2010 Texas Obesity Research Center Conference (2010 TORC Conference)

Venue: Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2010
Registration Date: Nov 18, 2010
Early Registration Date: Oct 22, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2010
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Conference Focus:

*To showcase interdisciplinary, translational and transformational obesity research in Texas and beyond

*To link scientists, practitioners and funding agen-cies to increase obesity research funding priorities

*To elucidate state-of-the-art and comprehensive approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity in clinical, community, and worksite set-tings

*To discuss current policies that foster a healthy lifestyle at the local, state and national level

Keynote Speaker

Michael I. Goran, PhD, holds appointments as Professor in the Departments of Preventive
Medicine, Physiology & Biophys-ics and Pediatrics in the Keck School of Medicine at the Uni-versity of Southern California. He is the founding Director of the USC Childhood Obesity Research Center and holds the Dr Robert C and Veronica Atkins Endowed Chair in Childhood Obesity and Diabetes. Dr. Goran is Director of the USC Center for Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (USC C-TREC). Dr. Goran received his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK prior to his postdoctoral training in the US. Dr. Goran has published almost 200 professional peer-reviewed articles. He is currently heading a USC initiative on obesity to bring together faculty from across all disciplines and campuses including Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Conference Highlights

 Keynote Speaker—Michael I Goran, PhD
 Poster Session and Awards Ceremony
 Translational Research and Community Based Research Workshops
 Health Care Reform and Obesity Debate


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