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NIH Public Bulletin – May 2011

Confronting Obesity: Updates in Prevention and Treatment Research

When: May 17, 2011, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Where: Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD
Institute: Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)

Discover the latest information on obesity by attending a lecture with experts from the NIH Clinical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Suburban Hospital. Speakers will look at metabolic rate, trends in obesity, and prevention and treatment for adults and children.


  • Kong Y. Chen, director, Metabolic Research Core, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Lawrence Appel, professor of internal medicine and director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Tania Heller, physician, Suburban Hospital; medical director, Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity; and clinical assistant professor, Georgetown University Hospital

This lecture is part of the Medicine for the Public lecture series, a health education program sponsored by the NIH Clinical Center, Suburban Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Next Steps

The Medicine for the Public lecture series is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call (301) 896-3939 or visit In-person registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture.

This page last reviewed on August 24, 2012

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