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Obesity Organizations

The organizations listed below can connect you with self-help, advocacy, and support groups whose members share your issues and concerns about obesity.

The obesity-related groups listed below are independently operated and not managed by Novo Nordisk. Novo Nordisk assumes no responsibility for any information they may provide.

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

A professional community of physicians specializing in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism, and committed to enhancing the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.

American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

A professional society that aims to advance the art and science of metabolic and bariatric surgery by continually improving the quality, safety, and treatment modalities for individuals affected by the disease of obesity and its related comorbid illnesses. The society's membership includes physicians actively involved in weight-loss surgery, including doctors, surgeons, and integrated health professionals such as nurses, dietitians, and clinical managers.

The Endocrine Society (TES)

An international society devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Members of TES represent the full range of disciplines associated with endocrinologists: clinicians, researchers, educators, fellows and students, industry professionals, and health professionals who are involved in endocrinology. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, reproduction, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.

Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

A more than 52,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy, and support. The core focuses of the OAC are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health, and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

Obesity Medicine Association (OMA)

A leading association for physicians and health care professionals dedicated to preventing, treating, and reversing the disease of obesity. OMA members use a comprehensive, scientific, individualized approach that encompasses 4 pillars: nutrition, physical activity, behavior, and medication.

The Obesity Society (TOS)

A leading professional society for clinicians, researchers, and academics working to treat and prevent the disease of obesity. The Society’s focus is to advance the science-based understanding of the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of obesity. A variety of professionals are members of TOS, from basic scientists to weight-loss physicians to industry researchers.

The Obesity Treatment Foundation (OTF)

A charitable organization developed to raise funds for clinical research about the treatment of obesity and to increase awareness and understanding about the complexities of this chronic disease state.

Strategies To Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance

A collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurer, and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity.

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