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Steven B. Heymsfield, MD, FTOS
|Message from The Obesity Society (TOS) President
Crossing the Mojave Desert two centuries ago, explorers traveling to Los Angeles came across a verdant valley with artesian wells that they named The Meadow or Las Vegas in their native Spanish. That is hardly the tranquil image I envision for ObesityWeek® taking place Nov. 3–7, in Las Vegas.
The conference is filled with keynote lectures presented by internationally-recognized experts across topics ranging from basic to population sciences. Educational courses, workshops, and symposia are aimed at a wide range of attendee disciplines and levels of expertise. A bounty of abstracts have been accepted for presentation, some that will report groundbreaking science. Make sure to attend the awards session and reception that honors our finest scientists at all career levels.
As I scroll through the program, I could fill all of my days in Las Vegas attending sessions directly aligned with my own research interests. The Blackburn Symposium is one of those sessions. This year, Courtney Peterson (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Frank Scheer (Harvard Medical School) will examine the fascinating question "Does It Matter When you Eat?" Eric Ravussin (Pennington Biomedical Research Center) will chair the session at which two Blackburn Award winners will be announced.
Another session I am looking forward to attending is the joint TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) symposium that explores the increasingly recognized metabolic heterogeneity of obesity. Topics range from studies in rodents to humans presented by three eminent TOS/NORC members: Philipp Scherer (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), Samuel Klein (Washington University School of Medicine), and Eric Ravussin (Pennington Biomedical Research Center). Chaired by Paul MacLean (University of Colorado School of Medicine), two junior researchers will also give presentations.
Don't wait until the last minute to register for the meeting and make hotel reservations!
I look forward to seeing all of you at ObesityWeek® and sharing our experience, knowledge, and insights on all aspects of the disease of obesity.
|2019 Voting for TOS Council and the Nominating Committee
Back from your summer schedule?
The Obesity Society (TOS) Council and nominating committee will soon be holding society elections. Last year's voting website SimplyVoting was a resounding success, so do not miss your opportunity to shape the society's leadership.
Membership levels continue to increase, up 15 percent over last year, so check out TOS's new membership database MemberSuite and keep your membership active.
|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.
|Free Webinars from ASPEN for TOS Members
Members of The Obesity Society (TOS) can participate in free webinars as part of Malnutrition Awareness Week™, thanks to a partnership between TOS and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The awareness event will take place 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
To register for the webinars, TOS members need to use the code: MAW-TOS.
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!
|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. Save $20! Use code TOSNEW.
For more information, visit the hotel information section on the ObesityWeek® website.
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. Members 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
Nov. 4, 2019: TOS/NIH Joint Symposium: Landing Your First R01—Tips from the NIH
Nov. 4, 2019: TOS/Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Joint Symposium: Metabolic Heterogeneity of Obesity
Nov. 5, 2019: TOS/SSIB Joint Symposium: Taste Great, Less Filling—Role for the Gustatory System in Ingestive Behavior and Obesity
Nov. 6, 2019: TOS/EASO Joint Symposium: Policies of Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children—An International Perspective
Nov. 6, 2019: TOS/OAC/Obesity Canada Joint Symposium: Addressing Weight Bias in Obesity Management Practice: Patient-centered Strategies and Solutions
Nov. 6, 2019: TOS/AADE Joint Symposium: The 2019 AADE7 Self-care Behaviors: A Framework for Person-centered Treatment and Prevention
Nov. 6, 2019: TOS/Academy Joint Symposia: Partnering for Obesity Treatment in Primary Care and Following Bariatric Surgery—Evidence-based Dietary and Lifestyle Practices for Health Care Providers
Nov. 7, 2019: TOS/OMA Joint Symposium: Nutritional Intervention in the Clinical Management of Diabetes
Nov. 7, 2019: TOS/ACSM Joint Symposium: Is "Sit Less" Sufficient for Obesity Prevention and Treatment? Contemporary Perspectives
Nov. 7, 2019: TOS/SBM Joint Symposium: Understanding Environmental Influences to Tailor Obesity Prevention and Treatment Efforts
Nov. 7, 2019: TOS/WOF Joint Symposium: Sugar—Natural and Pure or is Deadly?
View the conference schedule on the ObesityWeek website to learn more about joint symposia at ObesityWeek 2019.
|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.
Society of Behavioral Medicine
|SBM Accepting Abstracts Until Sept. 9, 2019, for Annual Meeting
The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) welcomes 2020 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions abstract submissions for consideration as posters, papers, courses, panel discussions, or symposia. Membership is not required to submit.
SBM offers more than 30 topic areas, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, pain, physical activity, and digital health. The Society’s meeting is the only truly multi-disciplinary behavioral medicine conference. This can help presenters have more impact. It helps attendees understand the complex interplay among health conditions.
The abstract deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EDT) Sept. 9, 2019.
SBM will hold its 41st annual meeting April 1-4, 2020, in San Francisco, CA.
Click here to submit an abstract.
For more information, visit the Society's website.
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
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.
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