Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center (BNORC) Annual Symposium

8:30 am on Friday, July 25, 2014
1:30 pm on Friday, July 25, 2014
BUSM Instructional Building Hiebert Lounge
BUSM, 72 East Concord Street, Instructional Building (Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor)
Contact Name:
Donna Gibson
Contact Phone:
617 638 7125
Annual Symposium Neural Control of Energy Balance: Implications for Obesity 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast 9 a.m. PLENARY SESSION Moderator Susan K. Fried, PhD, Center Director “Aberrant reward responsivity and eating behavior: Evidence from human neuroimaging studies” Kyle S. Burger MPH, RD, PhD, Neuropsychology of Ingestive Behavior Laboratory Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 9:45 a.m. “What can movement circuitry tell us about obesity?” Alexxai Kravitz, PhD, Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Drug Abuse 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break 10:45 a.m. “Developmental influences on circuits regulating food intake” Lori Zeltser, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University 11:30 a.m. BNORC Pilot and Feasibility Presentations Moderator Andrew Greenberg MD, Center Associate Director “Neural circuits underlying hunger-dependent attention to food-associated cues” Mark Andermann, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School “Noninvasive brain stimulation with tDCS in obesity” Miguel Alonso-Alonso, MD, MPhil, Instructor in Surgery, Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School POSTER SESSION / LUNCH Noon-1:30 p.m.