A Special Thanks to OW2014 Level 2 & 3 Partners

Letter from the Executive Director

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Dear Colleagues,


As we continue with the planning of ObesityWeek 2014, I’d like to take a minute to recognize the outpouring of interest and support from our partner organizations that have committed to participating in the event. This support comes as a result of our close ties to a number of thought leaders in endocrinology, diabetology, cardiology, surgery, nutrition, clinical research, medical care and policy who have a commitment to preventing and treating obesity. Because of the global and cross-functional nature of ObesityWeek, we have asked a variety of scientific societies and organizations for a formal conference endorsement.


Thus far, I’m pleased to share that we have secured nine Level 2 partners, each selected for the benefit of ObesityWeek attendees and the populations these organizations serve. Each Level 2 partner has an opportunity to present a 60- to 90- minute symposium covering an obesity-related topic of importance to the organization. They include:

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Heart Association/ Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • International Society for the Perioperative Care of Obese Patients
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behaviors
  • Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • World Obesity Federation


Further, we have secured nearly 40 Level 3 partners, all recognized national and international organizations offering non-financial support for the event.


I offer a sincere “thank you” to each of these organizations for making the commitment to advance the study and treatment of obesity. Their generous support and endorsement will help to bring us closer to our shared goal – improving the lives of those affected by obesity.


You can find a full list of ObesityWeek partners here. If you are a part of an organization not yet on this list – there is still time to participate as a Level 3 partner! Simply contact TOS at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




Francesca Dea

The Obesity Society Executive Director

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