25th Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium
Novel Strategies for Medical Management of Obesity: Mechanisms, Clinical Implications, and Societal Impacts
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
This event will be held virtually. All are welcome!
Registration for this event is free for all attendees.
The NORCH is pleased to announce the topic for our 2024 symposium, “Novel Strategies for Medical Management of Obesity: Mechanisms, Clinical Implications, and Societal Impacts.” See below for the full list of speakers.
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Steven Grinspoon, MD
Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
Session 1: Clinical Implications and Mechanisms of Current Strategies
Moderators: Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, Harvard Medical School
Mechanism of Action for Current Strategies: Building Even More Effective Agonists for the Future
Dr. Ania Jastreboff, MD, PhD. Yale School of Medicine
Potential “Off Target” Effects of Current GLP-1 Strategies: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Dr. Jaime Almandoz, MD, MBA, University of Texas Southwestern
Session 3: Equity, Costs, and Access
Moderators: Dr. Takara Stanley, MD, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Ellen Schur, MD, MS, University of Washington School of Medicine
Economic Costs of Obesity and New Medications
Darius Lakdawalla, PhD, University of Southern California, Schaeffer Center
Equity and Access to New Therapeutics for Obesity
Dr. Mohammad Dar, Massachusetts Medicaid & Executive Office of Health and Human Services Dr. Carmela Socolovsky, MD, MPH, Massachusetts Medicaid & Executive Office of Health and Human Services
The George L. Blackburn Keynote Lecture:
State of the Art Summary of Current Pharmacological Strategies for Obesity Management
Dr. Caroline Apovian, MD, Harvard Medical School
Session 2: Inflammation and Immune Activation in Comorbidities of Obesity
Moderators: Dr. Elizabeth Lawson, MD, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Laura Holsen, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Obesity and Addictive Disorders: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, NIDA/NIAAA, National Institutes of Health
Long Term Effects and Potential for Weight Regain: Resetting the Hunger Threshold
Dr. Gitanjali Srivastava, MD, Vanderbilt University
Session 4: Integrating Pharmacological Therapy into a Successful Long-Term Comprehensive Care Strategy for People with Obesity
Moderators: Dr. Caroline Apovian, MD, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Chika Anekwe, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School
Who, When, & How to Treat Obesity Using Modern Pharmacologic Therapies
Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA Harvard Medical School
New Approaches to Obesity Treatment for Children and Adolescents
Dr. Sarah Armstrong, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Perspectives from Patients
Panel of Patients