All interested individuals are invited to the business meeting to discuss the Bio-Behavioral Research Section initiatives in The Obesity Society. We will be discussing suggestions for new bio-behavioral science initiatives for 2017 and 2018. The goal of this Section is to support and encourage research on the complex interactions between biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence obesity, and to advocate for an approach to research, treatment, and prevention that considers and integrates both behavioral and biological aspects of obesity and obesity-related disease in The Obesity Society. Scientists with interests in psychology, behavior, environment, physiology, genetics, biology and other related areas are welcome to attend. Additionally, we will have our inaugural IGNITE-style CREATIVITY competition for early career investigators. Five speakers will present high-energy, five minute presentations on their most creative research ideas and will receive feedback from senior leaders in Bio-behavioral research from The Obesity Society. Join us and get to know the research interests of Section members and network with potential collaborators after celebrating the winners of the poster competition and IGNITE-style CREATIVITY competition.

Join us and let your voice be heard about the needs and direction of this new Section!