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ObesityWeek℠ Registration Opens in June!
Join ASMBS and TOS at ObesityWeek 2017 October 29 – November 2 in Washington, DC. The preeminent scientific and educational conference features:
  • 100+ sessions
  • 1,000+ abstracts
  • 150+ exhibitors
  • 4,000+ attendees
  • numerous social and networking events
ObesityWeek continues to bring together world-renowned obesity experts to share innovations and breakthroughs in surgical intervention and obesity treatment. Registration opens in June.

Check out the National Harbor Gaylord Hotel for a sneak preview of this spectacular venue and abundant attractions. Whether you’re interested in the laid back activities of the Harbor or the bustling sites of DC, you’ll have plenty to enjoy during your leisure time at ObesityWeek!
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ASMBS Received Accreditation with Commendation - What Does That Mean For You?
ASMBS is pleased to announce it has been reaccredited at the highest honor, Accreditation with Commendation! Since ASMBS was founded in 1983, education has been our top priority. The designation of accreditation with commendation recognizes that ASMBS not only is providing high-quality Continuing Medical Education, but also is going above and beyond to engage our members and attendees in interprofessional collaboration and to address growth and change in the field of bariatric surgery.

View the ASMBS Accreditation Statement for ObesityWeek and learn more about ACCME and accreditation.

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Opened May 1st — Obesity and Cancer Call for Papers: Highlighting Cutting Edge Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics
The Editorial Team of Obesity joins the leadership of the Obesity and Cancer Section to seek submission of high-quality manuscripts for a special supplement issue of the journal to be published in November 2017.

With the goal of raising the profile of obesity and cancer research, this project seeks cutting edge original transdisciplinary research on obesity, energetics and cancer. The special issue will be released concurrent with ObesityWeek 2017 and will be distributed on site in Washington, DC.

The TOS Obesity and Cancer Section has highlighted the term “transdisciplinary” to encourage submissions across the transdisciplinary spectrum – genes to geography, basic bench science to clinical trials and dissemination and implementation science. All papers will be evaluated by peer reviewers who are experts in the field of cancer research, and final selections for the special issue will be made by members of the Obesity and Cancer section.

Submissions for the special issue will open May 1, and all manuscripts must be received by July 1. To be considered, please submit your manuscript online and follow the guidelines for Original Articles. See the full Call for Papers and contact editorial@obesity.org with any questions.

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Join ASMBS or TOS and Save on ObesityWeek Registration
ObesityWeek 2017 combines the annual meetings of both the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS).

Both organizations cater to and advocate for professionals and specialists working in the field of obesity, offering networking and leadership opportunities as well as access to news and toolkits. Join one or both today!

ASMBS is primarily for medical professionals actively involved in weight loss surgery. The purpose of the society is to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality and safety of care and treatment of people with obesity and related diseases. Members are primarily doctors, surgeons, and integrated health professionals such as nurses, dieticians and clinic managers. Learn more about ASMBS Membership Benefits and submit a completed application by Friday, October 6th to receive the membership discount for ObesityWeek. Not a Surgeon? Become an Integrated Health Member.

TOS is the leading professional society for obesity clinicians, researchers and academics working to treat and prevent the disease of obesity. The Society’s focus is to advance the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity. A variety of professionals – from basic scientists, to weight-loss physicians to industry researchers – benefit greatly from the career advancement opportunities provided by TOS. Learn more about TOS Membership Benefits and join to receive the membership discount for ObesityWeek.

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OBESITY IN THE NEWS


Experts define obesity as a disease
Medical News Today
In a consensus statement published in the journal Obesity Reviews, experts from the World Obesity Federation make the case for defining obesity as a disease process. They argue that, by recognizing the primary agent as food rather than an infectious microbe, it fits a widely-accepted model of disease.
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Novo Nordisk bets on new obesity drug recipes
Reuters
Hit by pricing pressure in its core insulin business, Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking at new treatments for obesity — a major cause of diabetes — to help revive its growth. New Chief Executive Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, who took over in January, admits obesity has been a "graveyard" for the drug industry in the past, but he believes a new wave of targeted products that mimic natural hormones now offer real promise.
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States with the highest obesity rates
24/7 Wall Street
According to multiple studies, obesity — and even being overweight — can shave years off the average lifespan — up to 14 years in extreme obesity cases. Despite the known dangers, including many associated diseases, the U.S. obesity rate has doubled since the early 1960s, and today obesity is the second leading cause of premature death in the country. Most Americans today are at least overweight.
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1 in 4 Chinese children expected to be overweight by 2030 amid obesity epidemic
The Telegraph
More than a quarter of Chinese children will be obese or overweight by 2030, a new report says, as experts warn obesity rates among the young are reaching “epidemic” proportions. Changing diets and a sedentary lifestyle will see about 28 per cent of seven to 18-year-olds, almost 50 million children, classified as obese or overweight by 2030, a new report from Peking University's School of Public Health said.
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