Top Researchers, Policymakers, Practitioners to Gather in Los Angeles for Largest International Scientific Conference on Obesity, Weight Loss

SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015.

The weeklong conference will also feature the largest exhibit hall of its kind, showcasing the latest innovative products, services and technologies from companies and organizations worldwide.

Leading Organizations Host ObesityWeek 2015

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 2015.

TOS and ASMBS will be joined by nearly 30 partner organizations that will contribute to the educational agenda with symposia covering the spectrum of obesity and its impact on disease:

  • Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics WM DPG
  • American Heart Association/Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health/Obesity Committee
  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • American Society of Nutrition
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
  • International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient
  • Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
  • Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
  • World Obesity Federation

Keynote Speakers Offer Unique Perspectives

Public Health Keynote Speaker, Nov. 4: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, is Vice President of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Program. In this position, Dr. Solomon works with health plan and medical group leaders to establish the strategic direction for Kaiser Permanente's multi-faceted approach to prevention and community health and develops national partnerships to advance those ends.

Basic Science Keynote Speaker, Nov. 6: Jan Nedergaard, PhD, is a Professor of the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University and pioneer in brown adipose tissue research. His research conducted over 40 years focuses on how brown adipose tissue affects regulation of energy expenditure and thermogenesis.

Unmatched Continuing Education for Health Professionals and Clinicians

ObesityWeek 2015 attendees can earn more than 30 continuing medical education (CME) credits in sessions spanning obesity surgery, clinical intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more. ObesityWeek is expected to attract nearly 6,000 international obesity clinical and research professionals, as well as those working in related fields such as fitness, nutrition, nursing and primary care.

Register now for ObesityWeek 2015, which is expected to be the biggest year yet for the conference now in its third year. Hear directly from past attendees, who say ObesityWeek is a unique learning and networking opportunity that should not be missed by anyone interested in the science and treatment of obesity.

For more information, visit the ObesityWeek news page at and watch the video here. Be sure to follow ObesityWeek on Twitter and Facebook, and search #OW2015 for the latest updates.

Special Access for Credentialed News Media

Those in the news media who wish to attend ObesityWeek 2015 are eligible for free registration and an opportunity to receive embargoed materials, attend special media briefings and interview study authors. Read our guidelines for the media and contact Chelsea Clark,, or Amber Hamilton,, for more information.

About ObesityWeek

ObesityWeek is the premier, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, prevention and treatment of obesity. The Obesity Society (TOS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) host the world's pre-eminent conference on obesity, ObesityWeek 2015, Nov. 2-7, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Calif. For the third year, both organizations hold their respective annual scientific meetings under one roof to unveil exciting new research, discuss emerging treatment and prevention options, network and present.

About The Obesity Society

The Obesity Society (TOS) is the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity. Through research, education and advocacy, TOS is committed to improving the lives of those affected by the disease. For more information visit: Connect with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Find TOS disclosures here.

About the ASMBS

The ASMBS is the largest organization for bariatric surgeons in the nation. It is a non-profit organization that works to advance the art and science of bariatric surgery and is committed to educating medical professionals and the lay public about bariatric surgery as an option for the treatment of morbid obesity, as well as the associated risks and benefits. It encourages its members to investigate and discover new advances in obesity, while maintaining a steady exchange of experiences and ideas that may lead to improved outcomes for morbidly obese patients. For more information, visit

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Source:The Obesity Society