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Presented by The Obesity Society: Obesity and Cancer Section
Junior investigators are invited to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) in response to Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.
Specifically, the research described in the one-page LOI should focus on answering one of the following questions:
- Is obesity linked to patients developing specific types of breast cancer? Are obese individuals more at risk to develop metastatic breast cancer? Are obese breast cancer patients more at risk to develop recurrences?
- How does obesity affect the efficacy of treatments for metastatic breast cancer?
- Is obesity playing a role in breast cancer disparities? Are breast cancer patients of specific race or ethnicity more likely to suffer worse outcomes due to obesity?
- Could diet or exercise interventions (or both) favorably impact breast cancer patients with primary or recurrent cancers? Does diet or exercise interventions (or both) resulting in weight loss diminish risks of developing breast cancer, recurrences or metastatic breast cancer? What mechanisms involved in breast cancer recurrences are impacted by obesity, diet or exercise?
Applications from across the translational continuum are invited, from genes to geography.
Junior investigators are defined broadly as:
There is no citizenship requirement (international applicants welcome).
- Completed doctoral level training less than 8 years ago.
- Holds a position of post-doc, fellow, or assistant professor at an academic institution.
Submission and Selection
The LOI is due October 10, 2017 by 11:59 pm Eastern and can be submitted to Shameeka Green at email@example.com.
All semi-finalists must attend the Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at ObesityWeek 2017 and explain their idea in a 10-minute presentation.
Two winners will be selected during the section meeting. First prize winner will receive $7,500. Second prize winner will receive $2,500.
SUBMIT YOUR LOI TODAY
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Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek preconference.
Verify your competency in obesity management, distinguish your practice and be at the forefront of this important field. On Oct. 29-30, prepare for the ABOM Exam by participating in the TOS Review Course, a stimulating educational experience instructed by top experts.
On October 30, TOS presents "Low Calorie Sweeteners and Weight Management” – Low calorie sweeteners (LCS) are intended to permit the consumption of sweet tasting foods and beverages while reducing the calories that these items contain. Whether this substitution is of benefit for weight loss or weight loss maintenance is, however, an area of considerable controversy. The goal of this preconference is to elucidate the current science on whether the consumption of low calorie sweeteners is of overall benefit for calorie reduction and concomitant weight management. Continue reading.
This Preconference is FREE and includes breakfast.
Bernadette Marriott, PhD, Professor at Medical University of South Carolina – Eating episodes of nutritive and low calorie sweeteners in food, beverage and condiments: NHANES 2009-2012
John Glendinning, PhD, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Biology, Barnard College, Columbia University – Taste receptors and taste preferences for low calorie sweeteners
Peter Rogers, BSc(Sus) MSc(Sus) PhD(Leeds) CPsychol, FBPsS, RNutr, Professor of Biological Psychology at University of Bristol – Food intake, body weight and low calorie sweeteners—a review of the evidence
Allison C. Sylvetsky Meni, PhD, Assistant Professor at George Washington University – Metabolic Effects of Low-Calorie Sweeteners: Proposed Mechanisms and Implications for Human Health
Use promotional code TOSNEW to register for ObesityWeek.
MUST REGISTER BY OCTOBER 23
NAFLD & NASH: Links to Obesity & Diabetes
Webinar Recording Now Available
Speaker: Kenneth Cusi, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E.
This foremost expert discusses the pathophysiology of NAFLD,
with particular focus on links to obesity and diabetes.
Rachel Goldman, PhD
Fellowship is one of the highest honors The Obesity Society bestows. This week’s TOS Member Spotlight features a conversation with TOS Fellow R. Scott Rector, PhD, FTOS.
Q: What is your full name, credentials, and title?
A: R. Scott Rector, PhD, FTOS, Associate Professor of Medicine and Research Health Scientist, University of Missouri and Harry S Truman Memorial VA Hospital
Q: What is your primary research question or clinical field?
