One of the best things about ObesityWeek is the many opportunities for students and early career professionals to interact with scientists, clinicians and professionals across a range of specialty areas and career stages. This year’s events will feature dynamic speakers, insightful poster presentations and private networking opportunities for attendees. Take a look at a few of the opportunities below and share the details with your friends and colleagues.



ASMBS Students/Residents/Fellows Course

Monday, November 12, 8:00am-12:00pm
This session is the perfect assistance for students, residents and fellows. It allows attendees to conduct an oral presentation for the research that was submitted but not accepted for the Scientific Sessions. Visit the course description for further information.

TOS Early Career Academic Workshop

Monday, November 12, 12:30-2:45pm
Join the Early Career Committee for its annual FREE Pre-Conference Academic Workshop. This year, we are honored to have Dr. David Saslowsky from NIH as our keynote speaker. Dr. Saslowsky is a Program Director and Deputy Director of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (or DDN) at NIDDK within the NIH. He joined DDN three years ago and oversees the K award portfolio, which spans the research missions of the Division, including obesity research. Following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in small group “roundtable” discussions.

TOS Lightning Talks

Tuesday, November 13, 1:30-3:00pm
Twelve early career members with top-scoring abstracts will present their work as 3-minute talks. They will be challenged to effectively and efficiently communicate their scientific findings to a broad audience using just one slide. Join us to get a glimpse of the innovative obesity research being conducted by your peers and vote for the best!

Panel Discussion of Diverse Careers in Obesity

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Learn about life outside of academia! The Early Career Committee will host three panelists for a discussion and brief Q&A with industry leaders who have successfully used their scientific and/or clinical skills to build dynamic careers. This panel is free and open to all attendees.



Get Published!

There’s still time to submit an abstract for OW. Friday, July 20 until Monday, August 13, submit your research for consideration – ALL new data is welcome! Exceptional submissions will be offered the opportunity to present oral and poster abstracts.

Why submit your research?

  • Boost your career by presenting to peers at the world’s largest obesity research
  • Garner attention for your research by presenting at a reputable conference
  • Publish and gain valuable experience by presenting your research


$100 Registration Reimbursement

Student volunteers who serve as room monitors for ObesityWeek sessions or assist TOS staff members in other functions as needed are eligible for a registration reimbursement of $100. There are a limited number of spaces available; all volunteers will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register as student/early career to be notified of volunteer opportunities.

Save on Housing

Access the ObesityWeek Housing Share Board to find a roommate! Please remember, you can only reserve rooms in the ObesityWeek housing block AFTER you have registered to attend the conference. All arrangements are between individuals at their own risk – Obesity Week LLC, The Obesity Society, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery assume no liability for roommate arrangements. If you have questions about registration and housing, Email: Phone: 844-440-6338 Fax: 404-835-4271