Division of Nutrition

18th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Surgical Treatment of Obesity:
Physiological Mechanisms and Clinical Effects

July 12-13, 2017

The Joseph B. Martin Center at Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115

To register, email harvardnutrition@pmkassociates.com or call 703-841-1600.

This event will be recorded on video, and Webcasts will be made available afterwards.


Day 1 - Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
7: 15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Steven K. Grinspoon, M.D.,
Harvard Medical School
Lee M. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kathleen E. Corey, M.D., MPH, MMSC, Massachusetts General Hospital

Keynote I
The Current Landscape of Surgical Obesity Treatment

Lee M. Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Session I:
Physiologic Mechanisms of Weight Loss Surgery

Effects on the Microbiome

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Ph.D.
Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Institute of Sustainability
Associate Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment,
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Effects on Intestinal Glucose Metabolism and Gut Peptides

Nicholas Stylopoulos, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School
Assistant in Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology
Center for Basic and Translational Obesity Research
Boston Children's Hospital

Effects on CNS Satiety Signaling

Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, Ph.D.
George H. Bray Professor of Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Nutrition and Metabolism Department
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System

Session I Roundtable Discussion

Session II:
Health Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Effects of Weight Loss Surgery on Bone

Elaine W. Yu, M.D., MMSc
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Director, Bone Density Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Weight Loss Surgery as a Treatment for Diabetes

Ali Tavakkoli, M.D.
Co-Director, Center for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Weight Loss Surgery and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Kathleen E. Corey, M.D., MPH, MMSC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Fatty Liver Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital

Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Addictive Behaviors

Stephanie Sogg, Ph.D.
Psychologist, MGH Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Visiting Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Health, and Wellbeing
University of Sunderland

Session II Roundtable Discussion

DAY 2 - THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017
7:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Steven K. Grinspoon, M.D.
Harvard Medical School

Session III:
Weight Loss Surgery in Special Populations

Pregnancy Outcomes After Weight Loss Surgery

Elizabeth S. Ginsburg, M.D. (invited)
Medical Director, Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Weight Loss Surgery in Adolescents

Alison Hoppin, M.D.
Associate Physician in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Pediatric Obesity Medicine,
MGH Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Racial/Ethnic Disparities and Access to Surgical Treatments for Obesity

Fatima Cody Stanford, M.D., MPH, MPA
Obesity Medicine Physician for Adults, Adolescents, and Children, MGH Weight Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Session III Roundtable Discussion

Keynote II
Moving Forward: Applying Principles of Surgical Therapy
to Medical Weight Loss Interventions

Caroline M. Apovian, M.D., FACP, FACN
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Director, Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center
Director, Nutrition and Support Service at Boston Medical Center

Presented by
The Division of Nutrition
Harvard Medical School and Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard
in conjunction with
The Department of Nutrition
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health