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Join The Obesity Society and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7 at ObesityWeek℠ 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The preeminent scientific conference attracts 5,000+ attendees and features 100+ sessions, numerous social events, 1,000+ abstracts, and 150+ exhibitors.
|ObesityWeek℠ Early-bird Registration is Now Open!
ObesityWeek continues to bring together world-renowned experts to share innovations and breakthroughs in surgical intervention and obesity treatment. Attendees will find a comprehensive conference schedule on obesity research, treatment, surgery, prevention, population health, public policy, and more. New sub-tracks for pediatric obesity, diabetes, and obesity medicine exam prep make finding targeted content easier than ever.
Early-bird registration closes Aug. 23, 2019. Save $20! Use code TOSNEW.
Visit the registration section on the ObesityWeek website to sign up now!
|Hotel Rooms for ObesityWeek℠: Questions Answered
Are you worried about getting a hotel room at ObesityWeek?
Do not be worried. 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 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.
When does early-bird registration end?
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 TOSNEW when you check out at registration.
Come hear TOS Past President Barbara E. Corkey, PhD, a leader in the fields of obesity and diabetes research for more than 50 years, offer insight on why we have failed to decrease obesity and diabetes. Corkey's presentation is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas, NV.
|TOS Past President Barbara E. Corkey to Speak at ObesityWeek
Corkey, the Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at Boston University, has more than 180 related publications and 40 years of continuous government research support.
The Corkey laboratory has been engaged in research on obesity and diabetes, with a particular focus on metabolic signal transduction in ß-cells, adipocytes and hepatocytes, intercellular communication via circulating redox, and the role of hyperinsulinemia in obesity and diabetes.
|Beware of Fake Websites for ObesityWeek℠ 2019
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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 to ensure you are using the correct website.
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|Limited Time Remains to Apply 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. 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.
National Institutes of Health
|'Wildling' Mice Could Help Translate Results in Animal Models to Results in Humans
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new mouse model that could improve the translation of research in mice into advances in human health. The mouse model, which the scientists called "wildling," acquired the microbes and pathogens of wild mice, while maintaining the laboratory mice's genetics that make them more useful for research.
In two pre-clinical studies, wildlings mirrored human immune responses, where lab mice failed to do so. Published online in Science, the study was conducted by scientists at the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Read the NIH press release to learn more.
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
|2019 AANP Fall Conference Early-bird Prizes
Create your personalized conference experience with advanced continuing education sessions and workshops from four topical areas at the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Fall Conference! This conference will take place Oct. 10–13, 2019, at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Complete your registration and hotel reservation by Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, to be eligible for valuable early-bird prizes. First prize is a four night hotel stay at the Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Winners will be notified, announced in American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) communications and named on the AANP website no later than Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. See complete details.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
|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.
Cleveland Clinic and Pennington Biomedical Research Center
|Attend the Cleveland Clinic 14th Annual Obesity Summit
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.
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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