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Junior investigators are invited to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) in response to Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.
Specifically, the research described in the one-page LOI should focus on answering one of the following questions:
- Is obesity linked to patients developing specific types of breast cancer? Are obese individuals more at risk to develop metastatic breast cancer? Are obese breast cancer patients more at risk to develop recurrences?
- How does obesity affect the efficacy of treatments for metastatic breast cancer?
- Is obesity playing a role in breast cancer disparities? Are breast cancer patients of specific race or ethnicity more likely to suffer worse outcomes due to obesity?
- Could diet or exercise interventions (or both) favorably impact breast cancer patients with primary or recurrent cancers? Does diet or exercise interventions (or both) resulting in weight loss diminish risks of developing breast cancer, recurrences or metastatic breast cancer? What mechanisms involved in breast cancer recurrences are impacted by obesity, diet or exercise?
Applications from across the translational continuum are invited, from genes to geography.
Junior investigators are defined broadly as:
There is no citizenship requirement (international applicants welcome).
- Completed doctoral level training less than 8 years ago.
- Holds a position of post-doc, fellow, or assistant professor at an academic institution.
Submission and Selection
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10, 2017 by 11:59 PM Eastern.
All semi-finalists must attend the Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at ObesityWeek 2017 and explain their idea in a 10-minute presentation.
First prize winner will receive $7,500. Second prize winner will receive $2,500.
SUBMIT YOUR LOI TODAY
The Obesity Society is pleased to announce that Kristin Hoddy, PhD, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, has been selected by the Awards Committee to receive The George A. Bray Doctoral Dissertation 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.
Weight Watchers and The Obesity Society have partnered to create the Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. The grant is $50,000 and focuses on the development of digital tools that employ evidence-based behavioral weight management strategies. The purpose of the grant is to help investigators collect pilot data to successfully compete for larger extramural funding.
Congratulations to Brooke Nezami, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek preconference.
Verify your competency in obesity management, distinguish your practice and be at the forefront of this important field. On Oct. 29-30, prepare for the ABOM Exam by participating in the TOS Review Course, a stimulating educational experience instructed by top experts.
APPLY NOW FOR OBESITY MEDICINE CERTIFICATION.
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.
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
Have questions? Contact ABOM at email@example.com or 303-770-9100.
NAFLD & NASH: Links to Obesity & Diabetes
Webinar Recording Now Available
Speaker: Kenneth Cusi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
This foremost expert discusses the pathophysiology of NAFLD,
with particular focus on links to obesity and diabetes.
On October 30, TOS presents "Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Management” – Low calorie sweeteners (LCS) are intended to permit the consumption of sweet tasting foods and beverages while reducing the calories that these items contain. Whether this substitution is of benefit for weight loss or weight loss maintenance is, however, an area of considerable controversy. The goal of this preconference is to elucidate the current science on whether the consumption of low calorie sweeteners is of overall benefit for calorie reduction and concomitant weight management. Continue reading.
This Preconference is FREE and includes breakfast.
Bernadette Marriott, PhD, Professor at Medical University of South Carolina – Eating episodes of nutritive and low calorie sweeteners in food, beverage and condiments: NHANES 2009-2012
John Glendinning, PhD, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University – Taste receptors and taste preferences for low calorie sweeteners
Peter Rogers, BSc(Sus) MSc(Sus) PhD(Leeds) CPsychol, FBPsS, RNutr, Professor of Biological Psychology at University of Bristol – Food intake, body weight and low calorie sweeteners—a review of the evidence
Allison C. Sylvetsky Meni, PhD, Assistant Professor at George Washington University – Metabolic Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Proposed Mechanisms and Implications for Human Health
Use promotional code TOSNEW to register for ObesityWeek.
MUST REGISTER BY OCTOBER 23
Specific symptoms of genetic obesity include:
Severe, early-onset obesity (before age 6)
Prader-Willi syndrome excluded as the cause of the obesity. A new IRB-approved genotyping study is identifying patients with genetic obesity. Get your patients involved: The Genetic Obesity Project
ObesityWeek On Demand is an online CME accredited program featuring symposium and presentations from this leading meeting. Experience the full interdisciplinary spectrum of specialty topics including:
ObesityWeek On Demand makes it easy to access your content anytime, anywhere.
