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WOC 2022

Vaclav Bunc, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Vaclav Bunc, Charles University, Czech Republic

Overweight and/or obesity is a growing problem over the world. Alongside a range of health problems associated with increased body mass (BM) – adiposity and reducing of fitness level it is an important limiting factor for realization of regular physical exercise and quality [....] » Read More

Deshanie Rai, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Deshanie Rai, OmniActive Health Technologies, United States

Performance nutrition and weight management remains one of the most popular categories in health food and supplement markets globally. While this category was originally focused on products tailored for elite athletes and bodybuilders, it has expanded into mainstream markets. Con [....] » Read More

Leslie Ruffalo, Speaker at Obesity Events
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Leslie Ruffalo, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

The prevalence of overweight and obesity remains stubbornly high in US children, adolescents, and adults and persists as a major public health concern. Weight-management efforts in the primary care setting can lead to unforeseen complications, including weight cycling and its det [....] » Read More

Brenda Hoehn, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Brenda Hoehn, ProCare Health, United States

Help others by facilitating a Support Group! Some patients report that a support group helps them achieve long-term success in their weight loss by helping them to maintain weight and keep it from coming back. Being able to hear what other patients have gone through and are exper [....] » Read More

 Laura Weiner Kiser, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Laura Weiner Kiser, Change By Challenge, United States

Knowing what, when and how to eat to be healthy is insanely frustrating. All anyone wants is a guide for what to eat and what not to eat so they can live happily ever healthy….. But it’s not that simple, knowing isn’t enough. In today’s culture there is a [....] » Read More

Isao Eto, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Isao Eto, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Introduction It is well established now that (1) the risks of various types of cancer are significantly higher in obesity and/or type 2 diabetes. It is also well established now that (2} the risks of various types of cancer are significantly lower in caloric restriction. The [....] » Read More

Jennifer Bourbonnais, Speaker at Obesity conference
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Jennifer Bourbonnais, Lifestyle Nutrition and Wellness, United States

This subject matter focuses on one of the psychological or behavioral perspectives into obesity. Many people who need to lose weight know what they need to do but have trouble doing what they know because they are using food to cope with life feelings and events. During this pres [....] » Read More

Mao Qiang Man, Speaker at Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Mao Qiang Man, Southern Medical University, China

Epidermal function is associated with some systemic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and renal disease. In children, transepidermal water loss rates are higher in overweight than normal weight individuals. Likewise, subjects with body mass index (BMI) over 40 display a hig [....] » Read More

Andrzej Bissinger, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Andrzej Bissinger, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Obesity has been a health problem of growing significance all over the world. Numerous studies showed a relationship between obesity and cardiovascular diseases - like coronary atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension etc. Also numerous anatomical and f [....] » Read More

Carlos E Mendez, Speaker at world obesity conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Carlos E Mendez, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

Obesity and diabetes disproportionally affect veterans, with estimated rates >41% and 22% respectively, increasing risks for complications and mortality. Moreover, social isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has affected physical and psychological well-being further, [....] » Read More

Ian Bussey, Speaker at Obesity conferences
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ian Bussey, Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, United States

Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a pharmacologic drug used to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirement in perioperative patients. TXA use is prevalent in trauma, gynecologic, and orthopedic specialties. Heyns et al meta-analysis found 72% reduction of transfusion in pati [....] » Read More

Allison B Reiss, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Allison B Reiss, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, United States

One of the most compelling clinical challenges of our time is the increasing prevalence of obesity and its detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system. The underlying mechanisms through which obesity accelerates atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) are poorly unders [....] » Read More

Paul Motley, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Paul Motley, GoMeasure3D, United States

Introduction The Usefulness of 3D scanning as a measurement aid to anthropometry for research over time incorporates various tools, and provides great benefits when compared to discrete 2D measurements. Traditional methods such as abdominal circumference, skinfold measureme [....] » Read More

Manfred Doepp, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Manfred Doepp, HolisticCenter, Switzerland

In the last 2-3 years, cases with histaminosis have clearly increased. We now call it a people's disease.Histamine is formed by splitting off carbon dioxide (decarboxylation) from the amino acid histidine and is stored in particular in mast cells, basophilic granulocytes and [....] » Read More

Negar Maghsoodi, Speaker at Obesity Events
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Negar Maghsoodi, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust East Surrey Hospital, United Kingdom

Background: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increases circulating bile acid concentrations, known mediators of postprandial suppression of markers of bone resorption. Long-term data, however, indicate that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass confers an increased risk of bone loss on recipient [....] » Read More

Anna Rita Minafra, Speaker at WOC 2022
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Anna Rita Minafra, Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany

