The primary aim of the NYC Regional Obesity Forum is to provide a forum that promotes professional interaction and facilitates collaboration across institutions in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
The NYC Regional Obesity Forum also aims to foster increased awareness of research and to promote multi-site collaborative projects across the many regional institutions. An emphasis is placed on enabling junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, fellows and doctoral students to interact with each other as well as with senior faculty and obesity professionals.
The forum will, create opportunities for researchers to present their work and enhance career opportunities for junior investigators.
The NYC Regional Obesity Forum will cover a broad spectrum of obesity-related topics, including behavior, clinical, complications, dietary aspects, eating disorders, economics, education, epidemiology, genetics, gestational influences, molecular biology, metabolism, neurobiology, nutrition, pathophysiology, pediatric, pharmacology, physical activity, physiology, policy, psychology, surgery, syndromes and treatment, and others.
We encourage scientists, clinicians, nutritionists and other professionals working on obesity and related traits in academic or other settings to join the NYC Regional Obesity Forum.
Meetings and Events
A major event will be the NYC Regional Obesity Forum Annual Meeting, hosted by one of the participating institutions. Researchers will have the opportunity to present and discuss their work during oral presentations or poster sessions.
Future NYRCOF activities and events will be developed by the members and may include ad hoc meetings focused on specific topics, cross-institute journal clubs, workshops and invited special lectures.
Online registration will open in April
*On-site registration is available the day of the conference (we will not be able to provide a free lunch box to on-site registrants).
Abstract submission will open in May.
Keynote speakers are:
Weill Cornell Medicine
The Rockefeller University
Ruth Loos, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Rudy Leibel, MD
New York, NY
Gary Schwartz, PhD
SUNY Downstate Medical Center - Health Sciences University