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

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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 2016 is now open! Register here.


Find additional information about hotels and room rates here.

NOTE: Beware of meetings using the ObesityWeek name that are not affiliated with TOS or ASMBS. These are websites not authorized by ObesityWeek to represent our meeting or room block in New Orleans. Your reservation and subsequently required information from ObesityWeek may be in jeopardy.

Abstract Submissions

The Obesity Society is no longer accepting abstract submissions for ObesityWeek 2016. Thank you to all who submitted. 

ObesityWeek News

Find issues of ObesityWeek News and subscribe to future issues here

4th Annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek 2016

The editorial team of Obesity, the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field, hosts the 4th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek. The Editors have selected five winning papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through innovative research designs. An author of each winning paper will give a 12-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion. The papers will be featured in a special section of the November 2016 issue of Obesity.

Congratulations to this year's winners:

  • Ken Fujioka, MD: Early Weight Loss with Liraglutide 3.0 mg Predicts 1-Year Weight Loss and is Associated with Improvements in Clinical Markers
  • Kevin D Hall, PhD: How Strongly Does Appetite Counter Weight Loss? Quantification of the Feedback Control of Human Energy Intake
  • Xiaoran Liu, PhD: Effects of Canola and High-Oleic Acid Canola Oils on Abdominal Fat Mass in Individuals with Central Obesity
  • Patrick M O'Neil, PhD: Randomized Controlled Trial of a Nationally Available Weight Control Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Paul von Hippel, PhD: From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S. Children’s Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations

Read the winning papers from the 2015 competition here.

Future ObesityWeek Meetings

2017 - National Harbor, Maryland (Washington, DC)

2018 - Nashville, Tennessee

2019 - Las Vegas, Nevada (Mandalay Bay) 


ObesityWeek 2015

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

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].

Questions? Contact annualmeeting@obesity.org.