We hand-picked exclusive ASMBS-specific social affairs for you. Be sure to take advantage of these outstanding Networking Opportunities, Social Events, Resources for Students, Residents, and Fellows. Among that, we have plenty of opportunities for you to Get Involved.


Networking Opportunities

Dates and times are subject to change. To view the most accurate information, view our schedule.

IH Professional Networking Groups

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Location: TBA

The ASMBS Integrated Health Professional Networking Groups (PNG) are comprised of individuals who are involved a specialized area of care with bariatric surgery patients. Each group contains at least one facilitator and professionals within that area of practice. Click here for course listings.

IH Support Group

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 12, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: TBA

This session will examine subjects common in running support groups and to foster enhanced skills in handling group issues. For more information, visit our Support Group listing.

Meet the Expert Roundtable Luncheons

Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 11, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: TBA

Earn 1.5 CME/CEU credits while dining with experts. ASMBS is pleased to offer five meet the expert roundtable luncheons during ObesityWeek. This hour-and-a-half session will give you the opportunity to network with well-known professionals in an intimate setting. Click here for a brief description of each course listing.

Registration for each luncheon is limited to 50 attendees.

ASMBS EPosters

Dates and Times: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 9:30AM-10:15AM, 12:00PM-1:30PM, 3:00PM-3:45PM;
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 9:45AM-10:30AM, 12:00PM-1:30PM, 3:00PM-3:45PM;
Thursday, Nov. 15, 9:30AM-10:30AM, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Location: TBA

Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the field of obesity.


Social Events

Dates and times are subject to change. To view the most accurate information, view our schedule.

ASMBS State Chapter Reception Sponsored by Ethicon

This social and networking event is supported by Ethicon.

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: TBA

Ethicon is recognizing and showing our support and appreciation for the great work that is being done at the state and local chapters of ASMBS. All State Chapter members are invited to attend.

Women in Surgery Social & Networking Reception Sponsored by Medtronic

This social and networking event is supported by Medtronic.

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 12, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: City Winery Nashville

Women are the pillars in progression and innovations in bariatric surgery. Unwind and relax as we want to celebrate YOU and other esteemed experts in the field. Surgeons, Physicians, Integrated Health Professionals, Coordinators, Males & Females are all encouraged to attend! Kindly RSVP by November 7th: kathykinser@gmail.com.

ASMBS International Reception & Award Ceremony

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Location: Omni Hotel, Legend Ballroom AB, Level 2

Join ASMBS, the ASMBS Foundation and IFSO for the International Reception, a time dedicated for guests who came great distances. This networking session also serves as a cocktail reception, and the winners of this year’s International Awards will be recognized at the event. For more information, visit the International Reception course listing.

Practice Building Reception

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30pm – 6:30 pm
Location: TBA

Come for the food, drink, and camaraderie of colleagues who share the interest of building their practices! ASMBS gratefully acknowledges our supporters of this reception.


For Students, Residents, and Fellows

Dates and times are subject to change. To view the most accurate information, view our schedule.

Students/Residents/Fellows

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 12, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Room 103 A, Level 1

This session is the perfect assistance for students, residents and fellows. It allows attendees to conduct an oral presentation for the research that was submitted but not accepted for the Scientific Sessions. Visit the course description for further information.

Fellowship Directors Meet and Greet Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: Room 101 A-B, Level 1

Network and rub elbows with Fellowship Directors. Attendees can take this opportunity to learn successful tips and challenges in training a fellow. Visit the course description for further information.


Get Involved

*($) indicates there is an additional cost to attend the event.

ObesityPAC Reception*

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Location: TBA

On behalf of ObesityPAC Board Chair Dr. John Morton, we would like to invite all ASMBS members to attend a special ObesityPAC Reception. Further information about this event will come soon.

State Chapter Meetings

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 13, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Location: TBA

State Chapter Members, you are invited to attend your State Chapter’s Meeting. Please note that these meetings are intended for state chapter members only.


Please visit the ObesityWeek Social Events page to view the diverse, educational opportunities to network and connect with peers throughout the conference.