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The Society's 2019 election for positions on the Council and Nominating Committee is now open. Eligible members and Fellows can now vote on our election website called Simply Voting. Voting eligibility closed Tuesday, September 17.
|Now OPEN — 2019 Voting for TOS Council and Nominating Committee
All active members should receive an email blast from Simply Voting the evening of September 18th with their unique ID number and password. Ballots can be cast directly through a link in the email blast, or visit the TOS website and follow the path through the slider.
Do not miss an opportunity to shape the Society's future leadership. One of the many benefits of being a Society member!
Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge presented by The Obesity Society: Obesity and Cancer Section
|Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge Now Open
Junior investigators are invited to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) in response to the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Find more about Komen’s Bold Goal: https://ww5.komen.org/ourboldgoal/.
Specifically, the research described in the LOI should focus on answering one of the following questions relevant to Komen's Bold Goal:
Applications from across the translational continuum are invited, from genes to geography.
- Is the development of specific subtypes of breast cancer associated with obesity? What factors contribute to patients with obesity having an elevated risk of recurrence or developing metastatic breast cancer?
- How does obesity influence the efficacy of breast cancer treatments?
- Does obesity contribute to breast cancer disparities? Are patients with obesity of a specific race or ethnicity at a higher risk of having poor clinical outcomes?
- Do diet and/or exercise interventions reduce the risk of recurrence alone or is it the associated weight loss that reduces the risk of having a recurrence or developing metastatic breast cancer? What are the mechanisms associated with weight, diet, and/or exercise that influence the onset of breast cancer recurrence?
Junior investigators are defined broadly as:
Submission and Selection
- Completed doctoral level training less than 8 years ago.
- Holds a position of post-doc, fellow, or assistant professor at an academic institution.
- No citizenship requirement (international applicants welcome).
The LOI is due October 4, 2019 by noon EST, and can be submitted to Shameeka Green at email@example.com.
A panel of experts from basic, clinical, and population sciences, along with a breast cancer research advocate, will review the LOIs and choose 5 semi-finalists. All semi-finalists must attend The Obesity Society’s (TOS) Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at the 2019 ObesityWeek® conference to be eligible as a finalist. The 5 semi-finalist will have 10-minutes to present their proposal with 3 finalist chosen based on the presentations.
Three awardees will be selected at the Obesity and Cancer Section meeting at the 2019 ObesityWeek® conference. Each grantee will receive a $5,000 award to be used to conduct the research proposed in their LOI/presentation. The period of funding for the pilot program will be for one year. All three winners will be asked to provide a final written report. The grantee will also have to present the results of their pilot studies at the 2020 ObesityWeek® conference in Atlanta, GA during a session devoted to results from Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.
TOS's Obesity and Cancer Section meeting will be held on Wednesday November 5, 2019 from 10:15am-11:45am at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center Mandalay Bay C.
National Obesity Care Week (NOCW) is a national awareness campaign to access to comprehensive obesity care for anyone affected by obesity. Today, more than 93 million adult Americans are living with obesity. Many do not know obesity is a disease and that their healthcare provider can help them with weight-loss and maintenance. Others do not have insurance coverage to help them pay for these healthcare options.
|TOS Participates in National Obesity Care Week
Now, more than ever, people affected by obesity or those who care, as well as healthcare professionals and policymakers must pledge their support for access to care without barriers. Alongside the founding partners, Obesity Action Coalition, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Medicine Association, The Obesity Society, and Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance believes that everyone should have access to obesity care that is not limited by a person’s size, weight or economic status.
Visit ObesityCareWeek.org/Action to pledge your support as well.
|Free Webinars from ASPEN for TOS Members
Members of The Obesity Society (TOS) can participate in free webinars as part of Malnutrition Awareness Week™, thanks to a partnership between TOS and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). The awareness event will take place Sept. 23–27, 2019.
Malnutrition Awareness Week is a multi-organizational, multi-pronged campaign created by ASPEN to:
The 2019 awareness week will include educational webinars and resources. Continuing education credit is available for each webinar. ASPEN is accredited to provide medical, pharmacy, nursing and dietetic credits.
- Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier
- Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals
- Increase awareness of nutrition's role on patient recovery
To register for the webinars, TOS members need to use the code: MAW-TOS.
Join the conversation online by using the hashtag #MAW2019.
Malnutrition Awareness Week™ is a mark of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Read more and register today!
|Don't Wait — Book Your Hotel Room for ObesityWeek®
If you have not booked your hotel room yet for ObesityWeek®, act now!
Special discounted rates for hotel rooms at the Mandalay Bay Resort will be available until Sept. 30, 2019 or until the hotel sells out — whichever comes first. Register for the conference to receive a link to book your room. Save $20! Use code TOSNEW.
For more information, visit the hotel information section on the ObesityWeek® website.
A preconference event at ObesityWeek®
|TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam
Sunday, Nov. 3–Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.
The Obesity Society (TOS) Review Course for the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Exam is taught by top educators in the field of obesity medicine. Designed to strengthen your knowledge of obesity and lead to status as a diplomate of the ABOM, the course is scheduled before ObesityWeek each fall.
TOS Review Course follows the ABOM rubric, giving you the most concise and yet sufficiently detailed material to enhance your knowledge of exam questions. Learn from leading obesity educators, practice board-exam style questions with answers explained, and receive a workbook of slides to take home for future study. Earn all 30 required Group One Credits for the ABOM application by attending both the Review Course and ObesityWeek. View the Review Course
Stay for scientific sessions at ObesityWeek and continue your preparation by following the Obesity Medicine Exam Prep Track!
Save $20 on ObesityWeek Registration by using code TOSABOM.
Make the commitment now!
This is your LAST CHANCE to earn Group One Credits before the Feb. 24-27, 2020 ABOM Exam.
Learn More About ABOM Certification
|Beware of Fake Websites for ObesityWeek® 2019
REAL OBESITYWEEK WEBSITE: OBESITYWEEK.COM
The Obesity Society (TOS) wants to alert perspective attendees that fake websites can be found online advertising ObesityWeek® 2019. Individuals are advised to be aware and avoid these websites. These pirate sites are not affiliated in any way with TOS or ObesityWeek®.
The official website for The 37th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society at ObesityWeek® 2019 can be found here. In searching for information online about ObesityWeek®, look for the TOS logo to ensure you are using the correct website.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Institute of Health
|Gregurick Selected as Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
Susan K. Gregurick, PhD, is the new Associate Director for Data Science (ADDS) and the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS). She replaces Phillip E. Bourne, PhD, who departed in 2017, to the University of Virginia. During this interim period, NIH Principal Deputy Director Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, has served as the acting ADDS. Gregurick has served as the senior advisor to ODSS since November 2018.
Gregurick will help lead NIH efforts in coordinating and collaborating with appropriate government agencies, international funders, private organizations, and stakeholders engaged in scientific data generation, management, and analysis. As the ADDS, director of ODSS, and a co-chair of the trans-NIH Scientific Data Council, she is well positioned to lead the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.
UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance
|Call for Applications — Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine
UTHealth Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance is accepting applications for its Clinical Fellowship in Obesity Medicine that will begin on Aug. 1, 2020. This one-year fellowship, the fifth in the nation, is designed for current residents or recent graduates of internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology training programs who wish to obtain rigorous, subspecialty training in the area of obesity medicine.
This fellowship has been designed to provide trainees with expertise and clinical experience in the emerging field of obesity medicine, with a primary focus on the evaluation and management of patients with obesity. Fellows will learn how to treat obesity through intensive lifestyle intervention, nutritional, behavioral, pharmacological and surgical means, as well as how to address the comorbidities of this condition most effectively. Trainees who complete this fellowship program will be prepared to pursue clinical and/or academic careers focused in obesity medicine and to become leaders in this emerging discipline.
This fellowship is available to physicians who will have completed an accredited residency program in internal medicine, family medicine, or endocrinology. Other backgrounds considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have completed a United States or Canadian residency program.
The deadline is Oct. 1, 2019 for 2020 applicants.
For more information or to obtain application materials, send an email to Rena Leslie.
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