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The Obesity Society (TOS) has extended the deadline to Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, for early-bird registration rates for ObesityWeek®. Don't forget to take advantage of these special rates so that you can 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.
|Early-bird Registration Deadline Extended for ObesityWeek®
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!
Don't forget — Early-bird registration closes Aug. 23, 2019. Save $20! Use code TOSNEW.
Visit the registration section on the ObesityWeek website to sign up now!
|Don't Wait — Book Your Hotel Room for ObesityWeek®
If you have not booked your hotel room yet for ObesityWeek®, act now!
Special discounted rates for hotel rooms at the Mandalay Bay Resort will be available until Sept. 30, 2019 or until the hotel sells out — whichever comes first. Register for the conference to receive a link to book your room.
For more information, visit the hotel information section on the ObesityWeek website.
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
REAL OBESITYWEEK WEBSITE: OBESITYWEEK.COM
The Obesity Society (TOS) wants to alert perspective attendees that fake websites can be found online advertising ObesityWeek® 2019. Individuals 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
The Obesity Society (TOS) will recognize National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September by offering information and education to obesity medicine specialists and healthcare professionals worldwide.
TOS will mark the health observance by highlighting resources such as patient information pages for obesity medicine and other healthcare providers on its website. Social media posts will be featured throughout the month of September on the Society's Facebook and Twitter pages. The Society is also planning a live Twitter chat with pediatric obesity experts. A date and time is being planned and will be announced in an upcoming issue of the Society's e-newsletter.
Stay tuned for more information!
|TOS Partners with ASPEN for Malnutrition Awareness Week
The Obesity Society has partnered with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) on Malnutrition Awareness Week™ scheduled for Sept. 23–27, 2019.
Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to:
The 2019 awareness week will include educational webinars and resources. Continuing education credit is available for each webinar. ASPEN is accredited to provide medical, pharmacy, nursing and dietetic credits.
- Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier
- Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals
- Increase awareness of nutrition's role on patient recovery
Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #MAW2019.
Malnutrition Awareness Week™ is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Read more and register today!
|Study Suggests Weight Loss Regardless of Psychiatric Medication Use
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online Aug. 23, 2019, in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first to examine weight loss outcomes in individuals taking anti-depressants or anti-psychotics alone, in combination or not at all.
"The results of this study are relevant not only to the healthcare professionals providing care to those who have both excess weight and mental illness, but also to the patients who experience these comorbidities themselves," said Rebecca Christensen, a PhD student at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health in Canada. Christensen served as the study's lead and corresponding author.
Christensen and colleagues explain that individuals who have mental health conditions are at an increased risk of having obesity. Many of the medications used to treat mental health disorders are known to cause weight gain. However, it has remained unclear, if taking these medications would put people at a disadvantage for weight loss.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
|NIH Findings Suggest How Immune System Evolved to Withstand Food Scarcity
Even when taking in fewer calories and nutrients, humans and other mammals usually remain protected against infectious diseases they have already encountered. This may be because memory T cells, which are located throughout the body and required to maintain immune responses to infectious agents, according to scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Their study in mice, published online Aug. 21, 2019 in Cell, also found that animals undergoing dietary restriction were better protected against tumors and bacterial infections than animals with unrestricted diets.
UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
|Call for Applications — Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine
UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance is accepting applications for its Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine that will begin on Aug. 1, 2020. This one-year fellowship, the fifth in the nation, is designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, subspecialty training in the area of obesity medicine.
This fellowship has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in the emerging field of obesity medicine, with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of patients with obesity. Fellows will learn how to treat obesity through intensive lifestyle intervention, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical means, as well as how to address the comorbidities of this condition most effectively. Trainees who complete this fellowship program will be prepared to pursue clinical and/or academic careers focused in obesity medicine and to become leaders in this emerging discipline.
This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have completed a United States or Canadian residency program.
The deadline is Oct. 1, 2019 for 2020 applicants.
For more information or to obtain application materials, send an email to Rena Leslie.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
|Experience the Future at the 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™
Make plans to attend the 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®), the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ event of the year. This year's conference will be held Oct. 26–29, 2019, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, PA.
At FNCE®, you will gain access to new trends, perspectives from expert speakers, and applications that you can apply to practice immediately. Attendees at this year’s event will be able to:
To receive special early-bird rates, register by Sept. 13, 2019.
- Connect with more than 380 exhibitors to discover groundbreaking products and future trends
- Witness in-depth sessions on progressive and controversial topics such as detoxification diets, gut health, the ketogenic diet, culture and diversity, and more
- Broaden their horizons with point/counterpoint sessions, which examine the latest developments in dietetics from all angles
- Take the next step with the re-developed career development and advancement learning track. This track focuses on optimizing your skills in business, communication, and interpersonal relationships.
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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