ObesityWeek offers attendees many diverse, educational and fun opportunities to network and connect with peers throughout the conference. Many of the functions are complimentary. Attendees registered for the scientific sessions receive a ticket to both the Welcome Reception and AfterDark Event. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for $40. Check out a la carte pricing.


Welcome Reception

Date and Time: Monday, Oct. 30, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Gaylord National Atrium

The Gaylord National Atrium provides a beautiful backdrop for connecting with friends and peers. Mingle in the atrium, visit the Cherry Blossom Ballroom to connect with ASMBS members, or stop by the Eastern Shore Room to join in the fun of the TOS costume contest! Our Welcome Reception is the perfect opportunity to socialize with old friends and foster new relationships – don’t miss out!

Hors d’oeuvres and cocktail bars will be placed throughout the atrium and in both Society spaces for all to enjoy.

Drink tickets will be provided for meeting attendees* and guest tickets are available for purchase. For more information about what’s happening with your society, please visit the ASMBS or TOS Highlights page.

ObesityWeek Backstage

Date and Time: Tuesday – Thursday, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall

Be sure to stop by the exhibit hall during lunch each day for special events! Meet General Session speakers, take selfies with Super Bowl players and more.

Tuesday
9:30am – 10:15am: Meet and greet/photo opp with keynote speaker Rudolph L. Leibel, MD
12:00pm – 1:30pm: ASMBS Social Media Training
3:00pm – 3:45pm: ASMBS International Membership Drive

Wednesday
9:45am – 10:30am: ASMBS Advanced Twitter Training
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Twitter Photo Campaign "Thank you Michelle Obama!" and Facebook Live Interviews
3:00-3:45pm: Cooking Demo

Thursday
10:15am – 11:00am: Meet George Bray, MD and receive a free signed copy of The Battle of the Bulge
12:00pm-1:30pm: Meet and greet/photo opp with keynote speakers Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD and Arthur Roberts, MD and former NFL Athletes Corey Louchiey and James Thornton

OW Lunchtime Table Topics

Kick back, relax and engage your peers on topics that interest YOU! Most lunch tables will have a topic sign on them – ranging from Nutritional Guidelines to Cancer to Obesity Prevention. So grab your lunch, pick a table and join the discussion! You’ll meet new people who are interested in the topics you care about, and you might just come up with a great new idea together. Afterwards, check out exhibits and posters!

Provided: Lunch
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location: OW Exhibit Hall

AfterDark

Date and Time: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 9:00pm – 12:00am
Location: Gaylord National Riverview Ballroom

Back by popular demand – the AfterDark Party will be hosted in the brand new Gaylord National Riverview Ballroom, an all-glass structure with breathtaking views of the Potomac River and the illuminated Washington DC monuments. AfterDark is a high-energy dance party fueled by a hand-clapping, foot-stomping live band. AfterDark has become the cornerstone of the OW social events due to its tremendous popularity.

Join us and cut loose, cut up and cut a rug!

Complimentary tickets will be provided for meeting attendees* and guest tickets are available for purchase. For more information about what’s happening with your society, please visit the ASMBS or TOS Highlights page.


*Attendees registered for the scientific sessions receive a ticket to both the Welcome Reception and AfterDark Event. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for $40. Check out a la carte pricing.