A Letter from the ObesityWeek Chairs
On behalf of ASMBS and TOS, we are extremely excited to announce open registration for the 2nd annual ObesityWeek meeting in Boston, November 2-7, 2014. ObesityWeek has something for every scientist, physician, surgeon, allied health professional, and policy maker interested in solving one of the world’s biggest public health problem. Our inaugural meeting in Atlanta Georgia, November 11-15, 2013 was a resounding success with nearly 5000 attendees from the United States and around the world. ObesityWeek 2014 promises to exceed expectations with an unheralded array of topics and expert speakers relating to cutting edge science of obesity, advances in clinical management of obesity, and obesity public policy. World renown keynote speakers include C. Ronald Kahn, MD and Jim Marks, MD, MPH. Nine allied organizations including AACE, ACSM, AHA, AND, ASN, IFSO, ISPCOP, SSIB, WOF have teamed up with ObesityWeek to create provocative symposia on hot topics with in obesity science and management. In addition, more than 30 international obesity professional organizations have endorsed ObesityWeek 2014 as a “must attend” event. We invite you to browse through this website to discover what tremendous value ObesityWeek has to offer. Register early to take advantage of early bird discounts. Hope to see you in Boston at ObesityWeek 2014!
Co-Chairs, ObesityWeek 2014
Phil Schauer MD
Carey Lumeng, PhD
ObesityWeek: Where Science and Treatment Meet
ObesityWeek is a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. By combining both TOS and ASMBS annual meetings, ObesityWeek brings together world-renowned experts in obesity to share innovation and breakthroughs in science unmatched around the globe. Attendees will enjoy the diverse educational opportunities, networking events, and scientific synergies created through the collaboration of these leading obesity organizations.
ObesityWeek is the largest conference of its kind in the world, providing an unmatched multi-track schedule with:
- Pre-conference courses
- Oral abstract, video and poster presentations
- Interdisciplinary research, education sessions and policy programming
- Hands-on skills labs
- Shared keynote speakers
- Industry-sponsored symposia
- And much more!
What is ObesityWeek?
The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) have joined our resources to co-locate our respective annual meetings under one roof. We have developed the preeminent annual scientific and educational conference covering the full scope of the obesity issue, from cutting edge basic science and clinical research to intervention and public policy discussions that can impact the quality of life for millions who suffer from obesity.
ObesityWeek participants will benefit from the educational, networking and scientific synergies created through the collaboration of these international obesity organizations. Programming will cover the full interdisciplinary spectrum and feature the world’s leading experts in their respective fields. A comprehensive agenda will include:
- Scientific Sessions of both TOS and ASMBS
- Pre-conference Continuing Education
- Policy and public health discussions
- Co-sponsored programming and networking events
- Industry-sponsored symposia
- November 2-7, 2014 – Boston Convention & Exhibit Center, Boston, MA
- November 2-7, 2015 – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
- October 31 – November 5, 2016 – New Orleans, LA