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Diabetes surgery summit consensus lays foundation for new field of medicine
Date:11/23/2009

idisciplinary approaches to guide the development of the discipline of diabetes surgery from the outset. A specific recommendation of the Diabetes Surgery Summit called for the establishment of a multidisciplinary, international taskforce that includes endocrinologists, surgeons, clinical and basic investigators and bioethicists, among others. The International Diabetes Surgery Taskforce has been established as a nonprofit organization that will cooperate with existing professional societies, government agencies and patient advocacy groups in order to expand and disseminate evidence-based knowledge of diabetes surgery.

In recognition of the importance of the new recommendations, several respected medical and surgical associations have already endorsed the DSS position statement. These organizations include The Obesity Society, Diabetes United Kingdom, the International Association for the Study of Obesity, the American Association for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases, and the Brazilian Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Other groups and societies are expected to follow suit.


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