Research, Discovery & Innovation

3rd Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session

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May 15, 2013 – 4PM – 6PM, Bornstein Amphitheatre and Cabot Atrium

The Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Research Center at the Brigham Research Institute considers obesity to be a top research priority in accordance with the recent National Institutes of Health Strategic Plan for Obesity Research. The goal of this session is to bring together obesity and obesity-related comorbidities, to promote cross-collaborative research efforts, and to stimulate new ideas for further investigation as well as to address this challenge public health crisis through research.

With the goal of promoting vibrant scientific discussions, Gail Adler, MD, PhD, introduced the event, the first hour featured oral presentations on a few select themes in obesity research in the Bornstein Amphitheatre, and the second hour offered an interactive poster session on obesity research in the nearby Cabot Atrium.

Speakers

Targeting Start Domains in the Metabolic System

David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and the Obesity Research Center at MGH, Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School

Gastrointestinal Regulation of Metabolic Function – Insights from Bariatric Surgery

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, Director of Hepatology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School