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Last chance to submit late breaking abstracts! There are ONLY 6 more days to submit your abstract.
This is the FINAL opportunity to submit your research to TOS for ObesityWeek 2017. ALL new data are welcome AND both oral and poster submissions will be considered. Authors of exceptional abstracts may be invited to present in oral sessions.
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This is your last opportunity to become a TOS Fellow in 2017.
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|ObesityWeek: WINNER of the 2017 Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service
The Obesity Society is pleased to announce Michelle Obama has been selected by the Awards Committee to receive The Society's highest award for her significant contributions to the field of obesity.
The Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service recognizes an individual or organization whose work has significantly improved the lives of those affected by obesity, whether through research, public policy, patient care, or other means.
This prestigious award will be presented at ObesityWeek:
TOS AWARDS SESSION
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:30am-12:00pm
Room – National Harbor 4-5
Congratulations Mrs. Obama on a well-deserved honor!
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In this month’s issue of Obesity, Richard D. Palmiter, PhD, of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, reports an interesting perspective in his Obesity article “Neural Circuits That Suppress Appetite: Targets for Treating Obesity?” Dr. Palmiter uses genetic and viral transduction techniques in his research program to evaluate neural circuits that control appetite.
The concept Dr. Palmiter advances is that increasing the activity of neural circuits that suppress appetite might create a state of chronic satiety even in the presence of persistent hedonic and habitual feeding behaviors. Two appetite suppressing circuits activated by nutrients and hormones are reviewed. The first of these pathways is the melanocortin circuit residing in the arcuate region of the hypothalamus. Mutations that involve melanocortin signaling are well established causes of obesity in mice and humans. The second satiety pathway involves the vagal circuits that innervate the gastrointestinal tract and other visceral organs.
Through detailed analyses of these pathways, Dr. Palmiter traces potential neural circuits that can be activated to induce a state of chronic satiety. Dr. Palmitter theorizes, through his neural circuit analyses, that one future therapeutic option might be electrical or chemogenetic stimulation of neuronal populations that promote satiety.
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You’re in luck! There are still a few tickets left for the Meet the Professor Breakfast.
This is an extremely popular event and tickets go fast!
Don’t miss this intimate opportunity to mingle with notable professors while enjoying breakfast with a small group of like-minded peers. Come prepared with your best questions for this relaxed and exclusive chance to learn from top industry leaders.
Tuesday: Guest Professor Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD
Wednesday: Guest Professor Gary D. Foster, PhD
Tickets are limited so get yours today!
Meet the Professor is sponsored by the TOS Clinical Management of Obesity Section.
|OPEN Through August — TOS Photo Contest
TOS marketing team is seeking photo submissions of TOS members at work, engaging with patients, working with their staff, instructing a class or conducting research in their lab.
These photos will be used in marketing materials and on our TOS website.
As if free publicity isn't enough of a reason to submit your action shots, we'll also award the top 3 submitters with new TOS merchandise!
Showcase your office. Showcase our talents. Showcase YOU!
SUBMIT BY AUGUST 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Committee and Research in Diverse Populations Section
The 2017 TOS Shiriki Kumanyika Diversity and Disparities Leadership Award recognizes an investigator who has made a significant difference in the field of obesity disparities in their research and mentorship of new investigators.
Meet last year's award recipient:
José Fernández, PhD.
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
Department of Nutrition Sciences
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
A certificate of award and recognition plaque will be given at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, DC.
Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.
Nominations must be RECEIVED BY September 15.
The Philadelphia Tribune
The nation’s largest organization of African American physicians is calling for efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act to be derailed.
Dr. Richard A. Williams, president of the National Medical Association highlighted the detrimental impact repealing the ACA would have on African Americans as he spoke during the organization’s annual convention held in Philadelphia. He said if the ACA is repealed, some 20 million Americans could lose their health insurance coverage.
The New York Times
For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution. Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be responsible for a characteristic redistributionn of weight in middle age to the abdomen, turning many women from "pears" to "apples." At the same time, the hormone may spur the loss of bone.
The Denver Post
Almost one out of every six children in Denver is obese, according to a new report. And, while a campaign to reduce consumption of sugary drinks may be making inroads into obesity for the youngest kids, deep racial and ethnic inequity remains for obesity in all children.
Medical News Today
Scientists have started to test therapeutic skin grafts that aim to manage glucose levels and body weight in cases of diabetes and obesity. They have recently been tested on wild type mice for the first time, which yielded promising results.
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