Media Advisory: ObesityWeek Inaugural Conference Nov. 11-16, 2013

Obesity Week 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

October 8, 2013

 

Leading Scientists, Clinicians and Surgeons Come Together to Host the

World’s Largest Event on Obesity Treatment & Prevention – ObesityWeekSM 2013

Inaugural Conference Takes Place Nov. 11-16, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia

 

SILVER SPRING, MD – Twenty-thirteen has been an exciting year for obesity research and treatment. The American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, legislation to expand coverage of obesity treatments is moving forward in Washington, and The Obesity Society (TOS) launched a new campaign, Treat Obesity Seriously, to give healthcare providers tools and information to start conversations with patients about their weight.

 

Closing out the year with a bang, TOS and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) will host the world’s pre-eminent conference on obesity, ObesityWeekSM 2013, Nov. 11-16, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For the first time, both organizations will have their respective annual scientific meetings under one roof to unveil exciting new research, discuss emerging treatment and prevention options, and network and present with leaders in the field.

 

WHO: The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the largest organization for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals in the world, host ObesityWeekSM 2013. The conference is expected to attract more than 4,000 international scientists, clinicians, surgeons and policymakers, as well as many others with an interest in obesity science and treatment.

 

WHAT: ObesityWeekSM is the largest, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, and prevention and treatment of obesity. Conference programming covers the full interdisciplinary spectrum and features the world’s leading experts in the field. The agenda includes: scientific and educational sessions of both TOS and ASMBS; 1000+ abstract presentations (both oral and poster sessions); combined symposia and keynote lectures; pre-conference Continuing Medical Education; policy and public health discussions; co-sponsored programming and networking events; and, industry-sponsored symposia.

 

ObesityWeekSM also features an exhibit hall that is the largest of its kind, showcasing the latest, most innovative products, services and technologies from leading global companies and organizations.

 

WHEN: November 11-16, 2013

View event highlights for the media here, and the full schedule of events here.

 

WHERE:

Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW,

Atlanta, GA 30313

 

CONTACT & REGISTRATION: Registration is free for reporters interested in attending the event. For more details on media registration, please contact Mollie Turner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Roger Kissin at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Non-media interested in attending can register here.

 

For more information about the conference visit www.ObesityWeek.com.

 

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About The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, TOS is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. For more information visit: www.Obesity.org.

 

About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

The ASMBS is the largest organization for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals in the world. It is a non-profit organization that works to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery and is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of morbid obesity, as well as the associated risks and benefits. It encourages its members to investigate and discover new advances in bariatric surgery, while maintaining a steady exchange of experiences and ideas that may lead to improved surgical outcomes for morbidly obese patients. For more information, visit: www.asmbs.org.

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