administrative and/or public awareness, as well as dedicated and loyal services to the Integrated Health Science Section.

ASMBS Foundation’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Recipient: Alan Wittgrove, MD, FACS, FASMBS

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.

International Awards Program

Recipients: Marcos A Berry, MD; Eduardo Del-Villar, MD

In order to encourage, support and acknowledge those surgeons from tier two and three countries who have overcome financial hurdles to attend the ASMBS Annual Meeting, we have developed the “International Awards Program”. The International Committee will determine the top podium, posters or video contributions from those surgeons and acknowledge them with a monetary gift plus waived registration to the ASMBS Annual Meeting.

Integrated Health Research Award

1st Place Winner: Dale Bond, PhD
2nd Place Winner: Jonathan Carter, MD 

First authors of papers accepted for the Integrated Health Scientific Session are eligible for the Integrated Health Research Award. The recipient of this award demonstrates excellence in bariatric surgery research, presentation of their findings and fielding of questions during the presentation. The recipient is awarded a monetary gift sponsored by the ASMBS Foundation.