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5th Annual Akron Obesity Awareness Forum

Please join us for the 5th Annual Akron Obesity Awareness Forum on Friday, November 18, 2022. This event is an annual collaboration between the Department of Surgery, Graduate Medical Education and the Weight Management Institute.

This year's forum will feature Dr. Teresa LaMasters, President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, a prolific minimally invasive surgery pioneer and member of the board of directors of the Society of American Gastro Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). 

The goal of this year’s edition is to review the scientific evidence and data around the epidemiology, medical treatment, surgical treatment, healthcare disparities and stigma that surround the disease of obesity.


This is a free event for all attendees. Register below to attend the event on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 7 – 9 a.m.

There are no times currently scheduled for this event.

Continuing Education Credits:

The 5th Annual Akron Obesity Awareness Forum is approved for CME by Summa Health.

Summa Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Summa Health System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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