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Become a Member Button.gif  When you join The Obesity Society you become a member of a community of professionals dedicated to researching, preventing and treating obesity. Membership is a small investment with big rewards. Here are just some of the benefits you receive as a member of The Obesity Society.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Provides leadership and networking opportunities in your field
  • Free listing in The Obesity Society's Clinician Directory
  • Discounts on registration fees for the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Free subscription to Obesity, the flagship scientific journal of The Obesity Society—available in print and online
  • Discounted page charges for members who publish their research in the journal
  • Resources for early-career investigators, including unique mentoring opportunities
  • Access to the Obesity Society’s online membership directory, your networking source for medical and scientific obesity professionals
  • Eligibility for the Obesity Society’s Awards and Grants Program
  • Discounted education programs—CME and other professional programs including the ABOM preparation course and practice exam
  • Eleven specialized Sections for you to customize your membership based on your chosen interests
  • Advocacy for increased funding for research, prevention and treatment of obesity, and patient reimbursement
  • Access for a free download of the Childhood Obesity Toolkit
  • Free subscription to the Obesity Society’s monthly electronic newsletter
  • Access to an industry job board
  • Membership with the World Obesity Federation (formally IASO). Please contact Heather Budd at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for access to your membership.

Membership Categories


Scientists, Clinicians/Care Providers, Educators and Industry Professionals. Regular members can hold office and vote for officers and constitutional changes. Regular members include residents of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.


Fellows may hold office and vote for officers and constitutional changes. Fellows may be North American or International residents, must be a member of the society in good standing and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Conducted original research in areas relating to obesity, resulting in senior authorship of five or more scientific papers in English language, peer-reviewed journals
  • Conducted independent original research without the opportunity to publish (e.g., industrial scientist)
  • Demonstrated superior contributions to the obesity field through teaching, administration, or clinical services, including TOS committee participation.

Become a Fellow of The Obesity Society.


Undergraduate/graduate student, or postdoctoral associate within three years of graduation. To become a student member or to renew student membership of The Obesity Society, you will need to provide a letter from your supervisor or mentor, on institutional letterhead, confirming your student status and, thus, eligibility for student membership of The Obesity Society. NOTE: Student membership does not include access to Obesity.  Students may purchase online or print access to Obesity for an additional fee.


Membership Fees

Regular Member/Fellow Obesity, Online only $240.00
Regular Member/Fellow Obesity, Print only $240.00
Regular Member/Fellow Obesity, Print & Online $265.00
Overseas Member Obesity, Online only $250.00
Overseas Member Obesity, Print only $265.00
Overseas Member Obesity, Print & Online $275.00

New Student

Student Renewal $35.00
Student Obesity, Online only $80.00
Student Obesity, Print only $105.00
Student Obesity, Print & Online $130.00
Overseas Student Obesity, Online only $90.00
Overseas Student Obesity, Print only $115.00
Overseas Student Obesity, Print & Online $140.00

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