ObesityWeek℠ 2016 takes place Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center of circadian disruption on bariatric surgery outcomes
Mollie Turner, The Obesity Society, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 24, 2016
SILVER SPRING, MD: More
than 1,200 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity
treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic
surgery, digital health technology and public policy when thousands of leading
researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2016
at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from October 31 -
November 4, 2016.
Top research presentations answer the
following key questions – in addition to countless others – confronting obesity
research and treatment:
- Could we harness a gene in our muscle tissue
to create a new obesity therapy?
- Can eating during a shorter time period every
day help burn more fat?
- Are children more at risk for weight gain
during the school year or summer breaks?
- How can we improve obesity support and
diagnosis in the medical setting?
- What does our circadian rhythm have to do
with weight loss following bariatric surgery?
National Obesity Care Week
year during ObesityWeek 2016, TOS is pleased to again join with nearly 30 partners
for the second annual National Obesity Care Week (NOCW), an annual campaign seeking to
ignite a national movement to ensure anyone affected by obesity receives
respectful and comprehensive care. This year, NOCW partners call on healthcare
providers to “Take 5" – that’s five minutes to have a productive
conversation with patients about obesity in a way that will support
patients and change practices. The challenge provides resources for clinicians,
including: five reasons to address obesity, five questions to ask patients and
multiple ICD-10 billing codes for behavioral counseling for obesity.
A Focus for Louisiana Policymakers and Researchers
Taking action in support of NOCW and
ObesityWeek, earlier this month Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
officially passed a proclamation declaring Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2016 “Obesity Care
Week.” The State of Louisiana proclamation urges that “healthcare
professionals, policymakers, patients and families regard obesity with the same
level of seriousness with which other chronic diseases are regarded.”
Louisiana has the fourth highest obesity rate in the U.S.,
making this recognition especially poignant as NOCW and ObesityWeek aim to
raise awareness of the need for a comprehensive approach to care for those
living with the disease of obesity. Governor Edwards is joined by many other
leaders throughout the state of Louisiana who are making strides toward new
research, policies and programs to help those affected. Many of them will be
attending and even speaking at the conference, including obesity professionals
from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University Health
Sciences Center and Tulane University.
Opening Session at ObesityWeek, TOS President Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD,
FTOS will recognize U.S.
Senator for Louisiana Bill Cassidy, MD with a Presidential Medal. Senator
Thomas Carper (Delaware) and Obesity
Action Coalition President and CEO Joseph Nadglowski will also receive this
honor. The award recognizes both U.S. Senators for their leadership and support
for the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, legislation that will provide Medicare
recipients and their healthcare providers with meaningful tools to treat and
reduce obesity by improving access to obesity screening and counseling
services, and to prescription drugs for chronic weight management. In total,
TOS will honor more than 40 leading and emerging researchers with grants
and awards at sessions throughout the meeting.
Unmatched Education for Health Professionals and Clinicians
attracts more than 5,000 international obesity clinical and research
professionals, as well as those working in related fields such as fitness,
nutrition, nursing and primary care. ObesityWeek 2016 attendees can earn high-quality
continuing education in sessions spanning obesity surgery, clinical
intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more.
weeklong conference will also feature the largest exhibit hall of its kind,
showcasing the latest innovative products, services and technologies from
companies and organizations worldwide.
Embargoed Research of the Highest Quality
Scientific abstracts are currently available
to registered and credentialed reporters as embargoed. The
embargo for all posters will lift at 12:00am CT on Wed., Nov. 2, and embargoes
for oral presentations will lift at 12:00am CT on the date of the presentation.
Featured TOS abstracts will be presented Tues., Nov. 1 – Fri., Nov. 4.
Those in the news media who wish to attend ObesityWeek
2016 are eligible for free registration and an opportunity to receive embargoed
materials, attend special media briefings and interview study authors. Read our
guidelines for the media and contact Mollie Turner Wiard, email@example.com, for more information.
additional details, visit the ObesityWeek newspage. Be sure to follow ObesityWeek
on Twitter and Facebook, and search #OW2016 for the
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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. Connect with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Find information about industry relationships here.
About ObesityWeek 2016
ObesityWeek is the premier, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, prevention and treatment of obesity. TOS and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)host the world’s pre-eminent conference on obesity, ObesityWeek 2016, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the fourth year, both organizations hold their respective annual scientific meetings under one roof to unveil exciting new research, discuss emerging treatment and prevention options, and network and present. Connect and share with ObesityWeek on Twitter and Facebook, or by using #OW2016.