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James Freston conference preview: Clinical and socioeconomical implications of obesity

April 16, 2018

Learn about session one of the 2018 James W. Freston Conference taking place in Arlington, Virginia, this August.

We’re excited to provide you with more details about the upcoming James W. Freston Conference, which takes place Aug. 18 and 19 in Arlington, Virginia. Over the next few weeks, we’ll highlight sessions from the conference and provide you with insight on what you can expect to be addressed. This week, we’ll share highlights from session one.

What is obesity?
The 2018 conference kicks things off by taking a closer look at the impact of obesity as a chronic disease. Specifically, attendees will be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the multiple etiologies of obesity.
  • Examine the socioeconomic and clinical implications that stem from obesity.
  • Better understand how the regulation of body is influenced by hormones, behavior changes and other physiological mechanisms.

Be sure to check AGA eDigest and the AGA website for details on session two. To register and view the program in its entirety, visit the conference web page.

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