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.


Fellowship Directors Meet and Greet Panel Discussion

Sunday, November 3, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Network and rub elbows with Fellowship Directors. Attendees can take this opportunity to learn successful tips and challenges in training a fellow.

TOS/NIH Joint Symposium: Landing Your First R01 – Tips From the NIH

Monday, November 4, 12:00-1:00pm
Are you ready to submit your first investigator-initiated grant to the NIH? Just finishing a K-award, post-doc, or other training and want to find out how the NIH really works? Join NIDDK program staff for this session with experienced program directors who can provide you with the tools you need for success. Lunch is not provided, but attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the session. There are grab-and-go restaurants on the first floor of the convention center.

TOS Lightning Talks

Tuesday, November 5, 10:15-11:45am
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!

TOS Early Career Academic Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 3:30-5:00pm
Join the Early Career Committee for its annual FREE Academic Workshop. This year, we are honored to have Dr. Barbara Corkey as our keynote speaker. Dr. Corkey has been the Zoltan Kohn Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Corkey has been a leader in the fields of diabetes and obesity research for over 50 years with over 180 related publications and 40 years of continuous government research support. Following the keynote, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion regarding the decision of whether an early career researcher should remain at the same institute, remain in academia, or transition to other institutes and research opportunities.

ASMBS Students/Residents/Fellows Course

Thursday, November 7, 10:30am-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.



Get Published!

There’s still time to submit an abstract. Friday, July 12 until Monday, July 29, submit your research for consideration – ALL 2019 data is welcome! Simultaneous submission to a journal is permitted. Submissions will be offered the opportunity to present oral or 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

There is a small block of lower priced rooms reserved for students. Register early as a student to take advantage of this rock-bottom rate, while supplies last.