Navigation Links
Cleveland Clinic's 2013 Obesity Summit explores causes, prevention and treatment of obesity
Date:9/25/2013

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic's 8th Annual Obesity Summit will bring together a diverse mix of healthcare practitioners Oct. 16 and 17, 2013, at the InterContinental Hotel and Bank of America Conference Center in Cleveland to examine the key issues surrounding the escalating obesity epidemic in the United States.

An estimated one in every three adults and one in every six children are obese. In addition to causing health problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, obesity costs the American healthcare system around $147 billion per year.

"The summit was designed for healthcare practitioners who focus on obesity-related fields and who want to tackle the key issues surrounding obesity," said Philip Schauer, M.D., Director of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and of the Obesity Summit. "Participants will discuss approaches to help solve this epidemic, such as newly approved drugs and surgical techniques to treat obesity, as well as how to change the human behaviors that contribute to it."

Highlights of the summit this year include interactive workshops, a meet-the-professor luncheon, a focus on obesity in young women, and a presentation of the Look AHEAD study that shows the impact of diet and exercise on obesity.

The summit is comprised of six sessions.

  • Session 1: The Science of Obesity What is the latest research regarding the causes of obesity, including the role of gut microbiata and circadian rhythm?

  • Session 2: Medical and Surgical Management How effective are the new drugs to treat obesity? What are the pros and cons of current bariatric surgical procedures? What population of diabetic patients can benefit from bariatric surgery?

  • Session 3: Lifestyle What is the role of various diet plans? What lifestyle factors can maximize weight loss strategies?

  • Session 4: Obesity and Early Development What are the strategies for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity?

  • Session 5: Workshop sessions will review in more practical details some of the topics explored during the summit, including childhood obesity and weight management during pregnancy.

  • Session 6: A panel discussion will review clinical case studies.

The Obesity Summit agenda includes 13 nationally and internationally renowned experts and more than 15 top Cleveland Clinic physicians who will participate in the discussions.


'/>"/>

Contact: Caroline Auger
augerc@ccf.org
216-636-5874
Cleveland Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Cleveland Clinic researchers receive $5 million grant to discover novel pathways to heart disease
2. Cleveland Clinic develops clinical screening program for no.1 genetic cause of colon cancer
3. Cleveland Clinic research shows anemia drug does not improve health of anemic heart failure patients
4. Cleveland Clinic researchers discover new link between heart disease and red meat
5. Cleveland Clinic research shows gut bacteria byproduct predicts heart attack and stroke
6. Egg donation in European clinics: Why do women do it?
7. Perception and preference may have genetic link to obesity
8. Researchers reveal how a single gene mutation leads to uncontrolled obesity
9. University leads £6 million EU project to tackle obesity
10. How many calories does it take to reach childhood obesity prevention goals?
11. Zip code as important as genetic code in childhood obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/30/2016)... Nov. 30, 2016 Not many of us realize that we spend ? ... so we need to do it well. Inadequate sleep levels have been found to ... stroke, diabetes, and even cancer. Maybe now is the best time to ... help them to manage their sleep quality? Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:11/28/2016)... 2016 "The biometric system ... The biometric system market is in the growth ... near future. The biometric system market is expected to ... a CAGR of 16.79% between 2016 and 2022. Government ... technology in smartphones, rising use of biometric technology in ...
(Date:11/19/2016)... Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil ... corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has offered ... an independent technology judge determine who has the largest ... telephone calling platform, and the best customer service. ... of what we do – which clearly is not ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... ACEA Biosciences, Inc. presented today updated ... trial for its lead drug candidate, AC0010, at the World Conference on Lung ... determine the safety, antitumor activity, and recommended phase II dosage of AC0010 in ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Huffman Engineering, Inc. , ... Wonderware Certified System Integrator Partner. Huffman Engineering is the only Nebraska-based company ... System Integrator Partner certification gives customers confidence that our engineers are fully trained ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016 /PRNewswire/ - OncoQuest Inc. ("OncoQuest"), a biopharmaceutical ... immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today ... Manufacturing Development Program with Cytovance Biologics ( ... oregovomab antibody product. Supported by recent positive interim ... in ovarian cancer patients, OncoQuest has engaged Cytovance ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016  Nordion, a standalone business of Sterigenics ... today,s award by the United States Department of ... the Phase II cooperative agreement funding to GA ... University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR ® ... establishment of a new, reliable supply of molybdenum ...
Breaking Biology Technology: