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Obesity at the Interface of Neuroscience and Physiology

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Obesity at the Interface of Neuroscience and Physiology


Obesity is a complex disease with increasing prevalence and associated morbidity and mortality. A close relationship between research, academic training and clinical care is crucial in shaping the future of obesity prevention and treatment.

On the 22nd of May 2019, Champalimaud Foundation is holding an event to raise awareness of obesity. This workshop will cover the complexity of obesity from basic to translational research and will be focused on the intersection between neuroscience and physiology. In addition, key representatives of the research and healthcare sectors will discuss in a broad, inclusive manner, how to improve academic curriculums and clinical practice. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the fact that obesity is a disease and should be tackled as such.

If you want to increase your knowledge about obesity do not miss this opportunity and apply - but hurry, as spaces are limited.


Confirmed speakers:

Paul Cohen, MD, PhD - The Rockefeller University, NYC, USA.          

Maria João Gregório, PhD - Direcção Geral de Saúde; Nova Medical School I Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal.

Henrique Veiga Fernandes, DVM, PhD - Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Lisbon, Portugal.

Haiko Schlögl, MD, PhD - Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of Leipzig. Leipzig, Germany.

Daniel Gero, MD, PhD - Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Cristina Garcia Cáceres, PhD - Institute for Diabetes and Obesity, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Munich, Germany.

Carlos Ribeiro, PhD - Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Lisbon, Portugal.

Ana Filipa Ribeiro, Msc - Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Lisbon, Portugal.

Albino J O-M, MD, MPH, PhD - Champalimaud Research & Clinical Centre , Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Lisbon, Portugal. Nova Medical School I Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Lisbon, Portugal.



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