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ASMBS & TOS
Thank you for attending the 3rd annual ObesityWeek conference in Los Angeles, CA. It was a great success! While it's time for us to look to the future and start planning our 2016 meeting, we would like to get your feedback so that we can make ObesityWeek 2016 an even better experience for all those in attendance. Please complete the overall event survey online here. Both TOS and ASMBS hope to refer to your suggestions for our planning.

Thank you in advance for your participation and we look forward to seeing you in New Orleans, Oct. 31 – Nov. 5, 2016!
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The Obesity Society's symposium & speaker suggestion site is now open for ObesityWeek 2016
TOS Program Committee
ObesityWeek 2015 was a great success and we could not have done it without you! Now it's time to look to the future and start planning for our 2016 meeting. TOS's Annual Program Committee is now accepting suggestions for topic areas, symposia and potential speakers. We would like to invite our members and partners to submit their symposia suggestions starting today.

Importantly, for 2016 the Program Committee hopes to accept many symposia with no or only minor modifications. These submitted symposia will be highlighted in the 2016 program. The Program Committee will continue to develop key lectures and a minority of symposia; however, the topics and speakers for those sessions will be informed by suggestions from TOS Sections and members. Therefore, please submit your ideas through the symposia suggestion submission system, as the Program Committee relies heavily on suggestions from you to develop the program. The deadline for submission is December 22, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.

Find out more information and tips for your submission here.

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Claim your ObesityWeek 2015 CME credits
TOS
If you attended ObesityWeek 2015, don't forget to claim your CME credits!

For TOS sessions, claim your credits here using your TOS username and login. If you are not a TOS member, access your evaluations using the "Non-Member Login."

For ASMBS sessions, claim your credits here. Your username is your first name and last name (with no spaces), and your password is your email address. Please note, the email address you enter to claim your credits should be the same email address you used for ObesityWeek registration.

Miss ObesityWeek? Get the content at your fingertips with Obesity On Demand and access CME credit online.

ObesityWeek on Demand contains approximately 120 hours of ObesityWeek presentations covering a multi-track schedule of topics including abstract presentations, partner symposia, educational courses, video sessions and more. It is a CME-accredited online program that delivers the latest cutting-edge science and clinical best practices presented during the meeting. ObesityWeek On Demand makes continuing education easy with online access, a USB drive for offline access and downloadable MP3 and PDF files. Find out more here.

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Congratulations to TOS Ethan Sims Award finalists
TOS
Each year at TOS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek, five finalists are selected to compete for the Ethan Sims Award, created to recognize excellence in research by young investigators based on their science submitted to and presented at the meeting. Each finalist receives a $1,000 travel award and competes for an additional $1,000 cash prize. Congratulations to the 2015 finalists who presented during the plenary session on Friday, Nov. 6 (from left):
  • Finalist: David J. Hume, BSc, University of Cape Town
  • Finalist: Clare H. Llewellyn, MA, GDip, MSc, PhD, Health Behavior Research Center
  • Top Finalist: Vance L. Albaugh, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • TOS President: Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, FTOS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Finalist: Aditya J. Desai, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Finalist: Charlotte C. Ronveaux, PhD, University of California Davis
Of them, Dr. Vance Albaugh was selected as the top finalist for his research, "Biliary Diversion to the Distal Ileum Results in Metabolic Improvements Similar to Gastric Bypass in Mice," which illustrates his interests within the realm of gastrointestinal physiology and hormonal control of metabolism, specifically bile acids as mediators of the metabolic benefits of bariatric surgery.

"I am incredibly honored to have been named the Ethan Sims Awardee and to follow in the footsteps of so many accomplished obesity and metabolism researchers," said Dr. Albaugh.

Congratulations to Dr. Albaugh and the other finalists!

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ObesityWeek abstracts, photos and more available online!
TOS
The excitement of ObesityWeek 2015 doesn't stop with the close of the meeting. We hope you will continue to reference the meeting abstracts online here, and check out the meeting news coverage and interact on social media.

You can explore photos taken by our conference photographer on our Facebook page, and tag and share them with your friends and colleagues.

If you had your professional photo taken by the photographer at the Exhibit Hall Photo Booth you can find and download your new photo for free here.

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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


Overweight? Battling obesity? The latest science-based tips from ObesityWeek 2015
HealthCentral
Stop trying every new fad diet and stop trying every new gimmicky exercise program. It's costing you money and patience — and stressing you out when you can't maintain your weight loss. Here are the latest science-based tips from the recent ObesityWeek 2015 conference that will improve your chances of sustained weight loss and better health.
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How weight loss myths can get in your way
USA Today
From the Paleo diet to five-minute workouts and raspberry ketone supplements, there's always something new and trendy in weight loss — enough to persuade Americans to spend nearly $60 billion a year. But all that spending seems to produce, at best, modest results: Two-thirds of U.S. adults remain overweight or obese. And those who do lose weight often lose just a few pounds. Many then regain the weight.
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TOS infographic outlines potential causes, contributors for weight gain
Healio
A new infographic prepared by The Obesity Society will provide a streamlined list of the latest research on the potential causes and contributors of obesity, according to Nikhil Dhurandhar, Ph.D., FTOS, president of The Obesity Society. Dhurandhar said in an interview that the task force that designed the infographic aimed to capture complex concepts pictorially and turn them into an easily accessible slide that can be disseminated freely to TOS members and the public.
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Weight-loss surgery often brings less joint pain
HealthDay News
Aching knee and hip joints may hurt less after successful weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests. "In particular, walking is easier, which impacts patients' ability to adopt a more physically active lifestyle," lead researcher Wendy King said in a news release from the ObesityWeek meeting. Weight-loss surgery isn't a "magic bullet" for joint pain for every patient, however.
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Sleep matters for obesity
MedPage Today
When most people think about the behavioral therapy of obesity, they mostly focus on eating habits (personalized caloric restriction) and physical activity. The idea that we must alter patients' homeostasis and energy balance in favor of fat loss is the foundation of this focus, and it's true.
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Some people are hardwired to crave fatty foods
New York Daily News
Your genes could be responsible for not fitting into your jeans. So craving fatty food is another woe you can blame your parents for. Scientists have identified two genetic variants that appear to sway people to choose healthy or fat-laden foods.
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Study: Teen obesity surgery benefits last at least 3 years
The Associated Press
The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks. "I feel awesome. It's like a new life," said Miranda Taylor, a Cincinnati nursing student in the study who had surgery when she was 16 and weighed 265 pounds. She lost more than 100 pounds, along with severe depression, pre-diabetes and an obesity-related hormonal condition.
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Cutting edge news from ObesityWeek 2015
HealthCentral
Following the overwhelming news that was released at The Obesity Society's ObesityWeek2015, here is some of the latest research and findings (some still yet to be published) that is changing the way we manage, treat and prevent obesity.
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Using a weight-loss app? Study of millennials says it doesn't help much
Kaiser Health News via The Philadelphia Inquirer
Young American adults own smartphones at a higher rate than any other age group. Researchers from Duke University wanted to see if capitalizing on that smartphone usage with a low-cost weight-loss app might help the 35 percent of young adults in the U.S. who are overweight or obese.
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Most obesity care not covered by insurers
USA Today
Obesity is a disease, but the U.S. healthcare system fails to treat it like one, say doctors who treat obesity. A study presented at ObesityWeek, a meeting of such health professionals, asked more than 9,000 consumers about insurance coverage and employer support for obesity-related services and found.
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