Comprehensive Program on Obesity Events
Engaging with our fellow researchers, clinicians, and community members is an important part of the work we do at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Program on Obesity. Each year we host a range of events, including an annual summit on obesity research and other obesity-related networking events and seminars.
COVID-19 and Obesity Virtual Symposium
The COVID-19 and Obesity Virtual Symposium hosted by the Comprehensive Program on Obesity featured a full slate of presenters from institutions across the country.
The 2020 symposium featured the following presenters:
Christopher M. Petrilli, MD, SFHM
“Elevated BMI as an Independent Risk Factor for Hospitalization and Critical Illness in Patients with COVID-19”
Jay Pendse, MD, PhD
“BMI and HgbA1c Correlate with Clinical Care Requirements in Patients with COVID-19 in the Veterans Affairs System”
Robyn Turetsky, MS, RDN, CDN
“Zooming Towards a Telehealth Solution for Vulnerable Children with Obesity During COVID-19”
Niyati Parekh, PhD, MS, RD
“Food Insecurity During the COVID-19 pandemic”
Gianluca Iacobellis, MD, PhD
University of Miami
“Epicardial Adipose Tissue in COVID-19”
New York City Regional Obesity Forum
In 2019, NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Program on Obesity and the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, part of the Department of Medicine, hosted the fourth annual New York City Regional Obesity Forum.
The event featured keynote speakers Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU, and Steven Smith, MD, senior vice president and chief scientific officer of AdventHealth Orlando Research Services.
Obesity Research Summit
NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Program on Obesity hosted its inaugural Obesity Research Summit in 2018 to highlight the latest findings in obesity research. Keynote speakers Eran Segal, PhD, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, from Tufts University, led a panel of experts representing academia and industry.
The 2018 summit featured the following presenters:
Mary Jo Messito, MD
Matthew Gillman, MD, SM, National Institute of Health’s Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program
Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
Rachel S. Gross, MD
“Understanding and Preventing Childhood Obesity”
Brian D. Elbel, PhD, MPH
Helen L. Egger, MD
Deborah Estrin, PhD, Cornell Tech
Ching-Hua Chen, PhD, IBM Research
“Use of Technology and Data to Predict and Understand Obesity”