In the last two decades, obesity has been described not only as increase of fat cells caused by excess of nutrients and inactivity but as an inflammatory disease: the transition from healthy lean to obese adipose tissue is accompanied by a chronic low-grade inflammation and immun [....] » Read More

Aboubakr Elnashar, Speaker at Speaker for WOC Conferences- Aboubakr Elnashar
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Aboubakr Elnashar, Benha University Hospital, Egypt

One half of women of reproductive age are either overweight or obese. High prevalence seeking ART. Impact of elevated BMI on IVF outcomes remains somewhat controversial. Obesity is associated with: ovulatory dysfunction, reduced ovarian responsiveness to ovulatory drugs, altered [....] » Read More

Raffaele Pilla, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Raffaele Pilla, St. John of God Hospital – Fatebenefratelli, Italy

It has been recently shown that nutritional ketosis is effective against seizure disorders and various acute/chronic neurological disorders. Physiologically, glucose is the primary metabolic fuel for cells. However, many neurodegenerative disorders have been associated with impai [....] » Read More

Alberto Angel Martin, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Alberto Angel Martin, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

Purpose: Golden beery (Physalis peruviana L.) is an exotic fruit exported from Colombia to different countries around the world. A review of the literature tends to demonstrate a hypoglycemic effect with an improvement in insulin sensitivity after oral ingestion of fruit extracts [....] » Read More

Martin Kussmann, Speaker at world obesity conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Martin Kussmann, Kussmann Biotech GmbH, United States

While parts of the global population still suffer from mal- and under-nutrition, other parts of the population face – at least caloric – overfeeding. In obesity, too many calories are often accompanied by too few micronutrients (malnutrition). The combined public heal [....] » Read More

Jerzy Kotlinowski, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jerzy Kotlinowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a slowly developing disease that includes a wide range of pathological conditions. In the first stage, NAFLD is characterized by simple hepatic steatosis (NAFL, nonalcoholic fatty liver) that might progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatit [....] » Read More

Ricardo C Cassilhas, Speaker at Clinical obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Ricardo C Cassilhas, Federal University of the Valleys of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri , Brazil

Caloric restriction (CR) has been, since the first published studies, the most used non-pharmacological intervention to investigate mechanisms related to aging and longevity. This intervention has shown beneficial results in reduction and incidence of several chronic diseases and [....] » Read More

Dominika Kot, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Dominika Kot, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Obesity is one of the most common health problems of the 21st century. The effectiveness of therapeutic methods used for obesity  treatment of is insufficient, which is indicated by the increasing incidence of the disease among the world population. Patients with a specific [....] » Read More

David M Selva, Speaker at Obesity and Weight Management Conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
David M Selva, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Ciberdem (ISCIII), Spain

Human sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is produced by the liver and secreted it into the circulation where it binds androgens and estrogens with high affinity. Therefore, SHBG acts as a carrier of these sex steroids and regulates their bioavailability. Low plasma SHBG levels a [....] » Read More

Mojgan Frootan, Speaker at Obesity conference
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Mojgan Frootan, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

In selected patients with severe obesity, bariatric surgery is associated with more durable and significant weight loss, and improvements in blood pressure and glycemic control compared to non-surgical weight loss methods (1). Gastric bypass (GB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is th [....] » Read More

Tatiana A Korolenko, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Tatiana A Korolenko, Research Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine, Russian Federation

Db/db mice with obesity (carrying a mutation in the gene encoding leptin receptor) show autophagy suppression. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of autophagy inducer trehalose on liver and heart autophagy in db/db mice and to study inflammation dysregulation and the suitability [....] » Read More

Malgorzata Wrzosek, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Malgorzata Wrzosek, Medical University in Warsaw, Poland

Obesity is a complex disease, and genetic background plays an important role in its pathogenesis, apart from environmental factors, such as a high-energy diet and low physical activity. The great person-to-person variation seen in response to an obesogenic environment suggests th [....] » Read More

Nana Takao, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Nana Takao, Kansai Medical University, Japan

Background - We often experience loss of skeletal muscle mass while weight loss. It is going to be useful to find indicators for prevention of skeletal muscle loss. Adiponectin and myostatin are affected through changes in body composition due to weight loss. We examined changing [....] » Read More

Esha Sharma, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Esha Sharma, MDI Gurgaon, India

Gamification has been recognized as one of the effective approach in attracting the attention of the health care consumers, causing behavioral changes. Although its application is widespread, in health care has been associated to several challenges. It has been established in sev [....] » Read More

Chloe Muntefering, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Chloe Muntefering, University of Wisconsin- Madison, United States

Research Objective: An increasing number of adults with obesity are experiencing poorer mental and physical health outcomes, with annual healthcare expenses expected to top $1.2 trillion by 2025 in global obesity-related diseases. To reduce the annual obesity-related health care [....] » Read More