April 2011 Clinical Management Newsletter

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Clinical Management of Obesity Section

April 2011
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Dear Colleagues,

Please plan to join us for Obesity 2011, 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society in Orlando, FL, Oct 1-5. Early-Bird registration for the annual meeting is now open through June 30.


Please plan on joining us for the Clinical Management Section Meeting Sunday, October 2 12:15-1:45.  We plan to include several items during the meeting:  


  1. An update on the status of the proposed TOS clinical certification test.  The Clinical Management Section Chair Dr. John Cleek continues to work with TOS leaders and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine (ABBM) to facilitate cooperation to expedite the development of a clinical certification in obesity medicine that is offered through both organizations.
  2. A presentation on practical office strategies to provide sustainable medical weight management in academic or private practices.


If you are looking for practice and experience to provide more behavioral services for your medical or bariatric patients, please consider registering for the CORE Course.  This is a one-day preconference CME course. The program will include didactic sessions from national leaders in obesity treatment covering practical topics in clinical obesity management from counseling strategies that promote behavior change to the peri-operative management of bariatric surgical patients. Small groups in a "meet-the-professor" format will allow attendees to interact directly with experts and thought leaders in obesity treatment.


Please contact us with any questions, concerns, and ideas for the next newsletter or for the annual business meeting.


Best regards,

John B. Cleek, MD
Clinical Management of Obesity Section, Chair


Eileen Seeholzer, MD, MS
Clinical Management of Obesity Section, Chair-Elect


Call for Nominations for 2011-2012 Section Leaders

If you want to be part of leading the interest of clinical management in TOS, or know a colleague whose leadership would be valuable please submit your or their nomination for Chair-Elect.  This position will serve 1 year as Chair-Elect then rotate to Chair the following year.  The role of the Chair-Elect is to support the Chair in promoting growth of the clinical arm of The Obesity Society.


Please send the following information for nominations to Sadie Campbell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Monday, May 2, 2011.
  • Name of nominee with contact information
  • Brief bio
  • High-resolution photo in JPEG, BMP, or GIF format

 E-ballot will open May 9 and close May 20. 

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