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|CLOSING Tomorrow — TOS Photo Contest
Last chance to submit photos. TOS marketing team is seeking photo submissions of TOS members at work, engaging with patients, working with their staff, instructing a class or conducting research in their lab.
These photos will be used in marketing materials and on our new TOS website.
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|OPEN Until September 8th —Voting for TOS 2017 Council and Nominating Committees
Current Fellows and regular members of TOS are now able to cast their ballot. The election will close on Friday, September 8th. Please note, you can only submit the e-ballot one time.
To vote for the Society's new leaders, you will need to ensure your membership status is up-to-date. You can verify your membership status here.
Members will have the opportunity to review the candidates' statements/bios prior to voting. We have an outstanding group of candidates to be considered: Vice President, Councilor At-Large, Clinical Practice Councilor, and At-Large Representative to Mexico Councilor. There are also seven candidates for the Nominating Committee.
THE LINK TO CAST YOUR VOTE WAS SENT VIA EMAIL ON AUGUST 25th.
Please contact Regina Williams, Governance and Administrative Coordinator, at email@example.com or 240-485-1955, if you have questions regarding the election process or have not received the ballot link.
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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.
Meet last year's award recipient:
José Fernández, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Nutrition Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
A certificate of award and recognition plaque will be given at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, DC.
Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.
Nominations must be RECEIVED BY September 15.
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.
You’re in luck! There are still a few tickets left for the Meet the Professor Breakfast.
This is an extremely popular event and tickets go fast!
Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to mingle with notable professors while enjoying breakfast with a small group of like-minded peers. Come prepared with your best questions for this relaxed and exclusive chance to learn from top industry leaders.
Tuesday: Guest Professor Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD
Wednesday: Guest Professor Gary D. Foster, PhD
Get your ticket today and use promotion code TOSNEW for registration savings!
Meet the Professor is sponsored by the TOS Clinical Management of Obesity Section.
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TOS & ASMBS Advocacy Forum — Obesity Care and Prevention: What's Next after the Affordable Care Act?
Date and Time
November 1 8:00-9:45 am
Seven years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the direct impact on access to obesity care has been limited. Impact has been indirect, related to more people with obesity gaining health insurance and the elimination of pre-existing conditions as a barrier. This forum will examine progress in access to care, the need for more progress and the potential impact of new policies.
Scott Butsch, MD, MSc, FTOS
John Scott, MD, FACS, FASMBS
William Purcell, JD
William Dietz, MD, PhD
Matt Gallivan, Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy
|ObesityWeek — Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award WINNER
The Obesity Society is pleased to announce Eric Ravussin, PhD, FTOS, Associate Executive Director, Department of Obesity and Diabetes at Pennington Biomedical Research Center has been selected by the Awards Committee to receive The Society's highest award for his significant contributions to the field of obesity.
This award is in remembrance of Dr. Albert (Mickey) Stunkard and is designed to recognize people who, like Mickey, have made a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the field of obesity in terms of scholarship, mentorship and education.
Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek pre-conference.
This is what the experts are saying:
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 Tracy Baynard, PhD, FTOS, FACSM.
Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: Tracy Baynard, PhD, FTOS, FACSM, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago
Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?
A: We examine how exercise interacts with cardiovascular function in obesity or obesity-related complications. Our lab is interested in how autonomic and arterial function respond to exercise (acute or chronic), and how exercise exerts its positive benefits. We conduct smaller clinical trials, as well as attempt to examine mechanistic responses with our applied techniques in humans.
Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: I completed my PhD in 2007.
Q: What excites you the most about your work?
A: That’s a tough question. Working with the students is truly the first thing that comes to mind and watching/guiding them towards learning how to ask meaningful questions.
Q: What advice do you have to offer early career professionals in the field of obesity?
A: Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself, no matter what stage you are currently at in your career. There is always room to network and you never really know when it will pay off. Continue reading here.
APPLY NOW FOR OBESITY MEDICINE CERTIFICATION. EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15.
Physicians with an interest in obesity medicine are invited to sit for the 2018 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam. More than 2,000 physicians throughout the United States and Canada are certified as ABOM diplomates. Exam candidates are required to complete 60 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits on the topic of obesity in order to qualify to sit for the test.
Visit www.abom.org to learn more about eligibility requirements. Have questions? Contact ABOM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-770-9100.
ABOM KEY DATES
October 15, 2017: Early Application Deadline (Save $250)
November 15, 2017: Final Application Deadline
February 26-March 1, 2018: Exam administered at Prometric computer testing centers throughout the US and Canada
Specialist help for obese children is essential to tackle an issue that has left young people facing major health problems, a leading expert has said.
Professor Nadim Haboubi, chairman of the Welsh Obesity Society, said NHS clinics were available for adults but children had to wait until they were 16.
Some 11 percent of four to five-year-olds are obese and Professor Haboubi said he knew of nine-year-olds with Type 2 diabetes.
International Business Times
When you lose those extra pounds and fit into your favorite dress after a week of a crash diet, it all seems worth the effort. However, a recent study claims a steady approach to weight loss is rather more useful for sustainable weight loss.
The study published in the journal Obesity suggests consistently shedding pounds every week can be a more effective strategy if you are looking to lose weight in the long-run instead of seeing your weight drop drastically only to subsequently rise again.
University of Gothenberg via Medical Xpress
There was no weight gain, despite a higher energy intake, and insulin sensitivity was increased. These are the results from experiments on mice that had elevated levels of the protein BMP4 following gene therapy in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, published in Cell Reports.
For decades, common wisdom held that how much we eat and exercise determines our weight. As researchers learned more about the human body, they discovered that what people eat plays an important role in weight gain and loss. This led to a wide range of dietary recommendations that changed over time: Don’t eat fats. Avoid sugars. Eat protein at every meal. Now researchers are discovering another factor that influences health and weight gain: when we eat.
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