- Scientific Sessions: TOS and ASMBS
- Pre-conference continuing education
- Policy and public health discussions
- Co-sponsored programming
- Industry-sponsored symposia
- Slides with synchronized audio. It’s like being at the live meeting!
- Online access from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Start watching on one device and pick up on another device.
- Integrated online CME testing. Watch a session and then click on the CME Test button. Earning credits is easy, fast and convenient.
- PDFs of presentations. Download onto your computer for easier review and note taking.
- Listen while you learn. Quickly load MP3 audio files onto your mobile device or favorite music player.
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Join us in recognizing the 3rd annual National Obesity Care Week, October 29 – November 4.
5 reasons to care:
Take action by taking the Take 5 Pledge addressing the 5 reasons to care and encourage us to change the way we care about obesity.
- Obesity is a serious disease.
- Weight bias is faced by many.
- Healthcare providers need to have positive, helpful conversations about weight with their patients.
- Science-based weight management options are available for treatment.
- 2017 Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) need passed by Congress.
For more information about NOCW and Take 5 Pledge, visit www.ObesityCareWeek.org.
|TOS — Winner: Photo Contest
TOS received many great photos of members at work, engaging with patients, working with staff, instructing a class and conducting research. But our top photo is from Dr. Emily Dhurandhar!
Congratulations Dr. Dhurandhar on your winning photo!
Thank you to everyone who participated in TOS photo contest.
Physical activity and sedentary behavior are key contributors in weight control, both for prevention of weight gain and weight loss/maintenance. In this month’s Obesity, a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)/NIDDK meeting report outlines evidence and gaps in understanding behavioral and psychological phenotypes that may contribute to differences in physical activity and sedentary behavior.
The NIH/NIDDK workshop brought together experts in the field of human behavior, behavioral genetics, exercise science, psychology and neuroscience as well as researchers focused on obesity-related physical activity interventions and environmental influences on activity. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the behavioral and psychological phenotyping related to physical activity and sedentary behavior across an individual’s lifespan. The report suggests that identifying such phenotypes could improve treatment matching and inform new targets for tailored innovative and effective weight management interventions.
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Reuters via Business Insider
The rates of 12 obesity-related cancers rose by 7 percent from 2005 to 2014, an increase that is threatening to reverse progress in reducing the rate of cancer in the United States, U.S. health officials said recently.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 630,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with a cancer linked with being overweight or obese in 2014.
While plenty of us would love to drop a few pounds to fit back into our skinny jeans, a new study published in Obesity Journal is giving us another motivation: saving money.
The study, which was authored by a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Global Obesity Prevention Center, calculates down to the dollar how much obesity costs over the course of a lifetime. To come up with the numbers, the researchers used data from studies which examined how being obese or overweight affects the risk of strokes, cancer, coronary heart disease or Type 2 diabetes complications.
Facing declining markets in Western countries, multinational food companies are targeting Africa, Asia and Latin America as new consumers of packaged foods, in a move that may worsen the global epidemic of chronic illness related to diabetes. Governments are striking back at obesity risk factors, including unhealthy foods. Singapore, which might have as many as one million residents with diabetes by 2050, now requires soda producers to reduce sugar content. Obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases have now become a "silent" long-term challenge that will cost governments in healthcare liabilities and lost productivity.
Mayo Clinic via Medical Xpress
A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this month's edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The average weight gain for women in their 50s and 60s is 1.5 pounds per year. For this group of women, much of that weight gain resides in the midsection. This type of fat is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, which is also the No. 1 cause of death for postmenopausal women.
The New Yorker
Shortly after Labor Day, the temperature begins to rise in research laboratories around the world, a symptom of what one of my mentors used to call "Nobel fever." This morning, the fever broke with the news that Jeffrey Hall and Michael Rosbash, of Brandeis University, and Michael Young, of Rockefeller University, will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on the circadian rhythm, commonly known as the biological clock. Speaking from Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Thomas Perlmann, the secretary of the prize committee, praised the scientists for helping to “explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.”
Consumers flock to Google to learn about health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In recent years, the search engine has been looking for ways to put its growing volume of health data to use.
Google's News Lab, which is designed to help journalists and researchers use Google tools for storytelling and understanding data, introduced a new tool specifically focused on health care and disease.
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