Special JAMA Network Symposium

Friday, November 15, 2013 | EST

Location: A404-A405

Chair: Edward Livingston

Co-Chair: Alison Field

Examining Heterogeneity to Better Understand the Benefits and Consequences of Treatment

Course Overview

Edward Livingston, M.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, will host a special 60-minute symposium of obesity-related papers selected from the abstracts submitted to The Obesity Society Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek. Authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit a paper to JAMA for expedited review and publishing in JAMA in November 2013, as well as inclusion in this special JAMA session.


Time Topic Faculty
5:15 PM -5:20 PM Introduction
Edward Livingston, MD
5:20 PM -5:30 PM The Merits of Subtyping Obesity: One Size Does Not Fit All
Alison Field, ScD, Carlos Camargo, PhD, and Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD
5:30 PM -5:40 PM Heterogeneity in Three Year Weight Change and Health Outcomes in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Consortium
Anita Courcoulas, MD, et al.
5:40 PM -5:50 PM Perioperative Outcome of Adolescents Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: The Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) Study – investigating heterogeneity in outcome
Thomas Inge, PhD, et al.
5:50 PM -6:00 PM Changes in Sexual Functioning and Sex Hormones in Women who Undergo Bariatric Surgery: understanding differences in outcome
Jacqueline Spitzer, MSEd, et al.
6:00 PM -6:15 PM Panel Discussion