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In 2015, inspired by the success of the breast cancer (#bcsm) and lung cancer (#lcsm) chats, Dr. Heather Logghe was motivated to create a similar chat to unite patients, practitioners, and advocates passionate about ending the burden of obesity and promoting health worldwide. She recruited leadership by prominent bariatric surgeons on social media, Drs. Babak Moeinolmolki, Neil Floch, Amir Ghaferi, and Arghavan Salles. The first chat was held December 9, 2016. After the first chat, patient advocates Michelle Vicari and Patty Nece quickly emerged as patient leaders and guided the team in how to best include patients and advocates. The planning team has since been joined by two psychologists, Drs. Rachel Goldman and Paul Davidson. The monthly chats bring patients, allied health care providers, physicians, and those interested in obesity together to discuss various topics relevant to obesity. Previous topics have included the psychology of obesity, lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery, and how to stay healthy during the holidays.

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While each monthly chat is only an hour long, tweets are archived for later review

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19 May, 2019

#OBSM May 19, 2019: Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana?

#OBSM May 19, 2019: Why can’t a person with diabetes and a BMI of 50 have bariatric surgery in Louisiana?

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14 Apr, 2019

#OBSM April 14, 2019: Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?

Does Online Connectedness Help or Hurt Weight Management Efforts?

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10 Mar, 2019

Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

Far from the “Easy Way Out”: Early Psychological Complications of Bariatric Surgery

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