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Obesity and weight loss under discussion at ObesityWeek
More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from 2-7 November 2015.
The weeklong conference will also feature the largest exhibit hall of its kind, showcasing the latest innovative products, services and technologies from companies and organisations worldwide.
The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading professional society dedicated to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity, and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the nation's leading organisation for bariatric and metabolic surgeons and integrated health professionals, together host ObesityWeek 2015.
TOS and ASMBS will be joined by nearly 30 partner organisations that will contribute to the educational agenda with symposia covering the spectrum of obesity and its impact on disease:
- Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics WM DPG
- American Heart Association/Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health/Obesity Committee
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- American Society of Nutrition
- IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
- International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
- International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient
- Osteoarthritis Action Alliance
- Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior
- World Obesity Federation
Public Health Keynote Speaker, Nov. 4: Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP, is Vice President of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefit Program. In this position, Dr. Solomon works with health plan and medical group leaders to establish the strategic direction for Kaiser Permanente's multi-faceted approach to prevention and community health and develops national partnerships to advance those ends.
Basic Science Keynote Speaker, Nov. 6: Jan Nedergaard, PhD, is a Professor of the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University and pioneer in brown adipose tissue research. His research conducted over 40 years focuses on how brown adipose tissue affects regulation of energy expenditure and thermogenesis
ObesityWeek 2015 attendees can earn more than 30 continuing medical education (CME) credits in sessions spanning obesity surgery, clinical intervention, prevention, research, public policy and more. ObesityWeek is expected to attract nearly 6,000 international obesity clinical and research professionals, as well as those working in related fields such as fitness, nutrition, nursing and primary care.
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