Tuesday, June 6, 2017

What does the world need to know about #obesity and #bariatricsurgery?

We are excited to announce the co-sponsored American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and #obsm (obesity social media) Twitterstorm on June 8 at 5:30 - 5:45 pm Pacific Standard Time (12:30 - 12:45 am GMT). Twitterstorms have proven to be powerful tools for health professionals and advocates to disseminate accurate health information. Our Twitterstorm will answer the question: “What does the world need to know about #obesity and #bariatricsurgery?

Attendees of the #ASMBSweekend will be joining each other live for a workshop on the #obsm community. Beyond the local event, global participation is strongly encouraged. Tweets should include the #ASMBSweekend and #obsm hashtags and be posted between 5:30 and 5:45 pm this Thursday, June 8. We recommend tweets be scheduled in advance with apps such as @TweetDeck or @buffer. Alternatively, tweets can be drafted ahead of time and then manually released during the Twitterstorm, or simply created in real time during the event.
Tweets can be easily followed and retweeted by searching Twitter for #ASMBSweekend or #obsm. The goal of the Twitterstorm is to increase global awareness of the treatment of obesity through bariatric surgery. We encourage continued conversation after the Twitterstorm using the #obsm hashtag. We look forward to your participation.

~The #obsm chat leadership: Heather Logghe, MD, Neil Floch, MD, Amir Ghaferi, MD, MS, Babak Moein, MD, and Arghavan Salles, MD, PhD