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Highlighting the Journal’s Top Papers at ObesityWeek℠ 2017
The Editorial Team of Obesity seeks submission of high-quality manuscripts for the 5th annual Obesity Journal Symposium to be presented at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, DC. The Editors will select at least 4 winning papers to be presented at this symposium during The Obesity Society meeting October 29-November 2, 2017. The session will be promoted to the obesity research community and to the press. In addition, the winning papers will be published in a special section of the November 2017 issue of Obesity.
Obesity Journal Symposium presentations: An author of each winning paper will give a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion.
Obesity publication: A special section at the front of the November 2017 issue of Obesity will be reserved for the Symposium winners.
Free registration for ObesityWeek: As invited speakers, each presenting author will receive free registration.
Rapid publication of Symposium submissions: Submissions accepted by the journal but not chosen as winners, during judging in early July, will be published online immediately as “Original Articles.” Continue reading more here.
To be considered for the Obesity Journal Symposium, Submit your manuscript online by TOMORROW June 1, 2017.
Call for 2017 Award Nominations
LAST CHANCE to submit a nomination for the Founders and Masters Thesis Awards!
The George A. Bray Founders Award recognizes an individual for significant contributions that advance the scientific or clinical basis for understanding or treating obesity and for extensive involvement with The Obesity Society. Recipients receive a plaque and $1,000 cash prize. The award is presented during a plenary session at which the recipient is invited to present the George A. Bray Founders Award Lecture.
The George A. Bray Master’s Thesis & Doctoral Dissertation Awards recognizes two students for their complete master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation (respectively) that was successfully defended in the current year (April 1, 2016-March 30, 2017). Applications will be judged based on: significance, relevance/potential impact in the field of obesity, scientific methodology, writing quality, overall approach and scope and innovation. Each recipient receives $1,500 travel and registration for ObesityWeek plus a $500 cash award. The winners will be announced at ObesityWeek during the George Bray Founders Award Lecture.
All award nominations must be received at the national office by TOMORROW at 11:59pm ET. For more information on how to apply, click here.
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Beginning June 1, all submitting authors will be required to provide an ORCID iD when uploading a manuscript for consideration by Obesity. This requirement will apply to the submitting author only, but all authors will be able to associate an ORCID iD with their Scholar One account.
By providing a unique and persistent digital identifier, an ORCID iD easily connects you to your achievements and contributions, meaning no one else will get credit for your work. Funders, institutions and societies can easily identify you and your research, and you can easily comply with funder mandates. Also when you associate your ORCID iD with your Obesity author account, our publisher can deposit your author iD to CrossRef, allowing your ORCID record to be automatically updated every time you publish in our journal.
Using your Obesity Scholar One account, you can create a new ORCID iD or associate your account with an existing iD in less than 2 minutes! See full instructions here.
Please contact the Obesity Editorial Team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about our submission process.
|OPENING June 5th — 2017 Nominations for TOS Council and Nominating Committee
The Obesity Society will begin accepting nominations for several open positions on Council and the Nominating Committee Monday, June 5, 2017. Nominees must be Fellows or regular members of The Obesity Society in good standing. North American and international residents are eligible for office.
There are FOUR vacancies on Council. Councilors serve in an advisory role and have targeted duties for the functioning of the Society. Councilors' responsibilities include oversight of and reporting on the activities of assigned committees, sections, and task forces. Office term for Councilors is three years with the exception of Vice President, who subsequently serves as President-elect, President and Immediate Past President (4-year commitment).
The FOUR open positions are:
Stay tuned for more information next week!
- Vice President
- Council with Portfolio – Clinical Practice
- Council-At-Large: Representative for Mexico
There’s still time to get more involved by joining a TOS committee!
TOS has a variety of committees that play an active role in assisting the Council to plan and administer the programs and activities that are at the heart of The Society's mission. Committees (standing and ad hoc) are responsible for studying issues, making recommendations, carrying out liaison activities, and implementing specific short-term projects approved by the Council. Committee terms are a minimum of two years.
