HEALTH SENSE SUMMIT: Obesity conference The Silent Killer

Venue: JW Marriott Hotel

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia

Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 12, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 25, 2010
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Description

We invite you to join us on June 12th-13th 2010 at the JW Marriott KL for an exciting and thought-provoking conference on obesity to better understand the dynamics and intricacies of this growing global epidemic, to be able to make informed decisions about lifestyle and seek the right treatment.

What are the risks
Do we fully understand the various contributing factors to people’s obesity?
What is the economic impact of obesity on the society ?
What advice and guidance are available?
What are the options available for preventing, managing or treating obesity? 
Now more than ever obese and severely overweight children, adolescents, adults and elderly individuals from a variety of physical and cultural backgrounds are turning to medical and health professionals for treatment of related and non-related illnesses and diseases. Therefore, it is important to be fully aware of the various aspects of obesity - from how it starts, its impact, as well as ways of preventing, managing and treating the condition.


The Health and Happiness Festival Conference on Obesity The Silent Killer will provide you with a comprehensive picture of obesity from the perspectives of nutrition, the environment, ethnicity, evolution, genetics, surgery and more. Our invited speakers are obesity specialists who will demonstrate the value of their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences and evidence-based research. Furthermore, they will provide clear, practical information that will increase your understanding of the obesity condition, as well as offer guidance



Understanding obesity: Why it is important ?
Obesity is more than just a question of diet or lowered physical activity, but is also about its relationship to chronic diseases, genetics, physiology, psychology, social environment, cultures and even politics.
In recent decades, the growth of obesity worldwide has staggered the medical field and governments alike. It has even been characterized as one of the most threatening pandemics of the 21st century. Obesity is seen by many as a disease on par with smoking, and is responsible for widespread health deterioration and premature death, psychological illnesses, and is even argued to be a significant contributor to future economic stress.


Obesity: A Growing Epidemic
Obesity is linked to many serious medical conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, orthopedic problems, depression and some forms of cancer. It has even been characterized as one of the most threatening pandemics of the 21st century. Today, obesity has a greater impact on the development of chronic medical conditions than does daily smoking or alcoholism as it is responsible for widespread health deterioration and premature death, psychological illnesses, and is even argued to be a significant contributor to future economic stress.

Venue

183 Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor
Malaysia
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Additional Information

Price (Payment upon registration.) Full day RM 790  Medical Institution RM 600  Students RM 400 (Includes attending all sessions, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and attendance at the evening reception. Please note, if required, upon registration participants must be able to prove whether they are a) students through a current student ID from a relevant educational institution or b) from a medical institution or body.)

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