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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 2016

Mark your calendars for Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016, and plan your travel to New Orleans, LA, for the fourth 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.

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.


Registration for ObesityWeek will open in Summer 2016.

Abstract Submissions

The Obesity Society is no longer accepting regular abstract submissions for ObesityWeek 2016. If you haven’t already done so, please log in to complete your Conflict of Interest (COI) form here before 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 1. Thank you to all who submitted. Acceptance notifications will go out in late July.

TOS late breaking abstract submission period for ObesityWeek 2016 will open August 1, 2016 and close on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:59pm ET. Late breaking abstracts must describe high impact research for data that were not available or fully analyzed at the standard (May 2016) abstract deadline. Find additional details and abstract submission instructions here. Please note the submission link will not be available until the submission period opens on August 1.

ObesityWeek News

Find issues of ObesityWeek News and subscribe to future issues here

Call for Papers: 4th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2016

The Editors of Obesity want your best research for the 4th annual Obesity Journal Symposium, which will be held during ObesityWeek 2016. The Symposium and the accompanying special section of Obesity are designed to showcase the journal’s top papers that provide important insights into preventing and treating obesity.   The authors of the four winning papers will give oral presentations during the Symposium, and a special section at the front of the November 2016 issue of Obesity will be reserved for their work. Both the Symposium and the full published papers will be publicized to the obesity research community and the press.
This year, the four presenting authors will also receive complimentary ObesityWeek registration. In addition, for all submissions that are accepted by the journal but not chosen as winners, the journal is offering immediate online publication.
Investigators planning to submit an abstract for ObesityWeek are also encouraged to submit their full paper for the Symposium in order to bring even greater visibility to their work. State-of-the art research on the mechanisms of energy balance, innovative clinical or translational studies that challenge current paradigms, and novel “proof of concept” papers are particularly sought.
Entries will be accepted beginning February 15 through the journal's online manuscript submission system. All papers must be received for consideration by June 1, and the winners will be announced this summer.
Additional details are available here.
Also be sure to read the winning papers from the 2015 competition here.

ObesityWeek 2015

ObesityWeek 2015 was a success! For more information on the meeting, visit

Pictures from the meeting can be found on the ObesityWeek Facebook page. If you had a professional headshot taken during the meeting, you can download it for free here

To cite a TOS abstract, please use the following formula:

[Author last name, first initial]. [Title of Abstract]. The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek [year]. [Date published]. [link]. Accessed [date].

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