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ObesityWeek 2015

Los Angeles, California
November 2  7

ObesityWeek 2016

New Orleans, LA
October 31 – November 5


Annual Meeting

The Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting has grown to be one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals at all stages of their careers, including leading obesity scientists presenting cutting-edge research. The meeting brings together the leading players in the field of obesity from world-renowned speakers, researchers and clinicians to educators, advocates, policymakers and practitioners. And, it provides essential educational and networking opportunities and is a forum for increasing knowledge, stimulating research, and promoting better treatment for those affected by this disease.


ObesityWeek 2015

Stay up to date on the latest ObesityWeek information at ObesityWeek.com.

Mark your calendars for Nov. 2 - 7, 2015, and plan your travel to the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA, for the third year of ObesityWeek, the combined annual meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The preeminent annual scientific and educational conference covers the full scope of the obesity issue, from cutting edge basic science and clinical research to intervention and public policy discussions that can impact the quality of life for millions affected by obesity.

TOS President shares key dates


Who Should Attend?

The session topics and presentations selected by the members of the Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee are intended to meet the needs of researchers and healthcare professionals who want to be updated on advances in the prevention, treatment, causes, and health consequences of obesity. This includes basic and clinical research scientists, physicians (general medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinology, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry), dietitians, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, rehabilitation/exercise therapists, physical/occupational therapists, clinicians, nutritionists, trainees, students, social workers, policy makers and administrators with an interest in adult and childhood obesity and other allied health professionals.

ObesityWeek 2015 Symposium & Speaker Suggestion Site Open!

As we celebrate our successes from ObesityWeek 2014, we're also getting started on planning for ObesityWeek 2015. As in the past, TOS has asked our members – and our network of obesity professionals, partners and sponsors – for ideas on what would make great symposia for our next conference. It is these ideas that TOS Program Committee clips up and pieces together to make something new and engaging for all attendees to enjoy.

Tell us what you think will make a great symposium at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 2 – 7. The symposium submission site is open today and will close on Dec 19. There's just about a month for you to submit your ideas, so start working on your suggestions today!

TOS offers our sincere gratitude to all of our submitters, and would love to include all ideas in the conference program. However, we regret that given the high quality and quantity of submissions we are not able to use all of your great ideas. Last year you sent us more than 100 submissions, with only 30 symposia slots to fill!

Further, as you prepare your suggestions, please do not submit duplicates from prior meetings or suggestions from other conferences you've attended. TOS Program Committee works hard to ensure ObesityWeek offers something fresh and new for our attendees. Find out more and submit your suggestions here.



 Registration Fees   Member   Non-Member   Student   One-Day Pass
Regular $675 $925 $300 $350
On-Site $725 $975 $350 $400


TOS Review Course for the ABOM Exam  Member  Non-Member
Regular $450 $475
On-Site $475 $500


mHealth Training: Developing Mobile Health Interventions to Treat Pediatric Obesity    Member     Non-Member 
Regular $200 $225
On-Site $225 $250

Other Fees

Early Career Roundtable Breakfast $25  Limited Space
Meet the Professor Breakfast $25  Limited Space
Welcome Reception $50  Extra Ticket
AfterDark $40  Extra Ticket
5K Run/Walk $15  Per Person
Pedometer Challenge $10  Per Person
 Abstract Book $10  Each



Abstract Submission 

TOS abstract submission site is now closed.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submit your research at ObesityWeek.com

Abstract Submission Dates: April 1 – May 11, 2015

Submit your abstracts to the following tracks:
    •    Metabolism and Integrative Physiology
    •    Neuroscience
    •    Intervention and Clinical Studies
    •    Population Health
    •    Policy

Our team of experts will review and accept abstracts to be presented as either oral or poster presentations.

Late-breaking abstracts

Those who collect new data after May 11 may participate in TOS's late-breaking abstract submission process beginning August 3 and closing August 17. Late-breaking abstracts must describe new and high impact research based on data that was not available for the May 11 deadline. Information about submitting late-breaking abstracts will be posted here as soon as it's available.


Submit papers for the Obesity Journal Symposium!

Present at the Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2015

The Editorial Team of Obesity seeks submission of high-quality manuscripts for the 3rd annual Obesity Journal Symposium to be presented at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. The Editors will select 4 to 6 winning papers to be presented at this symposium during The Obesity Society meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 5:15pm. The session will be promoted to the obesity research community and to the press. In addition, the winning papers will be published in a special section of the November 2015 issue of Obesity.

Obesity Journal Symposium presentations: An author of each winning paper will give a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion.

Obesity publication: A special section at the front of the November 2015 issue of Obesity will be reserved for the Symposium winners.

Additional details are available here

To be considered for the Obesity Journal Symposium, please submit your manuscript online by June 1, 2015. 

Corporate-Sponsored Symposia explore topics ranging from personalized obesity medicine to practical approaches for patients who are obese and well. Sponsors and supporters at ObesityWeek 2013 included Vindico Medical Education, Eisai Inc., Novo Nordisk, Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., and VIVUS, Inc. Find out more information about the 2013 symposia here.

Download the 2014 ObesityWeek Sponsorship Prospectus here. Additional sponsorship information is available here.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Download the 2014 ObesityWeek Exhibitor Prospectus here. Additional exhibiting information is available here

Poster Printing Services

One option for poster printing is to use ObesityWeek's poster printing service. Presenters may place orders online and pick up their posters onsite in Boston. Click here for additional information and pricing.

This year, TOS posters will each display a custom QR code allowing you to access a PowerPoint deck and/or audio recording from the author explaining the research behind the poster. Instructions for scanning a QR code on your smart phone will be posted in the Exhibit Hall.

Free Time in Boston?

Check out all that Boston has to offer in the city's travel guide here.




ObesityWeek 2014

Thank you for joining us for ObesityWeek 2014, the second annual combined meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).



Published abstracts from ObesityWeek 2014 can be found here

To cite an abstract from ObesityWeek, please use the following formula:

[Presenting author last name] [first initial]. [Title]. [Oral or Poster] abstract presentation at: The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM 2014; November 2-7, 2014; Boston, MA. www.obesityweek.com.


CME Information

To complete your conference evaluation and retrieve your CME credits, click here.


ObesityWeek On Demand

For the first time, The Obesity Society is making key content from this year's meeting available in a CME accredited online program with ObesityWeek On Demand. ObesityWeek on Demand contains 100 hours of presentations sponsored by The Obesity Society covering a multi-track schedule of topics including abstract presentations, partner symposia, educational courses, video sessions and more. This broad coverage allows participants to experience every aspect of obesity research, education and policy. More information is available here.


Professional Headshots

Did you have your professional headshot taken at the ObesityWeek 2014 photobooth? You can find the photo available for download here.



Thank you to all the media who attended ObesityWeek 2014. If you have follow up questions, please visit the News Center or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Section and Committee Events

Each year, The Obesity Society's sections and committees host various events during ObesityWeek. During the events, the Sections award posters for excellent science in obesity. Find the 2014 winners here. Find details about the special events at ObesityWeek 2014 here.



Highlights from Past Meetings

Highlights from 2013

Highlights from 2012

Highlights from 2011

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