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Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Russell Rising
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Russell Rising, D & S Consulting Services Inc, United States

Background: Previously, 24-hour resting metabolic rate (RMR) or exercise energetics (EX) were determined utilizing metabolic carts, with typical measurement durations from 30 to 45-minutes, respectively (Balci et al, 2021; Guerrero et al, 2020). Major disadvantages of meta [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - F Buck Willis
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
F Buck Willis, IUHS School of Medicine, Saint Kitts and Nevis

Obesity in America continues to rise, and the CDC states that “The (annual) medical costs for people who have obesity were $1,429 higher” (than nonobese adults). Obesity is comorbid with Pre-Diabetes (PDM) which affects over 500 million people, worldwide, and the expe [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Gretchen Holmes
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Gretchen Holmes, Sam Houston State University, United States

Healthcare has gotten complicated, especially for patients who are trying to make informed  decisions around their healthcare goals, and especially around obesity and weight loss. There’s a lot of noise out there. From provider-patient interactions to product misinform [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Robert W Liles
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Robert W Liles, Liles Parker, United States

In recent years, semaglutide medications have dominated weight loss headlines. Not surprisingly many weight loss providers and clinics have refocused their approaches, incorporating these drugs into patient treatment regimens. Unfortunately, the popularity of these drugs has led [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Jeane Silva
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Jeane Silva, Augusta University, United States

Obesity is a medical condition assessed by increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and adipose tissue resulting from a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The genes responsible for obesity are related to the leptin axis and the melanocortin pathway, specificall [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Michelle Petties
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Michelle Petties, Brand New Now Press, United States

In this transformative journey, I share three invaluable elements that were once inconceivable to me: Peace around food, Pride in my body's appearance, and the Power to resist tempting culinary delights deeply rooted in my familial and cultural history. As a food and sugar ad [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Allison Insunza
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Allison Insunza, California State University, United States

At CSULB, we have implemented an eight-week series that helps students overcome conflicts with their bodies. Not only have we seen immediate improvements in self-compassion, self-judgment, isolation, mindfulness, and preoccupation with their body image; this impact has been susta [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Angela Conte
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Angela Conte, California State University, United States

At CSULB, we have implemented an eight-week series that helps students overcome conflicts with their bodies. Not only have we seen immediate improvements in self-compassion, self-judgment, isolation, mindfulness, and preoccupation with their body image; this impact has been susta [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Elzbieta Majzner
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Elzbieta Majzner, Central Clinical Hospital of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Obesity is a prevalent health concern worldwide and has become a significant challenge in perioperative care. This abstract aims to discuss the perioperative problems associated with obesity and highlight their impact on patient outcomes. The audience, consisting of healthcare pr [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Isabel Michalak
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Isabel Michalak, Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center, United States

Background: Prior research reports decreased multi-domain cognition following significant weight gain and both increased and decreased cognitive performance, with a focus on memory, following bariatric surgery. These inconsistent data leave room for further exploration of the iss [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Aboubacar Oumar Bangoura
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Aboubacar Oumar Bangoura, University Gamal Abdel Nasser, Guinea

The easier, low cost and helthier method for desalting fibersol-2 is called “yeast application for desalting”, which product is suitable for wheight management and to control diabete; compare to ion exchange chromatohraphy method for desalting fibersol-2. The method o [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Mazhar Muhammad
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Mazhar Muhammad, Guizhou University, China

Foods contain dietary fibers which can be classified into soluble and insoluble forms. The nutritional composition of fast foods is considered unhealthy because it negatively affects the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Dietary fiber is resistant to digestive enzyme [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Ibrahim El Bayoumy
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Ibrahim El Bayoumy, Tanta faculty of medicine, Kuwait

Background: Limited data are available about evaluation of the effects of sleeve gastrectomy on the glycaemic control on diabetes mellitus. The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of sleeve gastrectomy in improving the control of glycemic status in obese diab [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Jennifer Shaver
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Jennifer Shaver, Strong for Life Fitness, United States

Strength training is essential for maintaining muscle mass, strength, and overall metabolic health, especially with the rising use of GLP-1 medications in obesity management. This presentation will explore the critical role of resistance training in combating muscle loss that c [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Annet Adegboyega
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Annet Adegboyega, Sinai Hospital, United States

