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|August Deadlines for TOS Grant Programs
The Obesity Society (TOS) is accepting Letters of Intent for grants.
The Early Career Research Grant is offered by The Obesity Society as a member service to foster and stimulate new research ideas in any area of investigation related to obesity. The grant targets early career investigators and post-doctoral trainees by funding proposals that demonstrate a high likelihood of resulting in new and innovative approaches in obesity research. Applicants may request up to $25,000 for a one-year period. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Aug. 19, 2019.
Another grant being offered 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. The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Aug. 12, 2019.
|Deadline Extended to Apply for TOS Awards
The Obesity Society (TOS) has extended the deadline to July 29, 2019, for nomination submissions for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
TOS Pediatric Obesity Section
|Apply for Oded Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research
The Pediatric Obesity Section of The Obesity Society (TOS) is accepting nominations for distinguished individuals to be considered for the 2019 Oded Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, July 26, 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the subject line the name of the nominee.
To submit a nomination, the following information needs to be included in the email:
For more information, please send email to Shameeka Green at email@example.com.
- 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
|TOS Accepting Late Breaking-Abstract Submissions
The Obesity Society (TOS) is accepting late-breaking abstracts for this year's ObesityWeek℠. 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.
|Garvey Provides Commentary on Obesity Studies
Two papers in the July issue of Obesity constitute landmarks that will impel the evolution of health care for patients with obesity, according to W. Timothy Garvey, a TOS member and professor of medicine in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Garvey is also director of the UAB Diabetes Research Center and a senior scientist at UAB's Nutrition Obesity Research Center.
The first paper establishes core principles and standards of care developed by the STOP Obesity Alliance in partnership with multiple stakeholders including healthcare professionals (HCPs), community organizations, payers, and patient advocates. These standards of care are relevant to both HCPs and the financing of care and health care systems entrusted with the delivery of evidence‐based interventions for the benefit of patients. The second paper forges for the first time a comprehensive inventory of clinical competencies for undergraduate and graduate medical education in obesity together with benchmarks for evaluation of learners. The competencies for training in obesity care were developed by the Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an intersociety initiative that includes The Obesity Society.
Read more of Garvey's commentary.
|Beware of Fake Websites for ObesityWeek℠ 2019
The Obesity Society (TOS) wants to alert our members that fake websites can be found online advertising ObesityWeek℠ 2019. TOS members are advised to be aware and avoid these websites. These pirate sites are not affiliated in any way with TOS or ObesityWeek.
The official website for The 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society at ObesityWeek 2019 can be found here. In searching for information online about ObesityWeek, look for the TOS logo (displayed on the left side in the first image of this article) to ensure you are using the correct website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
|Joint Symposia at ObesityWeek℠ 2019
Check out a few of the joint symposia to be held on Nov. 6 at ObesityWeek 2019!
TOS/EASO Joint Symposium: Policies of Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children — An International Perspective
TOS/OAC/Obesity Canada Joint Symposium: Addressing Weight Bias in Obesity Management Practice: Patient-centered Strategies and Solutions
TOS/AADE Joint Symposium: The 2019 AADE7 Self-care Behaviors: A Framework for Person-centered Treatment and Prevention
Future issues of the TOS e-newsletter will feature additional symposia!
View the conference schedule on the ObesityWeek website to learn more about joint symposia at ObesityWeek 2019.
National Institutes of Health
|Research Reveals Calorie Restriction Reduces Heart, Metabolic Risk Factors Independent of Weight Loss
Moderately reducing caloric intake during a period of two years significantly improved cardiometabolic risk factors in young and middle-aged adults who did not have obesity, according to new findings from the Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy (CALERIE) Trial.
According to the researchers, there are no pharmacologic agents with such profound effects on such a broad range of cardiometabolic risk factors. Published online July 11, 2019, and in the September print edition of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, the paper was authored by a team led by CALERIE study principal investigator William E. Kraus, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC.
The study is a multicenter randomized controlled trial supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health.
Read the NIH press release.
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
|MRI of Obesity, Metabolic Disorders Workshop Begins July 21, 2019
Senior investigators and junior scientists will convene July 21–24, 2019, in Singapore for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Workshop on MRI of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders.
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.
Read more about the workshop.
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