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We are still accepting nominations for Council and the Nominating Committee through this Friday. 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 and THREE vacancies on the Nominating Committee:
To find out more information click here and apply by June 30th.
- Vice President
- Council with Portfolio – Clinical Practice
- Council-At-Large: Representative for Mexico
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.
The special issue will be released concurrent with ObesityWeek 2017 and will be distributed on site in Washington, DC. 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. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
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Here’re a few notable key sessions at OW in Washington, DC, October 29-November 2:
It’s In All Our Best Interest - Perspectives on Nutrition, Fitness & Obesity from Outside Health
In this symposium, we will hear about the potential positive effects of policies that have non-public health primary aims. Speakers will address initiatives on creating a healthy voluntary service force, creating a better walking, rolling and biking infrastructure through transportation policy, and novel industry-led research and program initiatives that push boundaries in changing the food environment.
Kimberly Elenberg, DNP (left picture)
Gary Jensen, BS Engineering (center picture)
Sarah Reinhardt, MPH, RD (right picture)
George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD Nutrition and Metabolism Symposium
This inaugural symposium will feature three speakers who were former fellows of Dr. George Blackburn when he directed the Nutrition and Metabolism fellowship program at the New England Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Each talk highlights a contribution to Nutrition and Metabolism by Dr. Blackburn.
The Protein Sparing Modified Fast and Development of the Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) for Obesity Treatment
Caroline Apovian, MD
The History of Bariatric Surgery and Development of Standards for Patient Safety and Efficacy
Scott Shikora, MD
Four Decades of Research Into Obesity, Inflammation and Critical Illness: A Basic Science Perspective
Lyle L Moldawer, PhD
This is just a sneak preview of the #OW2017 conference. Be on the lookout for more OW announcements!
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Diversity Committee and Research in Diverse Populations Section
Obesity is a known risk factor for many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Significant disparities (race/ethnic, socio-economic, among others) continue to exist in the occurrence of obesity. The TOS Shiriki Kumanyika Diversity and Disparities Leadership Award recognizes an investigator who has made a significant difference in the field of obesity disparities in their research and mentorship of new investigators.
This award was named in honor of Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika who has spent many years in the interdisciplinary fields of social work, nutrition, epidemiology and public health, passionately focused on finding ways to address prevention of poverty, obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases and health disparities.
A certificate of award and recognition plaque will be given at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, DC. The recipient of the award will also be announced in the TOS eNews, Research in Diverse Populations Section Newsletter and ObesityWeek newsbrief. A formal recognition letter will be sent to the recipient's Dean/Chairperson or Corporate President.
Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process here. Nominations must be received by September 15, 2017. If you are not a current member and would like to apply for membership, you may apply here. If your membership has lapsed, renew here.
|eHealth/mHealth Reading Corner
Stay up-to-date on developments in the important field of obesity.
Darling KE, Sato AF. (2017). Systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of mobile health technologies in using self-monitoring for pediatric weight management." Childhood Obesity. 2017.
Gabrielli S, Dianti M, Maimone R, Betta M, Filippi L, Ghezzi M, & Forti S. (2017). Design of a mobile app for nutrition education (TreC-LifeStyle) and formative evaluation with families of overweight children. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2017:5(4):e48.
James DC, Harville C, Sears C, Efunbumi O, & Bondoc I. (2017). Participation of African Americans in e-Health and m-Health Studies: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2017:23(5):351-64.
International Business Times
With all the emphasis on the health risks of obesity, you may think a few extra pounds are harmless, but new research shows otherwise. A study found that many overweight, but not quite obese, people are dealing with health problems related to their extra body weight, including some that are potentially fatal.
More than 2 billion children and adults suffer from health problems related to their weight, the study found. What’s more, of the 4 million deaths associated with excess body weight in 2015, about 40 percent occurred in individuals who were overweight, but not heavy enough to be considered obese.
Reuters via The Washington Post
Fathers who get increasingly involved in raising their children may be helping to lower the youngsters’ risk of obesity, a new study suggests.
Researchers examined how often fathers participated in parenting activities such as caregiving, making meals and playing outside and how much they participated in decisions related to nutrition, health and discipline when the children were 2 and 4 years old.
U.S. News & World Report
Obesity is a significant risk factor for several types of cancer, including cancers of the colon and rectum. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, obese individuals are about 30 times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than people who are at a healthy weight, and the increased risk is higher for men than women. Being obese means you have too much body fat, or your fat is disproportionately distributed around your hips and abdomen.
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