Published in June/July Issue             

Leading Expert in Genetics of Obesity is Keynote Speaker at ObesityWeek 2016

Professor Sadaf Farooqi, PhD, who identified the first single gene defect to cause human obesity in patients with a mutation in the leptin gene, published in Nature in 1997 and described their dramatic response to leptin therapy (NEJM 1999; SCIENCE 2007), will be the keynote speaker at ObesityWeek 2016. As a Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, Professor Farooqi coordinates a program of research into the genetic, molecular and physiological basis of human obesity. She has been invited to speak at numerous international meetings and has been the recipient of a number of awards in recognition of her contribution to endocrinology including the Andre Mayer Award 2006 (International Association for the Study of Obesity), the RD Lawrence Award 2007 (Diabetes UK), the Society for Endocrinology Medal 2012 and the European Society for Endocrinology Prize 2012.

Click here to see the Keynote Speakers page at More information about additional ObesityWeek 2016 Keynote speakers will be coming soon.

Submissions Now Being Accepted – Emerging Technologies Lake-Breaking Abstracts Sessions

Submissions are being accepted for the Emerging Technologies Late-Breaking Abstracts Session during ObesityWeek 2016. Take advantage of the newly added session and use the opportunity to highlight the latest innovations in bariatric surgery research. The deadline for submissions is July 20th. Click here to learn more about how to submit your late breaking abstract..

Second National Obesity Care Week, Oct 31 – Nov. 4

National Obesity Care Week, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016, is a campaign that seeks to ensure that people affected by obesity receive respectful and comprehensive care. The first National Obesity Care Week was introduced last year during ObesityWeek 2015 by The Obesity Society, ASMBS, the Obesity Action Coalition, Strategies to Overcome and Prevent Obesity Alliance and more than 30 other partner organizations from across the healthcare industry. This year, the campaign hopes to bring awareness to an even broader audience by working with more organizations. Click here to read more about National Obesity Care Week.