April 26 - 28, 2013, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Biologic Responses to Weight Loss and Weight Regain Research Symposium
April 26-28, 2013
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, District of
Diabetes Association will convene national and global research expertise at the
Association’s 2013 Research Symposium. The symposium will focus on the regulation of energy balance and the physiology of weight regain following weight
loss – including basal physiological mechanisms, psychological aspects, physical
activity intervention strategies for clinically significant weight loss, responses
to long-term weight maintenance, surgery, and the use of pharmacotherapy to
promote biological response to weight loss. A number of seminal studies indicate that there is a neuroendocrine
connection underlying weight maintenance and energy balance. Research to understand the details of the brain
pathways associated with weight loss and how they impact weight regain will
undoubtedly lead to better strategies for weight loss and diabetes prevention,
as well as improved treatment for people with diabetes.
to original research presented during the oral and poster sessions, the program
will offer featured symposia, including lectures by world-renowned leaders in
the field. The activity will focus on
emerging science and clinical implications on the involvement of the central
and peripheral aspects of energy homeostasis.
activity is intended for scientists, physicians and other healthcare
professionals with an interest in the field of researching biologic responses
to weight loss and weight regain. It
will provide a valuable opportunity for collaboration with other investigators
in the field.
OVERALL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
symposium will address evidence-based expert opinion on what is known and not
known about behavioral and metabolic systems and what additional research is
needed. Upon completion of this activity, the participants will be able to:
- Cite current research findings regarding physiological responses to weight loss and regain.
- Assess pharmacological and surgical treatment options for weight loss for application to clinical practice.
- Explain the role and effectiveness of behavior management approaches to weight loss and maintenance.
- Discuss developmental processes and prevention strategies that may inform biology related to treatment of obesity.
- Describe the role of exercise in weight loss and maintenance.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Deadline is March 15, 2013
The activity is also designed to include both oral and poster presentations.
Please use the abstract form to submit your abstract.
If you have questions about the guidelines
please contact Shirley Ash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-549-1500, x2214.