World Obesity and Weight Management Congress | October 16-18, 2023 | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dear Colleagues and Participants of WOC 2023 !
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2023 in Boston, USA
Humanity faces big nutrition and health challenges in terms of e.g. feeding a global population of 8 billion today and 10 billion predicted for 2080; and the need for more sustainable health care systems. More calories are available today to a higher percentage of the world’s population than at any time in human history. Yet, paradoxically, while about 800 million people are undernourished and two billion lack essential nutrients, at the same time two billion suffer from (caloric) over-nutrition resulting in excess weight, obesity, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
Hence, preventing, reducing, and treating obesity, diabetes and their comorbidities is both a public health and an ethical imperative and a call for a systems approach from various translational research angles such as nutrition, lifestyle, medication, and education. WOC 2023 brings these disciplines together to foster such multi-disciplinary approach.
Dr. Martin Kussmann, CEO & Founder, Kussmann Biotech GmbH, Germany