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Oct 2016 15
Time: 5:00 PM

The National Academy of Medicine will hold its annual meeting on Sunday and Monday, October 16-17, 2016 in Washington, DC at the National Academy of Sciences Building. Sunday events are for members only. Monday’s symposium on Reversing The Dramatic, 30-Year Rise In Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes is open to the public. New members elected in 2015 will be honored at an event on Saturday evening, October 15th.

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?

Scientific Program Features (Monday, October 17)

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

Promising 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

Evidence 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 Care

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.

View the entire agenda


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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 DDuncan@nas.edu

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