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October 29–November 2, 2017
Join TOS and ASMBS in Washington DC! Register today to participate in the largest Obesity-centric conference in the world.
REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 22
VIEW THE FULL OBESITYWEEK SCHEDULE
BOOK YOUR ROOM – To receive the group rate, follow the instructions below for each hotel. Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis and are going fast! FOR GROUP RATE, YOU MUST BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 22.
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center — a spectacular waterfront resort, with a stunning 19-story glass atrium and sweeping views of the Potomac River, is steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district and only 8 miles south of the nation’s capital. Features a rejuvenating spa, indoor pool and whirlpool, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center and a number of unique restaurants and shops.
HOW TO BOOK: In order to book housing at the discounted rate, you MUST first register, then use the link in your registration confirmation to book your room.
AC Hotel National Harbor (Marriott) – a sophisticated hotel within walking distance of the National Harbor Marina, Carousel and Capital Wheel. Feel at peace with modern decor, luxurious bedding and free Wi-Fi. Features dazzling views of the Potomac River and tasty tapas and cocktails at AC Lounge.
HOW TO BOOK: Call 1-301-749-2299 and ask for the ObesityWeek Room Rate or book online: Book your group rate for ObesityWeek 2017
Residence Inn National Harbor – Spacious suites and a convenient location near the nation’s capital and other vibrant destinations. Accommodations include free Wi-Fi, flat-panel TVs and fully equipped kitchens. Enjoy the modern fitness center and daily breakfast.
HOW TO BOOK: Call 1-301-749-4755 and ask for the ObesityWeek Room Rate or book online: Book your group rate for ObesityWeek 2017
Preconference October 30
"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.
MUST REGISTER BY OCTOBER 23
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
ASMBS Program Committee Chair Natan Zundel:
As ObesityWeek quickly approaches, I want to take this opportunity to share some highlights of, undoubtedly, one of the best obesity conferences in the world. ASMBS and TOS worked diligently to bring you the latest in bariatric and metabolic surgery, endoscopic and multidisciplinary approaches, increased patient access to care, tips for private practitioners, recent bariatric controversies and other exciting topics!
The venue is a wonderful facility, just miles from our nation’s capital and national historic landmarks, with all of the amenities required to host an unmatched conference.
A record number of abstracts were submitted, accepted and incorporated into ASMBS' program. Continue reading.
TOS's 2017 Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek is the best yet!
There will be DOUBLE the basic science sessions, DOUBLE the population health and healthcare policy/public health policy symposia, and TRIPLE the late-breaking abstracts!
“You'll enjoy popular mainstay activities, discover fresh and innovative content, and forge new professional relationships.” Allen Levine, PhD, FTOS, TOS President
Our Annual Meeting offers everything you need to become a tremendous patient advocate. There’s also the added benefit of earning 30+ CME, taking the TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam and connecting with other like-minded clinicians.
“As physicians, our role is vital in ensuring our patients receive the best, most compassionate care.” – Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN, FTOS, TOS President-Elect
The TOS Annual Meeting will also offer "Key Topics from Different Perspectives" ― numerous perspectives on two key topics in obesity management: Physical Activity/Exercise and Dietary Interventions. These topics will be covered from the perspectives of Metabolism & Integrative Physiology, Neuroscience, Intervention & Clinical Studies, Population Health, Clinical/Professional Practice, and Health Care Policy/Public Health Policy.
“I've attended the TOS Annual Meeting for the past 20 years. I'm both proud and excited to join my peers this year as The Obesity Society's Executive Director.” – Anthony Comuzzie, PhD, FTOS, TOS Executive Director
AfterDark at ObesityWeek
Back by popular demand, Party on the Moon will once again headline AfterDark!
"Voted America’s #1 Corporate and Private Party Band, the Party on the Moon® Band will exceed your highest entertainment expectations, dazzling guests with the latest hits, 80s, classic rock, disco/funk, R&B, Motown and new country sounds and more."
So be sure to join your peers, colleagues and new friends at AfterDark – a high-energy dance party!
EXPLORE MORE SOCIAL EVENTS
RUDOLPH LEIBEL, MD – Stem Cell-derived Hypothalamic Neurons in the Elucidation of the Pathogenesis of Human Obesity: A New Frontier
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Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek preconference.
This is what the experts are saying:
Presented at ObesityWeek
2017 ETHAN SIMS YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD: This award recognizes excellence in research by young investigators based on their submitted abstracts and presentation during ObesityWeek. Six finalists have been selected from the call for abstracts and are invited to present their oral abstracts. The recipient will be announced at the conclusion of the session and will receive an additional $1,000 cash prize.
