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Welcome to the #obsm community

Bringing together advocates, health care professionals, and people affected by obesity

The obesity social media (#obsm) community is dedicated to increasing awareness of and improving access to unbiased, evidence-based obesity treatments.

Since the #obsm chat was launched by five physicians in 2016, the #obsm leadership team has expanded to include patients, advocates, and allied health professionals. In addition to monthly chats, the #obsm hashtag unites all who are committed to ending the stigma surrounding obesity and supporting individuals with this disease.

Recent Blog Posts

Every chat is preceded by a blog post describing the planned topic and questions.

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12 Sep, 2020

New Research: Progress in Reducing Weight Bias? Let’s Discuss

New Research: Progress in Reducing Weight Bias? Let’s Discuss Weight bias has harmed people with obesity for decades but new research from the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) suggests that suggests that explicit weight bias* may be

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08 Aug, 2020

#OBSM August 2020 Chat: Obesity and COVID-19

#OBSM Chat: Obesity and COVID-19 August 2020 Written by: Neil Floch, MD COVID-19 struck China and the globe watched with disbelief as the virus invaded Europe and then North America and the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic began,

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10 Jul, 2020

July 2020 #obsm chat blog: Racial Disparities in the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in African Americans

July 2020 #obsm chat blog: Racial Disparities in the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in African Americans Written by: Sylvia Gonsahn-Bollie, M.D., Obesity Specialist, American Board of Obesity Medicine; Internal Medicine, American Board of

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Latest Transcripts

While each monthly chat is only an hour long, tweets are archived for later review

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09 Aug, 2020

#OBSM Chat: Obesity and COVID-19 August 2020

#OBSM Chat: Obesity and COVID-19 August 2020

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