Our “About Us” Page … Is Really About You
At The Obesity Society, there is no us without you.
Everything the Society does is done by and for people like you. Every action we take supports professionals in the obesity field and people who are impacted by obesity around the globe.
Whatever your perspective—scientific, clinical, public health, economic, personal or any other—you are dealing every day with an intractable worldwide epidemic. You know, as we do, that obesity affects individuals, families, friends and neighbors, and countless communities and societies everywhere.
Our Society has been charged with advancing the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of obesity. In other words, it’s our mission to help people like you continue your indispensable efforts.
Given the challenge and the urgent need, this is no small task.
About Your Society
Founded in 1982, The Obesity Society is the leading professional society focused on obesity science, treatment and prevention.
Our approximately 2,400 members are people like you from the United States, Canada and around the world. Our members range from early career to established professionals in the field, including:
- Basic and clinical researchers
- Clinicians and care providers
- Public health and policy professionals
Helping You Make a Difference
Here are some of the ways we help people like you make a difference as you seek to make an impact on the prevention and treatment of obesity.
Get involved with more than 2,000 like-minded, obesity-centered scientists, healthcare providers and other professionals.
- Awards and grants
Be recognized and rewarded—whatever your career level—for your innovations and research in obesity. Get information about awards and grants here.
Attend the world’s largest scientific meeting on obesity and explore the latest data and information from an array of perspectives. Meet other experts including scientists, clinicians, behaviorists, epidemiologists, surgeons, policymakers and more.
Connect with the leading journal on obesity, and stay up to date on the latest advances and cutting-edge discoveries in the field.
Receive members’ access, discounts, resources and a range of opportunities. Membership includes access to a wide range of sections where you can engage, inquire and share with other members with similar specific interests. Become a member here.
Develop your competencies and help to shape the role of practitioners.
Whatever your connection to the Society, you know we not only assist professionals working in the obesity field, we are helping people impacted by obesity every day.
OUR VISION: Better understand, prevent and treat obesity to improve the lives of those affected through research, education and advocacy.
OUR VALUES: The Obesity Society is committed to improving the lives of those with obesity, nurturing careers of obesity scientists and practitioners and promoting the interdisciplinary nature of obesity research, management and education. In so doing, The Obesity Society, its members and staff pledge to uphold:
- Compassion for the lives and situations of those living with obesity
- Responsibility for advocacy, treatment and investigation, all working toward a cure for obesity
- Respect for each other and all who are touched by obesity
- Progress for furthering knowledge about obesity using appropriate scientific standards
- Mentorship for helping, teaching and supporting our colleagues
- Highest ethical standards for all our actions, writings, programs and services
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