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What do an iconic space shuttle & historic theater have in common? #OW2015 social events
TOS & ASMBS
ObesityWeek℠ is more than sessions and forums, it's also about networking. Let loose and grow your network of researchers, surgeons and health professionals at the conference's two primary social events, the Welcome Reception (Nov. 3 @ 7pm) and the AfterDark Reception (Nov. 5 @ 9pm).

Say hello to old friends and make new ones at the ObesityWeek Welcome Reception. This year's event is being held at the California Science Center, home of the Endeavour space shuttle. Spend the evening sipping drinks from the bar and walking around the science center, exploring exhibits on land, sea, air and space. The Welcome Reception takes place the evening before scientific sessions, and it's the perfect time to mingle with faculty and attendees!

Then, wrap up the week and say your goodbyes over cocktails in style at this year's AfterDark Reception. Marking the end of ObesityWeek, you won't want to miss a special evening at a historic Los Angeles theater. When you think of Los Angeles, visions of grand theaters with lit up marquees is what comes to mind for most. This year’s venue, the Belasco Theater, is the most iconic playhouse of all, with its cast stone exterior details, elaborate murals, and stained-glass-encased lighting. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes; there's going to be a party on Thursday evening!

Tickets to both receptions are complimentary to those who have registered to attend the scientific sessions. Purchase additional guest tickets for $40 each while registering. Transportation will be provided from conference hotels.
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Announcing ObesityWeek 2015 keynote speakers
TOS & ASMBS
Don't miss exciting presentations from this year's ObesityWeek keynote speakers — Dr. Loel S. Solomon and Professor Jan Nedergaard.

What: Public Health Keynote Speaker
When: Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8 am
Who: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program in 2003 and serves as Vice President for Community Health. In this position, Dr. Solomon works with health plan and medical group leaders to establish the strategic direction for Kaiser Permanente’s multi-faceted approach to prevention and community health and develops national partnerships to advance those ends.

What: Basic Science Keynote Speaker
When: Friday, Nov. 6, 11 am
Who: Jan Nedergaard, PhD, is a professor in physiology at the Wenner-Gren Institute of Stockholm University. His research focuses on how brown adipose tissue affects regulation of energy expenditure and thermogenesis. He has been working in the field of brown adipose tissue for 40 years.

Find out more about this year's keynote speakers here. Don’t forget, early registration for ObesityWeek ends Aug. 21! Register today.

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ASMBS welcomes international attendees
ASMBS
For those of you crossing oceans and national borders to attend ObesityWeek, we have a special event scheduled just for you!

Join ASMBS and the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Wednesday evening for the International Reception, a time dedicated for guests who came great distances to mingle. The networking session is also a cocktail reception, and the winners of this year's International Awards will be recognized at the event. This is also an opportunity to learn more about ASMBS and IFSO and the societies' efforts to prevent and treat obesity.

International guests will also enjoy the many courses and scientific sessions lined up for ObesityWeek. With digital healthcare technology for weight loss and weight maintenance being more popular than ever, ObesityWeek is highlighting emerging technology at this year's conference. ASMBS is hosting a pre-conference laboratory course on robotic surgery technology and techniques (Tuesday, Nov. 3), and its Emerging Technology Showcase will provide a unique experience to explore new technology firsthand (Wednesday, Nov. 4).

Find information about travel visas and other particulars for international attendees here.

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Aug. 17 deadline approaching: Submit late breaking research to TOS's Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek
TOS
Do you have new, high-impact data that was not available or fully analyzed during the regular TOS abstract submission period for ObesityWeek? If so, submit your late breaking abstract to TOS's Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek now through Aug. 17. Researchers who have data that was not available or fully analyzed in May 2015 are eligible for TOS's late breaking abstract submission. Late breaking abstracts can be submitted to one of following tracks:
  • Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Interventional & Clinical Studies
  • Population Health
  • Policy
Our abstracts undergo careful peer review for selection as either oral or poster presentation at ObesityWeek. Submit your abstract here through Aug. 17, and find more about late breaking abstract requirements here.

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Why do you go to ObesityWeek? Tell us for a chance to win $100 off registration
TOS & ASMBS
TOS and ASMBS leaders told us why they go to ObesityWeek...



...And now we're asking you!

For a chance to win $100 off registration, tell us why you go to ObesityWeek on social media using the hashtag #OW2015 and a link to this video OR write your answer in the comment section of the YouTube video. Each individual participant is eligible for one discount selected at random.

There are two $100 discount registration prizes left! Thanks to everyone who participated and congratulations to the following three winners of the contest thus far:
  • Danielle Schoffman @Schoffmonster — Why am I going to #OW2015? To network w/other scholars (& find a postdoc) & to share findings from my dissertation!
  • Brie Turner-McGrievy @briemcgrievy — Why I go to #OW2015? To stay up-to-date w/ the latest #mhealth research for obesity.
  • Stacey Miskie @misbskt — I go to ObesityWeek to learn new approaches to weight loss and prevention. I love meeting vendors and networking with others #OW2015
Find out more about how you can learn, explore and collaborate in our full feature video here.

