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Obesity Treatment and Prevention: From Evidence to Policy

Monday, Nov. 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Course Description

As we continue to build the evidence base in obesity, translating that knowledge into policy is a challenge that is met with varying degrees of success. Experts will review and discuss scientific, ethical and political considerations for meeting that challenge.

Session Agenda

3:30pm
Welcome & Introduction
Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA
3:35pm
The Evidence Base for Obesity Practice and Policy
William Dietz, MD, PhD
3:50pm
Political Considerations for Sound Policymaking in Obesity
Kevin Ellis
4:05pm
Understanding the Utility and Implications of the Full Spectrum of Evidence
Dennis Bier, MD
4:20pm
Ethical Considerations for Creating Policy From Evidence
Leonard Glantz, JD
4:35pm
Panel Discussion, Q&A
5:00pm
Adjourn