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Contact Us 2018-05-23T18:46:15+00:00

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Until those pages are ready, please see the questions and answers below—or contact us personally—to get more information.

A number of frequently asked questions are answered below.

How can I access the latest news about obesity? 2018-04-16T15:02:14+00:00

You can find interesting and informative news articles about obesity here.

How can I access the Obesity journal? 2018-04-19T15:21:41+00:00

You can review issues of Obesity, our scientific journal, here. Obesity is the world’s leading peer-reviewed journal on the subject of obesity. It is also the second-leading peer-reviewed journal in nutrition and dietetics.

How can I get a copy of an article from the Obesity journal? 2018-04-19T15:21:16+00:00

To get copies of journal articles, please call our main number, 301-563-6526, and ask for the Editorial Coordinator.

I am researching obesity for academic reasons. Where can I find information? 2018-04-16T15:04:29+00:00

You can access issues of Obesity, our scientific journal, here.

I didn’t receive this month’s issue of Obesity. Who should I contact? 2018-04-20T10:38:39+00:00

Once you are sure you haven’t received the latest issue, you can contact customer service at our journal publisher:

What is the term of membership in The Obesity Society? 2018-04-25T18:48:19+00:00

Your full access to The Obesity Society and its services starts immediately after you sign up.

The term of your membership is counted from the first of the month following the month that you join and continues for one full year.

How can I apply for The Obesity Society’s Early-Career Research Grants? 2018-04-25T18:50:40+00:00

You may apply if you are a TOS member and have received a PhD degree within the past five years; or have received an MD or DO degree within the past eight years. You must also currently hold a full-time, entry-level position (e.g., post-doctoral fellow, instructor, assistant professor) at an established academic/research institution. You will also need to submit a certification letter to confirm your postdoctoral status. Contact Regina Williams at for more information.

When applying for an Early-Career Research Grant, does the principle investigator need to be a TOS member? 2018-04-16T15:08:40+00:00

Yes. The principle investigator and mentor must be TOS members; co-investigators do not have to be members. Contact Regina Williams at for more information.

Who can apply for TOS mid-career grants? 2018-04-16T15:09:34+00:00

Candidates should be in the mid-career stage at the late assistant to early associate professor level, or at an equivalent non-academic rank. They must have an established record of publication and independent, peer-reviewed research grant funding (not exceeding $500,000 per year) at the time of application. Candidates should not be beyond 15 years of award of their highest degree. Contact Regina Williams at for more information.

Must I register for TOS ObesityWeek in order to submit an abstract? 2018-04-16T15:10:05+00:00

Abstracts can be submitted by both ObesityWeek attendees and non-attendees. If your abstract is accepted, we encourage you to register for the annual meeting and attend to present your research in person.

I need treatment for overweight or obesity; can you give me a medical referral? 2018-04-19T15:25:07+00:00

The Obesity Society does not provide medical referrals. However, you can contact any accredited medical school in your area and ask about nearby obesity treatment centers.

How can I obtain the TOS Code of Conduct? 2018-09-06T12:52:54+00:00

Please contact us to obtain a copy of our Code of Conduct. We can be reached at 301-563-6526 during regular business hours.