Events on Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity
September 7 - 8, 2017
Nutrition is a major factor in the development of chronic diseases (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and cancer) and to the improvement of hospitalized patients’ clinical outcomes. Patient adherence to a recommended nutrition plan can reduce the risk of or ameliorate these chronic diseases, especially when initiated early in life. Physicians are typically considered medical gatekeepers, and with other medical professionals (e.g., nurse practitioners) are the trusted authorities that patients seek out for dietary counseling, but many may not be equipped with the necessary evidence-based nutrition research results, knowledge, and relevant competencies and practice skills to initiate counseling and refer to appropriate resources and dietitians.
May 15 - 17, 2017
The objectives of the “Role of Lipid Droplets (LDs) in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Related Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD)" working group were to evaluate the state of the field in LDs, identify the gap areas, and recommend research opportunities to investigate the roles of LDs in the pathogenesis of obesity- and metabolic syndrome-related CVD.
August 29 - 30, 2013
In August 2013, a working group recommended potential approaches to combining data from different clincial trials on obesity.
June 6 - 7, 2013
In June 2013, a working group made recommendations regarding how to design clinical trials to evaluate the role of nutrition and diet in heart failure management.