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October 29–November 2, 2017
ObesityWeek is ONLY 12 DAYS away! Both TOS and ASMBS are extremely excited about this year’s event. We have more abstracts, presenters and sessions than previous years, and the range of topics is ever-expanding and inclusive. If you haven’t checked out the full schedule, take a look and plan your week!
And if you haven’t registered yet, use promotional code OWNEWS to save!
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Friends and Colleagues,
|ASMBS – A Letter from ASMBS President Dr. Brethauer
I hope to see you at our ASMBS Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek this year in Washington DC. The scientific program is excellent, the courses cover timely topics, the venue is perfect for a collaborative meeting like ours and the social and entertainment activities will be great.
For the first time since ObesityWeek's inception, ASMBS and TOS will host society-specific opening receptions. Unwind and relax with leadership, members and esteemed colleagues at our Welcome Reception. The reception is on the convention level, Cherry Blossom Foyer, overlooking the atrium with views of the Potomac River. Prepare to mix, mingle and dance the night away at this can't-miss event.
And last but not least, the ObesityWeek AfterDark Party is your final chance to rub elbows in the backyard of the nation's capital. Both events are a great chance to get together with old ASMBS friends and meet some new ones.
Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS
The editorial team of Obesity, the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field, will host the 5th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek.
Obesity Editors have selected five outstanding papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through state-of-the-art research designs. These papers expand our scientific knowledge and facilitate the translation of findings from the lab to the clinic and from the clinic to the community. An author of each winning paper will give a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion. The papers will be featured in a special section of the November 2017 issue of Obesity.
Winning papers featuring video abstracts:
Kristen M Beavers, PhD MPH RD – Effect of Exercise Type during Intentional Weight Loss on Body Composition in Older Adults with Obesity
Ariana M Chao, PhD NP – Binge Eating and Weight Loss Outcomes in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: 4-Year Results from the Look AHEAD Study
Claudio Perez Leighton, PhD – The Food Environment, Preference, and Experience Modulate the Effects of Exendin-4 on Food Intake and Reward
Jennifer C Kerns, MD MSHS – Increased Physical Activity was Associated with Less Weight Regain Six Years After “The Biggest Loser” Competition
Alaina L Pearce, MA – Effect of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery on the Brain and Cognition: A Pilot Study
Join ASMBS on November 1 at 10:30am in a special session, featuring honored Mason Lecturer Kevin Hall, PhD, and ASMBS President Stacy Brethauer, MD, FASMBS. Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate the past year with Dr. Brethauer and welcome our upcoming President, Samer Mattar, MD, FASMBS.
1.5 CME/CEU credits available.
Pioneer Award for Excellence in the Field – Congratulations William T. Riley, PhD, National Institutes of Health
|TOS – Section Awards: And the Winners Are!
Bar-Or Award – Congratulations Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
TOS Shiriki Kumanyika Diversity and Disparities Leadership Award – Congratulations Sara N. Bleich, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Renew your 2018 ASMBS Membership at ObesityWeek to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE registration for ASMBS Weekend 2018!
ASMBS Membership Manager Chantelle Morgan will announce two winners via Facebook Live in March 2018. To be entered, renew your membership at the Membership Booth in the ASMBS Marketplace throughout ObesityWeek:
One winner for Surgeon membership
One winner for Integrated Health membership
Check out terrific Section events at ObesityWeek:
Bariatric Surgery Section Meeting: “Controversies Around New Metabolic Operations” – Attend this exciting series of debates over two new metabolic operations. The speakers are a mix of select surgeons and non-surgeon physicians with expertise in their respective fields. The debates will be followed by an engaging panel of multi-disciplinary speakers who will be providing opinion and soliciting viewpoints.
Moderator: Samer Mattar, MD
Surgeons: Pro Daniel R Cottam, MD and Surgeons: Con Ali Aminian, MD
Non-Surgeons MDs: Pro Caroline Apovian, MD and Non-Surgeons MDs: Con Richard Lindquist, MD
Pediatric Obesity Section Mentor Program: POS is launching a new mentor-mentee program to best serve its members. The program will match junior faculty with senior members in the field in addition to facilitating their interactions. The program will be led by POS Chair Prof. Youfa Wang and POS Chair-elect Prof. Aaron Kelly.
Bio-Behavioral Research Section Meeting: Must-attend inaugural IGNITE-style CREATIVITY competition for early career investigators. Five speakers will present high-energy, five minute presentations on their most creative research ideas and receive feedback from senior leaders in Bio-behavioral research.
