Published Abstracts

Find abstracts from prior meetings in our Archive.

All ObesityWeek 2017 abstracts are embargoed. TOS and ASMBS will make abstracts available to registered attendees at least one week prior to the meeting for planning purposes only.

TOS & ASMBS abstracts will be available as embargoes lift.

Abstract Submissions

Each abstract can only be submitted to ONE society (TOS or ASMBS) for presentation at ObesityWeek.

ASMBS Abstract Submissions

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) submission period for ObesityWeek 2017 is CLOSED.

Self-Assessment Questions for MOC (ASMBS Only)

All abstract submitters will be required to develop and submit one test question per abstract to meet requirements for Maintenance of Certification. This must also include a rationale for the right answer.

Financial Disclosure Rule (ASMBS Only)

Within two weeks of notification of acceptance of abstract, any submissions with missing co-author disclosures must be completed. Acceptance notifications will be rescinded for all abstracts with incomplete disclosure information at the end of this two-week grace period. Financial disclosures for all authors are to be entered at the time of submission.

ASMBS E-Posters

A reminder that ASMBS is presenting accepted posters in E-Poster format only. To upload your poster, please go to link below:

Upload ASMBS E-Poster Here

ASMBS Contact

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TOS Abstract Submissions

The Obesity Society (TOS) 2018 Call for Symposia Submissions is closed.

2018: Brief ideas and symposia suggestions were accepted November 17, 2017 – January 2, 2018. Decisions will arrive by email in February from

The Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts was open Friday, July 21, 2017 – Monday, August 14, 2017. Notification of acceptace will be emailed by September 18, 2017 from Abstracts accepted as posters will be presented on Tuesday, October 31, Wednesday, November 1 or Thursday, November 2 from noon to 1:30 pm. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will present on Wednesday, November 1. Please make travel plans to accomodate possible presentation times Tuesday through Thursday.

The TOS Call for Abstracts was open Friday, March 31, 2017 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 (extended from April 23). Notification of acceptance was emailed between July 24 and July 28 from

TOS accepted ideas for 2017 symposia November 18, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Thank you to all who submitted. Decisions arrived by email in February from

TOS Poster Instructions

Download TOS poster instructions here.

TOS Contact

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ObesityWeek General Abstract Information

Poster Presentation Instructions

All posters and ePosters will be displayed in the Gaylord National Exhibit Hall.
Poster Display Dates: Tuesday, 10/31 through Thursday, 11/2.
Download TOS poster instructions here.
ASMBS poster instructions coming soon.

Embargo Policy

All information included in abstracts submitted to ObesityWeek is embargoed. More information here.


ObesityWeek keeps an archive of abstracts presented at past conferences. Please visit our Archive to explore these abstracts.

Abstract Book

Abstracts for posters and oral presentations will be published in the Abstract Book and placed on the ObesityWeek website via a password-protected portal one week prior to the meeting to help with planning. TOS abstract book also includes Late Breaking Abstracts.


Abstract presenters and authors, whether oral or poster, in the Scientific Sessions at the Annual Meetings of both ASMBS and TOS at ObesityWeek are required to register for the Scientific Sessions, and are expected to pay the registration fee.