Current Obesity Research and Education Opportunities

Apply for a Travel Award

Clinicians-in-training (students, interns, residents, or fellows) who have never attended an Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) conference may apply for a travel award. The travel award is supported by the Obesity Treatment Foundation’s Dr. Hal Seim Scholarship Fund.

Travel award recipients will receive complimentary registration to Overcoming Obesity 2018, the leading clinical conference for practical, evidence-based obesity treatment education. Recipients will also receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $1,000, which may be used for lodging, travel, and meals for the conference. The deadline to apply is July 3, 2018.

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Submit Your Obesity Research Abstract

The abstract submission period is May 25 through July 13, 2018. Submit your abstract for consideration as a poster and/or oral presentation at Overcoming Obesity 2018. Make sure to review the abstract submission guidelines prior to submitting your abstract.

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Apply for an Obesity Research Grant

The Obesity Treatment Foundation (OTF) is now accepting letters of intent from candidates seeking a grant to fund clinical research on obesity treatment. The Foundation will award one $15,000 research grant in 2018. Please make note of these important deadlines:

Letter of Intent Submission Deadline: June 19, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: July 3, 2018

Accepted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Proposals are due by August 14, 2018.

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