JAMA Media Briefing on Obesity


A JAMA Theme Issue Media Briefing

Hilton New York

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York City

10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10 – 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Moderator: Howard Bauchner, M.D., JAMA Editor-in Chief, Chicago


10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

The Role of Government in Preventing Excess Calorie Consumption

Thomas A. Farley, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Health Benefits of Gastric Bypass Surgery After 6 Years

Ted D. Adams, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Utah School of Medicine and Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City

PowerPoint Slides


11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Dysfunctional Adiposity and the Risk of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Adults

James A. de Lemos, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

PowerPoint Slides


11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Association Between Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration and Obesity Prevalence in Children and Adolescents

Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., NYU School of Medicine, New York City

PowerPoint Slides