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Centers of Therapeutic Excellence

AABC developing standards for Centers of Therapeutic Excellence

AABC has appointed a specialised advisory board comprised of some of their distinguished senior fellows and staff executives

The American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC) has announced it is developing Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) initiative. The AABC is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment.

Sheryl Phillips

“We are developing the standards and criteria to identify centres that have kept pace with emerging bariatric science and provide best counselling practices,” said Sheryl Phillips, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors. “Centres with bariatric science trained professionals that have the sensitivity, skills and training to recognise and treat the biological mechanisms, psychological processes and social influences of obesities.”

AABC has appointed a specialised advisory board comprised of some of their distinguished senior fellows and staff executives that will collaborate with Director Phillips in the development of COTE; Shaimaa Alasfour, Dr Denise Hall, Dr Joseph Indelicato, Dr Clara Jerez, Dr Dale Jerez, Dr Michelle Kasson, Michelle Matoff, Carrie Moraites and Louise Petrou.

AABC fellows that recognize the importance of the COTE initiative and would like to participate in the development can contact:  sheryl.phillips@aabc-certification.org or carrrie.moraites@aabc-certification.org

AABC has appointed a specialised advisory board comprised of some of their distinguished senior fellows and staff executives 

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