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WM DPG is pleased to be a Level 2 partner for Obesity Week 2015.

Once again, the Weight Management DPG will be at Obesity Week! The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) combine their annual conferences to host OBESITY WEEK 2015, the preeminent scientific and educational conference, covering the full scope of the obesity issue, from cutting edge basic science and clinical research to intervention and public policy discussions that can impact the quality of life for millions affected by obesity.

Obesity Week and the Weight Management DPG of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, a Level 2 Educational Partner, invite you to attend Obesity Week 2015, in Los Angeles, California November 2nd – 7th, 2015.

Lastly, we want to know if you are speaking at Obesity Week. Please contact Kellene A. Isom, MS, RD, LDN, WM DPG Network Director, if you will be speaking or if you have any questions about our events.

As part of our alliance, WM DPG members receive the member registration rate; check out the WM DPG website under Professional Development for details to claim the reduced rate.

Read More About Obesity Week 2015

The Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics an Obesity Week Level 2 Partner invites you to attend our reception, sponsored by Health and Nutrition Technology. Join us for this evening of fun and networking!

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: TBA

As a Level 2 Obesity Week partner the WM DPG has planned a symposium featuring the WM DPG’s renowned Registered Dietitians and colleagues.

Session Title:  Weight Maintenance: Using Evidence-Based Guidelines to Lead your Practice

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 10:15 - 11:45am in Room 411

Presenters: Paul MacLean, PhD; Rebecca Reeves, PhD, RD; Robert Kushner, MD; Holly Herrington, MS, RD

ASMBS Integrated Health Nutrition Courses

Session Title:  Integrated Health: Nutrition I

Monday, November 2, 2015 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Presenters: Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN; Sue Cummings, MS, RD; Carol Wolin-Riklin, MA, RD, LD

 

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course is designed to provide the bariatric dietitian with evidence-based guidelines to apply to all aspects of nutritional care of the bariatric surgery patient.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the metabolic impact of bariatric surgery on the physiology of obesity
  • Practice standardized bariatric care protocols within your program
  • Identify and treat micronutrient deficiencies of bariatric surgery patients
  • Demonstrate counseling techniques to successfully guide bariatric surgery patients towards achievement of health goals

Session Title:  Integrated Health: Nutrition II

Monday, November 2, 2015 | 1:30 - 5:30pm

Presenters: Laura Andromalos, MS, RD, LDN; Sue Cummings, MS, RD; Carol Wolin-Riklin, MA, RD, LD

 

Course Overview and Target Audience

This course is designed to provide the bariatric dietitian with evidence-based guidelines to apply to all aspects of nutritional care of the bariatric surgery patient.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recommend resources to help bariatric surgery patients navigate challenges posed by financial concerns, limited literacy, and cultural practices
  • Operate within a team to efficiently and practically manage micronutrient needs of bariatric surgery patients
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  • Manage the nutrition needs of a bariatric surgery patient preparing for organ transplant

Obesity Week 2015

Dates: November 2-7, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Important Registration Dates:

  • Registration for Obesity Week 2015 is now open
  • Early registration closes August 21st.

For More Registration Information

Please visit Obesity Week's registration page for detailed information.

For More Information

Please visit Obesity Week's Website for the most complete and detailed information.

Please click on the tabs below for answers to frequently asked questions

What is Obesity Week?

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) have joined our resources to co-locate our respective annual meetings under one roof. We have developed the preeminent annual scientific and educational conference covering the full scope of the obesity issue, from cutting edge basic science and clinical research to intervention and public policy discussions that can impact the quality of life for millions who suffer from obesity. Obesity Week participants will benefit from the educational, networking and scientific synergies created through the collaboration of these international obesity organizations. Programming will cover the full interdisciplinary spectrum and feature the world's leading experts in their respective fields. A comprehensive agenda will include:
  • Scientific sessions of both TOS and ASMBS
  • Pre-conference Continuing Education
  • Policy and public health discussions
  • Co-sponsored programming and networking events
  • Industry-sponsored symposia

Why did the two organizations come together?

  • ASMBS and TOS saw an opportunity to provide greater value to attendees by co-locating the two meetings.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from sessions and posters presented by both ASMBS and TOS for a single registration fee As an added bonus content for both meetings will be available to all attendees online following the meeting so you don’t miss anything!
  • Members of both organizations will benefit from expanded networking opportunities and the chance to mingle at shared symposia, in the exhibit hall and at designated events. In addition, both ASMBS and TOS will benefit financially through economies of scale. As a larger meeting we were able to negotiate lower rates and improved services on facilities and meeting related expenses
  • Finally, with a joint exhibit hall, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about a broader scope of products and services, and our exhibitors will be pleased to reach a larger audience.

Where will Obesity Week be held?

  • November 2-7, 2015 – Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • October 31-November 5, 2016 – New Orleans, LA
  • Future dates will be released as available

Who should attend Obesity Week?

  • Surgeons
  • Clinicians
  • Policymakers
  • Scientist
  • Integrated Health Professionals
  • Anyone interested in obesity prevention and/or treatment

Will the content of The Obesity Society or ASMBS change?

Each organization will maintain its own Annual Meeting Program Committee and build its own program content as it has in the past. The organizations will each host its own meeting with their respective tracks and speakers. The only difference will be a few jointly sponsored-symposia sessions and keynote speakers, a joint social event and shared exhibit hall. In fact, one benefit will be, with double the number of attendees, we have the ability to come together for an internationally recognized keynote speaker. Poster sessions will all be presented in the exhibit hall but in separate sections.

Will the Integrated Health programming change?

The Integrated Health’s main program will now be part of the Plenary Session. During all of the 3-1⁄2 days there will be a track dedicated to IH educational programs designed by the IH Program Committee. A great advantage of this arrangement is that it provides an opportunity for all disciplines to learn and network together and allows the Integrated Health to benefit from the TOS multidisciplinary programs as well.

What programming will participants be able to attend?

Obesity Week registrants will have the ability to attend any ASMBS or TOS session they choose. There will be no restrictions or additional fees except for fees for pre-session courses, ticketed events, and only members of the respective organization will be able to attend the Annual Business Meeting or Section Meetings for their organization.

Will the social events be separate or together?

The Opening Reception will be a joint event to give everyone a chance to mix and mingle. Other social and ticketed events will remain separate, with some exceptions that allow registrants to purchase tickets to extra events (those decisions are at the discretion of the individual organizations). Lastly, we will come together again on the closing evening of Obesity Week for a fun nighttime After Dark Party.

How will Obesity Week add more value to the participant?

Registrants essentially receive double the value for their money. Granted not all tracks and sessions of the other organization will be appealing but it is an opportunity to learn from a broadest possible perspective in obesity management from leaders in their respective fields at no extra expense. And, should the registrant choose to only stay with their original organization, they can still access materials after the meeting to see if there are areas of interest for the future. Additionally, registrants will be able to network with a broader range of obesity professionals during the two joint social events and learn about a larger number of products and services, with the joint exhibit hall.

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