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ObesityWeek℠ 2014 Highlights
Letter from the Executive Director
Dear Colleagues,

The final numbers from ObesityWeek 2014 are in! I'm pleased to share these additional details on our successes, including a closer look into the types of obesity professionals that attended the event.
  • ObesityWeek 2014 attendees: 5,266
  • International attendees: 909 from 73 countries
  • Integrated health professionals: 604
  • Abstract submissions: 1,586
  • Sponsors/education grant providers: 29
  • Exhibit booths: 265 — Check out the 2014 exhibit hall in this time-lapse video.
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Everything you need to know to publish your research in Obesity
TOS
Have you submitted your research to the journal Obesity recently? Before you do, be sure to check out the newly updated Author Guidelines, your step-by-step instruction manual for submitting research. The new instructions are more organized, clear and user-friendly, and are intended to answer all your questions up front so that papers can be processed and accepted more quickly, reducing the amount of time from manuscript submission to publication.

While small changes have been made throughout the Guidelines, major revisions/additions include:
  • An all-new step-by-step Submission Guide provides authors an overview for reference when uploading documents and entering data into Manuscript Central.
  • The process for unsolicited reviews asks that, rather than sending reviews directly to the editor, authors submit their proposals through Manuscript Central. Choose "Review Proposal" as the manuscript type and upload only the cover letter and abstract.
  • Title Page guidelines now ask authors to include their conflict of interest disclosure statement and funding information on the first page of the manuscript instead of in the Acknowledgments section.
  • Instructions for submitting revised manuscripts are expanded.
  • The Ethical Policies and Submission Checklist are updated to reflect current information/procedures.
Obesity editors hope you will find these updates helpful as you submit your research. The guidelines are available on the journal website here and on the submission site, Manuscript Central (Scholar One), under Instructions & Forms.

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ENDO 2015 early registration ends today: Don't miss TOS-Endocrine Society Obesity Management 2015 pre-conference course
TOS
TOS combines its expertise with the Endocrine Society to present the first annual Obesity Management Workshop at ENDO 2015 on March 4, 2015. The program will highlight emerging treatment therapies and current strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and management of obesity. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in case discussions, hear from renowned obesity clinicians and researchers, and join meet-the-professor sessions.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend:
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015  |  San Diego Convention Center
    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Workshop
Don't forget to register before early registration closes today, Jan. 14! Take advantage of reduced registration prices today.

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Congratulations to TOS Past-President Patrick O'Neil, recently elected Mayor of Sullivan's Island, SC
TOS
In a special election held earlier this month, TOS past-president Patrick M. O'Neil, PhD, won the seat as Mayor of Sullivan's Island, SC, by a large margin, securing 64% of the vote. Dr. O’Neil is a council member, clinical psychologist and professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he directs the Weight Management Center.

A natural leader, Dr. O'Neil is in a key position to help Sullivan's Island address many emerging challenges. We hope you’ll join us in wishing him the very best in this new position. Find out more about Dr. O'Neil and the election in this feature article.

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Childhood obesity research funding opportunity — Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins
TOS
The NIH-funded Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) is seeking applications for research that focuses on time-sensitive changes in environments or policies that may reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity. Projects should take a systems perspective and have the potential to inform the development or confirmation of community- or population-based interventions. The Center invites applications from investigators at all career levels in the United States and globally.

This solicitation is for research that requires short-cycle funding decisions ("rapid response" studies). One or two projects will be funded for a maximum of $30,000 total costs. A 1-page concept summary of the proposed research is due on February 2, 2015. After review of the research concepts, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal (5 page limit). For those applicants, full proposals will be due on March 13, 2015. The final awardee(s) will be notified by April 13, 2014. Find additional details and the full RFA announcement here.

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eHealth/mHealth Reading Corner
TOS
To keep the community up to date on the developments in this important area, TOS eHealth/mHealth section has initiated the eHealth/mHealth Reading Corner. This week's articles include:

If you have an article you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Please send article information to Danielle Schoffman (schoffmd@email.sc.edu), and we’ll add it to the EMS Reading Corner Library.

