Science 1st: Obesity & Metabolic Diseases

May 24, 2017

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PLEASE NOTE:  This event is NOT at LabCentral

Time: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Location:  M2D2
                 Auditorium (Room 76-156) 
                 110 Canal Street, 4th Floor 
                 Lowell, MA 01852

What does the future look like in the fight against obesity and metabolic disease? Rising rates of obesity impact our collective health, quality of life, and economic health burden. However, treatments and understanding of therapeutic mechanisms are limited. Although there have been many attempts at therapeutic treatments, the current landscape remains greatly unchanged. When will we unlock this disease state and deliver stage-appropriate diagnosis and effective treatment solutions? Bariatric surgery is promising, and possible mechanisms of action have come to light through recent research, as investigations and discovery have deepened mechanism-based understanding. Some solutions are proving both effective and durable. Is this the start of the transformation needed to address the obesity epidemic? 

This event will tackle the following questions:

  • What makes mechanisms driving effective metabolic treatment so elusive?
  • What are recent discoveries and areas of research that have the most potential to deliver solutions?
  • What do the future of obesity and metabolic treatment therapy look like? Is it staged?

Miguel Alonso-Alonso | Assistant Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center read bio» 
Elisa Fabbrini | Associate Director, Metabolism, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson read bio» 
Nicholas Stylopoulos | Assistant Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital - Harvard Medical School 
Christopher Thompson | Principle Investigator, Developmental Endoscopy 
[moderator] Bethany Grant | Director R&D, Surgical Innovation, Ethicon, Inc.

2:00 PM | Registration Opens and Networking
2:30 PM | Presentations 
3:15 PM | Panel Discussion 
4:00 PM | Networking Reception 
5:00 PM | Program Close