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Get social! Stay connected with @ObesitySociety and @ASMBS at #OW2015
TOS & ASMBS
Help us share the excitement of ObesityWeek℠ 2015 with fellow attendees and social media followers around the globe! Both TOS and ASMBS will be live-tweeting and updating social media channels throughout the week: @ObesityWeek, @ObesitySociety, @ASMBS.

This year, we're excited to again have a Live Tweet Board at TOS and ASMBS Member Services Booths to share the ObesityWeek excitement. Stop by to see everything attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and media have to say about #OW2015! This is your chance to showcase your Twitter skills and connect with fellow attendees. To have your tweets appear on the #OW2015 Live Tweet Boards, be sure to include the official ObesityWeek 2015 hashtag, #OW2015, in your tweet.

We hope you'll join us in spreading the word about the research, treatment and prevention of obesity presented at #OW2015!
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Access free wifi & download the mobile app
TOS
ObesityWeek offers all of our attendees an opportunity to stay connected with free wifi throughout the Convention Center and access to the our full program from our mobile app. Here's how:

Connect to Wifi:
  • Network: ObesityWeek 2015
  • Password: obesityweek2015
  • Download the mobile app:
  • Search "ObesityWeek" in the app store from your device
  • OR download the app here

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    ASMBS & TOS Presidents welcome you to ObesityWeek 2015
    ASMBS & TOS

    John Morton, MD
    ASMBS President John Morton, MD, and TOS President Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, FTOS, offer you a warm welcome to ObesityWeek 2015, the third annual conference taking place here in sunny Los Angeles, CA.

    Take a few minutes to read the welcome letters from both presidents to get an update from the Society's and a feel for this year’s program.

    Dr. John Morton walks you through some of the key features of the ASMBS program,

    Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, FTOS
    including the all-new live surgery where you can see experts in action, and the top paper session.

    Dr. Dhurandhar gives you an update on TOS's progress toward the goals outlined in the Society's 5-year strategic plan, and outlines some of the new, not-to-miss sessions on TOS’s side of the meeting.

    Read both letters online here.

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    National Obesity Care Week, Nov. 1 - 7, launches at ObesityWeek 2015
    TOS & ASMBS
    Today, more than a third of American adults are affected by obesity and the rate of severe obesity continues to be on the rise. Improving obesity care and treatment is urgently necessary in light of this public health epidemic. Healthcare professionals, policymakers, industry and patient communities must come together to ensure that obesity is treated as the serious and complex disease it is, requiring a comprehensive treatment approach including the full spectrum of evidence-based strategies.

    This is why more than 35 leading health organizations with members across the healthcare team have joined together to create National Obesity Care Week, a movement elevating the need for a comprehensive, compassionate and personalized approach to treating obesity. Spearheaded by TOS, ASMBS, Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the campaign is facilitating a national conversation to "Change the Way We Care."

    As the inaugural National Obesity Care Week begins, reevaluate personal biases that might be a barrier to effective care, and take the pledge to treat individuals affected by obesity seriously and compassionately. To learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved, visit our booth in the South Lobby or visit, www.obesitycareweek.org.

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    United we step
    ASMBS Foundation
    In the United States more than 80% of adults do not get enough physical activity. Lack of exercise can lead to obesity (one of the leading causes of preventable death) and obesity-related conditions including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

    We are asking YOU to help us meet our goal of 42 million steps (20,800 miles — the boundary of the United States) by pledging to track your step count on November 2nd, and submit your total by the end of the day. Registration is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

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    Monday Meet-the-Expert Roundtable Lunches
    ASMBS
    A limited number of seats are available for the ASMBS roundtable lunches, scheduled for today, Monday, Nov. 2, from noon until 1:30pm. These educational activities offer CME credit and a chance to network with expert facilitators in bariatric surgery. Visit the Registration Desk or the ASMBS Member Services desk for more information.
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    Vote for the winner of TOS's Early Career Grant Challenge at tomorrow's TOS Opening Session
    TOS
    Each year, TOS promotes, rewards and encourages research in the field of obesity through its annual awards and grants program. This year, TOS has added three new grants and five new awards, bringing the total number of opportunities offered to 48.

    "It's not often that a TOS President has the opportunity to announce a new award or grant, much less five new awards and three new grants," says Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD, TOS President. "One of my top priorities during my term has been to improve our efforts to give back to and invest in obesity science. These new opportunities will help us continue to encourage research in the field of obesity."

