Obesity and Cancer Section April 2010 Newsletter

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The Obesity Society
Obesity and Cancer Section

April 2010
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Dear Collegues,

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2010 for The Obesity Society's Obesity and Cancer Section. 
Please contact me should you have any questions regarding section activities.
Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD
Cancer and Obesity Section, Chair
Section Goals and Objectives
The overall goal of the Obesity and Cancer Section is to promote research, education and advocacy related to cancer, including: understanding how obesity affects etiology, prevention and management of cancer; the development of effective strategies, interventions and educational efforts that may reduce the impact of obesity on cancer risk and progression; and promote the dissemination of knowledge of the obesity-cancer relationship to the scientific community, clinicians and the public.
Specific goals and objectives, which support the strategic plan of The Obesity Society, are:

  • Facilitate networking among Section members and others to promote more research in obesity and cancer across the continuum of research from cell and molecular biology, integrative biology, clinical studies, and population studies.
  • Encourage members (and recruit new members) to submit abstracts relevant to obesity and cancer to The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Develop symposia concepts focused on obesity and cancer for The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Contribute to the Society's educational efforts that target clinicians, including participation in meeting clinician-professional practice sessions, to increase their awareness of the relationship between obesity and cancer risk and progression.
  • Communicate accurate information about the obesity-cancer relationship to professional and lay audiences, as a representative of the Society and the Section.
  • Encourage the involvement of cancer researchers and advocates in obesity research and education, through membership in the Society and participation in Society activities. 
Call for Nominations
Under the new bylaws, each section should have at minimum a Chair and Chair-Elect. There is a call for nominations April 12 - 30 for section leaders who will take office for the coming year, starting at the annual meeting in San Diego in October.  Ballots will be open for voting May 17 - 28.  
Self-nominations will be accepted.  You may also nominate a colleague who has interest in serving.
Open positions are:
  • Chair (serving 1 year)
  • Chair-Elect (serving 1 year as chair-elect, then 1 year as chair)
Send the following information for nominees to Sadie Campbell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday, April 30.  
  1. Nominee's name and contact information
  2. Position they are applying for
  3. Brief bio
  4. High-resolution photo JPEG, GIF, or BMP format
Early-Bird Registration - Obesity 2010
Take advantage of the Early-Bird Registration closing June 30, 2010 for Obesity 2010 in San Diego, California, October 8 - 12, 2010.  Weather in San Diego in October is typically sunny and averaging 75 degrees F during the day and 60 degrees F at night.  For more information about activities and events during your visit, go to: http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors/VisitorInformation.

Click here to register for Obesity 2010 and plan to attend our Section meeting, scheduled for Saturday, October 9 from 6:30-7:30pm.
New Section Website
Note that a new Section website has been developed and was launched on March 22.  View it at:
For questions about this communication or about The Obesity Society, please contact Sadie Campbell, Governance and Executive Assistant at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  
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