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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.
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- Visibility among leaders in the field. Experts – including basic scientists, practicing physicians and surgeons, and pharmaceutical researchers – attend OW to learn about the latest research in obesity treatment and prevention.
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- Networking with like-minded researchers. Forge new collaborations, discover innovative scientific tools and expand your professional network at OW – where you can gain the edge needed to advance your career in obesity.
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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.
“The TOS Review Course is extremely valuable for any physician planning to take the ABOM Exam. It is taught by expert leaders in the field and is conveniently offered as an ObesityWeek pre-conference. You can attend the conference, take the Review Course, and a few months later – get ABOM certified!”
– F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University
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
“The ABOM is the single board certification which illustrates your commitment to the care of patients with overweight and obesity. Since this is the most prominent chronic disease in the US, it is essential to have physicians that are educated and vested in treatment.”
– Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FTOS, Instructor in Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
|ObesityWeek: October 31st — Notable Session
Harvey Grill, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
Treating the Hyperphagia Driving Obesity—Neural Mechanisms of Feeding Inhibition
From the perspective that obesity prevalence is driven primarily by hyperphagia and that treating obesity requires the development of new pharmacotherapies with greater efficacy than those currently available, this key lecture will examine the distributed neural control of food intake inhibition with an emphasis on identifying two types of intake inhibitory mechanisms. The first are those whose processing of gastrointestinal satiation signals can be shown to be amplified by leptin, glucagon like peptide -1, and/or oxytocin receptor signaling. The second are those that reduce food seeking and the motivation to obtain energy dense, palatable foods.
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Edwina Yeung, PhD
Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow Rachel Goldman.
Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: Rachel L Goldman, PhD, FTOS, Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice, Behavioral Director of Weight Management Solutions, Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.
Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?
A: My research interests include pre-operative predictors of success following weight loss surgery, disordered eating and food addiction. My clinical interests include health behavior change, working with individuals pre-and post-weight loss surgery, as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment for obesity, disordered eating and stress reduction.
Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: My post-doctoral fellowship was in obesity and bariatrics in 2010 and I have been working in the area of obesity and weight management ever since!
Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?
A: Get involved! One of the best things I did as a student, which I then continued to do as an early career professional, was to get involved in as many things as I could. As a student, I asked mentors or professors how I could get more involved (i.e. research projects, reviewing articles, shadowing) to get exposed to different things. As an early career professional, I got involved on committees and started to take leadership roles. Continue reading here.
Diversity Committee and Research in Diverse Populations Section
The 2017 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.
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.
|TOS Website: Pardon Our Mess
TOS website is currently under construction. We will launch our new website soon. In the meantime, please let our staff know if you require assistance. Thank you for your patience as we develop a more member-friendly site! Stay tune for more updates.
A global study by Stanford University researchers involving hundreds of thousands of smartphone users found a new public health risk for obesity: "activity inequality."
The Stanford University study, published in Nature, found that in countries with a wider activity inequality gap — where some people walk much more than others — obesity tends to be more prevalent. Alternatively, in countries where people tend to walk the same amount of steps — leading to a small activity inequality gap — obesity levels were found to be low.
Medical News Today
Obesity is a public health challenge that affects more than one third of adults in the United States. Furthermore, obesity contributes to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Research showing that sugar consumption may fuel the obesity epidemic has triggered the upsurge in popularity of non-nutritive sweeteners, such as aspartame, stevioside and sucralose. In fact, in 2008, more than 30 percent of U.S. adults consumed artificial sweeteners daily, and this proportion is on the rise.
Pregnant women who drink non-diet sodas during pregnancy are more likely to have kids who carry extra body fat by age 7, researchers say.
In the study of more than 1,000 mother-child pairs, each additional serving of sugary soda per day consumed in pregnancy was associated with higher increments of waist size and body mass in kids years later.
Could something as simple as household dust be contributing to America's obesity epidemic?
Small amounts of household dust appear to contain many of the compounds that can spur fat cells to accumulate more fat — at least in lab settings, according to research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
The Huffington Post
In her latest critically acclaimed, bestselling book, Hunger, journalist, academic and social critic Roxane Gay writes soulfully about how her size is inextricably connected to her work in a very public way.
“There is no hiding the truth of me. Often there is video, then my truth, my fatness, is amplified. As my career has taken off, my visibility has exploded. There are pictures of me everywhere. I have been on MSNBC and CNN and PBS. When a certain kind of people see me on television, they take the time to email me or tweet at me to tell me that I’m fat or ugly or fat and ugly. They make memes of me with captions like ‘Typical Feminist’ or ‘The Ugliest Woman in The World.'"
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