ObesityWeek℠ brings the latest in obesity science and treatment to Boston

Experience the world’s largest meeting dedicated to cutting-edge research, policy and clinical management

ObesityWeekObesity is taking stage as one of the most pervasive, chronic diseases in need of new strategies for medical treatment and prevention. ObesityWeek answers the call by bringing together the great minds of unique, seasoned obesity professionals to unveil new research and leading medical techniques.

Mark your calendars for Nov. 2-7, 2014, and plan your trip to Boston, MA for ObesityWeek℠, the world’s largest conference on obesity research and treatment. ObesityWeek℠ combines the scientific and clinical resources of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society for the premier annual scientific and educational conference dedicated to obesity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and connect with an expected 5000 obesity professionals, including physicians, surgeons, scientists and clinicians. The meeting combines a variety of formats, ranging from poster presentations to live debates. With nearly 1500 research abstracts unveiled, and more than 100 educational sessions, attendees will have unique access to the latest information needed to stand out in the field.

The content and delivery has been developed by a committee of field experts with the needs of you, the attendee, in mind. The meeting is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and will be valid for the ABOM exam in December 2014. Find out more about ObesityWeek℠ 2014 here.

European Congress on Obesity 2014 (ECO 2014)

ECO2014This year’s European Congress on Obesity will take place from 28-31 May at the National Palace of Culture, 1 Bulgaria Square. Sofia, Bulgaria. (http://www.ndk.bg/)

The congress will feature the latest research on obesity from a wide range of fields including:

  • Discovery and Integrative Science
  • Nutrition, Behaviour, Activity and Environment
  • Childhood and Lifelong Perspectives
  • Prevention, Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Clinical Management and Translation
  • Obesity as a Gateway to other Diseases

Experts from around the world will present abstracts and deliver symposia on these themes. There will be a series of press conferences to showcase the items most of interest to the media, and press releases issued throughout the congress.  A staffed media centre will be available on site to help journalists with their queries and interview requests.

Bona fide journalists may register for free at this year’s ECO congress. To request a media registration, please email [email protected]

Press releases will be issued covering each of the four days of the congress:

Weds 28 May, Thurs 29 May, Fri 30 May, Sat 31 May

Further information will be released in the days leading up to the congress

Workshop on Social Sciences and Humanities’ contribution to tackle the Obesity Epidemic

In January 2013, more than 50 researchers and stakeholders from around Europe gathered in Brussels for the workshop Social Sciences and Humanities contribution to tackle the Obesity Epidemic: Challenges & Potentials in Obesity Research towards Horizon 2020.

The objective of the workshop was to create a cross-European forum for identifying, describing and discussing future potentials in obesity research, to establish new and nurture existing networks and collaborations of researchers across social sciences and humanities and the natural sciences with an interest in obesity research, and hereby to mobilize the significant European research capacities and potentials in preparing for Horizon 2020.