Program highlights include sessions focused on the areas important to you. Network with peers and make new connections outside of your specialty. ObesityWeek is the one conference where you’ll find everything you need, for your research, and for your patients. CME accreditation information can be found under the Education tab.

ASMBS Program Highlights

  • 15+ post-graduate courses
  • 2 hands-on, skills labs
  • 50+ oral abstract research presentations
  • 40+ scientific sessions

Surgeon and Integrated Health specific highlights will come soon.

TOS Program Highlights

The best in obesity science, prevention and intervention—all under one roof!

Multi-Perspective Symposium on: CME

  • Food Addiction or Hedonic Eating?: Setting the Record Straight

Basic Science—Metabolism and Integrative Physiology, including: CME

  • Dale Schoeller: Accurate Measure vs. Expert Opinion—Can Doubly Labeled Water Reveal Truths About Energy Expenditure and Obesity?
  • Debate: Fat Chance or Sure Thing? Physiological Significance of Brown Adipose Tissue in Human Energy Balance
  • Endocrine Disruptors and Obesity-related Outcomes: Windows of Susceptibility in Women’s Health
  • Ketone to Be Tone: Targeting Ketogenesis for Metabolic and Cognitive Health
  • Living Off the Fat of the (G)land
  • The Wonder Woman Effect: How Estrogen Fights Obesity

Basic Science—Neuroscience, including: CME

  • Always a Bridesmaid: Hypothalamic Neuropeptides Besides AGRP and POMC
  • Dana Small: Functional Brain Imaging of Appetite Control
  • George Kunos: Targeting the Peripheral Endocannabinoid System for Obesity Treatment
  • Stress Factors in Binge Eating and Obesity
  • The Brain and Metabolism: A Two-way Street
  • Walking the Line: Neural Control of Decision Making and Food Choice

Intervention and Clinical Studies, including: CME

  • David Arterburn: The Kindest Cut—Is RYGB Still the Gold Standard?
  • Debate: “One Person’s Meat Is Another Person’s Poison:’ Meat-based Vs. Plant-based Diet for Obesity
  • Fitness and Fullness: The Hunger Games
  • Keep Your Wits About You: Does Weight Loss Mitigate Cognitive Decline?
  • Living Off the Fat of the (G)land
  • The Sorting Hat: Pediatric Precision Measures

Population Health, including: CME

  • Endocrine Disruptors and Obesity-related Outcomes: Windows of Susceptibility in Women’s Health
  • Joe Selby: Obesity Research in the Age of PCORI—Accomplishments, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions
  • Stress Factors in Binge Eating and Obesity
  • Taking Risks and Solving Challenges in Perinatal and Infant Obesity Research
  • Tug-of-War! Genes vs. Environment Throughout the Life Course
  • Wendy Troxel: Sleepless in the City

Clinical/Professional Practice, including: CME

  • Diets in the News: When, What or How Much?
  • Donna Ryan: Weight Loss Medications—Winning Combinations and New Directions
  • Exercise: Can You Work It Out?
  • Louis Aronne: Weight Loss Maintenance—Winning the War Not the Battle
  • Making It Work: How to Get Coverage for Obesity Treatment for Children and Adults
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Weight Management
  • Surgery: Cut to the Chase, What Do I Need to Know?
  • The Diversity in Patient Perspective
  • The Masters: Art of Behavior Change
  • Unfounded and Inappropriate Weight Loss Treatments

Health Care Policy/Public Health Policy, including: CME

  • Making It Work: How to Get Coverage for Obesity Treatment for Children and Adults
  • Obesity Is a Disease, Now What? Implications for TOS Advocacy
  • Research and Policy Controversies in SNAP
  • Save our Children: Battling Childhood Obesity Through Prevention Policy
  • The Scoop on Food Labeling From Inside the Industry
  • Trickle Down Obesity Treatment: The Unintended Health Benefits of Social and Economic Policy
  • William Purcell: How Music City Was Transformed Into a Walkable Community Through Evidence-informed Policy Change

Joint TOS/ASMBS Symposia, including: CME

  • Adipose Tissue
  • Advocacy
  • Bile Acid
  • Cardiac Risk and Mortality Reduction
  • Microbiome
  • Weight Regain and Precision Medicine

Check back for a detailed schedule, coming soon!

This is a preliminary schedule that is subject to change.