Sheryl Phillips, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc. Pharmacy, CBE, to their Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) Advisory Board.
Nashaat Tawfik, MBA, B.Sc.
Currently, Mr. Tawfik serves as the Obesity Business Director for Novo Nordisk in Saudi Arabia. Previously at Novartis Pharma he headed up the Cardio Metabolic Business Unit in Saudi Arabia. As an educator he continues to conduct obesity/diabesity training for health professionals and develop community public health programs.
Director Phillips stated, “Because of Mr. Tawfik’s organizational business acumen combined with his commitment to public health education, he is ideally suited to collaborate with COTE and join our specialized advisory board.
AABC Announces New Year 2020 Scholarship Endowment Funding Availability
New Year 2020 Scholarship Endowment Funding Availability
The American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC) announced New Year 2020 Scholarship Endowment Funding is now available.
To meet the growing demand for Bariatric Science Trained Health Professionals (Certified Bariatric Counselors and Certified Bariatric Educators), AABC is offering Cycle 2 tuition free scholarship grants to new enrollments between January 1st and February 28, 2020. A $450.00 value. To qualify for a tuition free scholarship candidate must complete Cycle 1 within one year and be in good standing.
The endowment provides scholarship funding for health professionals from both the physical and social sciences. The Board Certification and Credentialing Program is offered online in two cycles. There are two required courses in each cycle. The New Year scholarship award underwrites the tuition for the second cycle of courses.
All online courses are self-paced. These are graduate level courses and each course takes about 30 hours to complete.
AABC is a Continuing Professional Education Accredited Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as well as the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
“There is a growing demand and a serious need for bariatric science trained health professionals, this scholarship gives them an opportunity to enhance their education, advance their careers while helping many patients.”
– Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator, AABC
To apply for scholarship visit: https://www.aabc-certification.org/how-to-become-certified/
For information you may contact the Fellow Coordinator Ms. Moraites at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Phillips, MPH, RDN, CBC, CDN, Director of Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors has announced the development of the Centers of Therapeutic Excellence (COTE) initiative.
Director Phillips said, “We are developing the standards and criteria to identify centers that have kept pace with emerging bariatric science and provide best counseling practices. Centers with bariatric science trained professionals that have the sensitivity, skills and training to recognize and treat the biological mechanisms, psychological processes and social influences of obesities.”
AABC has appointed a specialized advisory board comprised of some of their distinguished senior fellows and staff executives that will collaborate with Director Phillips in the development of COTE; Shaimaa Alasfour MD, CBC, Denise Hall PhD, CBC, Joseph Indelicato PhD, Clara Jerez MD, CBC, Dale Jerez MD, CBC, Michelle Kasson Ph.D, Michelle Matoff Psy.D, LCSW, CBC,Carrie Moraites, Louise Petrou CBC.
AABC fellows that recognize the importance of the COTE initiative and would like to participate in the development can contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Association of Bariatric Counselors, Providers of Bariatric Education and Certification for Licensed, Registered and Certified Health and Education Professionals Has Become a Continuing Education Approved Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Sheryl Phillips, Director of Academic Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors
Sheryl Phillips, Director of Academic Standards and Compliance for the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC), has announced that AABC has successfully met all standards of education, and has become a Continuing Education Approved Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Today, there are more than 60,000 National Certified Counselors in 40 countries. Certified Counselors have met high research based national standards set by the counseling profession. AABC shares the NBCC vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling. Continue reading
The American Association of Bariatric Counselors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Naif Alenazi to their Advisory Board.
Dr. Naif Alenazi, a board-certified surgeon who practices in Saudi Arabia, is a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery, fellow of the International College of Surgeons, and fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as a Board Certified Fellow of the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC).
Dr. Alenazi is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon and head of the general surgery department of the Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His professional career has been dedicated to the care and treatment of morbidly obese patients.
His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgical procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on type II diabetes. Continue reading
The American Association is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Richard Straub to the AABC Advisory Board.
Richard O. Straub received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Columbia University and after serving as a National Institute of Mental Health fellow at the University of California he joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1979.
Currently Dr. Straub is a professor of psychology, chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department and founder of the graduate program in Health Psychology at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He also serves on the board of directors of the Southwest Michigan’s Consortium for Medical Education and regularly lectures in teaching hospitals. Continue reading