A: My lab focuses primarily on determining underlying mechanisms and therapeutic targets for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Q: How long have you been in your career?
A: Including my post-doctoral research fellowship, I have been working directly in this field for over 10 years.
Q: What excites you the most about your work?
A: Being able to conduct research on a daily basis that has direct application to human health and disease.
Q: What advice do you have to offer early career obesity professionals?
A: Align yourself with excellent mentors and colleagues.
The Genetic Obesity ID (GO-ID) Genotyping Study is looking for patients to participate in an IRB-approved genetic screening study for individuals suspected of POMC-, PCSK1-, or LepR-deficiency obesity. To refer your patient to the GO-ID study, please visit The Genetic Obesity Project.
The Early Career Committee is seeking Fellows to assist at ObesityWeek as Academic Workshop Discussion Leaders and Lightning Talk Judges.
Your participation will be a tremendous asset to early career members. If selected, you’ll be notified the week of October 16.
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SURVEY DUE OCTOBER 2
Early Career Committee
Join the Early Career Committee for its annual FREE Pre-Conference Academic Workshop. This year’s keynote is Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD, from UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Mayer-Davis is the Cary C Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Co-Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center. Following the keynote, attendees can participate in small group “roundtable” discussions. Table topics will include:
- Biosketch/CV Review
- Careers at NIH
- Career Development
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The Obesity Society is pleased to announce that Monica Saumoy, MD, Gastroenterology/Health Policy & Economics at Weill Cornell Medicine has been selected by the Awards Committee to receive The Society's highest honor for her significant contributions to the field of obesity.
The George A. Bray Masters Thesis Award recognizes an individual for significant contributions that advance the scientific or clinical basis for understanding or treating obesity and for extensive involvement with The Obesity Society.
APPLY NOW FOR OBESITY MEDICINE CERTIFICATION.
Physicians with an interest in obesity medicine are invited to sit for the 2018 American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) certification exam. More than 2,000 physicians throughout the United States and Canada are certified as ABOM diplomates. Exam candidates are required to complete 60 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits on the topic of obesity in order to qualify to sit for the test.
ABOM KEY DATES
October 15, 2017: Early Application Deadline (Save $250)
November 15, 2017: Final Application Deadline
February 26-March 1, 2018: Exam administered at Prometric computer testing centers throughout the US and Canada
Have questions? Contact ABOM at email@example.com or 303-770-9100.
World Obesity Federation
World Obesity Day is an international opportunity to raise awareness about obesity and the need for urgent action. Obesity is responsible for significant portion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many types of cancer. Your support is needed to achieve the campaign's objectives, which include:
- Investing in treatment services to support people affected by obesity
- Investing in early intervention to improve the success of treatment
- Encouraging governments to take urgent action to halt the rise in obesity by 2025
- Investing in prevention to reduce the need for treatment
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October 31, 2017 at 9:30 AM-11:30 AM and 2:00 PM-4:15 PM
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University of Aberdeen via Medical Xpress
Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese than if the mother did not according to research from the University of Aberdeen.
The first study of its kind compared the Body Mass Index of siblings at 5 years old in cases where the mother started smoking between pregnancies, and found those exposed to smoke in the womb had a higher BMI than the older sibling who had not.
International Business Times
Children can be stubborn when it comes to eating breakfast every day and many parents struggle to make sure their kids get the required amount of nutrition before the school bus arrives. But children can start to show signs of obesity if they habitually skip breakfast during their formative years.
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
A U.S. adult who is "healthy" but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates.
Using a computer model, researchers estimated the financial toll that obesity typically takes at different ages. They found, for example, that an obese 50-year-old with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels will end up costing society more than $36,000.
Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds.
Doctors have known that a type of obesity surgery, called gastric bypass, works in the short-term. Patients typically lose a lot of weight, and obesity-related health problems can be prevented or even cured.
But the new findings show that the benefits are still apparent 12 years later.
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