Call for abstracts: The 2015 Obesity Summit


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

The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is January 10th 2015

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



Obesity, 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



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

Obesity management and prevention using a socio-ecological approach:
Dr Sara FL Kirk PhD, Applied Research Collaborations for Health (ARCH) School of Health, Human Performance Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

Normal-Weight Obesity: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, FAHA, FACC Professor of Medicine, Mayo College of Medicine Director, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine Director of Research, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US

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, Intercept pharmaceuticals, Honorary Senior Lecturer, US

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

Obesity and Stress in the Workplace:
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

How can the understanding that obesity is a mechanobiological disease reshape prevention strategies :
Professor Amit Gefen, Ph.D., Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Treatment of Obesity Using the Substance Dependence (Addiction) Model:
Dr Robert Pretlow, MD, MSEE, FAAP, Director, – Online Weight Loss for Teens and Tweens, Director, W8LOss2Go App for treatment of Child/Adolescent Obesity, eHealth International, Seattle, USA

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

Professor Yael Latzer DSc., Professor, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel

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

Predictors of overwieght and obesity and work environement.
Dr Pouran Faghri, Professor of Health Promotion Scince & Director of the University of Connecticut Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion, Storrs, CT, USA

Inhibition of Ketohexokinase for the development of Wt. Management Dietary Supplement
Dr Jat Rana Ph.D CSci CChem FRSC, Senior Principal Research Scientist, Analytical Sciences, Consumables R & D, Michigan, 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

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