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|Media Outlets Worldwide Publicize Research Featured in Obesity
Two research studies publicized online ahead of the August print issue of Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society, attracted worldwide media attention this month.
One press release discusses how researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories. The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism when food intake and meal frequency are matched. Stories about this research aired on Good Morning America and the TODAY show. Articles were published in various print and online publications such as Newsweek, ScienceDaily, The Daily Mail, ANI, Hola News, and Medical Xpress.
In the other press release, researchers explain that rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) are particularly high among African American and Hispanic adults, and underlie substantial health disparities observed in these populations. Limited published data are available on the specific components of effective lifestyle interventions for minority men and women with T2D or the individual behavioral weight control practices associated with successful weight control, leaving gaps in the scientific literature and a lack of guidance about how to tailor intervention approaches for these high-risk populations.
"The current research points to key lifestyle intervention program elements that are associated with successful, long-term, weight control in minority men and women, as well as specific behavioral strategies that could be emphasized within individual sub-groups to optimize weight loss outcomes," said one of the study's authors Delia West, PhD, of the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health in Columbia.
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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. All applicants and their mentors must be TOS members in good standing. If you are not a TOS member, join today! The deadline to submit Letters of Intent is Monday, 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 Monday, Aug. 12, 2019.
|Deadline Extended to Aug. 5, 2019: Late Breaking-Abstract Submissions
TOS has extended the deadline to Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, to submit 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
|Hotel Rooms for ObesityWeek℠: Questions Answered
Are you worried about getting a hotel room at ObesityWeek?
Do not be worried. No one has been allowed to book any hotel rooms in the ObesityWeek block, because registration is not open yet. As soon as you register, you will receive a link to book your hotel room on your confirmation. The room block is very large — you will have plenty of time to book your hotel room before the block of rooms sell out.
Why wait to book your hotel?
Because TOS has negotiated the lowest rates at the Mandalay Bay Resort. No other source will have rates as low as we do on both the hotel room rate and the resort fee. If you booked through some other source, we recommend you cancel your other reservation and book with us — it will save you money.
What is taking so long?
We are building a new registration system from scratch. Technology buildouts can be challenging. But it's nearly done. Don't worry — you will have until Aug. 23, 2019, to get the lowest, early-bird rates on registration.
Want to save an extra $20?
Use this code TOS20promo when you check out at registration.
Keep Calm and Research On
Mark your calendars to attend the Blackburn Symposium on Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Rhythms — Does When You Eat Matter? at ObesityWeek. This year's symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.
|Does When You Eat Matter?
There is intense interest in the relationship between meal and snack timing, inter-meal time intervals, and related metabolic and weight effects. Recent research provides new insights into the importance of not just of what we eat, but when we eat for glucose control, energy expenditure, and metabolic health. These insights are of clinical relevance given the high prevalence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, late-night eating, breakfast skipping, short-fasting durations, irregular meal times, shift work; and sleep and circadian disturbances.
The Obesity Society issued a press release about a research study published online July 24, 2019, in Obesity focused on meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appears to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories.
Access the study before you attend the symposium!
|Beware of Fake Websites for ObesityWeek℠ 2019
REAL OBESITYWEEK WEBSITE: OBESITYWEEK.COM
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.
|Workshop: Advancing Effective Obesity Communications
The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions will host a workshop that will provide an overview of the current communications environment and its impact on delivering information on obesity solutions. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at the National Academies of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20418.
Invited presenters will discuss strategies to reach specific audiences (e.g., different publics, decision-makers, and policymakers), as well as examine best practices in the development of effective messages. The workshop will explore the complexities of communicating solutions for obesity, such as addressing issues of equity and unintended consequences, and lessons that have been learned to inform future efforts.
Register to attend in-person or via webcast.
Mark your calendar to attend the 14th Annual Obesity Summit: Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease. The event will be held Sept. 26–27, 2019, in two locations: InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA, and is jointly provided by Cleveland Clinic and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
|Attend the Cleveland Clinic 14th Annual Obesity Summit
This year’s summit will focus on innovative solutions and strategies for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease management. A variety of sessions will be offered such as Exercise: An Essential Component of Obesity Treatment, New Medications in the Pipeline for Diabetes and Obesity, and Hypertension and Dyslipidemia Management in Patients with Obesity.
Presenters will include TOS President Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS; TOS Immediate Past President Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM; and TOS Council member Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, FTOS. Other presenters will include TOS members W. Scott Butsch, MD, FTOS, and Catherine Champagne, PhD, FTOS. Editor-in-Chief of the Society's journal Obesity Eric Ravussin, PhD, will also present at the summit.
Healthcare professionals, researchers, hospital and corporate administrators, and others who have an interest in obesity-related fields, including endocrinology, family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology, cardiology, bariatric surgery and wellness are encouraged to attend. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
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