Today is

Keynote Speaker

Lee Kaplan

Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD



12:00 - 1:30 PM Registration and Luncheon
Poster Session: Gastrointestinal Controls of Energy Balance and Glycemia
1:30 - 1:40 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
1:40 - 2:05 PM

Harvey Grill, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience in Psychology

"Drug Treatments for Obesity: Central and Peripheral Targets"

2:05 - 2:30 PM

Robert Margolskee, Ph.D.
Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center

"Roles of Taste Signaling Proteins in Oral and Post-oral Chemosensation"

2:30 - 2:55 PM

Noel Williams, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, PENN Bariatric Surgery Program
Director, William T. Fitts Surgical Education Center

"Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity"

2:55 - 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 - 3:40 PM

David Sarwer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Clinical Services, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders
Director, Stunkard Weight Management Program

"Changes in Eating Behavior and Dietary Intake following Bariatric Surgery"

3:40 - 4:05 PM

Richard Schwab, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology

"Obesity and Sleep Apnea - Is Bariatric Surgery the Cure?"

4:05 - 5:05 PM Lee Kaplan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University
Director, MGH Weight Center
Associate Chief for Research, Gastroenterology, MGH
"The Metabolic Physiology of Bariatric Surgery"