Introduction: Obesity is a major health issue in the U.S. and worldwide, having more than doubled in over 70 countries since 1980. High Body Mass Index (BMI) is a leading cause of mortality, contributing to diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Healthcare pr [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - David Melendez
Poster Presentation (In-person)
David Melendez, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Crotamine is a peptide isolated from the South American rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) venom, it is proposed as anti-obesogenic bioactive due to its capability to diminish the body weight gain and modulate the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in vivo. However, the me [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Hisham Al Shaikhli
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Hisham Al Shaikhli, Qatar University, Qatar

Hypertensive disorders and proteinuria are heightened in obese pregnancies, attributed partly to hyperleptinemia. Leptin, associated with obesity, correlates positively with body fat and is elevated in hypertensive pregnant women. Endothelial dysfunction, linked to obesity and hy [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Radheshayam
Poster Presentation (In-person)
Radheshayam, HNB Garhwal University, India

Obesity, a persistent medical condition, has become a global health concern with significant associations to various hazards, including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders. The present study aimed to assess the antiobesity potential of Himalayan herbs from the Ga [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Charles P Lambert
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Charles P Lambert, Lambert Relentless R&D, LLC, United States

It has previously been shown that consistent somewhat prolonged exercise (60 min per day) can substantially improve peripheral insulin sensitivity. In a similar vain, this exercise, if diet is maintained at the pre-exercise level as well as macronutrient composition, this will re [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Andrzej Bissinger
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Andrzej Bissinger, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN) is a frequent but underdiagnosed complication of obesity and diabetes mellitus. It has a strong influence on various cardiac disorders, including myocardial ischemia and infarction, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, heart failure, and arrhy [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Danny Crawford
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Danny Crawford, Versatile Fitness LLC, United States

In this presentation, we will delve into the transformative approaches to behavior change and weight loss. Drawing from over 10 years of experience, we will explore practical strategies for sustainable wellness. Attendees will learn the psychology behind behavior change, actionab [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Hilla Nehushtan
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Hilla Nehushtan, University of Pittsburgh, United States

The prevalence of weight loss surgeries has increased worldwide, yet little is known about the process of screening and evaluating patients before surgery. Medical professionals in committees that serve as gatekeepers for bariatric surgeries face daily dilemmas and are compelled [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Arvind Bhaktavatsala
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Arvind Bhaktavatsala, AMD Pvt Ltd, India

Due to the availability of a large amount of data on Type1 Diabetes(T1D) and their variety, artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are increasingly being adopted in decision support systems for insulin therapy. Some of the state-of-the-art methodologies using AI and Continuous G [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Akhila Harinarayan
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Akhila Harinarayan, Information Services Group (ISG), India

The probable risk of getting diabetes or being diagnosed with diabetes is a difficult situation for any patient as they must deal with the associated complications and lifestyle changes caused by the disease. Science has progressed a lot in dealing with these complications and in [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Mohammed Najmadden
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Mohammed Najmadden, Al-Kitab University, Iraq

Background: This study investigates the correlation between different adiposity metrics, such as total body adiposity (measured by Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Circumference (WC)). with Insulin, Hepcidin, Ferritin, and glucose. Aim of the study the relationships between Insuli [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Benedict Mutebi Ginda
Oral Presentation (In-person)
Benedict Mutebi Ginda, Living Well with Diabetes, Graceful Aging Uganda, Uganda

Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension are among the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) affecting the developed and the developing world. but evidence shows that 15 million of all deaths attributed to NCDs occur between the ages of 30 and 69 years. The predisposing factors include modi [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Ashok Sharma
Keynote Presentation (Virtual)
Ashok Sharma, Apollo Hospital, India

Aim: Effectiveness of indigenous Indian methods on obesity management Background: Obesity management utilizing Indian traditional medicines like Siddha, Ayurveda, and Varma are utilized in weight reduction and helps in achieving a brisk, and healthy life. By balancing the prop [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Mitchell S Steiner
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Mitchell S Steiner, Veru Inc, United States

Highlighting the concerns that muscle loss caused by GLP-1 receptor agonists may accelerate the development of frailty in at-risk older sarcopenic obese patients with potential for physical function limitations, may be responsible for weight loss plateau where GLP-1 seem to stop [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - David D Peterson
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
David D Peterson, Cedarville University, United States

Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) is comprised of four major bodily processes: basal metabolic rate (i.e., rate at which the body uses energy at rest), non-exercise activity thermogenesis (i.e., amount of energy expended performing daily tasks), thermal effect of food (i.e., amount [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Amy Gutman
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Amy Gutman, AdventHealth; Tough Love MD, United States

Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food." Today, there is a growing body of evidence-based medical research that supports the positive impact of the ketogenic diet on brain health. The diet not only has general implications for multiple non [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Evgeny Pokushalov
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Evgeny Pokushalov, Scientific research laboratory, United States

Background: Addressing the global obesity crisis requires new strategies, including exploring the role of dietary fibers in weight management among individuals with specific obesity-related genetic polymorphisms. Objective: To determine the impact of glucomannan, inulin, and p [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Richmond Essieku
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Richmond Essieku, Texas Tech University, United States

Background - Finding pharmacological targets for the treatment and prevention of obesity has gained more attention as a result of the significant burden that obesity places on patients and the healthcare system. This involves understanding the biological mechanisms that contribut [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Jamie Faro
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jamie Faro, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, United States

Background: The number of individuals using digital health devices has grown in recent years. Higher rates of use with patients suggests that Primary Care Providers (PCPs) may be able to leverage these tools to effectively guide and monitor physical activity for their patients. D [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Jade Sampford
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jade Sampford, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Obesity is a complex worldwide concern, impacting mortality, morbidity, and quality of life. Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist medications are rapidly changing the landscape of obesity pharmacotherapy management. Yet challenges persist in understanding the curren [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Jeeva Subramanian
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jeeva Subramanian, UMas memorial medical center, United States

Background: The number of individuals using digital health devices has grown in recent years. Higher rates of use with patients suggests that Primary Care Providers (PCPs) may be able to leverage these tools to effectively guide and monitor physical activity for their patients. D [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Stephen Gullo
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Stephen Gullo, Center for Health Sciences, United States

Headlines have been ablaze with a supposed miracle treatment for weight control, the use of injection semaglutides like Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro--or its newer version, Zepbound. This frenzy sparks an important conversation on the state of dieting, for this may be the first t [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Maria Eugenia Velasco Contreras
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Maria Eugenia Velasco Contreras, Fundacion Best AC, Mexico

Background: The global increase in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is requiering higher demands in health institutions; It is a global emergency because of overspending that threaten social security, and kidney complications and cardiovascular damage, which affects millions enfer [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - De Andre Nunn
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
De Andre Nunn, Chicago State University, United States

Introduction: The purpose of this pilot quantitative study was to examine the impact of a 6 week Occupational Therapy Based Health Promotion Program (OTBHPP) on adults who would like to improve quality of life and manage their weight. As recent as 2008, the CDC estimated that the [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Joelle Hoeferkamp
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Joelle Hoeferkamp, University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine, United States

BACKGROUND/HYPOTHESIS: The growing epidemic of obesity has increased the need for weight management options exponentially. Weight Loss Medications (WLMs) in particular have demonstrated efficacy in weight management and demonstrated efficacy in post bariatric surgery weight loss [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Sentsova T B
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Sentsova T B, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russian Federation

Background: Polymorphism of genes that regulate fat metabolism in obese patients can be considered as of the predictors effectiveness of diet therapy. Aim: The study was to investigate the genetic predictors of standard low-calorie diet at different polymorphic variations ApoE an [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Cleanne Martins Silva
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Cleanne Martins Silva, GASTROMED – Advanced Medicine Clinic, Brazil

Introduction: Obesity is a chronic and multifactorial disease that affects more than 2.2 billion people worldwide. Treatment options for obesity have expanded significantly and include lifestyle changes, pharmacotherapy, endoscopic bariatric therapies, and bariatric surgery. O [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Saima
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Saima, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Introduction: Sarcopenic obesity despite being first mentioned in literature decades ago to date lacks globally recognized definition. This is partially due to lack of consensus on the cut-off points for sacrcopenia and obesity and hence standard diagnostsic critarae for sarcopen [....] » Read More

Speaker at World Obesity and Weight Management Congress 2024 - Elamari saloua
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Elamari saloua, UM6SS, Morocco

Introduction: The clinical manifestations of hypothalamic obesity mainly include severe obesity, accompanied by eating, social, and cognitive disturbances. It can be either genetic or acquired, and there is no specific treatment available. Case report: We followed two children [....] » Read More

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