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Early Registration for ObesityWeek Extended to Aug. 21

Early registration for ObesityWeek 2016, to be held in New Orleans, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, has been extended! Now attendees who register by Sunday, Aug. 21 can still take advantage of early registration discounts. Whether you're a researcher, clinician or integrated health professional, you can get the professional development you need to advance your career at ObesityWeek. Explore the online schedule, find out more about pricing and register today

ObesityWeek 2016 ASMBS Integrated Health Keynote Speaker Announced!

The ASMBS Integrated Health Keynote address will be given by Kelly Brownell, PhD, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. As an internationally renowned expert in obesity and public policy, Dr. Brownell has advised the White House, members of Congress, governors, and world health and nutrition organizations. In 2006, TIME Magazine named Dr. Brownell among “The World’s 100 Most Influential People” and cited him as a leading “warrior” in the area of nutrition and public policy. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Rutgers University and the Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association. The ASMBS Integrated Health keynote presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Click here to read more about Dr. Brownell and other keynote speakers at this year’s conference.

New at ObesityWeek 2016 -- “Keynote Discussion”

For the first time, ASMBS and The Obesity Society will jointly host a new hour-long “Keynote Discussion” designed to engage the full spectrum of ObesityWeek 2016 attendees, from researchers and policy makers to clinicians and bariatric surgeons. The session will include a panel of leading scientists and clinicians who will discuss a challenging case study with involvement from audience members. This year’s discussion, titled “Complex Issues Related to Surgery, Weight Loss and Weight Regain,” will touch on several different treatment modalities as well as issues related to insurance coverage. This exciting new addition to the ObesityWeek 2016 agenda will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Visit to see the full calendar of available sessions and add this to your schedule.

Nominate Your Peers for the 2016 Distinguished CBN Award

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Award is approaching. During ObesityWeek 2016, the Certified Bariatric Nurse Committee and the ASMBS will recognize a member who has made an extraordinary effort to promote the values of the CBN: Compassion, Advocacy, Research and Education. Nominees should serve as a role model in the four core areas and promote the CBN credential to colleagues, hospital administrators and other organizations. The nomination deadline is Sunday, Aug. 28. Click here for more information and criteria
for nominations.