Upcoming Event: Obesity: From Biology to Policy
On June 30, join researchers, health professionals and policy experts in Washington DC for a day-long symposium on the causes, consequences and policy approaches to obesity. The gathering is organized by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows, including Research Training Core Leader Wendy Heiger-Bernays.
Obesity is a major health concern, not only in the United States and other industrial nations, but also in the developing world. Over 35% of US adults are obese, and obesity-related morbidities contribute to an estimated annual medical cost of over $145 billion in the US. Both socioeconomic associations and complex biological mechanisms underlying this disease require deeper understanding in order to design and implement effective policies for reducing obesity and associated disease burden. This symposium will connect basic researchers, health professionals and policy experts with the goal of exploring evidence-based approaches to combat the obesity epidemic.
June 15, 2016