Arkansas Obesity Symposium Set for Dec. 11

Five nationally and internationally known obesity experts will be featured at the first Arkansas Obesity Symposium on Dec. 11, 2013, at the UAMS Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Fred W. Smith Auditorium, 12th floor.

Symposium sessions include “Biology of Obesity,” “Obesity and Medicine,” “Obesity and Physical Activity,” “Obesity and Nutrition,” and “Obesity and Public Health/Education.” The symposium, organized by an informal statewide obesity group (including UAMS), is for anyone interested in obesity-related research, policy, education and clinical service.

The speakers are:

  • Andrew A. Bremer, M.D., Ph.D., director, Type II Diabetes Prevention Program at the NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), former associate professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • Clement Cheung, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.
  • Jim Kaput, Ph.D., senior scientific advisor and head, Clinical Translation Unit, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences Lausanne, Switzerland; former director, Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine, National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), and former UAMS faculty member.
  • Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., professor, associate director, Health Promotion Faculty, and director, Healthy Lifestyles Research Center, Arizona State University.
  • John Peters, Ph.D., chief strategies officer, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, professor, Center for Human Nutrition, director, Colorado Nutrition Obesity Research Center.

The agenda is HERE. The registration form is HERE. A printable announcement flier is HERE.