About Us

The Obesity Society is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity, and to keeping the medical community and public informed of new advances.

In May 2008, The Obesity Society's Council approved a new Strategic Plan in order to expand and define The Obesity Society's focus. Read The Obesity Society's Strategic Plan in its entirety.

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Our Members

The Obesity Society's membership reaches approximately 2,500 basic and clinical researchers, who have published extensively, and care providers in obesity treatment and prevention.

Our Journal

The Obesity Society's official journal, Obesity, is the leading journal in the field. It is intended to increase knowledge, stimulate research and promote better treatment for people with obesity. The journal publishes original scientific articles, as well as relevant review articles, commentaries, and public health and medical news.

Our Meeting

The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting at ObesityWeekSM is the largest conference in North America focusing on obesity research, prevention, treatment, and management. Scientists, clinicians, industry leaders and policy shapers from around the world attend the conference to hear the most renowned leaders in the obesity field present cutting-edge research.

We are committed to advancing policy changes that address issues around obesity.

We are a member-run organization, with a committed group of volunteer leaders. 

We promote, reward, and encourage research in the field of obesity.

Grants and Awards

Professional opportunities at the Obesity Society.

We support Sections, groups of members who share a common interest. Members may join any Section and participate in activities.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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