Congratulations to Matthew Nelder, Stephanie Nishi, and Zhila Semnami-Azad (left to right), who are the winners of the Obesity Canada Student Travel Award to attend Obesity Week in Nashville, Tennessee.

Obesity Week is an interdisciplinary international event which focuses on the science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity.  It combines both the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) annual meetings, bringing together world-renowned experts in obesity.  The focus of the conference this year will be the heart, the cardiac component of obesity.

Obesity Week programming includes:

  • Pre-conference courses
  • Oral abstract, video and poster presentations
  • Interdisciplinary research, education sessions and policy programming
  • Hands-on skills labs
  • Shared keynote speakers
  • Industry-sponsored symposia
  • Scientific Sessions of both TOS and ASMBS
  • Policy and public health discussions
  • Co-sponsored programming and networking events
  • Industry-sponsored symposia

Students attending the conference will have the opportunity to interact with scientists, clinicians and professionals across a range of specialty areas and career stages.

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