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Weighty Matters: Advances in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Research

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Science Writers' Boot Camp

Monday, May 9, 2016
The National Press Club
Washington, D.C.


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Welcome and Introduction
Stephen Desiderio, M.D., Ph.D. Video   

Mechanisms of Disease I
The Fertility-Dibabetes Connection
Mehboob Hussain, M.D. Video

A Hunk of Burning Fat
Michael Wolfgang, Ph.D. Video PDF

Fat Hormones and Energy Balance
Will Wong, Ph.D. Video PDF

Mechanisms of Disease II
Why Too Much Sugar is Toxic
Jerry Hart, Ph.D. VideoPDF

Why Are Diabetes and Depression Associated?
Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S. Video PDF

Metabolism: Brain and Behavior
Diet-dependent Remodeling of Hypothalamic Circuitry
Seth Blackshaw, Ph.D Video PDF

Diabetes and Physical Functioning
Rita Kalyani, M.D., M.H.S. Video

Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes

Treating Type 2 Diabetes Without Surgery or Drugs: Whats You Gut Feeling
Pankaj "Jay" Pasricha, M.B.B.S., M.D.  Video 

Preventing Type I Diabetes
Tom Donner, M.D. Video PDF

Treatment and Prevention of Obesity

Separating Hype from Evidence:  Behavioral Approaches to Weight Loss
Lawrence Appel, M.D., M.P.H.  Video PDF

A Matter of Taste: the Brain and Obesity
Kimberley Steele, M.D., Ph.D. Video PDF

Bariatric Embolization of Arteries for the Treatment of Obesity
Clifford Weiss, M.D., Ph.D. Video PDF