The Obesity Society’s Embargo Policy

The ObesityWeek® sessions, posters and abstracts present innovative studies on the latest advances in obesity research. These communications provide notable exposure and recognition for studies and authors, and are likely to have a significant impact on obesity prevention and treatment. Abstracts submitted via the online application process for regular and late-breaking reports are expected to reflect original research. Reported data must have NOT been published or presented publicly at the time of abstract submission. Presentations at a national or international conference BEFORE presentation at ObesityWeek® are not allowed. Data included in abstracts submitted for presentation at ObesityWeek may NOT be presented at a satellite ObesityWeek® event (such as a corporate-sponsored symposium or affiliated conference) until AFTER presentation within the main ObesityWeek® program.

Simultaneous Manuscript Publication
Printed or electronic publication in peer-reviewed scientific or medical journals of data submitted for presentation at ObesityWeek® is permitted. In all cases, however, such publication must occur AFTER the date of abstract submission to ObesityWeek®.

Embargo Lift Date
The Obesity Society and its designated abstract reviewers treat abstract submissions as strictly confidential until the time of their public release. The Obesity Society will post abstracts on the website and app prior to the start of the ObesityWeek® conference to assist registered attendees in itinerary planning. All abstracts are embargoed from press/media coverage until 12:00 pm Eastern Time (U.S.) on the first day of ObesityWeek® Scientific Sessions – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Questions About the Policy?
Contact communications@obesity.org.