Section & Committee Events at ObesityWeek

Early Career Member Activities

The Early Career Member Committee has planned some exciting and informative events for ObesityWeek 2014. Make sure to look for these events when you register for ObesityWeek and make your travel plans:

TOS Academic Early Career Workshop: This free, pre-conference workshop provides early career members in academia, or those considering an academic path, the opportunity to meet, learn from, and mingle with TOS Fellows and other early career members.
Monday, Nov. 3, 2:30 – 5:00 pm
FREE – Pre-register Online

Early Career Member Roundtable Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast and get the opportunity to have in-depth discussions with TOS Fellows.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7:00 – 8:30 am
$25 – Pre-register Online

Industry Career Workshop: Ever wonder whether a career in industry is for you? All are invited to this discussion and Q&A with industry leaders who have successfully used their scientific and/or clinical skills to build careers in industry.
Thursday, Nov. 6th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
FREE – All are welcome

Early Career Member Happy Hour: Wrap up ObesityWeek with drinks, food, and socializing, on us!
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
FREE – All are welcome, pre-register online

Registration information is available here. Looking forward to seeing you in November!


Basic Science Section Activities

Networking Opportunity (following the BSS meeting)

All are invited to an informal gathering at Legal Test Kitchen Seaport, 225 Northern Ave Boston, immediately following the Basic Sciences Section meeting November 4 (6:30-8:30p). In addition to a casual setting for conversation with other TOS/Obesity Week attendees, there will be food and drinks available for purchase. All are welcome!


Clinical Management ABOM Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 - 8:30pm

Snacks sponsored by the American Board of Obesity Medicine


eHealth/mHealth Section Meeting & Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Sponsored by Zamzee


Pediatric Obesity Section Meeting & Lunch

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Sponsored by:

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association

Obesity Prevention Center- University of Minnesota

The American Council on Exercise


Latin American Affairs and Clinical Management of Obesity Sections Reception & Poster Presentations

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by 3Pound Health


Obesity & Cancer Section Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7:00 - 8:00pm

Sponsored by:

Susan G. Komen

American Institute for Cancer Research

Reception sponsored by the California Walnut Commission



eHealth/mHealth Section Meeting & Reception

Wednesday, Nov. 13
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We welcome all those with an interest in eHealth/mHealth to join us for the EMS Section Reception. The 2-hour session will include the following:

  • Dr. Bonnie J. Spring, PhD will be presented with the EMS Pioneer Award for Excellence in the Field
  • Dr. Spring will deliver the keynote presentation titled “Technology Supported Obesity Interventions:  How are We Doing?”
  • Presentation of awards for best eHealth/mHealth posters
  • Technology demonstrations by MetaLogics, Renew, and MEI Research
  • Discussion of the “Challenges and Solutions in Obesity and mHealth”

 The event is sponsored by:

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Renew Fitness

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Obesity & Cancer Section Meeting, Awards Ceremony & Wine and Cheese Social

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The TOS Obesity & Cancer Section welcomes those interested in participating in the Section to the annual business meeting, with guest speakers from the National Cancer Institute, the abstract awards ceremony and a wine and cheese reception. The event will take place during ObesityWeek at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. Find out more and print out a flyer here.

During the event section leaders will announce the winners of the 1st Annual O&C Abstract Award Competition, generously supported by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Posters for recognized abstracts will be on display during the reception.

In additon, the Section will recognize the recipient of the Susan G. Komen Junior Faculty Travel Award for Obesity & Breast Cancer Research, generously supported by Susan G. Komen. Please find application information here. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday, September 16.

Following the awards ceremony, the Section will host a wine and chees social for all attendees, sponsored by DuPont Nutrition & Health and the California Walnut Commission.

The event is sponsored by:





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Clinical Management of Obesity (CMO) Section Events

Wednesday, Nov. 13 & Thursday, Nov. 14

The CMO Section is a group of practicing clinicians working to address common problems faced by clinicians, and promoting ethical treatment of overweight patients. The Section is pleased to host several programs during ObesityWeek 2013, as follows:

    Wednesday, Nov. 13
    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast with the Professor
    Thursday, Nov. 14
    7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Evening Reception
    Thursday, Nov. 14
    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by: Robard Corporation

Registration for these events is part of ObesityWeek registration online at We hope you'll join us for these exciting events!

Early-Career Investigator Roundtable Breakfast at ObesityWeek

Thursday, Nov.14

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

TOS' Early-Career Investigator Committee invites all early-career investigators, including students, trainees, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty members, and new investigators to our Roundtable Breakfast at ObesityWeek.

The breakfast will provide early-career investigators an opportunity to dine with senior investigators and discuss topics such as: identifying funding opportunities, balancing responsibilities, developing networking strategies, and selecting a next career step. Breakfast is provided free of charge by the Early-Career Investigator Committee. Make sure to reserve a space when you register for ObesityWeek.

Pediatric Obesity Section Meeting & Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 14

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Annual Pediatric Obesity Section Meeting will feature:

  • The Oded Bar-Or Award for Excellence in Pediatric Obesity Research presented to Jack A. Yanovski, MD, PhD,Chief of the Section on Growth and Obesity in the Program on Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics at the National Institutes of Health. Following introductory remarks by Dr. Van Hubbard, Dr. Yanovski will give a lecture titled, “Pediatric Obesity: A neuropsychophysioendogenetic perspective."
  • Presentation by Kipling Gallion, MA, Deputy Director of Salud America!
  • Recognition of top posters from the 2013 POS poster competition
  • Review of 2012-2013 section activities and plans for the coming year

 The event is sponsored by:


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Basic Science Section Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

All interested individuals are invited to an organizational meeting to discuss the Basic Science Section initiatives in TOS. The goal of this section is to foster interactions amongst scientists of common interests and to promote the needs of basic scientists in TOS. Scientists with interests in metabolism, neuroscience, genetics, immunology, and molecular mechanisms and other related areas are welcome to attend. We will be discussing suggestions for new basic science initiatives for 2013 and 2014. We will also provide poster awards to junior investigators.

We hope you'll join us and let your voice be heard.

Latin American Affairs Section Meeting & Symposium

Thursday, Nov. 14
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Prof. Abdul G Dulloo will give a lecture titled “Thrifty metabolism in catch-up growth trajectories to later obesity and the metabolic syndrome” (English)
  • LAAS Poster Award Presentations (Spanish)
  • Business section (Spanish)

The event is sponsored by:

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Clinical Management Section Announces Two ObesityWeek Events
The Clinical Management section, chaired by Dr. Pankaj Vij, FACP, announces two evening receptions at ObesityWeek:

Clinical Management Reception, Nov. 14, 2013, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — This reception is open to all TOS members and will feature an educational program by Dr. John Hernreid. During this reception, the 191 physicians who have passed the ABOM examination since it was established will be honored in a lapel pin ceremony. Dr. Robert Kushner, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and past president of TOS, will present the pins.

Clinical Management ABOM Reception, Nov. 15, 2013, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — This reception for all ABOM Diplomates will feature a presentation on new and novel therapies by Dr. John Cleek.





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