Division of Nutrition

6th Annual
Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium

Science-Based Solutions to Obesity:
What is the Role of Academia, Government, and Industry?

March 10 - 11, 2005

No Webcast recordings are available for this event.
Click here to view abstracts of each talk.

Opening Remarks

W. Allan Walker, M.D.
Director, Division of Nutrition, Harvard Medical School

Session I: Science-Based Facts

Susan Finn, Ph.D.
American Council for Fitness and Nutrition

Genetics of Obesity: What Do We Know?

Joel Hirschhorn, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Physical Activity and Body Weight Control

John M. Jakicic, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh


Gary D. Foster, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

The Role of Protein in Weight Loss

Frank B. Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health

Session II: Science-Based Facts

Johanna Dwyer, D.Sc.
Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH

Portion Size and the Obesity Epidemic

Barbara J. Rolls, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State

Energy Density and Energy Cost

Adam Drewnowski Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle

The Food and Drug Administration's Strategies for Confronting Obesity

Lester M. Crawford, DVM, Ph.D.
Food and Drug Administration

Physiology of Weight Control: Lessons from Gastric Surgery

Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D
Harvard Medical School

Success at Long-Term Weight Loss Maintenance

Rena R. Wing, Ph.D.
Brown University

Session III: The Role of the Following

George L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Academia - Best Practices in Teaching and Research

George L. Blackburn, M.D., Ph.D
Harvard Medical School

Government Perspective: Food Labeling

Tomas Philpson, Ph.D.
Senior Economic Advisor, Food and Drug Administration

NIH Obesity Research Strategic Plan

Allen M. Spiegel, M.D.
Director, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health


Bruce Rohde
Chairman and CEO, ConAgra Foods;

Donald Short
The Coca-Cola Company

US Public Policies on Nutrition in the Future

Daniel R. Glickman
Director, JFK Institute of Politics, Harvard University

This Program was Made Possible in Part
Through Unrestricted Grants from:
The Coca-Cola Company Family of Brands
ConAgra Foods
Healthy Foods of America
McNeil Nutritionals
Nestle Nutrition Institute
Nutrition & Health Partnership
The Peanut Institute
Slim!Fast Foods Company
Wyeth Nutritionals