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Clinical Advances in

Treating Obesity as a Chronic Disease: Novel Insights and Strategies

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Steering Committee

John Wilding, DM, FRCP
John Wilding, DM, FRCP

Steering Committee Member Chair

Professor of Medicine & Honorary Consultant Physician
Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences
Clinical Sciences Centre
Aintree University Hospital
Longmoor Lane
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Rachel Batterham, PhD, FRCP
Rachel Batterham, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Obesity, Diabetes & Endocrinology
NIHR Research Professor
Clinical Director, Division of Medicine
Head of UCLH Obesity & Bariatric Services
Head of the Centre for Obesity Research
University College London
London, United Kingdom

Robert F. Kushner, MD
Robert F. Kushner, MD

Professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Education
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, United States

Georgia Rigas, MBBS, FRACGP
Georgia Rigas, MBBS, FRACGP

VMO-Obesity Doctor, St George Private Hospital, Kogarah
Senior Bariatric Medical Practitioner, Upper GI Surgery, Kogarah
Immediate Past Chair-RACGP Obesity Management Network
Kogarah, Australia

Carel le Roux, MBChB, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD
Carel le Roux, MBChB, MSc, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD

Co-Director Metabolic Medicine lab
Diabetes Complications Research Centre
Conway Institute
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hc), FRCPC
Arya M. Sharma, MD, DSc (hc), FRCPC

Professor Emeritus
University of Alberta
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Past-Scientific Director Obesity Canada - Obésité Canada
Edmonton, Canada