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Save the date! 4th Canadian Obesity Summit, April 28-May 2, 2015
TOS
Join the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO) and the Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons (CABPS) for the 4th Canadian Obesity Summit — a unique interdisciplinary conference designed to share current understanding of the causes, complications, treatments and prevention approaches for obesity. The annual conference takes place in Toronto, April 28 – May 2, 2015.

The Summit is as much a networking event as it is a cutting-edge research conference, and features dedicated tracts for health practitioners and inspiring workshops organized by groups working in the obesity space.

Late-breaking abstracts will be accepted January 12-30, 2015. Early bird deadline is March 3, 2015. Find the preliminary program and registration details here.

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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


FDA approves EnteroMedics' novel device to treat obesity
Reuters
he U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it has approved a new device to treat obesity, the first since 2007. Known as the Maestro Rechargeable System, the device, made by EnteroMedics Inc, controls hunger and feelings of fullness by targeting the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach.
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Approval of Saxenda, an anti-obesity drug, doesn't mean insurers will pay for it
The Washington Post
When the Food and Drug Administration approved Saxenda in December, it became the fourth anti-obesity prescription medication the agency has given the green light to since 2012. But even though two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese — and many may need help sticking to new year's weight-loss resolutions — there's a good chance their insurer won't cover Saxenda or other anti-obesity drugs.
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Gastric bypass may save lives over time
Fox News
In a small long-term study, obese patients who had gastric bypass surgery were half as likely to die as those who didn’t have the surgery, researchers found. They saw little difference in death rates for the first two to three years, but 10 years after gastric bypass surgery, even diabetic patients had significantly better survival if they had the surgery.
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NIH addresses barriers, solutions to improving weight-loss maintenance
Healio
Enhancing efforts and dialogue across the spectrum of specialties that intersect with obesity surfaced as top priority when an NIH working group, led by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, convened to merge perspectives on barriers to scientific progress and novel ways to improve long-term outcomes.
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Weight-loss surgery fuels job discrimination
Zee News
Obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery are less likely to be hired than those who have lost weight through exercise and dieting, new research has found. This might be because obese people are often regarded as lazy and undisciplined, and because of the long-held belief that body weight can largely be controlled through diet and exercise, the researchers noted.
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Zafgen quietly making progress in severe obesity
ConscienHealth
Zafgen — a young biotech company "dedicated to severe obesity treatment" — quietly continues to make progress in efficacy studies of beloranib. Recently, the company announced positive results of a third phase II study in a third distinct population of patients severely affected by obesity.
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15 things nobody tells you about losing weight
Time
Losing weight does more than give you an excuse to buy new clothes. Dropping just 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can improve your overall health and reduce your risk for chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. But shedding unwanted pounds can also have less-obvious effects, and not always for the better, says Adam Tsai, MD, a physician at Kaiser Permanente Colorado and a spokesperson for the Obesity Society. Here are the good things — and the bad — that you don't normally hear about losing weight.
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Study: 'Healthy obesity' is mainly a myth
Forbes
There's been this idea in the last several years that it's okay to be obese as long as you're otherwise healthy. Some studies, including even this one earlier in the week, have suggested that for certain people, obesity may not be such an important issue in long-term health, as long as you have good cholesterol, blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, and triglyceride levels.
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Protein may hold key to thermogenesis and obesity treatments
MedPageToday
Researchers have identified a transcriptional activator regulating nonshivering thermogenesis in brown fat, and they say the finding could have important implications for the development of novel obesity treatments. The zinc-finger protein Zfp516 is the first identified cold-inducible DNA-binding transcriptional activator of uncoupling protein 1 and other brown adipose tissue genes, and the protein promotes the browning of inguinal white adipose tissue and is required for BAT development, said researcher Hei Sook Sul, of the University of California Berkeley.
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Study: Obese preschoolers may slim down with Head Start
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek
Head Start programs have been shown to help poor children do better in school, but they may also help them fight obesity, a study suggests. During a year of Head Start preschool, obese and overweight children were much more likely to slim down than comparison groups of kids.
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