SAN CLEMENTE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 17, 2019 / ReShape Lifesciences Inc. (OTCQB:RSLS), a leading developer and distributor of minimally invasive medical devices to treat obesity and metabolic diseases, announced today that the company will be attending ObesityWeek 2019, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 3-7, 2019.
LAP-BAND® by ReShape Lifesciences,™ which has nearly one million placements around the world, will be highlighted at the company's booth in the exhibit hall of the conference, where senior company representatives will be meeting with key clinical opinion leaders to discuss ReShape Lifesciences' commitment to its existing and emerging bariatric surgery technologies. Additionally, there will be two articles featuring the LAP-BAND in the ObesityWeek 2019 issue of Bariatric News.
In conjunction with the conference, ReShape Lifesciences will be one of the sponsors of the ASMBS Foundation's 2019 Gala & LEAD Award Event and will present a special-invitation-only program that will review long-term data on the demonstrated safety and efficacy profiles of the LAP-BAND System. Details are below:
Tuesday, November 5
7:00 - 8:30 pm: "Dispelling LAP-BAND® Myths" Presented by Vincent Lusco III, MD, General and Bariatric Surgeon at LapBand of Louisville Surgical Associates and Keith E. McEwen, MD, Bariatric Surgeon at Community Health Network in Noblesville, Indiana.
This session will be held at the Delano Hotel, 3940 S. Las Vegas Blvd. in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Indigo BC Room.
About ObesityWeek 2019
ObesityWeek is the largest obesity-centric conference in the world with the broadest, most comprehensive bench-to-bedside and continuum of care content. The event brings together experts and professionals with an interest in adult and childhood obesity representing experienced Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Physicians, Dietitians, Researchers, and other industry professionals. Over 4,000 obesity professionals are expected to attend ObesityWeek 2019. For more details on ObesityWeek 2019, please visit https://obesityweek.com.
About ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
ReShape Lifesciences™ is a medical device company focused on technologies to treat obesity and metabolic diseases. The FDA-approved Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is designed to provide minimally invasive long-term treatment of severe obesity and is an alternative to more invasive surgical stapling procedures such as the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. The ReShape Vest™ System is an investigational, minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted medical device that wraps around the stomach, emulating the gastric volume reduction effect of conventional weight-loss surgery, and is intended to enable rapid weight loss in obese and morbidly obese patients without permanently changing patient anatomy.
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ReShape Lifesciences Inc.
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