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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 at Mandalay Bay 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.
|Ten Days Left for ObesityWeek® Early-bird Registration
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.
Are you a member of TOS? If not, join now and save on registration rates for ObesityWeek and take advantage of other membership benefits. Join TOS today!
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.
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. Attendees 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
View the conference schedule on the ObesityWeek website to learn more about joint symposia at ObesityWeek 2019.
|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.
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|TOS Early Career Research Grant Deadline is Aug. 19, 2019
The Obesity Society (TOS) is accepting Letters of Intent for the Early Career Research Grant.
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.
|TOS Members Partner to Author Opinion Piece Published in JAMA
President of The Obesity Society (TOS) Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, TOS Ethics Committee Chair Cara B. Ebbeling, PhD, and TOS member David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, collaborated to author an opinion piece published Aug. 12, 2019, in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to the authors — compared with pharmaceutical research — studies evaluating diet or dietary interventions for chronic diseases like obesity (to be distinguished from micronutrient deficiency syndromes like scurvy or rickets) have far greater challenges in terms of consistency, quality control, confounding, and interpretation.
|TOS, Peer Organizations Featured in GAO Study
The Obesity Society (TOS) is one of eight medical associations and advocacy groups for obesity research and treatment that participated in a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released Aug. 9, 2019. The study, titled Obesity Drugs: Few Adults Used Prescription Drugs for Weight Loss and Insurance Coverage Varied, discusses the use of drugs and guidelines for using obesity medications, and provides perspectives on what physicians and other healthcare providers take into consideration when prescribing these medications, among other topics.
TOS President Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS, President-elect Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, FTOS; and Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FTOS, DABOM, provided information and expertise, in addition to studies for the GAO to help the federal agency write the report.
Other peer organizations that participated in the study included American Academy of Family Physicians, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Obesity Action Coalition, Obesity Medicine Association, and the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance. These stakeholders and TOS were selected because of their medical or scientific expertise, relevant publications, or familiarity with the treatment of obesity.
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™.
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.
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