Meeting

The Potential Role of Sleep in Obesity Prevention and Management: A Virtual Workshop (Webinar)


When: February 17, 2017 (12:00 PM Eastern)

Topics Children, Youth and Families, Food and Nutrition, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

Obesity affects 17 percent of children and adolescents and almost 36 percent of adults. Conservative estimates suggest that obesity now accounts for almost 10 percent of the national health care budget. Until the obesity epidemic is reversed, obesity will continue to drive rates of chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.


A relatively new development in research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity is the increasing evidence and discussion about the potential relationship between sleep and obesity, as well as a strong interest on the part of the public health community in examining the evidence and its potential implications.

The Roundtable will host a new virtual workshop (webinar) that will examine the potential relationship between sleep and obesity. The webinar will feature individual invited speakers and presentations that will explore the current understanding of sleep physiology and sleep disorders, existing experimental and epidemiological evidence about sleep and obesity risk, and the current recommendations for sleep as they relate to the prevention and management of obesity in children and adults. 


Join us on Friday, February 17 at 12 PM ET for this two-hour event to hear from our guest speakers:

  • Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, University of Arizona
  • Chandra Jackson, PhD, MS, National Institutes of Health
  • Sanjay Patel, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh
  • Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Harvard University
  • Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University (Moderator)

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AGENDA

12:00 PM        Introduction

Scott I. Kahan, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

12:05 PM        Overview of Epidemiology of Sleep and Obesity Risk

Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh

12:25 PM        Sleep and Obesity Risk in Children

Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, Harvard University

12:45 PM        Sleep and Obesity Risk in Adults

Michael A. Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, University of Arizona

1:05 PM          Disparities in Disordered Sleep and Obesity Prevalence

Chandra L. Jackson, PhD, MS, National Institutes of Health

1:25 PM          Closing Remarks

Scott I. Kahan, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

1:30 PM          Moderated Q&A

Scott I. Kahan, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University

2:00 PM          Webinar Concludes


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