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ObesityWeek 2016

Get ready for ObesityWeek 2016

Top researchers, policymakers, healthcare providers to gather in New Orleans for largest international scientific & medical conference on obesity and weight loss

Get a glimpse into the future of obesity research and treatment when more than 1,000 research abstracts are presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, the genetics of obesity and public policy at the largest international conference on obesity. Thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and healthcare professionals will gather for the fourth annual ObesityWeek conference at the New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center in Louisiana from October 31 – November 4 2016.

The weeklong conference will feature the largest exhibit hall of its kind, showcasing the latest innovative products, services and technologies from obesity-focused companies and organizations worldwide.

Top research to answer key questions in obesity

This year, top research presentations answer key questions confronting the obesity research and treatment community. Look forward to the discussion of the latest research by both renowned and emerging obesity experts that provide insight into:

  • Do our bones have an impact on our metabolism?
  • From warning labels to portion reduction, what policy solutions for obesity prevention have been effective?
  • Could the love hormone, oxytocin, be used to treat obesity?
  • How can electronic health records be used to improve obesity care?
  • What do our gut bugs have to do with obesity treatment?

Leading organizations host ObesityWeek 2016

The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the nation’s leading organization for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals, together host ObesityWeek 2016.

TOS and ASMBS will be joined by nearly 30 partner organisations, some of which will contribute to the educational agenda with symposia covering the spectrum of obesity and its impact on health:

  • Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics - Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient
  • Obesity Action Coalition
  • Obesity Medicine Association
  • Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
  • World Obesity Federation

At ObesityWeek 2016, attendees can learn from the great minds of unique, seasoned obesity professionals who will unveil the future of obesity treatment and prevention. Conference sessions will touch on topics like obesity surgery, clinical intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more. ObesityWeek is expected to attract more than 5,000 international obesity clinical and research professionals, as well as those working in related fields such as fitness, nutrition, nursing and primary care.

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The article was adapted from materials provided by The Obesity Society.

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