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 plenty 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 Support Group

Date and Time: Monday, Nov. 4, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: TBA

This session will examine subjects common in running support groups and to foster enhanced skills in handling group issues. For more information, visit our Support Group Listing

IH Professional Networking Groups

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 3:45pm – 5:00pm
Location: TBA

The ASMBS Integrated Health Professional Networking Groups (PNG) are comprised of individuals who are involved a specialized area of care with bariatric surgery patients. Each group contains at least one facilitator and professionals within that area of practice.

ASMBS International Reception & Award Ceremony

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
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. 6, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Location: TBA

Come for the food, drink, and camaraderie of colleagues who share the interest of building their practices! ASMBS gratefully acknowledges our supporters of this reception.

Vegas AfterDark ASMBS Closing Party

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:00pm – 12:00am
Location: TBA

Relax, unwind, and celebrate all that you learned at the conference with friends and colleagues at the Vegas AfterDark Reception. This exclusive closing party offers live music and dancing to wrap up the final night of the meeting. Admission is FREE for all ASMBS members who have registered for the Scientific Sessions. Additional guest tickets are available for purchase. Not an ASMBS member? Stop by our Membership Marketplace during the conference for a complimentary ticket and to learn more about other benefits of joining the Society!

For Students, Residents, and Fellows

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


Date and Time: Thursday, Nov. 7, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Room TBA

This session is the perfect assistance for students, residents and fellows. It allows attendees to conduct an oral presentation for the research that was submitted but not accepted for the Scientific Sessions. Visit the course description for further information.

Fellowship Directors Meet and Greet Panel Discussion

Date and Time: Sunday, Nov. 3, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: TBA

Network and rub elbows with Fellowship Directors. Attendees can take this opportunity to learn successful tips and challenges in training a fellow.

Get Involved

*($) indicates there is an additional cost to attend the event.

ObesityPAC Reception*

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location: TBA

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 Meetings

Date and Time: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Location: TBA

State Chapter Members, you are invited to attend your State Chapter’s Meeting. Please note that these meetings are intended for state chapter members only.

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