Abstract Submission: Open

Abstract submission is currently open. The abstract submission period is May 25 through July 13, 2018.

Obesity research abstracts may be submitted for consideration through the submission portal below. All abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on July 13, 2018. All submissions will be peer-reviewed to ensure the information presented is relevant, valid, and complements the material presented at Overcoming Obesity 2018.

Please carefully review these guidelines prior to submitting your abstract.

Word Limit

The abstract body (including the introduction, methods, results, and conclusion) is limited to 400 words. The abstract title and author information are not included in the word count.

Abstract Limit

There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit or on the number of accepted abstracts you may present.

Submission Format

The abstract must be formatted to include the following main headings: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. The abstract is peer-reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Methods: Describe how the program or research was implemented and how the data was collected and analyzed. Clearly state the number of participants/sample size and any inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Results: What are the results, impacts, and outcomes? This is the most important section of the abstract. In order to be accepted for presentation, the abstract must include data that supports the abstract’s conclusions.
  • Relevance/Importance: What are the implications of the findings? Why is this abstract important to health, obesity research, and/or the practice of obesity medicine?
  • Quality: The abstract must be well written and demonstrate thought and attention to detail. The abstract must be clearly written with a purpose, methodology, results, and conclusion.


Only text abstracts are accepted. Tables, figures, or any other graphics are not permitted.

Brand Names

Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one reference within the body.

Previously Published Abstracts/Encore Posters

Abstracts that have previously been presented at an Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) conference may not be submitted; however, abstracts previously presented at another conference may be submitted. An abstract cannot contain data already published as an original manuscript at the time of abstract submission.

Submission Fee

$50 for OMA members; $65 for non-members. Abstract fees benefit the Obesity Treatment Foundation and offset administrative expenses.

Conference Registration

Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register to attend the Fall Obesity Summit.

Submit Your Obesity Research Abstract by July 13

  • Primary Authors and Co-Authors

  • Type the primary author's name as it should appear in all print and digital publications.
  • Type the name of the entity with which the primary author is affiliated.
  • List any relationships with commercial interests, royalties, consultantships, receiving honoraria, or any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure. Type N/A if you do not have anything to disclose.
  • Type the names of any co-authors as they should appear in all print and digital publications. Separate names with a semicolon.
  • Submitter

  • Type the name of the person submitting the abstract on behalf of the author(s). If you are an author submitting your own abstract, simply type your name again.
  • Type the email address of the person submitting this abstract. Your email address will be used to follow up about payment if payment is not received and to resolve any problems with the submission, if necessary.
  • Abstract

  • Please ensure the title of your abstract uses patient-first language (i.e., say "person with obesity" rather than "obese person").
  • Upload your abstract. Alternately, you may copy and paste the text of your abstract into the space below.
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Specify any funding sources for your research (pharmaceutical company, grant name, or other specific funding source).
  • Submission

  • Your abstract will not be considered until payment is received. When you click the button below, your abstract gets sent to us. You will be redirected to the payment portal to complete your submission.

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Abstract presenters are authors of accepted abstracts scheduled for presentation during oral and/or poster sessions at the conference. Presenting authors are NOT entitled to honoraria, complimentary registration, or expense reimbursements from the Obesity Medicine Association or Obesity Treatment Foundation. Presenting authors are required to present the abstract material, if accepted, during the scheduled oral or poster session. It is the responsibility of the scheduled presenting author to notify OMA and OTF of oral presenter substitutions; all replacement presenters MUST submit required disclosure information to OMA and OTF PRIOR to presenting the material.

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