All interested individuals are invited to an organizational meeting to discuss the Latin America Affairs Section initiatives in The Obesity Society. The purpose of the Latin America Affairs Section is to bridge the gap between obesity professionals in The Obesity Society (TOS) in North America and Latin America, specifically those interested in research development and collaborations within TOS and other regional societies in North, Central and South America. The main aim of the Section is to develop academic strategies, training opportunities, research collaborations, and continuing education courses for the Spanish and bi-lingual community. The meeting will include:

  • A keynote speaker, Dr. Durval Ribas Filho will deliver a lecture titled “Pharmacological treatment of obesity as a chronic disease: drugs and challenges.”
  • LAAS Poster Award Presentations (English/Spanish)
  • Business Section (Spanish)
  • Recognition of 2017-2018 Section leadership (Spanish)

Please join us!