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Obesity Society Announces 2009 Call for Abstracts
Date:2/6/2009

Society Plans for its 27th Annual Scientific Meeting, Obesity 2009, in Washington DC, October 24-28 and Releases Details of New Abstract Submission Process for 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, The Obesity Society, the leading professional and scientific organization dedicated to the study of obesity, opened its 2009 call for abstracts to be submitted for this year's annual scientific meeting, which will be held in Washington, DC, October 24-28, 2009, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The society also announced details of a new abstract submission process.

The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting is the largest conference in North America focusing on obesity research, prevention, treatment, and management. The five-day meeting offers an outstanding program of internationally celebrated speakers who present novel and exciting research in basic and clinical obesity science. The meeting also features a clinical-professional track offering educational credits for physicians, nurses, and dietitians. These educational sessions discuss how to establish an obesity practice and how to successfully evaluate and treat patients using behavior modification, diet, activity, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric procedures.

Abstracts for Obesity 2009 are organized into the following thematic tracks relating to obesity:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Integrative Biology
  • Clinical Studies
  • Population Studies
  • Clinical/Professional Practice

According to Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD, Chair of the Annual Program Committee for the society, "The Obesity Society's Annual Meeting is one of the best venues for presenting new clinical and basic obesity science." In fact, over 8 percent of submitted abstracts are selected as oral presentations, and Dr. Yanovski emphasized
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