NEWS AND NOTES

Published in March Issue             


Register Today for Obesity Week-End in Las Vegas -
June 23-25, 2016



Registration is now open for the ASMBS Obesity Week-End, a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. This year’s event offers attendees more than 20 CME/MOC/CE hours of education, 12 live surgeries from around the world and three full days of surgical and integrated health courses. Topics to be covered include quality improvement, the effects of obesity on the body, new innovations and technologies and insurance coding. Click here to see the full program schedule and to register for Obesity Week-End 2016: ASMBS’ Annual
Clinical Symposium.


Join The Obesity Society and the Endocrine Society for
an Obesity Twitter Chat


On Wednesday, March 16 from 2-3:00 PM ET, the Endocrine Society and The Obesity Society will host a Twitter chat about the potential risks for and management of obesity. Hosted by joint TOS and Endocrine Society member Dr. Caroline Apovian, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, the discussion will center on factors that can put a person at risk for obesity as well as tips that can help people prevent and manage the disease. Join the conversation by following #EndoChat.


Registration Now Open for 5th Annual
Your Weight Matters National Convention


Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention taking place August 25-28 in Washington, DC. The event will cover more than 50 topics, including: Health by Design: Creating a Mindful Eating Environment; Energy In, Energy Out – Rethinking the Balance; and Achieving Health: A Look at Your Weight Management Options. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear presentations from world-renowned physicians, researchers and scientists focusing on the treatment of obesity, including Cornell Food & Brand Lab Researcher and best-selling author Brian Wansink, PhD; obesity physician, Robert Kushner, MD; and winners of ABC’s “My Diet is Better Than Yours,” Jasmin Queen and Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN. In addition to patient-focused events, YWM2016 offers 16 continuing education credits to nurses and healthcare professionals. To register and view the complete educational program, visit www.YWMconvention.com.


Obesity Action Coalition Welcomes New Board Chairwoman for 2016


Obesity Action Coalition President and CEO Joe Nadglowski presented to the primary investigators and the external stakeholders of two major upcoming obesity projects funded by Patient­Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) on the importance of using People­First language in all publications when speaking about individuals affected by the disease. PCORI is a non­profit organization that works to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers and policy makers make informed health decisions by conducting research that determines which healthcare options are best for patients and the healthcare providers treating them. The two studies PCORI has funded include a study on long-term bariatric surgery outcomes and a study on antibiotic use in children and its impact on obesity. If you want to learn more about the importance of People-First language, click here.