25th Annual Harvard Nutrition Obesity Symposium
Novel Mechanisms For Medical Management of Obesity: Mechanisms, Clinical Implications, & Societal Impacts
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
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 Mechanisms 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
Mechanism of Action for Current Strategies: Building Even More Effective Agonists for the Future
Potential “Off Target” Effects of Current GLP-1 Strategies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Jaime Almandoz, MD, MBA
Southwestern Medical Center
Session 2: Altering Brain Pathways to Treat Obesity and Reduce Hunger
Moderators: Dr. Elizabeth Lawson (MD, Harvard Medical School); Dr. Ellen Schur (MD, MS, University of Washington School of Medicine)
Addictive Disorders: Two Sides of the Same Coin?
Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD
NIDA/NIAA, National Institutes of Health
Long Term Effects and Potential for Weight Regain: Resetting the Hunger Threshold
Gitanjali Srivastava, MD
The George L. Blackburn Keynote Lecture:
State of the Art Summary of Current Pharmacological Strategies for Obesity Management
Caroline Apovian, MD, Harvard Medical School
Session 3: Equity, Costs, and Access
Moderators: Dr. Takara Stanley (MD, Harvard Medical School), Dr. Ellen Schur (MD, MS, University of Washington Medical School)
Economic Costs of Obesity and New Medications
Darius Lakdawalla, PhD
University of Southern California
Equity and Access to New Therapeutics for Obesity
Mohammad Dar, MD
Massachusetts Medicaid and Executive Office for Health and Human Services
Session 4: Integrating Pharmacological Therapy into a Successful Long-Term Comprehensive Care Strategy for People with Obesity
Moderators: Dr. Caroline Apovian, Dr. Chika Anekwe (MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School)
Who, When, & How to Treat Obesity Using Modern Pharmacologic Therapies
Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Harvard Medical School
New Approaches to Weight Management in Pediatric Obesity
Perspectives From Patients
Panel of Patients