Tuesday, November 12th | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Omni Hotel at CNN Center | Atlanta, GA
Held in conjunction with the ASMBS 30th Annual Meeting at Obesity Week
Join your colleagues in honoring leaders in the field of bariatric surgery for an inspirational celebration of accomplishments.
Presentations will include the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award, the Integrated Health Circle of Excellence Award, as well as existing ASMBS awards and new award categories. Please note: Awards and recipients will be announced in the coming weeks
How to purchase your ticket:
Tickets may be purchased for $150.00 in one of the following ways:
- While registering for the ASMBS 30th Annual Meeting at Obesity Week
- Download the ticket order form (PDF)
- On-site at the ASMBS Foundation booth
- By phone at 352.332.9100
Your attendance at the L.E.A.D. Awards Luncheon will help support the fundraising efforts of the Foundation and we thank you!
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2012 Outstanding Achievement Award
The Foundation is proud to announce the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award:
Kelvin D. Higa, MD, FACS. Each year, the Foundation honors an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) member who has displayed a selfless commitment to the ASMBS and has made significant contributions to the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kelvin Higa has been involved in the leadership of the ASMBS serving as President of the Society as well as its Foundation. As one of the first surgeons to perform the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with a hand-sewn anastomosis laparoscopically, this proved to be both a cost-effective and efficient solution to the escalating costs of the surgical procedure.
Dr. Higa serves on the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals and has authored articles concerning the complications and long-term results of bariatric/metabolic surgery. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery through UCSF and is active teaching and mentoring residents and fellows while continuing to lecture at many national and international meetings.
Dr. Higa's main interest continues to be in exploring the boundaries of minimally invasive techniques applied to complex surgical problems, such as revisional surgery. Dr. Higa currently serves as Director of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital and CEO of Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Associates, Medical Group.
The award will be presented at the annual ASMBS Foundation Event titled, “Celebration of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery” on Thursday, June 21, 2012 during the 29th ASMBS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.