Become an International ASMBS Member

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International Membership Description

A licensed medical doctor or osteopath practicing outside the United States who does not meet the requirements for Regular membership. The surgeon must have completed a minimum of 25 bariatric surgeries as the primary surgeon within the last two years. The applicant is required to submit either one Recommendation Form from a Regular or Senior (previously Regular) member OR two Recommendation Forms, one from an International Member and one from the Chief Administrator of the applicant’s primary hospital in support of the application.

Why Become an International Member of the ASMBS?

  • Network with International Members from every continent.
  • Complimentary** subscription to the digital version of SOARD, Surgery for Obesity And Related Diseases.
  • Discounted registration to the ASMBS Annual Meeting, ASMBS Weekend and post-graduate CE courses.
  • Access to members-only documents and online resources.
  • Email alerts about new published research findings, political events and society highlights.
  • Opportunities to join ASMBS committees that impact research, education, patient access, innovation, communication and public service in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

**Included in all Surgeon memberships, and offered at a discounted rate for Integrated Health members

All memberships must be renewed annually. Membership is on a calendar-year basis (January – December)
Payment must be received before an application is reviewed. Please allow 4-8 weeks from submission of COMPLETE and PAID application for review.

Apply For Membership

Please review ASMBS industry policy prior to applying for membership.

International Surgeons – Please allow 4-8 weeks from submission of COMPLETE and PAID application for approval.

Learn more about Surgeon and Physician Memberships.

International Surgeon / Physician Membership $295

International Integrated Health – Please allow 4-8 weeks from submission of COMPLETE and PAID application, for approval.

Fill out the online Integrated Health Application with Instructions
Fill out the online IH Recommendation Form here

International Integrated Health Membership $95

COMPLETE applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to any ASMBS conference to qualify for member discount.