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The 2016 Obesity Summit: 12th – 14th April 2016



The obesity summit brings together international scientists to discuss and debate the main research, clinical and psychosocial factors of obesity, its treatment and causes.

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Meeting description:   In an informal academic setting this event promises to offer opportunities to discuss a great variety of factors involved in obesity, including prediction, prevention, diagnosis and management, gene-environment interactions, drug discovery, fetal reprogramming, lipidomics and metabolomics.


Abstract submission for oral presentation is 10th January 2016

Early registration deadline is 20th February 2016

Early registration deadline for poster submission is 28th March 2016

Who Should Attend:

This event is suited to anyone with an academic or professional interest in obesity and its research; including researchers, senior scientists, postgraduate students, physicians, pharmacologists, and those who work in research and development of pharmaceuticals and related technology.


The 2016 Obesity Summit has an open abstract session:  Abstracts can be submitted on any subject related to Obesity

Talks Include:

Talk TitleSpeakerAffiliationCountry
Maternal high fat diet affects epigenetic programming of hypothalamic mechanisms, a pathway towards obesity in their offspringProfessor Noam Meiri,The Volcani CenterIsrael
Structural equation model of the linkages between obesity and poverty in a longitudinal birth cohort at 30 and 35 yearsDr Geraldine McLeodUniversity of OtagoNew Zealand
Cultural Perspectives on Binge Eating and ObesityProfessor. Fary CachelinUnited States
Long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery: The Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study:
Associate Professor Kajsa SjöholmThe Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University
Developmental programming in the pathogenesis of fatty liver diseaseDr Jude ObenInstitute of Liver and Digestive HealthUnited Kingdom
Robotic bariatric surgery
Dr. Monika E HagenUniversity Hospital Geneva
Impact of the vitamin D on adipose tissue biologyDr. Jean-François LandrierAix-Marseille UniversityFrance
Paternal obesity alters sperm non-coding RNAs, which can program embryo and offspring developmentDr. Tod FullstonUniversity of Adelaide,Australia
The dangerous link between Obesity and Mental IllnesDr Margarita Rivera,Centro de Investigación BiomédicaSpain
Amino acids, energy metabolism and obesityDr Amany ElshorbagyUniversity of AlexandriaEgypt
Digestive Adaptation and Metabolic SurgeryDr Alper CelikTurkish Metabolic Surgery FoundationIstanbul
TBCDavid HaslamWatton Place ClinicUnited Kingdom
Brown adipose tissue as an anti-obesity targetProfessor Michael E SymondsQueen's Medical CentreUnited Kingdom
Cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) in obesity:
Professor Daniel Stein
Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
How Much Difference Does Exercise Make In the Treatment of Obesity?Professor Edward LaskowskiMayo ClinicUnited States
Epigenetic Signatures of ObesityDr Manlio VinciguerraThe Royal Free HospitalUnited Kingdom
Mechanisms of heart failure in obesityDr Gary SweeneyYork University,Canada
TBCDr Ebaa Al-OzairiDepartment of MedicineKuwait
Abdominal pain after Bariatric surgery Causes and managementDr Muhammad A JawadOrlando Regional Medical Center & Bariatric and Laparoscopy Center,United States
Dietary protein and energy balanceDr. Prasanth ChelikaniUniversity of CalgaryCanada
Revisional surgery after weight regain after bilio-pancreatic diversion with duodenal switchDr. Philipp Nett,Bern University Hospital Switzerland
How to successfully maintain weight lossProfessor Signe Sørensen Torekov, University of CopenhagenDenmark
TBCDr. Dexi LiuUniversity of GeorgiaUnited States
Adiposity and Health-Related Outcomes After Knee Joint Injury in Youth SportDr. Clodagh ToomeyUniversity of CalgaryCanada
Mitochondrial function and dysfunction in adipocytes and obesityProfessor Thierry ArnouldBelgium
Resistance to obesity and associated disorders in Noonan syndrome with multiple lentiginesDr Armelle YartINSERMFrance
Awkward Adiposity?Lesley GrayUniversity of OtagoNew Zealand
Obesity influence on treatment outcomes in endometrial cancerKhadra GalaalRoyal Cornwall Hospital,United Kingdom
How do genetic studies help us understand the obesity epidemicProfessor Timothy FraylingRoyal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and University of ExeterUnited Kingdom
Management of Obesity in individuals with complex medical illnessesDr. Khin Swe Myint,Norfolk and Norwich University HospitalsUnited Kingdom
Eating patterns and nutrient intake associated with obesity in older peopleDr. Jose Eduardo CorrenteSão Paulo State University Brazil
Obesity influence on treatment outcomes in endometrial cancerKhadra GalaalRoyal Cornwall HospitalUnited Kingdom
Mechanisms of glucose lowering after bariatric surgery
Dr. Adrian VellaMayo ClinicUnited States
Outcomes of bariatric surgeryDr. Christopher D. StillGeisinger Health System Obesity InstituteUnited States
The development of a novel duodenal switch technique - the SOFY procedureDr. Axer StephanTorsby HospitalSweden
Liraglutide protects diet inducued obesity through elevation of energy expenditureDr. Lixin LiCentral Michigan UniversityUnited States
Obesity alters adipose stem cell niche

Dr. Niketa A. Patel,University of South FloridaUnited States
Mental health in children and adolescents with severe obesityDr. Grete Katrine TeilmannNordsjællands HospitalDenmark
TBCProfessor Nain-Feng ChuTri-Service General HospitalTaiwan
Weight stigma: discrimination that continues to be unchallengedDr. Stuart FlintSheffield Hallam UniversityUnited Kingdom
The impact of bariatric surgery on clinical depressionDr Helen Booth,King's College London,United Kingdom
Single anastomoses gastric bypassDr. Subhi Abu ObeidIchilov HospitalIsrael
Obesity and Insulin Resistance Are the Central Issues in Prevention of and Care for ComorbiditiesDr. Ellen Govers,VU University AmsterdamNetherlands
The family “halo effect” of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomyDr. Pierre Verhaeghe,CHU Amiens-Picardie Site Nord,France
The occurrence of foot-drop after obesity surgeryDr Frank Weyns,Ziekenhuis Oost-LimburgBelgium
Development of hypothalamic satiety centresDr. Deborah KurraschUniversity of CalgaryCanada
Weight Loss ModellingMiguel Ángel Rojo TiradoTechnical University of MadridSpain
TBCProfessor David Cruz DíazUniversity of JaénSpain
Bariatric psychologyDr. Gerbrand Van HoutCatharina Hospital Obesity CentreNetherlands

Advisory Board Members

Dr Beverly MühlhäuslerThe University of AdelaideAustralia
Dr Clare LlewellynHealth Behaviour Research CentreUnited Kingdom
Dr. Sanjay KinraLondon School of Hygiene & Tropical MedicineUnited Kingdom
Dr Igho OnakpoyaUniversity of OxfordUnited Kingdom
Professor Daniel SteinChaim Shiba Medical centerIsrael

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