Miranda M Broadney, MD, MPH, National Institutes of Health – T-ES-0001 Interrupting Sedentary Behavior in Overweight Children: A Randomized, Crossover Trial
Grace E Shearrer, PhD, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill – T-ES-0002 Obesity Risk Moderates Healthy Weight Adolescents’ Bold Response to Sugar and Fat
Sean Iwamoto, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine – T-ES-0003 Weight Loss Habits, Provider Discussions, and Desired Information: Survey of 2,811 Adults With Obesity
Bram Brouwers, PhD, Florida Hospital – T-ES-0004 Exercise Resistance to Enhance Insulin Sensitivity Is Related to in Vivo Mitochondrial Function
Alyssa J Moran, MPH RD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – T-ES-0005 Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Marketing During SNAP Benefit Issuance: Insight From Three New York Cities
Emily E Noble, PhD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles – T-ES-0006 Central Melanin-concentrating Hormone Neural Signaling Increases Impulsive Responding for Food
VIEW MORE AWARD WINNERS HERE AND HERE
Make your book, tape, CD, DVD or other publication available for purchase during ObesityWeek.
If interested, complete the Bookstore Agreement Form and email to email@example.com or fax to 352-331-4975.
DUE BY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is a National Awareness Campaign intended to change the way WE CARE about the disease of obesity.
To address this issue and more, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Obesity Society (TOS), the STOP Obesity Alliance and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) have launched National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) with a vision to create a society that understands, respects and accepts the complexities of obesity and values science-based care. NOCW will achieve this vision to change the way we care about obesity by:
We invite you and your fellow healthcare colleagues to help change the way we care about the disease of obesity. LEARN MORE. If you are a bariatric professional, there are a variety of ways that you and your hospital can help support NOCW. LEARN MORE.
- Elevating societal awareness of the disease of obesity, those affected by it, its science-based treatment and weight bias
- Building a fact-based understanding of obesity among individuals impacted by the disease, healthcare professionals, medical societies, policy makers, payers and other stakeholders
- Facilitating a shift to science-based treatments for those living with obesity
Thank you to all who participated in our "Tweet to Win a Suite" contest.
|ASMBS — Congratulations to our Suite Winner!
Our winner is... DR. JOHN BAKER! Dr. Baker has won a FREE room upgrade at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.
Join Dr. Baker at ObesityWeek 2017, and keep up with ASMBS on social media for exclusive content.
Refer colleagues for a chance to win.
And attend #OW2017 in style.
Have colleagues who should attend ObesityWeek?
Let us know WHO and you could WIN A LUXURY SUITE UPGRADE AT THE GAYLORD!
THREE easy steps to be entered to win: (1) REGISTER, (2) BOOK your room and (3) REFER your colleagues!
*Note: You must register in order to receive the link for booking your hotel room at the lower group rate.
One of the best things about ObesityWeek is the many opportunities for students and early career professionals to interact with scientists, clinicians and professionals across a range of specialty areas and career stages. EXPLORE ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITIES.
ObesityWeek is proud to offer discounts with both Delta (save up to 10%) and Southwest Airlines (save up to 8%). You also have access to the official ObesityWeek Travel Hotline at (888) 232-9394. Learn more and start planning your trip!
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. Join or renew as part of your ObesityWeek registration for maximum savings! Learn more about TOS Membership Benefits.
Make sure to share that you’ve registered by tweeting — I'm registered for #OW2017! Join me at @ObesityWeek obesityweek.com/registration. Use code OWNEWS to save!
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HealthDay News via WebMD
Obese people face an increased risk of heart disease, even if they are free of conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a large new study suggests.
Researchers said the findings, based on 3.5 million British adults, cast doubt on the notion of "healthy obesity."
In recent years, some research has suggested that obesity may not be a heart risk — as long as a person is "metabolically healthy." That typically means being free from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.
Men are more likely to develop diabetes if their wife is obese, but women living with overweight men are not at greater risk, new research has found.
The first ever sex-specific study to investigate the effect of spousal obesity showed husbands were 21 percent more likely to become Type 2 diabetic, mainly because they share their wives’ poor eating and exercising habits.
What's the one picture that jumps into your mind when you think of someone struggling with obesity? Well, whatever you thought of is probably wrong. No, I can't read your mind...yet. Rather, as the recently-released 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed, roughly one in three Americans struggle with obesity. Therefore, unless a third of the people around you look exactly the same, the "picture of obesity" is a lot more diverse and complex than is often portrayed.
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