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 plently 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, Oct. 31, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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

IH Support Groups

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct. 29, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This symposium will introduce themes common in running existing 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, Oct. 29, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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 meet 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.

IH Practical Strategies for Facilitating Bariatric Support Groups

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This session is designed to offer practical information to any provider working with bariatric support groups. For further details, visit our Support Group course description.

ASMBS EPosters

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 31 – Thursday, November 2
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Prince George’s Exhibit Hall AE

Make sure to stop by Prince George’s Exhibit Hall AE to learn about the latest and greatest innovations in the field of obesity on the NEW Eposter display.


Social Events

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

CBN Reception

Date and Time: Monday, Oct. 30, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Potomac 6

ASMBS International Reception & Award Ceremony

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: TBA

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. 1, 5:30pm-6:30 pm
Location: Cadillac Ranch Great All-American Bar National Harbor

Come for the food, drink, and camaraderie of colleagues who share the interest of building their practices! ASMBS gratefully acknowledges ReShape Medical, Standard Bariatrics and Sequence Health for their support of this reception.

IFSO Latin America & ASMBS Video Socials

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 3:45pm – 5:15pm & Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: TBA

Our Video Social will have a sports bar layout during which diverse topics will be presented on multiple screens with an active discussion by renowned panelists and attendees.

Supported by Olympus.


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, Oct. 30, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This session is the perfect assistance for students, residents and fellows. It allowes attendees to conduct an oral presentation for the research that was submitted and rejected in the Scientific Sessions. Visit the course description for further information.

Bariatric Endoscopy

Date and Time: Sunday, Oct. 29, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This course is designed to analyze the criteria for preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative endoscopy in the bariatric patient. For more information, visit our Bariatric Endoscopy course listing.

IH Tips for Managing Challenging Patients

Date and Time: Monday, Oct. 30, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

This session will explore issues which may arise from treating difficult patients in the bariatric setting. In this course, you’ll be able to identify these challenges, and discuss possible solutions. For further details, visit the course description.


Get Involved

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ObesityPAC Reception*

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 1st from 6:30-8:30pm Location: Potomac 6, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

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 Rally

Date and Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Come one, come all. Whether you’re coming from the mountains of Colorado or the beaches in Florida, you’re invited to participate in our State Chapter Rally. Click here for further details.


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