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|New TOS Membership Portal:
A Special Thank You to Our Members
TOS wants to offer a special thank you to its members for their patience and cooperation during the recent upgrade to a new Association Management System (AMS) to support the Society’s membership activities. TOS's AMS — MemberSuite — is now live and operating. Members will benefit from the new system by having an interactive database that is user friendly.
With any new major undertaking, there are always technical issues and other challenges. TOS staff continues to address any issues but has worked through the majority of challenges. However, if you need assistance accessing or working with MemberSuite, please email or call 301-563-6526 and ask for our Membership Department.
|Opening July 12, 2019:
TOS Late Breaking-Abstract Submission Site for ObesityWeek
On Friday, July 12, 2019, TOS will begin accepting late-breaking abstracts. Don't miss this chance to present research on basic science, prevention, and treatment at The 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society at ObesityWeek℠. Selected abstracts will be presented at ObesityWeek, Nov. 5–7, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
Submit your abstract to one of the following tracks:
Track 1: Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
Track 2: Neuroscience
Track 3: Intervention and Clinical Studies
Track 4: Population Health
Track 6: Health Care Policy/Public Health Policy
The deadline for late-breaking abstract submission is Monday, July 29, 2019.
|More Than 100 TOS Members Become ABOM Diplomates
The Obesity Society (TOS) is excited to announce that 113 TOS members have earned certification in obesity medicine through the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). View a list of this year's TOS members who received certification.
Certification as a Diplomate by ABOM distinguishes a physician as achieving competency and understanding in obesity care. This year's recipients join the more than 3,370 physicians who have earned certification.
To prepare for the exam, the Society will offer TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam at the 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society at ObesityWeekSM. This preconference event will take place Nov. 3–4, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Attendees can earn 18 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
After taking the Review Course, stay for the conference and attend sessions in the Obesity Medicine Exam Prep Track that is part of ObesityWeek to earn the remaining, required, 30 Group One CME credits, all in one week.
Learn more about the next ABOM exam set for Feb. 24–27, 2020.
Congratulations to our TOS members!
|TOS 2019 Call for Grants Now Open
TOS 2019 call for grants is now open!
Among the many opportunities TOS will offer this year is the WW Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. The grant will focus on the development of a scalable, behavioral weight-loss intervention that includes digital tools. This grant will be funded for $50,000 for a one-year period.
Visit the Society's website to learn more about grant opportunities, eligibility criteria, and instructions on how to apply.
The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Aug. 12, 2019.
|Deadline Extended to July 22, 2019 for TOS Call for Awards
The deadline has been extended to July 22, 2019 for nomination submissions for The Obesity Society’s (TOS) awards. TOS awards promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity. Each award recognizes specific research achievements and major contributions to the basic science, treatment, and prevention of obesity. Awards highlighting the careers and accomplishments of obesity researchers will be presented during TOS's 37th Annual Meeting held at ObesityWeek℠. ObesityWeek will be held Nov. 3–7, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.
TOS encourages its members to identify the talented and exceptional people in the field of obesity who deserve to be recognized and awarded for work in their field.
Nominations will be reviewed by The Obesity Society's Awards Committee and the recipients will be announced later this summer.
All award nominations should be submitted to email@example.com.
Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service
The George A. Bray Founders Award
The George A. Bray Master's Thesis Award
The George A. Bray Doctoral Dissertation Award
The TOPS Research Achievement Award
The Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship
Contact Regina Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TOS Pediatric Obesity Section
|Nominations Call Open:
Oded Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research
The Pediatric Obesity Section of The Obesity Society (TOS) has opened the call for nominations for distinguished individuals to be considered for the 2019 Oded Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research.
Founded in 2007 by the Pediatric Obesity Section of TOS, The Bar-Or Award recognizes significant scientific contributions to basic and applied pediatric research that have resulted in major advances in understanding the etiology, treatment, and/or prevention of obesity.
Past recipients of this award include:
The Bar-Or Award is presented annually during the Pediatric Obesity Section meeting at ObesityWeek℠. The 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society will be held at ObesityWeek Nov. 3–7, at Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas, NV. The recipient will be invited to give the keynote speech during the Pediatric Obesity Section meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.
- 2018 – Denise Wilfley, PhD
- 2017 – Shiriki K. Kumanyika, PhD, MPH
- 2016 – Dianne Ward, EdD
- 2015 – David Ludwig, MD, PhD
- 2014 – Mary Story, PhD
- 2013 – Jack A. Yanovski, MD, PhD
- 2012 – Tom Robinson, MD, MPH
- 2011 – Nancy Butte, PhD
- 2010 – Leann L. Birch, PhD
- 2009 – Michael Goran, PhD and Melinda Southern, PhD
- 2008 – William H. Dietz, MD, PhD
- 2007 – Leonard Epstein, PhD
Nominees must be Fellows or regular members of The Obesity Society and members of the Pediatric Obesity Section in active status. North American and international residents are eligible. Nominate yourself or a colleague for the award. Please send your nominations to Shameeka Green at email@example.com and indicate in the subject line the name of the nominee. Nominations are due by Friday, July 19, 2019.
To submit a nomination, the following information needs to be included in the email:
For more information, please send email to Shameeka Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Photo of nominee
- The nominee's complete CV (including grant support)
- Statement (no more than 300 words). The statement may be edited by TOS staff for clarity and consistency to fit the space available for publication. The 300-word statement must have the following three categories:
- Background and experience
- Involvement with TOS
- Nominee's accomplishments
|Joint Symposia at ObesityWeekSM 2019
As part of the numerous opportunities at ObesityWeek, The Obesity Society (TOS) will partner with several peer organizations and government agencies to offer joint symposia. Members are encouraged to mark their calendars to attend these sessions scheduled for Nov. 3–7, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
Check out a few of the joint symposia to be held at ObesityWeek 2019!
Nov. 4, 2019: TOS/NIH Joint Symposium: Landing Your First R01—Tips from the NIH
Nov. 4, 2019: TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Joint Symposium: Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity
Nov. 5, 2019: TOS/SSIB Joint Symposium: Taste Great, Less Filling—Role for the Gustatory System in Ingestive Behavior and Obesity
Future issues of the Society's e-newsletter will feature additional symposia!
View the conference schedule on the ObesityWeek website to learn more about joint symposia at ObesityWeek 2019.
Do you make your colleagues laugh? Do you know someone who does? Smart people often have a killer sense of humor, and let’s face it—members of TOS are brilliant. TOS is hosting a Nerd Night at ObesityWeek. We are looking for members who can deliver real science in a funny presentation. Nerd Nights are becoming an institution at campuses all over the world. We are having ours from 8:30 to 10:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Nominate yourself or a colleague to present by sending an email to email@example.com.
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
|Workshop to Focus on MRI of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
Senior investigators and junior scientists are encouraged to register for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Workshop on MRI of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. This workshop will be held July 21–24, 2019, at the Matrix Building in Singapore.
Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy have become widely used to quantify not only fat accumulation in adipose tissue depots, organs, and muscles, but also the molecular substrates, products, and dynamic rates of metabolism and biochemical pathways. As a follow-up to the 2012 ISMRM workshop held in Long Beach, California, on water-fat MRI, the purpose of this proposed workshop is to bring together and reunite internationally recognized scientists and clinicians who are currently developing and applying advanced MRI and MRS techniques to investigate the causes and consequences of obesity and metabolic dysfunctions.
Continuing Medical Education credits will not be offered for the workshop.
Register now and book your hotel reservation.
Read more about the workshop.
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