Members interested in serving on a committee(s) should complete and submit the 2017 Committee Volunteer Self-Nomination Form by June 9.
The Council urges interested members to volunteer. Your assistance in this effort to increase the effectiveness and productivity of The Society's objective and goals is recognized and appreciated.
Obesity Journal & Obesity and Cancer Section
The Editorial Team of Obesity joins the leadership of the Obesity and Cancer Section to seek submission of high-quality manuscripts for a special supplement issue of the journal to be published in November 2017.
With the goal of raising the profile of obesity and cancer research, this project seeks cutting edge original transdisciplinary research on obesity, energetics and cancer. The special issue will be released concurrent with ObesityWeek 2017 and will be distributed on site in Washington, DC.
TOS Obesity and Cancer Section has highlighted the term “transdisciplinary” to encourage submissions across the transdisciplinary spectrum – genes to geography, basic bench science to clinical trials and dissemination and implementation science. All papers will be evaluated by peer reviewers who are experts in the field of cancer research, and final selections for the special issue will be made by members of the Obesity and Cancer section.
All manuscripts must be received by July 1, 2017.
To be considered, please submit your manuscript online and follow the guidelines for Original Articles. See the full Call for Papers and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Obesity Action Coalition
Proudly brought to you by the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), the Your Weight Matters National Convention is offering exclusive early-bird rates starting at just $40/day or $95 for the full Convention experience. The Convention also offers registration options at the early-bird rate for health professionals who want to learn alongside patients and earn up to 18 CE credits.
Take advantage of the OAC’s lowest price on Convention registration by registering today!
YWM2017 will take place August 10-13, 2017 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. This year’s Convention will provide attendees with top-notch education delivered by the leading experts in the fields of obesity medicine, nutrition, exercise, obesity treatment, mental health and much more!
“We’re very excited for this year’s meeting. We have an amazing lineup of presenters, and we promise to deliver an experience that will have you celebrating your health in a friendly, bias-free, welcoming environment,” said Joe Nadglowski, OAC President and CEO. OAC is the nation’s leading educational conference dedicated to providing evidence-based weight management strategies to individuals looking for quality information and tools to effectively manage their weight and health.
Learn more and register today by visiting www.YWMConvention.com!
Jeffrey Zigman, MD, PhD, FTOS and Lori Zeltser, PhD
TOS is honored to have both Dr. Harvey Grill and Dr. Joel Elmquist as Key Lecturers for the Neuroscience Track at ObesityWeek 2017.
Dr. Grill, a past president of TOS, and Dr. Elmquist are among the world’s top echelon of investigators researching obesity using rodent models, and in particular the neuroanatomical basis for body weight regulation. They are responsible for some of the most important revelations about the roles of the hindbrain and hypothalamus in the control of eating and body weight in addition to serving as mentors for a host of other PIs who are now making important contributions of their own to the field.
This is a sneak preview of #OW2017. Get more information here.
Scientists have discovered how a group of neurons in a specific area of the brain could be contributing to late-night pizza binges. The zona incerta area is not largely studied but receives input from many parts of the brain. The team found that mice who received deep brain stimulation in this area actually portrayed binge eating characteristics.
The Medical News
Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, a new study in the journal Obesity Reviews reveals.
Examining data collected from over 300,000 participants across 18 studies, researchers from the University of Surrey identified increased arterial damage and enhanced likelihood of pre diabetes in participants who were obese in childhood. The damage, an increased thickness of these vital arteries, heightens the likelihood of an individual suffering from a cardiovascular ailment, such as heart disease, in later life.
Ginger, as a supplement or an ingredient in food and drink, may protect against obesity and chronic disease, according to a new research review. While experts can’t yet recommend a specific dosage for preventive purposes, they say that consuming more of the pungent spice is smart for several reasons.
The new review, published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, examined the findings of 60 studies, performed on cell cultures, lab animals and humans.
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