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20/11/17 - Policy
Weight stigma and childhood obesity
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The Obesity Society (TOS) are seeking to raise awareness and provide recommendations regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on...
01/11/17 - Policy
Intragastric balloon therapy
Apollo Endosurgery has announced the presentation of the largest global review of intragastric balloons titled “Brazilian Intragastric Balloon Consensus after more than 40,000 cases” at ObesityWeek...
25/10/17 - Policy
Endoscopic Suturing Procedure Registry
Apollo Endosurgery has entered into a Registry Funding Agreement with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Center for GI Innovation and Technology, to develop and administer a registry...
11/10/17 - Policy
Updated guidance
Guidance on commissioning weight assessment services and management clinics in the UK, first published in 2014, has been updated and now includes guidelines on children and young people. The guidance...
05/09/17 - Policy
US obesity rates
Adult obesity rates are showing signs of levelling off, according to the 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and...
11/09/19 - Policy
MBSAQIP programme
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality programme of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic...
07/01/19 - Policy
Obesity as a chronic disease
The Obesity Society (TOS) has updated its 2008 position statement on obesity and has classified obesity as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease. The new report, ‘Obesity as a Disease: The...
06/12/18 - Policy
2nd Gore Expert Obesity Meeting
The 2nd Gore Expert Obesity Meeting was held at WL Gore and Associates’ Feldkirchen-Westerham location, in Germany, from September 19-20, 2018. The meeting provided surgical specialists from around...

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