8th Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session

8th Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session
2-5:30 pm | Friday, May 10th, 2019
Hale Conference Room and Hale Cafe Atrium

 

 

The Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders (CVDM) Research Center cordially invites you to participate in its 8th annual obesity incubator session. The goal of this session is to bring together BWH clinicians and researchers working in the fields of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to address this challenging public health crisis by promoting cross-collaborative research efforts and stimulating new ideas for further investigation.

 

To promote vibrant scientific discussions, the plenary session will feature short talks by selected junior investigators in the field of obesity research, followed by a keynote presentation from Caroline Apovian, MD, Professor of Medicine at Boston University, Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center and past president of The Obesity Society. Following the talks, there will be an interactive poster session focusing on early stage ideas in the areas of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

 

 

Plenary Session

2-4 pm Hale Conference Center

 

Keynote Address 

 

Translating Obesity Research to the Practice of Obesity Medicine
Caroline Apovian, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine

 

Short Talks by selected junior investigators

 

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation by Oral Capsules for the Treatment of Obesity: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial
Jessica Allegretti, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

 

Identification of novel microbe-metabolome signatures associated with insulin sensitivity in mice
Jennifer Lee, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

 

Investigating how the source of dietary fat shapes the anti-cancer immune response in obesity
Lydia Lynch, PhD
Instructor in Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

 

 

Poster Session

4-5:30 pm Hale 1st Floor Café Atrium

About the Keynote

Caroline Apovian, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Boston University, the Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center at the Boston Medical Center and past president of The Obesity Society. Dr. Apovian’s focus is on clinical research in obesity and diabetes. Her group investigates weight loss and its effects on endothelial cell function, adipose cell metabolism and inflammation, research in the bariatric surgery population and novel pharmacotherapeutic antiobesity agents. She has become an expert in the technique for subcutaneous adipose tissue aspirations and has been performing these aspirations on research subjects at Boston University for over 5 years. Other research projects include dietary and physical activity interventions in underserved post-partum women and the investigation into the effects of increased dietary protein on lean body mass, maximal voluntary muscle strength and power in older men with mobility limitations.

Are you presenting a poster?

We’ve put together some resources for you to use including logos, templates and resource guides about how to create the best poster for the Poster Session.

 

Poster session will take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on May 10.

 

Please note that the deadline for updating your poster file for display (please see “ePoster Submissions Instructions” document) is Thursday, May 9 at 12:00 PM. We highly recommend that you also bring your file on a flash drive on the day of in case something did not upload correctly.

 

As you begin to create your digital poster presentation, please refer to the attached documents for instructions, templates and recommendations.

 

10may2:00 pm5:30 pm8th Annual Obesity Research Incubator Session2:00 pm - 5:30 pm Event Type :CVDM Seminar Series

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