Submit your abstract for presentation at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, D.C. Instructions for submitting to both ASMBS and TOS are as follows.

ASMBS Abstract Submissions

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) submission period for ObesityWeek 2017 is OPEN.
ASMBS Submission Window Closes May 1st, 2017 11:59pm PST.

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TOS Abstract Submissions

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

The TOS Call for Abstracts was open Friday, March 31, 2017 – Sunday, April 23, 2017. In mid-July, decisions will arrive by email from

The Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts will be open Friday, July 21, 2017 – Monday, August 7, 2017. Poster and oral submissions will be considered during this abstract call.

Check back for details.

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

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 Acceptance notifications will be rescinded for all abstracts with incomplete disclosure information at the end of this two-week grace period.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.

ObesityWeek General Abstract Information

Embargo Policy

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

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.


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



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All Abstract Questions: