Bariatric Times

AUG 2016

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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18 News and Trends Bariatric Times • August 2016 A merican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Integrated Health Keynote Speaker, Nov. 2 A leader in nutrition and public p olicy, Kelly Brownell, PhD, is Vice President of Community Health at Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Brownell is Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is a lso Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. In 2006, Time included Kelly Brownell among "The World's 100 Most Influential P eople" in its special Time 100 issue featuring those "whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world." Top Research to Answer Key Q uestions in Obesity This year, top research presentations answer key questions confronting the obesity research and treatment community. Look forward to the d iscussion of the latest research by both renowned and emerging obesity experts that provide insight into: • Do our bones have an impact on our metabolism? • From warning labels to portion reduction, what policy solutions for obesity prevention have been effective? • Could the love hormone, oxytocin, be used to treat obesity? • How can electronic health records be used to improve obesity care? • What do our gut bugs have to do with obesity treatment? Leading Organizations Host ObesityWeek 2016 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, together host ObesityWeek 2016. TOS and ASMBS will be joined by nearly 30 partner organizations, some of which will contribute to the educational agenda with symposia covering the spectrum of obesity and its impact on health: • Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics - Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group • American Heart Association • American Society of Nutrition • IEEE Engineering in Medicine • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders • International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient • Obesity Action Coalition • Obesity Medicine Association • Osteoarthritis Action Alliance • Society for the Study of Ingestive B ehavior • World Obesity Federation Unmatched Education for Health Professionals and Clinicians A t ObesityWeek 2016, attendees can learn from the great minds of unique, seasoned obesity professionals who will unveil the future of obesity treatment and prevention. Conference sessions w ill touch on topics like obesity surgery, clinical intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more. ObesityWeek is expected to attract more than 5,000 international obesity c linical and research professionals, as well as those working in related fields s uch as fitness, nutrition, nursing and primary care. Register now for ObesityWeek 2016, which is expected to be the greatest year yet for the c onference now in its fourth year. Attendees can save by registering before August 21, 2016. For more information, visit Be sure to also f ollow ObesityWeek on Twitter and Facebook, and search #OW2016 for the latest updates. About ObesityWeek. ObesityWeek is the premier, international event f ocused on the basic science, clinical application, prevention and treatment o f obesity. The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) host the world's preeminent conference on obesity, ObesityWeek 2016, Oct. 3 1–Nov. 4, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the fourth year, both organizations hold their respective annual scientific meetings under one r oof to unveil exciting new research, discuss emerging treatment and prevention options, network and present. About The Obesity Society. The O besity Society (TOS) is the leading professional society dedicated to better

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