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SUBMIT for the opportunity to present in Washington DC, Oct. 29–Nov. 2, among your peers and distinguished colleagues.
This is the second and FINAL opportunity to submit your research to TOS for ObesityWeek 2017. ALL new data is welcome! Exceptional submissions will be offered the opportunity to present oral abstracts.
Submit Your Abstracts to One of These Tracks:
Track 1 – Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
Track 2 – Neuroscience
Track 3 – Interventional and Clinical Studies
Track 4 – Population Health
Track 6 – Health Care/Public Health Policy
#1 Boost your career by presenting at the largest obesity research conference.
#2 Garner attention for your research by presenting at a reputable conference.
#3 Publish and gain valuable experience by presenting your research.
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Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek pre-conference and earn 17.5 hours of continuing education.
Taught by the industry's top experts, the Course is designed to strengthen physicians' obesity knowledge and offers:
Spend less time away from the office and get all 30 hours of ABOM-required “Group 1” CME by REGISTERING for both the TOS Review Course and ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington DC Oct. 29–Nov. 2.
- live and take-home sample exam questions
- breakfast Q&A with speakers
- didactic lectures
- 100+ page educational workbook
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Great news! We are still accepting nominations for Council and the Nominating Committee.
There are FOUR vacancies on Council and THREE vacancies on the Nominating Committee:
WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED:
- Vice President
- Council with Portfolio – Clinical Practice
- Council-At-Large: Representative for Mexico
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- Help drive TOS initiatives and programs
- Help develop TOS’s Obesity policies and positions
- Help establish TOS’s goals and guide TOS’s efforts
- Help make TOS the preeminent authority on Obesity
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It has been a pleasure these last few years serving TOS and ASMBS professionals by providing high quality investment opportunities in Energy and Real Estate designed to create Significant Monthly Cash flow and Huge Tax Benefits. If you are interested in learning how we are helping your colleagues put their money to work in some of the most exciting direct investments in the country, stop by Booth # 926.
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In this paper, Angelina R. Sutin, PhD and Antonio Terracciano, PhD show that perceived weight discrimination increases the risk for non-weight-related high-risk behaviors, including cigarette smoking, risky drug use and sexual behaviors, driving while intoxicated, and not using a seatbelt. 5,163 participants took an online survey on the psychological correlates of health. Perceived weight discrimination was measured using a common version of the everyday experiences with discrimination scale from the Health and Retirement Study. Participants rated their experiences with unfair situations in their lives and specified whether they were due to weight. They also responded to questions on each of four high-risk health behaviors: cigarette smoking, risky drug use and sexual behaviors, driving while intoxicated, and not using a seatbelt.
The authors used logistic regression to test whether perceived weight discrimination was associated with engagement in the four health-risk behaviors, controlling for age, gender, education, race/ethnicity, BMI category, and depression. Overall, 13% of participants reported weight discrimination, and experiencing weight discrimination was associated with engagement in each of the high-risk behaviors: 60% increased risk of being a current smoker, double the risk of driving while intoxicated in the last month, double the risk of engaging in high-risk sexual/drug use behavior in the last year, and 50% increased risk of not regularly using a seatbelt.
This is the first study to show that weight stigmatization is associated with an increased risk for non-weight-related risky behaviors. However, there is evidence showing that other forms of discrimination, such as experiencing racial discrimination, increase the risk of engagement in risky behaviors as well. The authors hypothesize that experiencing discrimination is associated with risky behaviors possibly as a result of negative psychological outcomes, hostility toward social norms secondary to feeling rejected, or engaging in high-risk behaviors as a means to regulate negative emotions and perceived loss of control. Future studies will need to confirm these findings and better understand the links between discrimination and risk health and non-health behaviors.
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ObesityWeek will be held at the National Harbor in Maryland, just minutes from Washington DC. This festive area boasts hundreds of enjoyable, adventurous and family-friendly activities.
Do you love Halloween? Check out the Harbor’s trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving! Do you appreciate stunning views? Hop on the Harbor’s famous Ferris wheel from which you can view DC’s breathtaking architecture and design. Take a look at more National Harbor fun activities.
Whether it’s your 1st or 21st time visiting the DC metro area, there are always new adventures! Take in a show at the glamorous Kennedy Center, appreciate art at the Smithsonian museums, or check out the sights, landmarks and monuments of our nation’s capital. Plan your trip with the ultimate guide to Washington DC.
Whether you’re interested in the laid back activities of the Harbor or the bustling sites of DC, you’ll have plenty to enjoy during your leisure time at ObesityWeek!
Obesity Action Coalition
National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) aims to raise awareness about the disease of obesity, obesity treatments, weight bias access to care issues and, most importantly, how to care about obesity.
Support NOCW, coinciding with ObesityWeek, October 29th – November 4th. Become a champion today!
The Pace of Life and Feeding: Health Implications will be held at Purdue University in October to explore the historic, current and future consequences of changing lifestyles on diet quality and health.
The conference program will include a plenary lecture on the evolutionary ecology of feeding practices followed by sessions critically reviewing knowledge on:
Register for the conference here.
- Time allocation across subsistence economies: Spatiotemporal variation in human eating
- Clocks, hormones and environment
- The microstructure of eating
- The built environment
- Innovation in eating patterns
World Obesity Federation
World Obesity Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Johanna Ralston as Chief Executive starting in August.
Johanna has spent close to two decades working in global NCDs, most recently as CEO of the World Heart Federation and Vice Chair of the NCD Alliance. She also spent 11 years as VP Global Strategies at the American Cancer Society where she built and led the Society’s global capacity-building programs in cancer and tobacco control in low and middle-income countries. An alumna of Harvard Business School, Johanna has also studied public health at Harvard and Johns Hopkins.
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Medical News Today
New research suggests that microglia, which is brain-resident immune cells, may offer a new target for obesity treatments. In mice, the scientists found that fat-rich diets cause microglia to trigger overeating and weight gain.
The Huffington Post
School-age kids may be biased against their peers who are overweight or obese and not even know it, a new study finds.
To measure levels of bias in schoolchildren, researchers showed them a series of photos of children who were slim and children who were overweight. They found that the kids showed more bias toward the overweight kids than the slimmer ones, according to the study.
In a decadeslong struggle to control her weight, Carolyn Mills joined the YMCA many times, signed up for the Jenny Craig diet program and tried fen-phen, the drug combination later found to damage heart valves. As her size yo-yoed down and back up, her health deteriorated.
U.S. News & World Report
Today in America, more than one-third of our country’s adult population is considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The lethal combination of inactivity, availability of processed “convenience” foods and increasing portion sizes is leading Americans into an unprecedented health epidemic that has consistently risen for more than a decade. Aside from the physical limitations obesity inflicts on the body, it also carries significantly increased risks for some leading causes of preventable death in America, including heart disease, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, to name a few.
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