News and Notes


Published in June Issue             

ObesityWeek 2017 Registration Opens in June!

Join ASMBS for ObesityWeek 2017, Oct. 29th through Nov. 2nd in Washington, DC. Registration opens in June!, ObesityWeek 2017, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity, features more than 100 sessions, 1,000 abstracts and 150 exhibitors. Visit to learn more about this year’s event.

Get Your Copy of the ASMBS Foundation's New Cookbook, Deliciously Healthy!

The ASMBS Foundation cookbook is now available! Click here to take a look inside Deliciously Healthy! Recipes from Around the Country. The recipes were collected from healthcare providers, weight-loss surgery patients and their friends and families, to provide a resource for healthy living and good nutrition. All recipes are original and from the kitchens of real families, and photographs of each dish were taken by the cooks themselves. Visit to get your copy today!

TOS Names Dr. Anthony Comuzzie as New
Executive Director

Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D., a world-renowned obesity researcher, scientist and co-director of the TOPS Nutrition and Obesity Research Center at Texas Biomedical Research Institute, will serve as the new executive director of TOS. Dr. Comuzzie has more than 25 years of research experience focused on the genetics of obesity. He has served as a member of the NHLBI Expert Panel on Obesity and Overweight, and previously sat on TOS’s Executive Committee as Secretary/Treasurer before accepting the position of executive director. Read more about Dr. Comuzzie at
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Comuzzie to The Obesity Society,” said TOS President Allen Levine, Ph.D., FTOS in a news release. “He is an accomplished scientist, well respected among his peers and has the experience and dedication to successfully helm our professional society. We greatly look forward to his ideas and plans for TOS as it continues to be a leader in the field of obesity.”