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Leading Scientists, Clinicians and Surgeons Come Together to Host the World’s Largest Event on Obesity Treatment & Prevention – ObesityWeekSM 2013

Inaugural Conference Takes Place Nov. 11-16, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia

SILVER SPRING, MD, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — To promote the science behind obesity prevention and treatment, The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) are combining resources to host the world’s pre-eminent meeting on obesity, ObesityWeekSM 2013, Nov. 11-16, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For the first time, both organizations will co-locate their respective annual meetings under one roof for the most comprehensive agenda in obesity research, treatment and prevention.

“We’re excited to host this unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, and prevention of obesity – the most severe health problem in the United States and abroad,” said Philip R. Schauer, MD, ObesityWeekSM Co-Chair. “Such a meeting will bring together the best minds to shine a brighter light on obesity and help improve the lives of those affected."

Meeting session topics and presentations will provide the latest information and resources in obesity to international scientists, clinicians, policymakers and the many others looking to learn more about advances in the prevention, treatment, and health consequences of obesity. Keynote presentations at this year’s event will discuss new strategies to address obesity and will be delivered by Thomas Farley, MD, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Bruce M. Spiegelman, PhD, professor of Cell Biology and Medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School.

“ObesityWeekSM attendees will enjoy a wide array of scientific and clinical presentations, continuing education events, and an exhibit hall featuring countless products and services,” said Gary Foster, PhD, ObesityWeekSM Chair. “Participants will have the opportunity to explore every facet of obesity in one place, from the molecular level to the societal level."

Conference programming will cover the full interdisciplinary spectrum and feature the world’s leading experts. The agenda will feature:

In addition, ObesityWeekSM will feature an exhibit hall that is the largest of its kind, showcasing the latest, most innovative products, services and technologies from leading global companies and organizations.

ObesityWeekSM is planned for 2014 in Boston, Mass., and 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif. Register for ObesityWeekSM 2013, submit abstracts or find out more about becoming an exhibitor or sponsor at the inaugural event by visiting: www.ObesityWeek.com.

Registration is free for reporters interested in attending the event. For more details on media registration, please contact Mollie Turner at mturner@obesity.org or Roger Kissin at RKissin@compartnersny.com.


About The Obesity Society
The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, TOS is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. For more information visit: www.Obesity.org.

About the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
The ASMBS is the largest organization for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals in the world. It is a non-profit organization that works to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery and is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of morbid obesity, as well as the associated risks and benefits. It encourages its members to investigate and discover new advances in bariatric surgery, while maintaining a steady exchange of experiences and ideas that may lead to improved surgical outcomes for morbidly obese patients. For more information, visit: www.asmbs.org.

Media Contact:

Mollie Turner


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Philip Schauer, MD, ObesityWeek Co-Chair
Philip Schauer, MD, ObesityWeek Co-Chair
Gary Foster, PhD, ObesityWeek Chair
Gary Foster, PhD, ObesityWeek Chair
ObesityWeek takes place Nov. 11-16 in Atlanta, Georgia
ObesityWeek takes place Nov. 11-16 in Atlanta, Georgia

Related Links

ObesityWeekSM Sponsorship Prospectus
ObesityWeekSM Exhibitor Prospectus
ObesityWeekSM Advance Program

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