    To drum up excitement for these new grants and awards, TOS is looking to ObesityWeek attendees to weigh in! For example, one of the new grant opportunities, the Early Career Research Grant Challenge, sponsored by the Egg Nutrition Center, will allow ObesityWeek attendees to vote on the inaugural winner. For this grant competition, five finalists will present their research ideas on stage to a panel of five judges during TOS's Opening Session at ObesityWeek, and the audience will vote on a winner as the collective sixth "judge." Each finalist was given a $1,500 travel grant to attend ObesityWeek, and the overall winner of the competition will receive a $40,000 research grant. This "shark-tank" style grant competition was developed this year to foster and stimulate new research ideas related to obesity.

    Don't miss your chance to vote for the winner of the Early Career Research Grant and find out who else received awards during TOS's Opening Session, tomorrow, Nov. 3, from 5:00 – 6:30pm in LACC Hall G.

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    Get the Fall CBN Newsletter and network with other CBNs
    ASMBS
    The ASMBS Resource Center will have a dedicated CBN Lounge and IH Networking Center where you can get to know other CBNs and learn about getting certified or re-certified. Come the ASMBS Resource Center for information about CBN and everything else ASMBS related.

    Also don't miss our Fall 2015 CBN Newsletter, which features special articles by ASMBS Integrated Health members and CBNs from across the country.

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    A look ahead at tomorrow
    TOS
    Planning your ObesityWeek schedule? Here are some TOS sessions you won’t want to miss tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3:
  • Food Industry Forum, Individualization: The Future of Obesity Prevention and Treatment, 1:45 – 3:15pm
  • Pharmacotherapy Forum, 1:45 – 3:15pm
  • Early Career Academic Workshop, 2:30 – 5:00pm
  • Advocacy Forum, Strategies to Improve Access to Care for Obesity, 3:30 – 5:00pm
  • What's Trending in Weight Loss: Hype or Help?, 3:30 – 5:00pm
  • TOS Opening Session - Awards & Research Grant Competition, 5:00 – 6:30pm
  • ObesityWeek Welcome Reception, 7:00 – 9:00pm

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    OBESITY IN THE NEWS


    ObesityWeek: Policy matters to obesity
    MedPage Today
    Government policies might not be the first thing that come to mind when thinking of obesity, but they will be a major topic at this year's ObesityWeek. Economists, lawyers, and others are slated to talk about the many ways in which policy can affect obesity. "We're really bringing a lot of different scientists to the mix," said Carey Lumeng, M.D, PhD, from the University of Michigan Medical School, who is chair of the conference this year. "A few years ago we noted an increase in interest in policy, and now there are entire sessions devoted to soda taxes."
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    Are diabetes and obesity trends improving? President of the Obesity Society weighs in
    HealthCentral
    A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that though rates of diabetes and prediabetes are still pretty high, affecting close to half of U.S. adults, the rates of Type 2 diabetes have undeniably begun to level off. Given the relationship between Type 2 diabetes and obesity, it seems that obesity rates may have also begun to plateau.
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    Cutting sugar improves children's health in just 10 days
    The New York Times
    Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found. The new research may help shed light on a question scientists have long debated: Is sugar itself harming health, or is the weight gain that comes from consuming sugary drinks and foods mainly what contributes to illness over the long term?
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    Groups call for FDA regulation of dietary supplements
    Bariatric News
    Four leading obesity research, treatment and prevention groups have issued a joint scientific statement recommending dietary supplements for weight loss claiming curative or medicinal qualities be subject to review and approval by the FDA. To do so, the groups call for the reform of the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, providing FDA and the Federal Trade Commission the increased regulatory authority and funding to protect the public from false claims of safety and efficacy of dietary supplements.
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    Breaking obesity, weight-loss research to be unveiled at largest, international conference on obesity
    MSN
    Nearly 1,000 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 - 7, 2015.
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    Attack of the pint-sized food police
    The Boston Globe
    Lee Gjertsen Malone writes: Like most parents, I suspect, I strive to help my daughter make healthy food choices and limit snacks. I think today's parents have done a good job teaching kids to think about what they are eating. But we've also been training them to think about what other people are eating, and I’m beginning to fear that we're raising the next generation of Food Police.
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    These women were fat-shamed by their doctors — and it almost cost them their lives
    MSN
    Rebecca Hiles had a chronic cough and breathlessness for years. Catherine Carelli broke her leg. Christel Arant's blood pressure spiked suddenly. All three of these women consulted doctors multiple times. All were given the same diagnosis: Obesity. If you would just lose weight, they were told, your symptoms will go away.
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