Letter from the Executive Director: ObesityWeek 2014

TOS eNews - May 28, 2014


Dear Colleagues,


Now that the summer season is upon us, many of us are vacationing, approaching it or wishing for it, which also means thoughts of our November 2014 annual meeting, ObesityWeek℠, are far from our minds. Not so for your Program Committee, Executive Committee, Council, Committees, Sections and TOS staff, as they have been working hard to make ObesityWeek 2014 in Boston an extraordinary event.


The weeklong meeting promises world-class, cutting-edge obesity science. As a result of the collaborative efforts between TOS and ASMBS, the event features unparalleled synergies, including:

  • Greater opportunities to interact and network with obesity researchers, physicians, surgeons, integrated health professionals, policy experts and industry leaders – all in one location;
  • More educational preconference opportunities and industry-sponsored events, and;
  • An expansive exposition hall showcasing new and innovative products, services and technologies.


Registration for ObesityWeek opens soon, and an overview of the 2014 schedule is now available on the ObesityWeek website. In addition to the exciting poster and oral presentations, scientific sessions and exhibits you've seen in years past, the 2014 program will also include early-career workshops and events for each TOS Section – such as pediatric obesity, obesity and cancer, eHealth/mHealth and diversity – to customize your experience. Please be sure to keep an eye out in future eNewsletters for information on these individual events.


I'd like to remind researchers who haven't submitted TOS abstracts yet that the deadline for submission is Monday, June 2. You can find a full list of instructions for submitting your abstracts here, and access the submission site here. Researchers can also submit papers separately for the Obesity Journal Symposium, which will highlight six winning papers in a presentation at ObesityWeek and in a special feature in the November issue of Obesity. To be considered for the Obesity Symposium, please submit your manuscript online on or before June 1, 2014 here.


In keeping with our past successes, we'll also be hosting social events at ObesityWeek this year including the After Dark and a 5K Run/Walk, which we hope will bring some fun to the meeting and allow attendees to let loose.


Wishing you a relaxing and enjoyable summer and looking forward to seeing you in Boston in November for the 2nd annual ObesityWeek event!



Francesca Dea
Executive Director, The Obesity Society

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