NAM Annual Meeting 2016–Scientific Program

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Reversing the Dramatic, 30-Year Rise in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes 

What promising, new directions exist for reversing the dramatic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes over the past three decades?

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Program Features

AM Keynote Speakers


The Key Drivers of Obesity, the Onset of Type 2 Diabetes, and Promising New Directions to Reduce Risk

Moderator: Griffin Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases



sam kleinPromising New Approaches to Clinical Interventions Aimed at Reducing Obesity and Preventing Progression and Complications of Diabetes

Moderator: Samuel Klein, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Nutrition Sciences and Director, Center for Human Nutrition, Washington University


moureyEvidence of Preventing Obesity and Diabetes at the Population Level and Promising New Directions

Moderator: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


President’s Forum: Vital Directions for Health and Health CareVital Directions

Moderators: Victor J. Dzau M.D., President, National Academy of Medicine and Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy, Duke University



In addition to the scientific program, NAM President Dr. Victor J. Dzau will welcome the newest class of NAM members and will present the 2016 winners of the Gustav O. Lienhard AwardBernard and Rhoda Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, and the Member Awards

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  • Program Planning Committee

    • Nancy E. Adler, Ph.D., (chair) University of California, San Francisco and NAM Council
    • Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., University of Michigan and NAM Council
    • Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Maryland School of Medicine and NAM Council
    • Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D., Duke University
    • Barbara C. Hansen, Ph.D., University of South Florida
    • Kenneth S. Polonsky, M.D., University of Chicago


For questions about the 2016 NAM Annual Meeting, contact Donna Duncan, Deputy Director of Council and Membership Services, at


Photo credit: WHO/Pierre Albouy, James Gathany, WUSTL, The George Washington University

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