ObesityWeek 2015 will be hosted by The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the nation’s leading organization for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals. This year, the event is expecting over 1,500 research abstracts on the latest discoveries and advancements in addressing obesity, which will be presented in front of thousands of accomplished researchers, policymakers and health professionals. The week-long conference will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015.
Hosts TOS and ASMBS have enlisted the help of around 30 other organizations to contribute to the event’s educational agenda. These organizations include the following:
- Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics WM DPG
- American Heart Association/Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health/Obesity Committee
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- American Society of Nutrition
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
- International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient
- Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
- World Obesity Federation
The event will also feature two acclaimed keynote speakers. On November 4, the Vice President of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente’s Community Benefit Program, Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, will be holding a lecture. His position at Kaiser places him in constant contact with health plan and medical group leaders to strengthen Kaiser Permanente’s multi-faceted strategy in preventive and community health.
Professor of the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University and pioneer in brown adipose tissue research, Jan Nedergaard, PhD, is scheduled to give a talk on November 6. He is most known for his four decade-long research on the role brown adipose tissue plays in the body’s metabolism and thermogenesis.
Professional attendees can also expect to earn over 30 continuing medical education (CME) credits during ObesityWeek 2015’s sessions, which cover topics such as bariatric surgery, clinical intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more. The event will be gathering almost 6,000 researchers and healthcare professionals from all over the globe, including those working in related fields such as nursing, nutrition, and fitness.
Those interested in attending the conference can register at https://obesityweek.com/registration/. Members of the media may qualify for free registration, along with embargoed materials and access to exclusive media briefings and author interviews.