ASMBS Integrated Health Keynote Speaker

TUESDAY, NOV 13, 1:30 PM

Randy Seeley, PhD

Dr. Randy Seeley is the Henry K. Ransom Endowed Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He also serves as the director of the NIH-funded Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC). His scientific work has focused on the actions of various peripheral hormones in the CNS that serve to regulate food intake, body weight and the levels of circulating fuels. His work has also focused on new treatment strategies for obesity and diabetes. He has published over 310 peer-reviewed articles including articles in Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Science Translational Medicine, Cell Metabolism, The Journal of Clinical Investigation and the New England Journal of Medicine. Collectively, this work has been cited more than 27,000 times and Dr. Seeley has a scopus h-index of 81. Dr. Seeley has received numerous awards including the 2009 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association. This award is presented to an individual medical researcher under age 45 who has made an outstanding contribution to diabetes research that demonstrates both originality and independence of thought. Dr. Seeley has also served on numerous review panels for the NIH and was Chair of the Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes review panel and on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science. He is currently Senior Associate Editor for Diabetes.

ASMBS Integrated Health Presidental Address

Karen Flanders, MSN APRN CBN

Ms. Flanders is the current American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Integrated Health President. She is actively involved with several committees within ASMBS and has recently edited a chapter in the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, as well as co-authored the Gastric Band Adjustment Guidelines and Sensitivity Training Recommendations. Ms. Flanders is a metabolic and bariatric surgery coordinator and nurse practitioner with 17+ years of experience in metabolic and bariatric surgery.