The editorial team of Obesity, the leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field, hosts the 7th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at ObesityWeek. The Editors select five winning papers that provide the latest insights into preventing and treating obesity through innovative research designs. An author of each winning paper will give a 10-minute oral presentation followed by a 5-minute discussion. The papers will be featured in a special section of the November 2019 issue of Obesity.


3:30pm State of the Journal
Eric Ravussin, PhD; Donna Ryan, MD
3:45pm This begins the CME portion of the session.
3:45pm Children and Adolescents' Anthropometrics Body Composition From 3D Optical Surface Scans
Michael C Wong
4:00pm The Pattern of Biliary Disease Following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Adolescents
Evan P Nadler, MD
4:15pm Early Non-Food Parent-Infant Interactions and the Development of Obesity in a High-Risk, Diverse Sample
Kai Ling K Kong, PhD
4:30pm Plasma High-Resolution Metabolomics Differentiates Adults With Normal Weight Obesity From Lean Individuals
Moriah P Bellissimo, MS RD
4:45pm Hyper-Palatable Foods: Development of a Quantitative Definition and Application to the United States Food System Database
Tera Fazzino, PhD