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This continuing medical education activity is sponsored by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Symposium Details

Obesity and type 2 diabetes are diseases that can substantially decrease life expectancy, diminish quality of life and increase healthcare costs. “Diabesity” was coined to describe obesity-dependent diabetes with almost 85% of people with diabetes being overweight or obese. While behavioral lifestyle modification programs have well-documented effects on reducing the incidence and impact of diabetes and its complications, most programs are offered in a research setting and offer limited meaningful impact. This interactive symposium of leading weight management and diabetes experts will present new research on effective, scalable community-based treatment options for both the prevention and treatment of obesity and diabetes.

7:00am Breakfast buffet opens for attendees
7:15am Introduction and Opening Remarks – F. Xavier Pi Sunyer, MD, MPH
7:20am Bringing Effective Obesity Management to Scale – Gary D. Foster, PhD
7:40am Effects on Glycemic Control and Weight of the Weight Watchers Program Tailored for People with Type 2 Diabetes – Patrick M. O’Neil, PhD
8:00am Moving the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes into the Broader Public Health: The Promise of a Commercial Weight Loss Program to Scale Prevention Efforts – David G Marrero, PhD
8:20am Q&A
8:30am Adjourn