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ObesityWeek℠ Registration Coming Soon!
TOS & ASMBS
Registration for ObesityWeek 2014 is coming soon! Check out the website in mid-July for complete registration information. Once available you can register online or download the printable registration form to reserve your spot. ObesityWeek has something for every professional working in obesity. In addition to joint sessions and keynotes, a single registration fee covers both TOS and ASMBS meeting sessions and events.
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Schedule Now Available: Find Out What OW2014 Has to Offer
TOS & ASMBS
The online interactive schedule is now available! Color-coded events and activities allow you to browse sessions hosted by TOS, ASMBS and both organizations combined. With more than 100 sessions total, ObesityWeek attendees can focus on what matters most to them — whether basic science, clinical practice, surgery or anything in between. Check out the schedule at ObesityWeek.com to start planning your itinerary today.
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Nearly 1,400 Abstracts! ObesityWeek 2014 Breaks Record for Research Submissions
TOS & ASMBS
This year's event promises to be even more impactful with nearly 1,400 research abstracts submitted to the combined TOS (989) and ASMBS (400) annual event. Leading experts will unveil the latest in treatment and prevention in presentations and poster sessions throughout the conference. You won't want to miss this unique opportunity to access the latest information in the field.
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ObesityWeek Keynote Speakers Cover Basic Science & Policy
TOS & ASMBS
Don't miss exciting presentations from this year’s ObesityWeek keynote speakers — C. Ronald Kahn, MD, and Jim Marks, MD, MPH.

C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., a Mary K. Iacocca Professor at Harvard Medical School, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine; the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and is an Honorary Member of the British Society for Endocrinology. Don't miss his scientific keynote presentation, "Developmental Genes and miRNAs in Control of Body Fat" on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. EST.

James S. Marks, M.D., M.P.H.
, directs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Portfolio Group, working to catalyze demand for healthy places and practices, building bridges between health and healthcare, and reducing health-related disparities. You can see his keynote presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST.

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ObesityWeek Kicks Off with Welcome Reception at Boston's Museum of Science
TOS & ASMBS
Start your week in Boston at one of the city's cultural and educational landmarks: the Museum of Science. Tour the Museum’s obesity exhibit, highlighting the research of many TOS and ASMBS members. Spend the evening connecting with friends — old and new — at this one-of-a-kind networking opportunity.

The Museum of Science is just one of the many landmarks that make Boston one of America's most famous cities. Boston offers visitors an unrivaled historical and cultural experience, and seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern amenities, offering plenty of fine dining, shopping, galleries and more.

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TOS Pre-Meeting Sessions: ABOM Exam Prep, Mobile Health PreCon & Early-Career Breakfast
TOS
Don't miss these exciting pre-meeting sessions on Nov. 2-3, 2014 at ObesityWeek.
    2014 TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam
    TOS review course for the ABOM Exam is a course designed to increase physicians’ obesity knowledge in preparation for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) exam. This year’s course will be taught by some of the industry's top educators, and will include a new workbook — an important tool both in class for taking notes, and later as you study for the upcoming exam.

    Mobile Health Boot Camp for Pediatric Obesity
    This full day pre-conference workshop offers a primer on mHealth using obesity prevention and treatment examples, and will include public health and clinical perspectives. The workshop will be conducted in a "boot camp" format: after each presentation, small groups will develop mock mHealth interventions.
Stay tuned to ObesityWeek.com for information regarding all three of these pre-conference events.

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Don't Miss the Early-Career Roundtable Breakfast
TOS
Worried about finding a postdoc or faculty position? Wondering what funding mechanisms are best for your research? Need to fine-tune your networking skills? If any of these are the case, please join the Early-Career Member Committee at its Roundtable Breakfast. This event offers early-career members (e.g., students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty members and new investigators) the opportunity to dine with TOS Fellows and connect with colleagues at the same career stage.
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Stay Connected with @ObesitySociety and @ASMBS at #OW2014
TOS & ASMBS
Help us share the excitement of ObesityWeek 2014 with fellow attendees and social media followers around the globe! Find, follow and share updates on Twitter: @ObesityWeek, @ObesitySociety, @ASMBS. Support ObesityWeek by spreading the word about the research, treatment and prevention of obesity presented using #OW2014.

Also, keep an eye out for the ObesityWeek 2014 mobile app — launching in early Fall. The app will include the schedule, speaker and abstract information for the conference in one portable, convenient package. The app will also provide the latest, up-to-date information on any changes to the ObesityWeek schedule, making it a great tool for navigating the multiple tracks and events throughout the week.

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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


Study: Weight loss surgery reduces cancer risk in obese people
Headline & Global News
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of cancer in obese people, a new study shows. In bariatric surgery, a part of the patient's stomach is reduced to a small pouch attached directly to the small intestine. This is done in assure long-term weight-loss and also to reduce chances of premature deaths due to severe obesity.
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What's more to blame for obesity: Lack of exercise or eating too much?
CBS News
Both lack of exercise and consuming too many calories can certainly contribute to gaining extra pounds, but a new study suggests that the former may be the main culprit in the obesity epidemic in the U.S. And women younger than 40 appear to be particularly vulnerable to the risks of a sedentary lifestyle.
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Healthy-obesity gene found — but genes aren't everything
Time
Austrian researchers have discovered a possible genetic explanation for why about a quarter of obese people are "metabolically healthy" — meaning they don't have the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
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Studies: Weight-loss surgery can improve diabetes
Reuters
Two small studies provide more evidence that weight-loss surgery may benefit people who are obese and have diabetes. Both studies found that blood sugar levels were more likely to improve among people who were randomly assigned to have surgery than among those who went through intensive diet and lifestyle programs instead.
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Bariatric surgery found to reduce risk of AF in morbidly obese patients
Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network
Bariatric surgery appears to have a preventive effect on the incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients who are morbidly obese, results from a study of more than 400 patients showed. "Bariatric surgery is a preventative measure that obese patients may choose to take and our study shows that the surgery helps them not only lose weight, but also reduces their risk of developing a serious cardiac condition, like AF," Dr. Yong-Mei Cha, professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, said in a prepared statement.
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