The 2015 Obesity Summit : Not too late to submit a poster


This event  has CPD accreditation and an open poster session.  Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to Obesity

Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event.
You can download the instructions for authors at

14 April 2015 – 16 April 2015

GiovanniObesity, is widely recognized as the largest and fastest growing public health problem in the developed and developing world.
This three day event will discuss aspects of obesity development and treatment in an informal academic setting.
Discussion will include prediction, prevention, diagnosis and management, gene-environment interactions, drug discovery, fetal reprogramming and lipidomics
With plenty of opportunity for networking and debate, this informal international meeting will bring you up to date with current research and thinking regarding obesity.



Modifiable early life risk factors for childhood adiposity and overweight: an analysis of their combined impact and potential for prevention:
Professor Sian Robinson, Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital (MP95), Southampton, UK

Dietary supplements for weight loss: a review of current evidence:
Dr Igho Onakpoya MD MSc, Research Fellow in Evidence-based Practice & Pharmacovigilance, University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, New Radcliffe House, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, UK

Behind the Scenes: Exploring weight bias and stigma in obesity through drama
Dr Sara FL Kirk PhD, Applied Research Collaborations for Health (ARCH) School of Health, Human Performance Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Two-year follow-up: how cognitive behavioural approaches work on the long run in obesity :
Dr Perczel Forintos Dóra, Head of Department, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Semmelweis University, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, H-1083, Budapest, Hungary

Role of bile Acids agonists for metabolic disease and obesity:
Dr. Giovanni Rizzo PhD, Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL – London, iDNA Ltd – London, UK

Shared Genetics between Obesity and Depression
Dr Margarita Rivera, Institute of Psychiatry, Lecturer in Psychiatric Genetics, King’s College London, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, UK

YALI- yet another lifestyle intervention – is it time to give up on psychological interventions for adolescents with obesity :
Dr Deborah Christie, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, UCLH, Child and Adolescent Psychological Services, 250 Euston Rd, London, UK

The transition from wasting to obesity in HIV Infection: corollary of success or regression to the mean :
Dr. Julian Falutz MD, FRCPC, Director, HIV Metabolic Clinic, Senior Physician, Division of Geriatrics, McGill University Health Centre, Canada

Obesity and gastrointestinal disorders in children:
Dinesh S. Pashankar, MD, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Fellowship Program Director, Director, Pediatric IBD Program LMP 4091 A, New Haven, CT, US

Oxidative stress and platelet activation in Obesity: 
Professor Giovanni Davì, Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Post-graduate School of Haematology, Coordinator of Ph.D. Program in Aging Sciences, “G. d’ Annunzio” University Foundation, Center of Excellence on Aging, Via Colle dell’ Ara  66013, Chieti Scalo, Italy

Kuwaitis hold the gold medal in the prevalence of obesity:
Dr Abdulwahb Naser Al-Isa, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait

The COEUR program, psychological aspects of obesity:
Erik Aller, Consultant Research and Development, Hoofdkantoor Maastricht, Randwycksingel 35, 6229 EG Maastricht

Novel resistin mutant acting as resistin antagonist – a new tool for research and eventual  therapy of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, T2DM and CVD by systemic or local applications:
Professor Arieh Gertler, Ph.D, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Robert H. Smith, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Israel

Stress and Eating Behaviour
Dr Alexandra Johnstone, Rowett Institute of Nutrition And Health, University of Aberdeen, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, UK

Regulation of energy balance by novel adipokines:
Associate Professor G. William Wong, Center for Metabolism and Obesity Research, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

Family management of obesity using nutrition and exercise education and coping skills training:
Associate Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, Carrington Hall, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Treatment of Obesity Using the Substance Dependence (Addiction) Model:
Dr. Robert Pretlow, eHealth International, Seattle, WA, United States

Changing the Face of Childhood Physical Activity:  Active School Yard, Active Home:
Professor Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Co-Director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Get Up! Is your chair trying to kill you The science of sedentariness and solutions:
Professor James A. Levine, M.D., Ph.D., Director Obesity Solutions, Mayo Clinic- Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Oxygen: A cause and also a tool to treat Obesity :
Dr Pedro González-Muniesa, University of Navarra Pamplona, Spain

Nutritional Genomics of obesity: Reading the future:
Dr Azadeh Mottaghi, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Nutrition and Endocrine Research center Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Prevention of childhood obesity: Psychosocial perspectives and interventions
Professor Yael Latzer DSc., Professor, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

Psycholoogcal perspectives in childhood obesity
Professor Daniel Stein MD, Director, Pediatric psychosomatic department, Admond and Lily Safra Children’s hospital, Chaim Shiba Medical center, Tel Hashomer, Israel

Predictors of overweight and obesity and work environment
Dr Pouran Faghri, Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion, University of Connecticut, USA

Implications of epigenetics in diabesity syndrome
Dr Assam El-Osta, Epigenetics in Human Health and Disease Laboratory, Epigenomics Profiling Facility, The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Obesity and gastrointestinal disorders
Dr Dinesh S. Pashankar, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Fellowship Program Director, Director, Pediatric IBD Program, Yale University School of Medicine, USA

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