Obesity & Cancer Section Meeting: Learn about the latest in obesity-cancer research while enjoying this exciting poster competition showcasing the work of young investigators. The Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge semi-finalists will explain their idea in 10-minute presentations. First prize is $7,500 and second prize is $2,500.
Join Integrated Health President Karen Flanders, MSN, ARNP, CBN, for the annual IH Presidential Address for integrated health professionals. In addition, the Integrated Health program is proud to host Jens Juul Holst, MD, DMSc, as the IH Keynote Speaker. Dr. Holst is the Deputy Head of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the University of Copenhagen.
1.5 CEU/APA credits available.
Learn how to overcome barriers to effective obesity care and join us at a Corporate Symposium, taking place November 1 at 7:00pm-9:00pm.
Despite changing attitudes toward obesity and its increasing recognition as a chronic, serious and progressive disease, many barriers remain which prevent people with obesity from receiving access to medical care and support to effectively manage obesity.
The ACTION Study, sponsored by Novo Nordisk, is the first US nationwide study to investigate barriers in obesity management from multiple perspectives. Results from the Study will be featured at a Corporate Symposium where experts in the field will discuss: barriers to effective obesity care based on insights from the study; the actions needed to overcome the barriers to obesity care and support; and the collaborative efforts that can further enhance the access to effective obesity care.
Space is limited so please register soon and plan to arrive early to reserve your seat!
Prepare for a 4-round, no-holds-barred battle among bariatric surgery superstars showing off their best surgical techniques. All ObesityWeek attendees are encouraged to participate.
Have your own moves? Take the stage and let us know why your approach is the best.
Place your bets on each round’s winner. All proceeds will go to the ASMBS Foundation.
Join TOS’s Costume Party at the Welcome Reception.
Don your favorite vintage 70s apparel or dust off that 80s Star Wars outfit. Or try your luck at the TOS Member Services Booth games for a chance to win festive party favors. Prizes will be given for best costumes.
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail bars will be placed throughout the atrium.
It’s the perfect opportunity to socialize with old friends and foster new relationships – don’t miss out!
REMEMBER, the always-fun annual Harbor Halloween is October 29 – Trick-or-Treating, Howl-Lo-Ween at The Black Dog and Chef Pumpkin Carving!
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Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall during lunch each day for special events.
Meet General Session speakers, take selfies with Super Bowl players, enjoy a cooking demonstration and more!
9:30am-10:15am: Meet and greet with keynote speaker Rudolph L. Leibel, MD
12:00pm-1:30pm: ASMBS Social Media Training
3:00pm-3:45pm: ASMBS International Membership Drive
9:45am-10:30am: ASMBS Advanced Twitter Training
12:00pm-1:30pm: TOS "Thank you Michelle Obama!" Photo Campaign and Facebook Live Interviews
3:00pm-3:45pm: TOS Cooking Demo
10:15am-11:00am: TOS Book Signing with George Bray, MD, The Battle of the Bulge
12:00pm-1:30pm: Photo opportunity with keynote speakers Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, Arthur Roberts, MD, Corey Louchiey, Former NFL Professional Athlete and James Thornton, Former NFL Professional Athlete
Take the TOS Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine Exam during the ObesityWeek preconference.
|TOS – BOOST YOUR CAREER: TAKE THE TOS REVIEW COURSE
During ObesityWeek 2017 and as part of NOCW, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will be coordinating trips to Capitol Hill #NOCW2017
Join us in encouraging Congress to pass the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA) – legislation to provide Medicare beneficiaries with meaningful tools to reduce obesity by improving access to weight-loss counseling and new prescription medications for chronic weight management.
NOCW Advocacy Days schedule:
Monday, October 30, 2017: 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Tuesday, October 31, 2017: 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Thursday, November 2, 2017: 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Friday, November 3, 2017: 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
During these four-hour windows, registrants will proceed to Capitol Hill as part of small groups of obesity advocates who will visit between two and three congressional offices. While there will be no formal on-site advocacy training, registrants will be provided materials on TROA as well as the “Do’s and Don’ts” of meeting with legislative staff.
Questions should be directed to:
Chris Gallagher, Washington Representative
YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE
|TOS – Member Lodging in Style at ObesityWeek!
CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Rekha Kumar on being the TOS SUITE WINNER for ObesityWeek 2017!
TOS appreciates everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Enjoy your suite at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center Dr. Kumar!
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ObesityWeek On Demand makes it easy to access your content anytime, anywhere.
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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.
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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.
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