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Printed Program Books & Abstract Books: Order yours at registration
TOS & ASMBS
Don't delay! Order your printed 2015 Program Book and Abstract Book today to ensure your copy is ready and waiting for you at check in. Make sure to check the box for Program Book when registering for ObesityWeek. This year, a very limited number of copies of these materials will be available for purchase at the on-site registration desk.

Both books can be pre-ordered for only $25 apiece, and if you're like most ObesityWeek attendees, you'll be flipping through these books day in and day out during the conference. The Program Book contains important conference information, along with course and session schedules and details on speakers and poster presenters. Abstract Books contain full-length abstracts that will be delivered in both TOS and ASMBS sessions.

Attendees are also encouraged to use the ObesityWeek app, which can be downloaded for free shortly before and during the event. With the app, you won't need the printed books; the app will have everything the books have, and more. Through the app, you'll also be able to participate in in-session polls and you'll receive announcements and schedule changes directly to your device.

Use both or use one; the choice is yours!

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Academic Workshop helps early career investigators plan for the future
TOS
This free, pre-conference workshop on Nov. 3 (2:30-5pm) will provide hands-on, interactive activities to help build confidence and skills of early career investigators. Attendees will enjoy a panel presentation on grant writing with NIH staff and roundtable discussions on topics including building a research program, negotiating your first faculty position, and writing high-impact manuscripts. All in academia or considering an academic path are invited!
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Announcing Dr. Carel le Roux, Integrated Health Keynote Speaker
ASMBS
Diabetes and obesity is a hot topic in bariatric news, and ASMBS is pleased to announce that Carel le Roux, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD, of the Diabetes Complications Research Centre in Dublin, will be speaking at ObesityWeek 2015 as part of its Integrated Health Program.

Dr. le Roux has had many high-impact papers published in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Surgery and Cell Metabolism. He has also been able to take up a variety of editorial positions of peer-reviewed journals.

This Integrated Health session also features the presidential address delivered by Christine Bauer, MSN, RN, CBN, and a Town Hall meeting for integrated health professionals.

On the Town Hall event, Ms. Bauer says the primary goal is to inform members of Integrated Health committee work and other strategic plan initiatives. Currently, there are seven very active IH committees, including committees focused on support groups, CBN certification and clinical issues.

Two CEU credits are available for attending Dr. le Roux's talk, which will take place Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1:30 pm.

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Nov. 2 & 3: TOS gets you ready for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Certification Exam
TOS
Certification as a Diplomate by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) distinguishes a physician as having achieved a high level of competency and understanding in obesity care. Here's what you need to know about the 2015 certification exam:
  • The exam will be offered December 5-12, 2015 at computer-based testing centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • The application deadline is August 24, 2015.
  • You can access the application portal here.
  • You can learn more about ABOM eligibility requirements here.
  • Before you can take the ABOM Certification Exam in December, you must obtain 60 CME credits.
As a pre-conference to ObesityWeek, TOS offers a Review Course for the ABOM exam for 15.5 CME credits. Taught by the industry's top educators, the Course is designed to strengthen physicians' obesity knowledge and offers sample exam questions, didactic lectures, and a 100-page educational workbook for attendees to take home.

ObesityWeek attendees may use the CME credits from the meeting to count toward their 60 CME credits required to sit for the ABOM exam, even though the conference takes place after ABOM's final application deadline of Aug. 24. Find out more.

Register for ObesityWeek 2015 and TOS's Review Course for the ABOM Exam here.

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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


Top researchers, policymakers, practitioners to gather in Los Angeles for largest international scientific conference on obesity, weight loss
TOS
More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from Nov. 2 to 7, 2015.
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Jules Hirsch, pioneer in obesity studies, dies at 88
The New York Times
Jules Hirsch, whose clinical investigations into body weight regulation helped establish the biological underpinnings of obesity — including that a person’s weight is in part determined by the body’s own predisposition — died on July 23 in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 88. His death was confirmed by a nephew, Norman Silber.
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Bill would expand Medicare to cover weight management therapy
Healthline
In the 50 years since Medicare and Medicaid were created, millions of Americans have received needed healthcare coverage. Recently, Andy Slavitt, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, said these two programs have created "a healthcare system that is better, smarter, and healthier." "As we take a moment to reflect on the past five decades, we must also look to the future and explore ways to strengthen and improve healthcare for future generations," he said.
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ASMBS views new balloon device for obesity as bridge between medications and bariatric surgery
ASMBS
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new balloon device called the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, that may help fill a treatment gap between medications and surgery for people with obesity and one or more obesity-related conditions, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the nation's largest organization for bariatric surgeons.
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The perils of obesity prejudices
The Huffington Post
One of the most damaging aspects of obesity is the weight bias and stigma that is so pervasive in our thin-obsessed society. Although modern societies approach prejudices as inherently evil threats to our fundamental human rights, weight stigma largely escapes this view. Indeed, obesity has been called the last socially acceptable form of prejudice, and persons with obesity are considered acceptable targets of stigma.
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Weight loss surgery may boost teens' mental health
HealthDay News via The Health Cast
Weight loss surgery may improve obese teens' mental health, a new study finds. The research included 88 severely obese Swedish teens who had the weight-loss surgery known as gastric bypass. They were between the ages of 13 and 18. Researchers followed up with the teens for two years after the procedure.
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