Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 6:30p -
Marriott Long Wharf Hotel: Harborview Ballroom
296 State St
Boston, MA 02109
Lectures & Conferences, Social Good, University
The field of obesity medicine is changing rapidly. Advances in our understanding of the biology of energy balance and body fat mass regulation have provided new perspectives on the causes of obesity and effective strategies for its prevention and treatment. In parallel, the development of new and more effective therapies has provided the first suggestion that control of this epidemic and debilitating disorder is within reach. Despite these important developments, however, obesity remains widely misunderstood, its implications underappreciated and its sufferers underdiagnosed and woefully undertreated. Experts in the field of obesity medicine, including faculty from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and around the globe, will lead a discussion of the complexities of obesity and an assessment of its causes and effective treatment. Offered in conjunction with the HMS Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine, the 2019 Public Forum includes an opportunity to ask questions to the faculty and help frame the discussion. The session is free and open to the public.