• The New York City Regional Obesity Forum

    Brings together researchers to discuss the latest on obesity

    4th Annual Forum on Thursday, September 26 2019


    Co-hosted by the NYU Langone Comprehensive Program on Obesity and

    NYU Langone Division of Endocrinology


    At Farkas Auditorium, NYU Langone Health

    550 First Ave, New York


    Keynote speakers:

    Dr. Marion Nestle (NYU, New York)

    Dr. Steven Smith (AdventHealth, Orlando)

    Registration is free.

  • Our Mission

    "promote professional interaction and facilitate collaboration"


    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.

  • The 2019 Annual Meeting

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    WHEN and WHERE

    The NYC Regional Obesity Forum’s Fourth Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday September 26, 2019 at Farkas Auditorium, NYU Langone Health, 550 First Ave, New York


    Online registration is now closed

    *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 is now closed.



    Keynote speakers are:


    Marion Nestle, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, New York University



    Steven R. Smith, MD​.

    Chief Scientific Officer, AdventHealth Orlando Research Services

    Scientific Director, AdventHealth Orlando – Sanford-Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

  • Support

    The 4th New York City Regional Obesity Forum (2019) is made possible thanks to generous support from:

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