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|New TOS Membership Portal is now Open
TOS is excited to announce that it has officially launched its new Association Management System (AMS) to support the Society's membership activities. TOS's new AMS is called MemberSuite. After hearing your concerns over the years, we have implemented a new system that will benefit TOS members with an interactive database that is user friendly.
Read this Q&A to learn how to login to MemberSuite:
1. How do I login? Do I use my user name or email, or both?
By default, the system will use the user's email address for their login. Each user will need to reset their password when they access the system for the first time. Members can do this by clicking on the "Forgot Password link" and following the link that they receive in their email.
2. Will a TOS member utilize an existing password or be prompted to reset a new one?
Just to recap from above, TOS members will need to reset their password the first time they access the system.
If you require assistance or have any questions, please email or call TOS at 301-563-6526 and ask for our Membership Department.
|New Reports Provide Guidance for Obesity Care
Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies published online June 24, 2019, in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The resources include the first set of competencies for how to care for patients with obesity for undergraduate and graduate medical education, and a proposed standard of care for people with obesity.
The Obesity Medicine Education Collaborative (OMEC), an intersociety initiative that includes The Obesity Society (TOS), has created 32 obesity-focused competencies to improve obesity medicine education in medical schools and for advanced healthcare providers. The proposed standard of care for adults with obesity, developed by the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, provides health professionals, payors, community organizations, policymakers and those affected by obesity with guidance on foundational components of evidence-based obesity care.
The two studies will appear in the print issue of Obesity in July 2019.
Read more in this press release.
|Coming Soon: TOS 2019 Call for Grants
Mark your calendar! TOS 2019 call for grants will be opening soon.
Among the many opportunities TOS will offer this year is the WW Karen Miller-Kovach Research Grant. The grant will focus on the development of a scalable, behavioral weight-loss intervention that includes digital tools. This grant will be funded for $50,000 for a one-year period.
Stay tuned for more announcements.
|The Obesity Society 2019 Call for Awards
The Obesity Society's (TOS) awards promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity. Each award recognizes specific research achievements and major contributions to the basic science, treatment, and prevention of obesity. Awards highlighting the careers and accomplishments of obesity researchers will be presented during TOS's 37th annual meeting held at ObesityWeek℠. ObesityWeek will be held Nov. 3-7, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.
TOS encourages its members to identify the talented and exceptional people in the field of obesity who deserve to be recognized and awarded for work in their field.
Nominations will be reviewed by The Obesity Society's Awards Committee and the recipients will be announced later this summer.
All award nominations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards nominations must be received by Monday, July 22, 2019.
Atkinson-Stern Award for Distinguished Public Service
The George A. Bray Founders Award
The George A. Bray Master's Thesis Award
The George A. Bray Doctoral Dissertation Award
The TOPS Research Achievement Award
The Friends of Albert (Mickey) Stunkard Lifetime Achievement Award
Thomas A. Wadden Award for Distinguished Mentorship
Contact Regina Williams at email@example.com for more information.
Do you make your colleagues laugh? Do you know someone who does? Smart people often have a killer sense of humor, and let's face it — members of TOS are brilliant. TOS is hosting a Nerd Night at ObesityWeek. We are looking for members who can deliver real science in a funny presentation. Nerd Nights are becoming an institution at campuses all over the world. We are having ours from 8:30 to 10:00pm on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Nominate yourself or a colleague to present by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Study Shows Connection Between Obesity and Daily Tasks
Researchers at the University College London have discovered that individuals who have obesity from childhood to middle age are more than twice as likely to have challenges with daily tasks such as lifting objects and climbing stairs by the time they are 50 years old, according to a new study.
Published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, the study found that persons with obesity in early life had more than double the risk of difficulties with such tasks than those who were never obese. Researchers noted that longer duration of obesity had the most impact on risk, with those becoming obese in middle age having a smaller increase in risk.
"Our study therefore emphasizes the importance of preventing and delaying the onset of obesity in order to mitigate the risk of poor physical functioning in middle age," said the study's lead author Nina Rogers, PhD, MSc, BSc, of University College London Epidemiology and Public Health.
Read more in this press release.
|SSIB Will Hold Annual Meeting in July 2019
Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
Visit the Netherlands and learn new scientific research at SSIB 2019, the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. The meeting will be held July 9-13, 2019, at Jaarbeurs (Supernova) in Utrecht, Netherlands.
The annual meeting of SSIB will feature pre-conference events, special events, workshops, and symposia. Examples of topics featured in presentations will include the genetics of obesity, science of behavior change, health benefits of time-restricted feeding, counteracting desire in the obesogenic environment, insulin and eating disorders, and working out the benefits of exercise.
Access the full program schedule.
Registration pricing for the conference varies. Prospective attendees can register online and purchase tickets for various sessions and events.
Learn more about the conference.
|Workshop to Focus on MRI of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Senior investigators and junior scientists are encouraged to register for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Workshop on MRI of Obesity & Metabolic Disorders. This workshop will be held July 21–24, 2019, at the Matrix Building in Singapore.
Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy have become widely used to quantify not only fat accumulation in adipose tissue depots, organs, and muscles, but also the molecular substrates, products, and dynamic rates of metabolism and biochemical pathways. As a follow-up to the 2012 ISMRM workshop held in Long Beach, California, on water-fat MRI, the purpose of this proposed workshop is to bring together and reunite internationally recognized scientists and clinicians who are currently developing and applying advanced MRI and MRS techniques to investigate the causes and consequences of obesity and metabolic dysfunctions.
Continuing Medical Education credits will not be offered for the workshop.
Early-bird registration rates end on July 8, 2019.
Register now and book your hotel reservation.
Read more about the workshop.
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